Epic Europe

MONTE ROSA HELI-SKI

Custom Guided Heliski Trip in the Italian Valle d'Aosta

Long off-piste powder runs to authentic alpine villages make this one of the best heliskiing locations in the Alps. 

 

At the foot of 4600m Monte Rosa, Italy and Switzerland’s highest peak, the Italian resorts of Champoluc, Gressoney, and Alagna comprise the Monterosa ski area, one of the Alps’ finest off-piste freeride zones. Exploring remote villages, dining in “Slow Food” restaurants and skiing with a third-generation Italian mountain guide, are all part of what makes this the ultimate Italian backcountry ski experience. 

 

Spend a night at 10,000’ at the Rifugio Città di Vigevano, where the heli will picks you up outside the front door. From here begins an unforgettable day tour of the exquisite Monte Rosa, skiing into Zermatt, and a long glacier run back to Champoluc. You can also choose to round off this trip with an additional night in Piedmont for a private wine tasting and dinner that will give you a true taste of the Italian “dolce vita.” 

 

The Monte Rosa region sits beneath more than 20 of the Alps’ highest (4000m+) peaks. From the freeride-friendly and legendary Balme in Alagna to Gressoney’s Vallée de Lys, resort access is amongst the best in the world. Massive trams access the Alpine, while out-of-the-way chairs serve up steep, larch-forested tree skiing. 

 

High-alpine, glacial terrain rises just above the lift-served area, making it easy to arrange for a heli lift to deliver the most pristine glacial terrain the Alps have to offer. We’ll base in Gressoney, right in the heart of the region, and work with our UIAGM guides to find the best descents in the area. And with heli runs like Lyskamm or Monte Rosa’s 7000ft descent into Zermatt, the variety is unparalleled.

 

CONTACT US to start planning your custom Monterosa Heli-ski itinerary this winter. 

 

Highlights

  • Huge glacier runs off the backside of Monte Rosa, Lyskamm, and other lesser peaks
  • Over 40 different drops and 60+ runs make this the most varied and extensive heli-skiing area in the Alps
  • Combined with the terrain in Zermatt and Cervinia, you can ski on both sides of the border in a single day.
  • Rootsy Walser villages of Alagna and Gressoney are a glimpse of the soul of the Alps
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WHAT WE DO

Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.


Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need. 

  • "Our family spent last Christmas in Zermatt on a bespoke Epic Europe ski trip. The special thought and care that they put into our holiday made it our best yet." - L.M.; CA USA
  • "Epic Europe's custom road biking trip that they put together for my buddy's bachelor party was great - the right combination of killer rides, great hotels, and outstanding restaurants. Great guides, and overall a perfect trip." - A.S., London UK
  • "I would have to say that Verbier and Zermatt might be the best places I have ever ridden a mountain bike, and I couldn't imagine going without the help of Epic Europe's guides. It was a dream trip for sure." - B.S., PA USA
  • "A day of heliskiing in Italy culminated with a sunset run off the Breuil saddle of the Matterhorn - one of the most thrilling runs of my life - and we left our tracks in a place where they remained for a week afterward, reminding us of the best day of skiing in our life!" - WG, CT USA
  • "I have done trips in the Alps and surrounding regions with Epic Europe for the past 4 years, and every one has been unique and surpassed the last. The experiences that they deliver due to their personal relationships are a window into the real life in these incredible locations, and they share these friendships with us." - K.B., CT USA
  • “The team at Epic Europe created the most incredible trip for us, where everything came together seamlessly, and we never had to think about what came next - it just magically happened as if it was meant to be. That takes real talent, and they make it look easy." - B.N., WY USA
  • "Epic Europe has coordinated several corporate events for us over the past 5 years, and I cannot imagine a more professional operation to handle all of the details. From a team-building event for 50 people in a 17th-century castle atop a mountain pass, to marketing conferences and catalog shoots, their knowledge of the best locations in the Alps is second-to-none, and they are as good as it gets at being creative." - E.P., Lugano CH
  • "Hiking in the Alps has always been on my bucket list, but I wasn't sure that a typical trip was my style. Epic Europe designed a custom route for our group, staying in the best little inns and hotels, and we felt like we had the trails to ourselves. I will come back again and again to explore new trails with their guides every year that I can!" - R.B., NY USA

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Would you like more information, or to have us create a tailored trip for you? We would be glad to begin the design process for your ultimate experience in the Alps. 


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