Epic Europe


The Alps' Ultimate Heliskiing Region Under the Matterhorn

The longest off-piste powder runs in the Alps, served up by the best heliski guides in a historic alpine setting. 


While Zermatt’s expansive lift system that links to the Italian resort of Cervinia is well-known, many people don’t realize that it is also the best access point in Switzerland for heliskiing, with the most certified landing zones. And on the Italian side, which is not as regulated as in Switzerland, there are endless possibilities, with runs ending on both sides of the border. Everything from steep runs like the couloirs of the Château des Dames to 3-hour descents from 4200m on Monte Rosa, all the way down to Zermatt, a true glacier adventure ski experience.


Descend the final run of the Haute Route, from the Tête de Valpelline, traversing beneath the formidable North Face of the Matterhorn, all the way to an incredible mountain restaurant in a tiny farming hamlet. Or if conditions are right, maybe test yourself on one of the classic steep runs that come into shape in the late spring, like the Marinelli Couloir, Europe’s longest, at over 2500m.


Each day will depend on conditions, and our guides will decide the best direction to head. Depart from the Air Zermatt helipad right in town, or go up the lifts for an early run while the clouds clear, then call in the pilot from either the Swiss or Italian side. Untracked powder stretches before you in every direction, and the hardest decision you’ll have to make is where to go for lunch at the end of the day. 

Price: Winter 2017/18 - March & April

From CHF 8'295/pp based on a group of 4 persons



  • Arrival and departure VIP transfer, GVA - Geneva International Airport
  • 7 nights accommodation, double occ. including breakfast and all taxes
    • Mont Cervin Palace 5*, Zermatt 
  • Premium quality ski demo x 6 days (randonée skis & poles)
  • 6 Days guided resort, backcountry and heli-skiing with a UIAGM mountain guide
  • 6 days Zermatt/Cervinia Skipass
  • Use of Barryvox Pulse avalanche transceiver (option to add-on ABS airbag backpack)
  • All ski transfers required for daily itinerary (taxis and transfers on guests private time are payable directly at the time of service)
  • 4 Heliski drops, additional drops can be booked a la carte
  • Emergency helicopter evacuation Insurance 
  • EE Personalized concierge & assistance through out your stay (dinner / nightclub reservations, massage, local insider advice)
  • All taxes


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


  • The most heliskiing options of any operational base in the Alps
  • Descend Monte Rosa, Switzerland's highest peak, from 4200m all the way to the village of Zermatt
  • Mind-blowing glacier runs in the shadow of the Matterhorn
  • Ski into Italy for several heliski runs before a long Italian lunch, then return to Zermatt at sunset
  • The Äschihorn offers incredible heliski / skitouring options for a full day with a single drop
  • Ski off the Klein Matterhorn cablecar into Italy, then catch a lift from Cervinia to some of the premiere Italian descents
Zermatt Heli-skiing


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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. 

  • “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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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 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
  • "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 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


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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