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Heliskiing: skiing with drop-offs made by helicopter
HELISKIING: skiing with drop-offs made by helicopter

Heliskiing (i.e, skiing with drop-off made by helicopter) is, without a doubt, the utmost in freeride skiing. Heliskiing trips are not cheap, but for lovers of powder snow, the experience is unique. The helicopter offers the advantage of being able to access spots with the best snowfall conditions, both for skiing and in terms of safety. On the other hand, the aircraft require good conditions of visibility, and the discipline is highly dependent on weather conditions. A helicopter generally makes several rotations in a day, transporting several different groups of skiiers, the number of which will depend on the aircraft's capacity, of course. Drop-offs and pick-ups are generally made in hover or semi-hover mode. Actual landings are rare. Drop-off trips tend to be very quick and recovery times relatively short. As such, the discipline requires a good level of phyical condition...

Presented below is a list of links to several major companies specialising in heliskiing tours in various destinations throughout the world.
Canada
Selkirk Tangiers
TLH Heliskiing
RKheliski
Colibri tours
Alaska
Alaska Backcountry Aventures
Chugach Powder Guides
Valdez Heli-camps
Russia
Yak & Yeti
Yak & Yeti are the leading operator for heliskiing tours in Russia. With this Chamonix-based company skiiers will discover the extraordinary potential of this country, in excellent safety conditions at an unbeatable...

Read our article
New Zealand
Alpine Guides
Harris Mountain Heliskiing
Southernlakesheliski.co.nz
heliski.co.nz
Miscellaneous
Planete-Montagne
Founded by ALAIN PAYOT and ANDRE PIERRE RHEM (both Chamonix mountain guides and heliskiing specialists), Planète Montagen specialises in heliskiing tours in some of the world's the most promising destinations: Russia, Chili, Turkey and soon, Uzbekistan...

See our article on Heliskiing in Turkey with Planète Montagne
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