Heli Skiing from Chamonix
When it comes to how to access the best of off piste skiing in Chamonix, and anywhere in the world, there's simply no competition. Helicopter rides for those who have the opportunity are absolutely second to none, and here in Chamonix, we have some great heliskiing options in our extended back yard.
Despite not being able to take-off in France for legal reasons, Chamonix’s mountains share borders with Switzerland and Italy so, fear not, it’s very easy to arrange a day in a whirly bird. Then once you're back on the snow there's no problem skiing down the French side of the fantastic peaks, couloirs and glaciers in the area.
Below we've listed a few of our favourite "drops".
Val Veny, Italy
Drive time from Chamonix – 25 minutes
Stunning views of the Brenva glacier and the southern aspect of Mt Blanc. A magical day might include a drop or two on the Aiguille du Glacier then a spin into the Courmayeur lift network for some tree skiing and a fabulous authentic Italian lunch before it's back to the heli for another run on the Mt Fortine.
Drive time from Chamonix – 45 minutes
The chopper would take you on to the Glacier du Tour and you would ski towards Trient. There are runs for different standards and fitness levels culminating with a choice of couloirs for the more committed.