WHIRLY BIRDS

Helicopters are still the preferred mode of uphill transport for those who have the opportunity. And, here in Chamonix, we have some great heliskiing options in our extended back yard. Despite not being able to take-off in France, Chamonix’s mountains share borders with Switzerland and Italy so, fear not, it’s very easy to arrange a day in a whirly bird. And it's no problem to ski down the French side of the fantastic peaks and glaciers in the area if that is what you fancy.

We have listed a couple 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 lunch then back to the heli for another run on the Mt Fortine.

 

 

Finhault, Switzerland

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.