Verbier, the capital of heli-skiing

Date of publication Winter 2019-2020

A helicopter flies above a world of seemingly untouched white peaks and cloud-filled valleys and skims over a vertiginous ridge before gently landing in a huge field of virgin snow. Its rotors whip up a snowstorm as it deposits a party of skiers. Alone in the face of the giant mountain, they have the delightful task of tackling the pristine slopes, with the aid of an experienced guide. Ahead of them lies an elevation loss of between 1,750 and 2,600 metres, depending on the starting point: Le Petit-Combin, La Rosablanche, Le Pigne d’Arolla, or Le Trient. Solo travellers or groups, single drop or a full day’s charter, gentle slopes or steep (very steep): the choice is yours. You can also choose to offset your CO2 emissions.