Welcome to Heli-Guides


Join Europe’s leading Heliski Operator: Since more than 20 years Heli-Guides strives to bring you to the peak of skiing experience with epic powder and endless runs! No matter if you’re a first-timer or a Heliski Pro, a family or traveling alone – with a huge variety of terrain, various different programs and exceptional lodging we know how to ignite you with an unforgettable heliskiing adventure!

Our Story

We are looking back to more than 20 years of experience in the heliskiing industry. Since 2013 all activities are concentrated under Heli-Guides AG, a Swiss incorporation located at the Lake Constance close to the German City of Konstanz. In fact the roots in the heliskiing industry reach far back many years. Many of nowadays senior management of Heli-Guides Group has been working in the industry for more than 30 years already and are founding members of Guidemonterosa S.R.L. through which our first heliski operations started at the Monte Rosa more than two decades ago. Nowadays destinations like Val Formazza developed to be the first choice for Heliskiing in the Alps offering exclusive and unique Heliskiing right at your doorstep.

Our Network

Since its beginnings in Gressoney at the Monte Rosa we’ve been able to establish more than 10 heliski spots and local offices in the Alps. As one of the very few companies in Heli- and Freeride- Skiing we are a true full-service provider delivering all services from within the organization – including our own helicopter services through GMH Helicopter Service S.R.L. which was found in 2012. Our helicopter teams provide flying expertise and experience over several decades. Next to our own offices, we trust on a strong network of agency and heliskiing partners worldwide providing you the opportunity for diversified skiing trips in overseas and a reliable service nearby you!

Your Advantages

We could list pages here, but we prefer to keep it short and rather let you convince yourself first hand! No long journey, no jetlag, culinary highlights of Italy, luxury hotels, Airbus AS 350 B3 helicopters which are used in our heliski destinations with small groups of max. 4 participants offering a maximum of flexibility and service and last but not least – we can tell you the truth about the weather. ;-) Our heliski destinations are usually located in or close to ski resorts famous for off-piste skiing which is a true alternative for Downdays!

Meet the Team


  • Frank Henssler

    CEO / FOUNDER

    Frank is Founder and CEO of Heli-Guides AG. As IFMGA Mountain Guide he has many years of experience in various companies in all ski and mountain sports sectors. Frank is Co-Founder of GMH Helicopter Service S.R.L. in Courmayeur as well and manages all activities of Heli-Guides Group.

  • Carlo Cugnetto

    MANAGING DIRECTOR / HELICOPTER PILOT

    Carlo is Founder of Guidemonterosa S.R.L. and Co-Founder of GMH Helicopter Service S.R.L. He is IFMGA certified Mountain Guide and since 2013 Helicopter Pilot as well. Thus he focuses a majority of his knowledge to GMH nowadays, but you can still catch a few days when he is out for heliskiing with guests.

  • Alessandro Penco

    CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

    Alessandro is Co-Founder of GMH Helicopter Service S.R.L. and nowadays overlooking all daily operations and finances in Italy. He has studied philosophy before he became a IFMGA Mountain Guide and Instructor in the mountain rescue.

  • Giulia Gaida

    HEAD OF BRANCH OFFICE GRESSONEY

    Giulia takes care all goes smooth in Gressoney even when powder days meet peak season! She overlooks local operations from your first email contact to your heliski experience and speaks perfect German, Italian, English and French!

  • Alessia Riale Luc

    HEAD OF BRANCH OFFICE COURMAYEUR

    Alessia is in charge of our office management in Courmayeur. Next to Italian, she speaks fluent English and French. Whether daily trips or week stays she takes care of the entire organization.

  • Rudi Janin

    HEAD GUIDE IN VALGRISENCHE

    Rudi is Head of the Mountain Guides Instructors in the Aosta Valley. He is Co-Founder of Guidemonterosa S.R.L. and provides years of experience as Head Guide in various destinations like Courmayeur and Formazza. Since 2017 he is Head Guide in Valgrisenche!

  • Paolo Aghemo - "Poldo"

    HEAD GUIDE IN GRESSONEY AND FORMAZZA

    Poldo is Co-Founder of Guidemonterosa S.R.L. and IFMGA Mountain Guide. He contributes many years of experience and is currently leading our destinations Gressoney and Formazza as Head Guide.

  • Alberto Trombetta

    HEAD GUIDE IN LIVIGNO AND VAL MALENCO

    Although our youngster in the Management Team Alberto is already working for Heli-Guides AG and Guidemonterosa S.R.L. since many years now. He became a shareholder of Guidemonterosa S.R.L. and the majority of time you can meet him as Head Guide in Livigno and Val Malenco.

  • MARCO APINO

    HEAD GUIDE IN COURMAYEUR

    Marco Apino IFMGA Mountain Guide. He contributes many years of experience and is currently leading our destinations Courmayeur as Head Guide.

  • MARCO ZANINETTI

    HEAD GUIDE IM VAL FORMAZZA

    Marco Zaninetti IVBV geprüfter Bergführer. Seit vielen Jahren ist er Mitgesellschafter bei der Guidemonterosa S.R.L. und sie können ihn die meiste Zeit als Organisationsleiter und Bergführer vor Ort im Val Formazza antreffen.

  • GIANLUCA GHIRARDELLO

    Gianluca Ghirardello ist und unser Flugbetriebsleiter. Er ist in unserem Unternehmen der leitende Pilot und außerdem als Fluglehrer tätig.

  • HELI-GUIDES GUIDING TEAM

    IFMGA CERTIFIED MOUNTAIN GUIDES

    Appina Marco, Balvo Stefano, Benato Andrea, Boffi Matteo, Baudrexel Mathias, Burlone Giuseppe, Caldarera Alessandro, Camangi Federico, Casiraghi Giacomo, Crotta Giancarlo, Dalla Gasparina Stefan, Daricou Federico, Didonato Andrea, Dininni Rccardo , Frania Marco, Farnia Francesco, Ferrari Tazio, Galli Matteo, Gaspard Corrado, Ghiglia Marco, Ghisafi Gabriele, Ogliengo Mario, Pozzi Claudio, Giorgio Sacco, Semmel Chris, Seppi Giuseppe, Spini Davide, Tamborini Massimo, Treves Fabio, Van Duin Pascal, Marco Zaninetti, Valgoi Francesco and a lot more.