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

Today we look back at more than 20 years of experience in the heliskiing business. Since 2014, all activities are being bundled in the “Heliguides AG”, a swiss joint-stock company based in direct vicinity to the Bodensee in Konstanz. Our roots actually reach much further back in time since most of the professionals working in management positions in the Heli-Guides group have been working in this sector for more than 30 years. Many of them were co-founders of our first Italian company, Guidemonterosa S.R.L., under which our first heliskiing destination in Gressoney has been operating for over 20 years now. Regions like the Val Formazza have been added and today are among the first choices for heliskiing in the Alps. The year 2019 has been overshadowed by grief due to the accidental death of our co-founder and director Frank Henssler. We were deeply in shock at the beginning of the year but have restructured management by now and are energetically and confidently looking towards the season of 2020.

OUR NETWORK

Since its beginnings in Gressoney at the Monte Rosa we have been able to establish more than ten heliski spots and local offices in the Alps. As one of the very few companies in the heliski and freeride business we are a true full-service provider, delivering all services at first hand – including our own helicopter services through GMH Helicopter Service S.R.L., which was founded in 2012. Our helicopter teams provide flying expertise and experience over several decades. Among 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!

YOUR ADVANTAGES

We could list pages here, but we prefer to keep it short and rather let you convince yourself on the spot! 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, offer 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 and is a true alternative for Downdays!

MANAGEMENT TEAM

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Martin has been an associate and a member of the board of supervisors for many years before he assumed the directorate, after the tragic death of co-founder Frank Henssler, in 2019 and has been coordinating all of the company’s activities since then. It has been more than a decade since Martin came into contact with the passion of heliskiing- first as a customer, then as associate, and has never been let go of its grasp ever since.

Martin Werner
CEO - HELI GUIDES AG
MarcoAppino

Marco Appino is an IVBV mountain guide and is still working in the management of Guidemonterosa for many years. From the year 2016 he was the first head guide and head of our base in Courmayeur. In 2019 he changed the position into the management of Guidemonterosa S.R.L and is also the technical leader in the whole group.

MARCO APPINO
CEO – GUIDEMONTEROSA S.R.L.
Alessandro Penco

Alessandro is Co-Founder of GMH and also the managing director of the GMH Helicopter Service S.R.L.. Nowadays he is 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.

ALESSANDRO PENCO
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR GMH HELICOPTER SERVICE
Carlo Cugnetto Heliguides

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. Although his focus lays nowadays in the GMH, you can still catch him with guests when he is out for heliskiing.

CARLO CUGNETTO
AUTHORIZED OFFICER & FLIGHT OPERATOR
Giulia Gaida

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

GIULIA GAIDA
HEAD OF CUSTOMER SERVICE & OFFICE GRESSONEY
Daniela Marazzo

Daniela is responsible for our Office Management in Courmayeur. Apart from Italian, she speaks fluently English and French. She takes care of all local processes in Courmayeur. Whether it is daily business or week trips - she is responsible for the complete organisation.

DANIELA MARAZZO
HEAD OF ACCOUNTING & OFFICE COURMAYEUR
Rudi Janin

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!

RUDI JANIN
HEAD GUIDE IN VALGRISENCHE
Paolo Aghemo Poldo

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.

PAOLO AGHEMO
HEAD GUIDE IN GRESSONEY
Alberto Trombetta

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. The majority of the time you can meet him as Head Guide in Livigno and Val Malenco.

ALBERTO TROMBETTA
HEAD GUIDE IN THE LOMBARDY
Maco Zaninetti

Marco Zaninetti, proved IFMGA Mountain Guide. Shareholder of the Guidemonterosa S.R.L. for many years. You can meet him most of the time in Val Formazza, where he works in the organisation management and as a Mountain Guide.

MARCO ZANINETTI
HEAD GUIDE IN VAL FORMAZZA
SCortinovis

Sandro Cortinovis is co-founder of Guidemonterosa S.R.L. and IFMGA certified mountain guide. He worked for Guidemonterosa's management team for many years. Sandro is a shareholder of Guidemonterosa S.R.L.

Sandro Cortinovis
PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD – GUIDEMONTEROSA
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Balbo Stefano, Baudrexel Mathias, Benato Andrea, Boffi Matteo, Burlone Giuseppe, Caldarera Alessandro, Camangi Federico, Casiraghi Giacomo, Civradano Francesco, Civra Dano Francesco, Colombo Edoardo, Corrado Luisi, Crotta Giancarlo, Ghirardello Gianluca, Dalla Gasparina Stefano, Didonato Andrea, Dininni Riccardo, Duperrier Jean Charles, Flemke Martin, Frachey Davide, Frania Marco, Farnia Francesco, Ferrari Tazio, Mezzavilla Alessandro, Galli Matteo, Gaspard Corrado, Ghiglia Marco, Ghisafi Gabriele, Ogliengo Mario, Pokorny Alexander, Pozzi Claudio, Sacco Giorgio, Salini Fabio, Semmel Chris, Seppi Giuseppe, Spini Davide, Stangl Norbert, Stark Susanne, Porta Simone, Tamborini Massimo, Treves Fabio, Tombini Paolo, Van Duin Pascal, Valgoi Francesco

MOUNTAIN GUIDES & OFFICE TEAM
IVBV MOUNTAIN GUIDES
FHenssler

At this point we remember our friend and co-founder Frank Henssler, who lost his life in a tragic accident. The mountains and the powder were and will always be a home for him.

In Memory of Frank Henssler
FOUNDER HELI GUIDES AG
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At this point we remember our friend and co-founder Frank Henssler, who lost his life in a tragic accident. The mountains and the powder were and will always be a home for him.

In memory of Frank Henssler
FOUNDER Heli Guides AG