Base elevation: 1280m
Highest landing: 3300m

Longest run: 1700
Area: 170

Season: Dec. – End of Feb.
Terrain: Glacier, Alpine, Forest

Group size Heliski: 4 pat.
Group size Freeride: 4 pat.

International Airport:
Milano MXP, Turin TRN, Bergamo BGY


Our exclusive heliski area Val Formazza, known as “Little Canada in the Alps”, is located on the Italian-Swiss border. Val Formazza has an exceptional snow record in the Alps. The unique surroundings, with peaks and glaciers up to 3300m, offer innumerable Heli landing places and opportunities to ski all exposures and varying steepness. The first-class cuisine and wines will round off every skiing day.








Frequently Asked Questions

Is Heliskiing in Italy an alternative to Canada?

The response to Heliskiing in Canada – That is why you should go to Val Formazza

The Val Formazza is one of the heliski jewels in the Alps. The area in Piedmont, Italy, is located close to the Swiss border between Goms in the canton of Valais and the Val Bedretto in the canton of Ticino. Everybody, who already has been here knows that you don’t have to travel around the world to get a nice ski and snowboard experience. The Val Formazza offers flight conditions, in which we individually can pick landing places and runs. That gives us a maximum of flexibility. Heliskiing in the Italian Val Formazza – that means endless possibilities for runs in all exposures and plenty of powder.

What requirements does Heliskiing have? How skilled should I be at skiing or snowboarding?

Trust your skills

To participate in our skiing and heliskiing trips, you should bring some preconditions regarding the skiing skills. Many skiers and snowboarders are insecure, weather they are good enough to fulfill the requirements. Surely you should bring some experience in skiing or snowboarding to do heliskiing, but you do not need to be a pro to enjoy a nice heliski adventure. Thanks to today’s ski-technique with the wider and lighter ski and thanks to the varied, versatile and gently terrain, there a plenty of possibilities to heliski. You should consider that each trip individually places both physical and technical demands on the participants. You will find detailed information on this issue in the respective PDF of each event.

Your find more information to the topic –Requirements for heliskiing- here: Requirements for Heliskiing and Heli Boarding

Why should I book with Heliguides?

Good reasons for Heli Guides

We are specialized in heliskiing, trust on our own helicopters, own guides and are familiar with the region. Therefore, we offer a maximum level of flexibility and individuality. Our destinations in the Alps are easy to reach and offer plenty of powder fun for individual travelers or small groups, an incredible variety of areas, unique accommodation and culinary highlights.

When is the best travel time for Heliskiing?

The best time for heliskiing

Thanks to the weather devide between the northern and southern Alps and a height from over 1800m, best snow conditions exist already early in the winter. Rich snowfalls as well as southern and northern accumulations transform the region repeatedly into a real powder paradise. Therefore, the vallay offers first-class snow conditions throughout the wohle season.

How safe is Heliskiing?

Safety first

The health and well-being of our customers has the utmost importance during our heliskiing and skiing trips. Our pilots have many years of experience. Your trip will always be accompanied and lead by a proved mountain guide or aspirant guide. Weather and snow conditions are permanently observed and analyzed. You will benefit from our know-how, our knowledge about the area and from a maximum of individuality and flexibility. Experienced, certified mountain and skiing IFMGA guides and aspirants choose the best descents – due to snow conditions and your skills. Our primary goal is your safety and maximum enjoyment.