Base elevation: 1450m
Highest point: 2700m

Longest run: 1000vm
Piste km: 25km

Season: Dec. – March
Terrain: Alpine, Forest

Group size Heliski: 4 pat.
Group size Freeride: 6 pat.

International Airport:
Turin TRN


Prali, our southernmost heliski area, is located 15km southeast from Sestriere and 20 km north from Monte Viso nearby the French border. This small, very special heliski area provides everything a skier needs: tree runs a la Canada, open wide hillsides and couloirs. You will be surprised by the cuisine and wines of Piedmont offered in Prali. If the options in Prali should be exhausted, we can easily switch to a nearby area south from Prali. Thanks to the lifts in Prali, we can spend bad weather days in the ski resort with treeskiing. Due to local regulations, we are only allowed to heliski in Prali from monday to thursday.






Frequently Asked Questions

What is Treeskiing? Why go to Prali?

Prali – Trails, Trees and Powder united

Thanks to its location in the south, Prali ist a powder garantor – especially, if we cannot enjoy snowfalls from the northern Alps. The area is well known for its treeskiing runs. The wide larch forest often offers an ideal treeskiing area in rich powder. Unfortunately, we only can fly into this area from monday to thursday.

Treeskiing means to take runs on skiers or snowboards trough forests and natural brushwood, enjoying the deep snow. In doing so, skills and expertise are needed to curve around the trees. Treeskiing has its origins in Canada.

What requirements do Heliskiing or Treeskiing 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 Treeskiing?

The best travel time in Prali

Prali regularly gets snow from the south and the west, which turns the region in a true powder paradise. The ideal heliski season is here from end of December to beginning of March. During this time of the year you will often encouter the desired powder snow.

How safe is Treeskiing?

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.