A solid, professional

and motivated team.

Guides UIAGM/IFMGA – AEGM

They are from the region and some come from different alpine countries. They spend most of their season in the Val d ‘Aran or other heliski bases around the world. Some are also helicopter pilots or professional rescuers. All have the UIAGM / AEGM certificate.

Pilots and helicopters

The helicopters are Ecureuil B3 + from the Spanish company Habock Grup Aviation. They are the best helicopters in operations and benefits in mountain, have a capacity of 5 passengers, (4 riders +1 guide).
Its pilots are based in Vielha and they fly their mountains during all year long doing aerial works and other operations.

Nivology

George ROBBI together with Eduardo GONZALEZ are our avalanche specialists. These mountain and skiing passionates have spent more than 45 years managing avalanche risk. Their job is to make the snow profiles and transmit the information that concerns stability. Participate in the daily elaboration of our own avalanche bulletin. Their collaboration with our team allows us to know last hour changes.

Evacuation procedure

In case of accident and depending on the seriousness, we have a direct link with the GRAE Pòmpiers Val d’Aran, which allows the intervention of a rapid infrastructure thanks to the provision of our helicopter. Depending on the severity of the cases, we will proceed to the application of established protocols. The evacuation in the heliport can be done: by vehicle, to the Vielha hospital (5 minutes) or, by helicopter, to the Toulouse hospital (30 minutes flight).

Briefing 

Your day begins with a presentation of the activity and its security rules. After completing the administrative forms and carrying out a practice, the participants board the helicopter to carry out the activity.


SERGI GASA

CEO – COO Pyrenees Heliski. UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide. ISIA Ski Instructor – ProAvi Tecnólogo Niveo. Canyoning Leader.


THIERRY GASSER

CEO – COO Turkey Heliski – Pyrenees Heliski. UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide. ISIA Ski Instructor. Canyoning Leader.


DAVID PUJOL

Lead Guide Pyrenees Heliski. UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide. ISIA Ski Instructor.  Snowboard Instructor Level 3


DAVID LOPEZ

Lead Guide Pyrenees Heliski. UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide. Helicopter Pilot. Mountain Rescue Bombers GRAE


GEORGE ROBBI

Nivo-Safety Turkey&Pyrenees Heliski. NZMGA Heliski Guide. Avalanche Operations Level 3 ( New Zeland Avalanche Asotiation )


JORGE VALLE

Guide Pyrenees Heliski. UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide. ISIA Ski Instructor.


MICHEL GONZALEZ

Guide Pyrenees Heliski. UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide. Pister Level 3


PASCAL SANCHO

Guide Pyrenees Heliski. UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide. CRS Mountain Rescue. RECCO Instructor


EDU GONZALEZ

Nivo-Safety Pyrenees Heliski.  Avalanche Operations Level 2 ( Canadian Avalanche Asotiation ). ISIA Ski Instructor. UIMLA Leader


ISIDRO GONZALEZ

Guide Pyrenees Heliski. AEGM Mountain Guide. ISIA Ski Instructor. Canyoning Leader.


GORKA DIAZ

Guide Pyrenees Heliski. AEGM Mountain Guide. Pister Level 3. Canyoning Leader.


DANI GARCIA

Guide Pyrenees Heliski. AEGM Mountain Guide. ISIA Ski Instructor.Canyoning Leader.


Our Base

We are located in the heliport of Vielha, in the town of Betren.

Our infrastructure is organized in provisional modules waiting for the new remodeling of the heliport. We have a room for security briefings and for changing room for our clients, a material storehouse and a customer service office. In our base you can breathe the pleasant atmosphere of a heliski operation.


Accommodation

We offer a wide range of accommodation, from the small boutique hotel to the luxurious 5 stars.

We work with the best hotels in the valley for more than ten years, do not hesitate to specify your preferences, we will be happy to book your accommodation. By any direction or question you can communicate with us via our contact page.

PREPARATION OF
YOUR TRIP

Organization of your Program or Heliski Stays

The programs can be half day, full day or several days, where you can combine heliski with freeride, nordic ski or heli-skitouring.

1/2 day program

Administrative formalization
Briefing of security and self-rescue practices.
Heliski
Debriefing

1 Day program

Administrative formalization
Briefing of security and self-rescue practices.
Heliski
Debriefing

3 To 5 Day Stays

ARRIVAL: Transfer from the airport to the hotel
Welcome and Administrative formalization
Briefing of security and material distribution
Heliski and food. Back to the hotel

STAY: Transfer from the hotel to the Heliport
Heliski or related activities in case of bad weather
Food, Back to the hotel. Debriefing of the day

DEPARTURE: Heliski or preparations to depart
Administrative formalization of the extras
Transfer to the airport.


EQUIPMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE

The security and the best material it’s what is important to us. We have at your disposal:

– Base at the Vielha Heliport
– Minibus 8 seats 4 x 4
– Freeride and mountain skis SALOMON
– Poles and snowshoes
– Security and evacuation equipment

– Radios, broadcasters and satellite phones
– Relays to guarantee communications
– Pickups for drops and pickups
– Merchandising
– Private groups of high-end vehicles


Security Equipment:

Our Riders

1 flotation backpack with a shovel and probe
1 DVA (avalanche victim detector)
RECCO system
A radio for the last group

Our Guides

1 ABS Airbag with a shovel and probe
1 DVA (avalanche victim detector)
RECCO system
First aid kit with cervical collar and immobilization material
A radio and a satellite phone to communicate with the other guides, the pilots and the base

In the Helicopter

Medical backpack with: complete kit, first aid and immobilization material, ventilation ball and oxygen bottle
RECCO antenna
Snacks and drinks for customers

En la Base

Evacuation material with: Evacuation chair, table of immobilization with elevator, vacuum mattress, safety sled, immobilization material, thermal blankets, etc.
Avalanche material with shovels and probes
First aid kit and medicines for small or serious accidents.
Direct link with the GRAE Pompiers Val d’Aran, which allows the intervention of a rapid infrastructure thanks to the provision of our helicopter.


Your equipment:

Clothes

Your usual ski equipment for a heliskiing stay. It is not cold in the helicopter, and the climbs are shorter than in a chairlift. 

Boots

Boots. Do not forget about your ski or snowboard boots

Accesories

2 pairs of gloves: Your gloves will get wet quickly because you have to put on and take off your skis every time you go down. Provide one or two spare pairs
Sun protection: sunscreen and glasses. In mountain, the reverberation is very strong, provide glasses with a minimum  3 class crystal.
Ski goggles (mask). Even if the weather is good, if there is deep snow, your sunglasses will be impregnated with snow that will fly above your head

Recommended

Helmet
Ski or snowboard
We recommend you adapt your equipment to deep snow (wide ski or long snowboard).