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).