Heli-skiing is off-trail, downhill skiing reached by helicopter, instead of a ski lift.
For many first-timers the word itself evokes images of extreme athletes leaping out of helicopters on to near-vertical slopes. It’s not like that! Think of a helicopter as the cable car of your dreams – safe and comfortable yet capable of reaching peaks far beyond the resort crowds in search of untracked snow.
Thanks to its successful development, heli-skiing is becoming increasingly popular among skiers and snowboarders, from experienced free-riders to off-piste first-timers.
Contrary to many people’s perceptions, most trips that we organise are not extreme at all. They are more similar to the gradient skiing you would find on a red slope in a resort. The main difference is that you will enjoy run after run of fresh powder snow.
We organise day trips in Switzerland with private helicopters and in small groups. Heli-skiing with Pinnacle Ski you will always enjoy amazing fresh powder and the most incredible views over Verbier and the Matterhorn.
Off-Piste Lessons & Guiding
Imagine waking up in the morning, fresh snowfall from the night before. Whilst everyone else is skiing the same tracks, let our instructors and guides take you to the best unmarked spots in the resort.
We offer off-piste guiding lessons for children, adults and corporate groups in Megeve, St Gervais, Chamonix, Morzine and Val D’Isere.
Your instructor will take you to areas of the resort where you can be rewarded with fresh powder, allowing you to leave your mark in the mountains.
Exploring more of the mountain in natural terrain is a whole new level of fun compared to groomed pistes. However, off-piste skiing comes with an increased level of risk and it requires adapting to a different style of skiing.
Your safety is paramount. Basic avalanche training and safety kit are all part of the session.
Instructors will teach you to adapt your piste skiing ready for the deeper snow, from beginners right through to extreme routes to challenge even the most advanced skiers.
The Off-Piste Week
This is an amazing 5-day ski touring course in Chamonix. Learn how to ski steeps, powder fields and couloirs with your friends. It’s great for all ski levels, from beginners to advanced skiers.
This week-long adventure, in small groups and with your own dedicated mountain guide, takes you far away from the ski domains and the crowded world of mainstream skiing.
Ski touring is not only fantastic for your fitness it is also great fun and is becoming increasingly popular year after year. Ski touring is a friendly and supportive scene, ideal to make new friends too.
Touring is an option that allows you to get away from the busy slopes. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a complete novice, Pinnacle Ski can hone your technique giving you a sense of achievement for every turn you make.
Prices from £1,250 per person.
Ski touring is typically done off-piste and outside of ski resorts. This is a great option to get away from the busy slopes. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a complete novice, Pinnacle Ski can hone your technique giving you a sense of achievement for every turn you make.
Ski touring is a fantastic fitness activity, which is also great fun and is becoming increasingly popular year after year.
Ski touring is possible anywhere there is enough snow. The classic touring season in the Alps is March through to May. We offer day tours or hut-to-hut tours, where the nights are spent in high mountain huts.
Imagine the thrill of making first tracks on a long descent. Well away from the rest of the ski world with the wild splendour of the winter mountains all around.
Our BMG guide will teach you effective touring techniques. They will take you to a completely different world away from the piste – your new playground!
We offer private or group lessons and corporate ski touring days, which will open you the doors to inaccessible ski areas.
Choose between a day trip in and around Chamonix and Megève to a week long trip in Lyngen Alps. We can also organise trips in Morzine and Val D’Isere.
Our team at Pinnacle Ski will help you find the best snow and the most rewarding descents in remote and beautiful environments.