Nestled in the heart of the majestic Alps, Leo Trippi, the acclaimed alpine travel specialist, is proud to unveil its latest offering for winter enthusiasts – the Luxury Heli-Ski Safari.
This extraordinary 10-day journey promises an unforgettable cross-border, deep-powder experience across Switzerland, Italy, and France. Accompanied by seasoned mountain guides, guests will discover the region’s highest peaks, uncharted slopes, and premium accommodations.
Moreover, they have the unique opportunity to ski alongside World Champions, Marc Garcia and Jean-Jacques Garcia, who may join for a day of thrilling challenges and expert tips to elevate skiing prowess.
Day 1: Arrival in St. Moritz
The Heli-Ski Safari commences with a transfer from Zurich Airport to the exclusive winter haven of St. Moritz. This Alpine jewel, famous for its high-altitude skiing, Michelin-starred dining, and designer boutiques, welcomes guests with open arms.
Upon arrival at the luxurious Carlton Hotel, set high above Lake St. Moritz, guests are greeted by the crisp mountain air and a vista of pristine snow-covered peaks. After check-in, a world of relaxation awaits in the hotel’s cutting-edge spa and wellness facilities.
Guests can unwind and rejuvenate before indulging in a culinary journey at one of the exquisite hotel restaurants, savouring gourmet delights prepared by top chefs.
Day 2: Conquering Corvatsch
On the second day of this thrilling adventure, guests will embrace the exhilarating slopes of Corvatsch. Known as one of St. Moritz’s primary ski areas, Corvatsch offers a perfect blend of high-altitude skiing and north-facing slopes, ensuring impeccable snow conditions throughout the season.
The highlight of the day is the cable car ride to the station perched at a staggering 3,303 metres, providing awe-inspiring panoramic views of the surrounding Alpine landscapes.
With an entire day dedicated to exploration, guests have the opportunity to conquer up to 120 kilometres of meticulously groomed terrain. The adventure is punctuated with a hearty lunch at a mountain restaurant, allowing skiers to refuel while soaking in the breathtaking vistas that the Alps have to offer.
Day 3: Reveling in Corviglia
Day three invites guests to experience the enchanting slopes of Corviglia, the ski area closest to St. Moritz town. Corviglia boasts diverse and often sun-drenched slopes, catering to skiers of various skill levels.
It’s here that guests will find themselves navigating satisfyingly steep and scenic runs, descending from the iconic Piz Nair at an impressive elevation of 3,057 meters. Additionally, the day’s skiing adventure includes a thrilling descent from the top of the funicular to Chantarella, providing guests with a memorable combination of challenge and scenic beauty.
After an exhilarating day on the slopes, guests can return to their luxurious accommodations in St. Moritz, where the comforts of the Carlton Hotel await.
Day 4: Off-Piste Heli-Skiing in Hüfifirn
Day four marks a dramatic shift in the Heli-Ski Safari as guests take to the skies in an Airbus Ecureuil B3 helicopter departing from Samedan airport. Accompanied by highly qualified guides, this helicopter flight to Hüfifirn is nothing short of an unforgettable experience, blending winter panoramas with exhilarating descents.
The three-hour thrilling ski descent from the mountain to Linthal offers an adrenaline rush that lingers as a cherished memory. The adventure continues with a return to Hüfifirn, where guests embark on another thrilling ski descent, this time leading them into the picturesque Val Russein. This day becomes a highlight of the entire journey, leaving guests with unforgettable memories.
After these exhilarating activities, guests are transferred by road to The Chedi in Andermatt, where they will embark on a two-night stay. The Chedi is renowned for its opulence and offers a perfect retreat after a day filled with adventure. Here, guests can unwind and reflect on their awe-inspiring heli-skiing experience, knowing that the journey is far from over.
Day 5: Exploring Andermatt
Day five introduces guests to the captivating ski offerings of Andermatt, a destination cherished by free riders and off-piste enthusiasts. Recent developments have connected Andermatt to the high plateau at Oberalp and Dieni, effectively creating the expansive SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun, which now stands as the largest ski area in central Switzerland. The crown jewel of this ski area is the majestic Gemsstock mountain, reaching a staggering altitude of 2,961 meters.
At Gemsstock, skiers can test their mettle on the famous Bernhard Russi black run, an iconic challenge for expert skiers. Additionally, the legendary Giraffe and Geissberg off-piste routes offer adrenaline-pumping descents that attract thrill-seekers from around the world. With its diverse terrain and breathtaking vistas, Andermatt promises a day of pure skiing pleasure and adventure.
Day 6: Helicopter Flight and Zermatt Skiing
Day six introduces a thrilling helicopter flight that transports guests to the zenith of Zermatt ski resort. The journey offers a breathtaking aerial perspective of the Alpine landscape before guests descend to enjoy a morning of skiing in the superb Glacier Paradise ski area. This picturesque ski area is characterized by its pristine slopes and awe-inspiring views.
After a morning of skiing in Switzerland, the adventure takes an international turn as guests cross over to Italy for a delightful lunch. Cervinia, Italy, offers a unique skiing experience that complements the Swiss slopes perfectly.
Guests can revel in an afternoon of skiing before returning to the Swiss side of Zermatt. As the sun sets, they’ll retreat to the lavish confines of The Omnia, a renowned luxury hotel in Zermatt, where relaxation and comfort await.
Day 7: Zermatt’s Skiing Wonderland
Day seven is dedicated to exploring Zermatt’s expansive skiing wonderland. With a variety of ski areas and runs that include Sunnegga-Rothorn, Gornergrat-Stockhorn, Schwarzsee, and Matterhorn glaciers, this region offers 360 kilometres of skiing bliss. Zermatt is not only renowned for its extensive terrain but also for its mountain restaurants, some of which are considered among the finest in the world.
Guests can savour the thrill of skiing beneath the towering Matterhorn, an iconic peak that serves as a majestic backdrop to their Alpine adventure. The day’s skiing options cater to all levels of expertise, ensuring that everyone in the group can revel in the joy of the pristine slopes. Whether one seeks challenging descents or leisurely runs, Zermatt offers it all.
Day 8: Helicopter Flight, Les 4 Vallées Skiing, and Wine Tasting
Day eight begins with another exhilarating helicopter flight, this time bound for Verbier ski resort. Situated within the vast Les 4 Vallées ski area, Verbier grants access to 410 kilometres of meticulously maintained slopes. Here, adventurous skiers can immerse themselves in incredible black runs and off-piste terrain while soaking in breathtaking mountain vistas.
After an invigorating morning of skiing, the journey continues with a road transfer to Six Senses Crans Montana. En route, guests have the opportunity to sample some of the region’s finest and most traditional Valais wines at the illustrious Clos de Tsampéhro.
This delightful wine-tasting experience adds a touch of refinement to the day’s activities. The evening presents guests with a choice to unwind in the chalet’s spa or indulge in an optional Michelin-starred chef-curated dinner featuring fresh mountain produce. This gastronomic delight is an exquisite way to cap off a day of adventure and exploration.
Day 9: Conquering Crans Montana
Day nine beckons guests to the breathtaking terrain of Crans Montana. Stretching from the high plateau up to the Plaine Morte Glacier at 3,000 meters, this ski area caters to skiers of all levels, making it an ideal destination for both beginners and powder enthusiasts. Advanced skiers have the opportunity to challenge themselves by taking the chairlift to La Toula for a particularly demanding descent.
A standout feature of Crans Montana is the Piste Nationale, an extraordinary slope that stretches an incredible 12 kilometres in length. This presents skiers with an opportunity to test their endurance and skills on a lengthy run that meanders through the Alpine landscape.
As the day comes to a close, guests will gather for a memorable dinner at Chetzeron, a mountaintop restaurant offering elevated dining with panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. This culinary experience is a fitting end to an action-packed day.
Day 10: Heli-Skiing in Villars
On the final morning of this remarkable journey, a helicopter transports guests to the pinnacle of Glacier 3000 in Villars les Diablerets. This ski area boasts over 112 kilometres of spectacular slopes and scenery, making it a thrilling destination for seasoned skiers. Combe d’Audon, one of the region’s most challenging black runs, awaits those looking for an adrenaline rush and a true test of their skiing skills.
As the afternoon sun casts its golden hue over the snow-covered peaks, guests will conclude their skiing adventures and prepare for the journey back home. A transfer to Geneva Airport is arranged to ensure a seamless and comfortable return.
The Ultimate Heli-Ski Safari with Leo Trippi
Leo Trippi’s ultimate Heli-Ski Safari, an extraordinary winter adventure, starts from CHF 24,000 per person for a group of eight. This comprehensive package includes transfers, exhilarating helicopter rides, opulent accommodations, delectable breakfasts, hearty lunches, expert ski guides, ski passes, and top-quality ski equipment rental. Accommodations consist of spacious rooms designed for two-person occupancy, featuring grand deluxe or corner suites.
Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to embark on a journey of a lifetime and experience the breathtaking beauty, exhilarating slopes, and luxurious comfort that Leo Trippi’s Luxury Heli-Ski Safari has to offer. Whether you are an avid skier seeking thrilling descents or someone looking to explore the Alps in style, this unforgettable adventure promises to exceed expectations, leaving you with indelible memories of Alpine grandeur and adventure.