A magnificent way to experience being on the top of the highest mountain in the Alps! While skiing from the summit of Mont Blanc generally takes 2 days to complete due to the long climb up, with the assistance of a helicopter it is just an epic one-day excursion. Ascending partly by helicopter means we can take quick advantage of good weather, avoid the timely acclimatisation process and avoid the dangers of spending too much time at high altitude in order to make the most of the 3000+m descent - perfect for a weekend.
Ski the highest peak in western Europe!
You must be a very good off piste skier with a very high fitness level as well as ski touring and mountaineering experience. Generally, for safety purposes the guide will ski with you the day before to assess your level and ensure it is a suitable itinerary - this could either be another heliskiing day or a descent from the Aiguille du Midi or Skyway lifts in Chamonix or Courmayeur.
Based in Chamonix or Courmayeur
We meet the helicopter at around 8:00 am in the Val Veny car park, just through the Mont Blanc tunnel. We then fly to just above 4000m from where it will take us 4-5 hours to skin and climb around 850m to the summit. After a mandatory photo break and snack on the summit we are awarded with a superb descent down the north face of Mont Blanc, never too steep but surrounded by spectacular scenery. We ski back to Chamonix for celebratory beers!
Every package is tailormade to your requirements.
HotelThe Chedi Hotel
We are so pleased to welcome The Chedi Hotel, Andermatt to our accommodation choices. This stunning 5* hotel stands at 1447 m above sea level between St Moritz and Zermatt in Andermatt, Switzerland.
As we are partners with Sanglard in Chamonix, we were very pleased to secure a discount for all our guests, past, present and future.
Do bear in mind if you need rental equipment it is a very good idea to book in advance especially in high season. We have worked with Sanglard Sports for 19 years now and you can book online to secure the best deal and you can obtain 15-40% discount and you can obtain a further 5% discount by using code skiweekend.
If you are in Chamonix and prefer just to go into the shop then we can also provide a 15% discount voucher, just email Doug. They also have 3 shops in the valley, 1 in Chamonix centre, 1 at the foot of the slopes in Argentiere and 1 in Vallorcine so if you have an issue on the slopes it is easy to pop in when you are on the slopes.
Sanglards is situated in the centre of Chamonix. There is car parking outside the shop. If you don’t have your own transport then please contact us and we will arrange for you to be collected from the chalet and taken back – please give at least 1 weeks notice
Chamonix is our main base. The ski area itself is vast and spreads all along the valley and across to St Gervais, Megeve and Les Contamines. The variety of skiing on and off piste is well documented and in case you’re tempted to think the accolades are over-effusive we can tell you that they are not.
The town couldn’t be more different from the typical, purpose built French ski resort. It is steeped in both history and the towering mountain scape in which it sits. You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy the place, but it is the adventurous who really benefit from the range of activities available, and that indescribable vibe of being in the ‘home of Alpinism’.
Chamonix is a long established, year-round tourist town that has a large permanent population and hence great access to everything you may need. Spread along a linear valley, there are 5 distinctly different ski domains/resorts and some of Europe’s most renowned ski itineraries.