Q. How “good” do I have to be? Is heliskiing suitable for beginners?
A. Most providers, especially in Canada, offer extra weeks for beginners. Ask us, we’re happy to advise you!
Q. What is the maximum height at which the helis land?
A. The height at which the helis land depends on the location. In Canada, for example, they land at a maximum of 3,000 metres, while in India it may be 5,000 metres.
Q. How are the groups put together? Are there varying abilities in a single group?
A. Prior to the trip, each participant fills in a short questionnaire in which their individual ability is assessed. During the holiday it is of course possible to change group upon request.
Q. How many runs will we do per day?
A. On a good day with the right conditions, we estimate up to 14 runs.
Q. How are the transfers organised?
A. This, too, depends on the provider. In most packages, a transfer is included. We can of course organise a transfer for you to each of our lodges.
Q. Do I have to jump out of the helicopter when heliskiing?
A. Absolutely not! This rumour has been around for a long time, whereas in fact jumping from the helicopter is in no way permitted. The pilot could lose his licence. The heli lands normally and only lifts off once all the passengers got off the helicopter.
Q. Should I bring my own skis or snowboard with me or can I hire them?
A. This depends entirely on your preferences and the organiser. Most have skis and snowboards at your disposal. If in doubt, just ask us. We know all the products and love giving tips!
Q. What is meant by included height metres?
A. The included height metres (or flight hours) are those which are available to you as part of the package you have booked. During the trip each guest may manage these height metres individually. Each evening the height metres flown will be displayed.
Q. What happens if I have used up my height metres / flight hours?
A. You will be informed by your guide that from that point on you will be charged for any additional height metres.
Q. Can people come on the trip who are not intending to ski or snowboard?
A. By all means! The lodges offer a rich alternative programme – from cross-country skiing and snowshoe trekking to relaxation in the spa area.