Launch into the fresh Livigno powder! Affordable heli-skiing

Heli-skiing is the ultimate mountain buzz and now Livigno which won the World Snow Award 2012 for Best European Resort has added choppers for a limited time until 3rd March 2013.

When we thought Livigno had reached its pinnacle this most adventurous form of transport arrives in the mountains! Time is of the essence though with just a few weeks to head over for a spot of heli-skiing. Heli-skiing is limited in Europe with a complete ban in France making this a great opportunity to undertake affordable heli-skiing for budding skies, snowboarders and lovers of telemark. And, with Livigno enjoying a tax free status there are massive savings compared with other resorts on key equipment for the budding freeskier and adrenaline junkie, although avalanche transceiver, shovel and probes will be provided for the day.

Here are the top 3 highlights of heli-skiing in Livigno:

1. The stunning views and mere fact you are in a helicopter is an exceptional experience. The views around Livigno are something to behold. Taking off from near the Carosello 3000 and Mottolino refuges the helicopter will gain height offering great panoramic views over the valleys and peaks that make up this beautiful area known as Little Tibet.

2. The terrain  when descending the Val del Monte and Val delle Mine peaks is bound to keep skiers fully concentrated and filled with adrenaline, even the most experienced. As skiers descend towards the village situated in the valley the open powder makes way for the equally thrilling descent through the trees. For the ultimate off piste thrill, two heli drops start from €255 per person with the Alpine guides of Livigno. The minimum group size is 8 people.

3. The leg burn, yes it may sting but it means you have really thrown yourself into it and Livigno has the Aquagranda Livigno Wellness Park to recuperate in. Heliski Livigno offers a Heliskiing tour with 2 freeride descents accompanied by professional guides, 5 day lift pass, and an apartment for 4 people, with a minimum stay of 7 nights. Prices start from 690€ per person. visit

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