THIRD EDGE HELI LOCATIONS
A heli skiing trip consists of traveling to your destination, being chauffeured to the luxurious lodging that will act as your home for the duration of the stay. Greg will meet you there, and run you through a safety presentation to get you up to speed on appropriate helicopter and backcountry travel safety precautions. A chef will prepare your meals (if included in the package).
On the first day of heli skiing, the guides will begin with the guide meeting. Here the guides discuss weather, snow conditions, run selection and discuss the plan with the pilots. After their meeting they will meet with you to discuss the plan. During a “fly-day” you will meet geared up and walk the short distance to the heli-pad where your group will be staged for the flight. You then partake in a gorgeous helicopter flight to the first run of the day. Lunch will be served among the mountain landscape, and the day of skiing and riding continues!
Depending on ability and snow conditions it is normal for a group to achieve around 20,000 vertical feet (6,000m) of skiing per day. Make sure you have your ski legs ready! At the days end you are transported back the lodge, where appetizers, cocktails, and a gourmet dinner await. Many of the locations have the opportunity for scheduling massage appointments, and have hot tubs and saunas’. Rest up, because this is the plan for the next six days! On the day of your departure you will be transported back to the airport.
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