Heli Boarding

Follow the trail that will take You where few were before you

Heli Boarding is not just for the experts. Any reasonably fit and confident skier or snowboarder can experience the thrill of skiing and riding in the wild big mountains covered with fresh snow. But experts know best what it is all about.. All slopes at your fingertips in the blink of an eye? It is possible only with help of a helicopters.

For those who want to experience wild slopes but do not feel up to it, we offer support by ski and snowboard instructors, including multiple medalists in  different disciplines. Our helicopters are located mainly in mountainous area of southern Poland. Helicopters offer ride on top of the mountain simply to avoid queues or to watch your loved ones or friends while skiing or snowboarding. But typically Heliboarding or Heli-skiing is an exciting and adventurous antidote to typical resort skiing.

Attention for all people using the wild slopes, especially on the Polish-Slovak border. Pay attention to nature protection zones, the violation of which can be punished.

Imagine skiing on a pristine and fresh snow-covered mountain without waiting in long lines or constantly weaving through inexperienced skiers. Heli-skiing provides these opportunities and so much more. By using a helicopter to access peaks that would normally be unreachable, skiers can experience fresh powder, steep descents, natural contours and smooth corn snow. Experienced skiers usually find that traditional ski resorts only offer predictable terrain in non-ideal conditions.

 

How It Works

Heli-skiing involves the transport of up to a dozen individuals from down-slope locations to mountain peaks in the nearby area. Skiers place their equipment in a basket on the exterior of the aircraft until they can safely disembark. Heli-skiers are accompanied by a guide who is familiar with the surrounding landscape, and has extensive experience in spotting both ideal and dangerous places to ski. Guides decide when skiers proceed down the slope and how many skiers go at a time. They are also responsible for giving specific commands in order to avoid serious dangers like crevassses, avalanche starting zones and serac falls.

Types of Conditions

There is a wide range of conditions to be encountered while heli-skiing, from effortless to extremely difficult. It’s important to have an expert guide that can spot specific conditions that are ideal for your group. A popular time of the year is during early winter. This is when a good amount of snow falls with cold enough temperatures to keep a powder surface. Others prefer to ski on the creamier snow that results from the longer and warmer days during spring, which also means more time to ski.

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Skills Required

The most important skill required for heli-skiing is the ability to ski immediate and advanced level slopes. Novice skiers are highly advised to hone their skills in controlled resorts before adventuring on to very steep terrain encountered by heli-skiers. Skiers are expected to be quick going down the mountain in order to maximize the number of runs that can be fit into a day; this requires good strength and fitness.

Equipment

Any equipment needed for a regular ski trip is also needed for heli-skiing, including gloves, hats, goggles and neck warmers. Bringing a backpack is an absolute necessity for carrying rescue gear in case of an avalanche. As far as skis are concerned, the majority of heli-skiers use freeride, powder or all-mountain skis. These types of skis make it easier to descend more vertical feet by reducing stress on the legs. They are also easier to find in the snow when they fall off, decreasing the amount of recovery time during a fall. These wide skis also reduce the amount of injuries that occur in more dangerous skiing conditions.

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