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Heli-skiing the Italian Alps

Apr. 7th, 2008 | Comments 0 | Make a Comment   
Luxury Tours: In the north-western mountainous region of Italy lays the Aosta Valley. Blanked in soft white snow, the small commune of Valgrisenche is truly a ski lovers' paradise. The whitewashed town is known for its extreme skiing conditions, but did you know that there are plenty of other things to see and do besides hit the slopes? There are many different areas located within the massive Italian Alps that are worthy of exploration. Making your way past rustic farmhouses and small villages, cut into the Dolomites via Brenner Pass, where you can sample trans-Alpine cuisine and spend the day relaxing at one of the many spas. Trentino -- comprised of 300 lakes formed by glaciers -- is a welcoming respite with plenty of activities. Spend the day swimming, fishing and windsurfing or explore the majestic lakes by sailboat, canoe or yacht. Believe it or not, there is even a flourishing nightlife scene and numerous Italian wineries nestled in the foothills.

Day 1
The following week is filled with adventures of surreal proportions packed with exciting days of shredding soft white powder and relaxing nights sipping wine at the Hotel Perret. After arriving at the airport in Milan Malpensa, take your shuttle to the charming Italian town of Valgrisenche. Enjoy a good night's rest as you will want to wake up early in order to enjoy a full day on the slopes.

Day 2-7
As the helicopter descends atop the massive Italian Alps you will be amazed by the magnificent peaks that surround you. It's a chance to discover the fresh, pristine slopes of Italy's Valgrisenche, carving your way across and down. You will enjoy ten descents by helicopter in several locations, learn tips and secrets from your personal UIAGM Valgrisenche guide, and discover nearby ski-resorts such as Courmayeur, La Thuile or Pila. In addition to skiing you will receive an exciting introduction to ice climbing, as well as an exhilarating ski tour. Should harsh weather conditions arise, your guide will determine alternative locations for making descents, often either to the north or in Switzerland.

Day 7
Make your last night in the Italian Alps unforgettable and ski down the Rutor glacier for a wonderful dinner at the Albergo Perret Chalet. Return to the Hotel Perret and soothe your aching muscles in the hotel's sauna as you prepare for your week of extreme skiing to come to an end.

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