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Pigne d'Arolla - 3'796 m

  • Rising to a height of 3,796 metres, the Pigne d’Arolla is the highest drop-off point around Verbier.

    It is the favourite mountain of heli-ski purists and snowboarders as most of the runs are on a steady gradient and all converge upon the Arolla heliport, making several drop-offs a day possible.  This is why the Arolla area is often called Switzerland’s “Little Canada”. 

    Combining the Pigne d’Arolla with a second drop-off on the Rosablanche returning by ski to the slopes of the 4 Vallées is a great option from Verbier.

    The northern slopes of the Pigne d’Arolla overlook the Val d’Hérens and the village of Arolla, the southern descend gently down to the Val de Bagnes via the Brenay Glacier whilst the north-eastern slopes plunge into the famous Grande Dixence Lake.

    The classic itinerary takes you down to the Vignettes refuge and onto the Pièces Glacier. The Alpine scenery of the Tsijiore Nouve is majestic and unreal.
    The famous north face of the mountain, which can be admired longingly from Arolla, is an “extreme run” with some sections steeper than 50 degrees. This was skied for the first time in 1974 by André Anzévui and in 1998 Gilbert Crettaz was the first to snowboard down. Skinning options via the Col de l’Evêque and the Col des Ignes are perfect for those who like their touring.

    The presence of a mountain guide is compulsory for heli-skiing.

  • Price per person for 2 heliski on Pigne d'Arolla and Rosablanche from Verbier (4000 vertical meter)
    1 pers 2 pers 3 pers 4 pers
    CHF 2680 1350 920 850
    2240 1130 770 710

    Price per person for an heliski on Pigne d'Arolla from Arolla (2000 vertical meter)
    2 pers 3 pers 4 pers 5 pers 6 pers 7 pers
    CHF 740 515 450 410 390 375
    700 490 430 390 370 360

    Supplement per person for each extra heliski (2000 vertical meter)
    1 pers 2 pers 3 pers 4 pers
    CHF 900 450 300 285
    750 375 250 235

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    pictogramm-v Transportation from you hotel to the heliplace

    pictogramm-x Full safety equipment with ABS air-bag, transceiver, shovel, probe and harness   > détails...
    pictogramm-x Taxi transportation from the bottom of the run to the heliplace or your hotel - around CHF 30 per person

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