When avid skiers want to ramp up their adventures on the slopes, they have a terrific option in heli-skiing.
Heli-skiing is a sport that has been gaining popularity in recent years. It is an extreme form of skiing or snowboarding involving being dropped off on a mountain peak by a helicopter and then skiing or snowboarding down the slope. It provides an adrenaline rush for thrill seekers and is considered one of the most luxurious sports in the world.
Heli-skiing is an exciting way to explore terrain that would otherwise be inaccessible by foot or conventional ski lift systems. It offers unparalleled views and experiences for those willing to take the plunge. From steep couloirs to wide open powder fields, heli-skiing allows you to explore some of nature’s most beautiful landscapes while enjoying all the benefits of winter sports.
History of Heli-skiing
Heli-skiing has been around since the 1960s. The history of heli-skiing dates back to 1965 when Hans Gmoser, a Canadian mountaineer, pioneered modern heli-skiing in Canada’s Bugaboos mountain range. Since then, heli-skiing has become increasingly popular and is now available in many countries around the world. From Canada to the US, Switzerland, France to New Zealand, heli-skiers can explore some of the world's most incredible mountain ranges with experienced guides who know how to navigate these remote locations safely.
With heli-skiing, you can get access to some of the best ski slopes in the world. Whether you are an experienced skier or just starting out, heli-skiing can provide a thrilling and unforgettable experience.
Hans Gmoser was an adventurous Canadian mountaineer who changed the face of skiing forever. He is credited with founding heli-skiing, a new and dangerous way to ski down mountains previously too steep or remote to access.
Born in Austria, Gmoser moved to Canada in 1952 and quickly established himself as one of the most daring and adventurous ski mountaineers in the world. He is best known for his invention of heli-skiing, which he developed in 1965. Gmoser's pioneering spirit helped to make heli-skiing what it is today, and his legacy lives on through this popular sport. Heli-skiing provided an adrenaline-filled experience for those looking for something more than just a leisurely day on the slopes. Gmoser's pioneering vision gave skiers a chance to explore some of the most remote and beautiful parts of the world, while also providing them with an exciting and challenging experience. Despite its dangerous nature, Gmoser remained undeterred in his pursuit of making heli-skiing accessible to everyone. His death in 2020 marked the end of an era in ski history since he was one of the pioneers who pushed boundaries and made it possible for adventurers around the world to experience skiing like never before.
Experience Heli-skiing While Staying at Villa Maggie
Aspen, Colorado is one of the prime locations for heli-skiing and heli-boarding adventures. In between those adrenaline rushes, you need an incredible luxurious home in which to park your skis and to wind down. Villa Maggie, nestled in Aspen’s downtown area, is just the place. Soaring pines embrace this contemporary chalet and even though it’s very private, the residence is close to chic restaurants, high-end retail shops and vibrant aprés ski venues. Villa Maggie is well equipped for idyllic family scenes with amenities for everyone. Parents may indulge in a wet bar or a vintage from the wine room, while children may revel in the comforts of the media room. With six beautifully-appointed bedrooms, there is room for up to 12 guests who will also welcome the outdoor hot tub after a day on the slopes.
If you are a risk taker and an adrenaline junkie, heli-skiing is the perfect activity for you! It requires a certain level of skill and experience, but it also rewards those who take on the challenge with an unforgettable experience. If you would like to try this adventurous sport on your next ski vacation, LVH would certainly arrange it for you in the most elite way! We invite you to reach out to one of our client relations professionals who will get you to your chosen ski destination – whether that is Aspen, Whistler, Verbier or any ultra-luxe ski destination in the world!