Dark Side of the Mont – Heli Boarding in Italy

Don’t turn your back on Italy as a heli destination. Photo: Ahriel Povich
  • The closet airport to Courmayeur is in Geneva, Switzerland.  This is actually a bonus since you can easily stash some cash in a secret bank account, load up your bag with chocolate and still arrive at the heli-pad in just over an hour.
  • There are lots of affordable places to stay in Courmayeur and there is a cable car from the center of town that delivers you straight to the park for those days that you don’t want to fly.
  • Even on a tight budget, you should strongly consider at least a day of heli-boarding. Two drops can be had for around 300 quid and, between the insane views of Mont Blanc on the way up and the thirty-minute powder run on the way down, it’s money well spent.

Be sure to check out the WL guide to heli boarding in Europe!

We haven’t seen anything gunned down this hard since Vito Corleone. Photo: Ahriel Povich
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