Heli-skiers

Charlie gave me a few tips, which proved to be invaluable, before we took off towards the Petit Combin. What an amazing day it was. The views were spectacular and made even more impressive by not seeing any ski lifts or even other skiers all day!

Our guide has an extensive knowledge of the area and made us feel extremely safe. It was a pleasure to watch both Charlie and Warren ski and they managed to give just the right level of tuition to all level of skiers that day without making anyone feel inferior.

This is an amazing experience which I will be back to enjoy again with more friends. The photographs just rounded off a perfect day.

Mark Barnes – Property Consultant – UK

What a day it turned out to be! Warren is an incredible skier and watching him in action is a pleasure in itself, not to mention its instructional value, even for an old timer like me.

If that wasn’t enough, about a week later I received the best action shots of me skiing I have ever had: thank you.

Filippo Friedenberg – Retired (Italy)

When it was first suggested that I tried a heli-skiing trip in Verbier this winter my first thought was that my skiing would not be good enough to do it. In the event my fears were unfounded and I found that skiing with Warren alongside an experienced guide enabled our group not only to ski in the best conditions but also gave us plenty of coaching tips that allowed us to enjoy the challenges of skiing in the powder snow. Having Warren there to coach us made me feel far more confident about skiing more difficult terrain than I would have normally done, and by pushing my skiing it made the day much more enjoyable so much so that we booked another trip for a week later.

A professional photographer accompanied us on the trip and took in excess of 400 photos of our group throughout the day many of which were taken candidly so that it was not intrusive – that way I didn’t have to think about being on camera and could concentrate on my skiing! The quality of the photos was amazing; from us getting out of the helicopter at the top of the Petit Combin to the final short walk to where the mini-bus picked us up. The photos provide the perfect way of remembering a wonderful day out.

Chris Whitfield – Property Developer (UK)

The day we spent heliskiing on the Petit Combin was definitely one of the highlights of my skiing career so far. Having heliskied previously in Canada, I found the experience quite daunting, mainly due to a lack of input and support from the guide, and so the idea of skiing with both a guide and a ski coach was immediately appealing.

As it turned out, everything about the day far exceeded all our expectations. Having an experienced mountain guide in the party to ensure that above all the group remained safe, whilst also leading us to the best snow conditions was fantastic, but as my previous experience taught me if you don’t ski untracked snow regularly then most of us will need help with our technique to get the best from the conditions.

Having Warren there to coach made all the difference to the day. A few tips and adjustments to our technique enabled us to enjoy and ski the slopes rather than just survive them. In addition Warren and our guide, were able to confer and ensure that we were skiing pistes that tested us but didn’t put us beyond our safety zone. Although there were differences in ability in our group, at no point was anyone skiing terrain that left them out of the depth, but the better skiers were still challenged.

The icing on the cake was the photographic recording the whole day for us. To take pictures of four enthusiastic amateur skiers and to make it look like we belonged in a ski magazine photo shoot is an amazing effort, and highlights the skills of a professional ski photographer. The pictures serve as a great reminder of what a fantastic day we had and also how far heliskiing is removed from piste or even resort based off piste skiing – no crowds, no lifts, no noise, untouched snow and spectacular views. Add in top quality ski coaching and guiding and it’s a combination that is impossible to beat.’

Emma Bradley – Research Scientist (UK)

The day we spent heliskiing on the Petit Combin was definitely one of the highlights of my skiing career so far. Having heliskied previously in Canada, I found the experience quite daunting, mainly due to a lack of input and support from the guide, and so the idea of skiing with both a guide and a ski coach was immediately appealing.

As it turned out, everything about the day far exceeded all our expectations. Having an experienced mountain guide in the party to ensure that above all the group remained safe, whilst also leading us to the best snow conditions was fantastic, but as my previous experience taught me if you don’t ski untracked snow regularly then most of us will need help with our technique to get the best from the conditions.

Having Warren there to coach made all the difference to the day. A few tips and adjustments to our technique enabled us to enjoy and ski the slopes rather than just survive them. In addition Warren and our guide, were able to confer and ensure that we were skiing pistes that tested us but didn’t put us beyond our safety zone. Although there were differences in ability in our group, at no point was anyone skiing terrain that left them out of the depth, but the better skiers were still challenged.

The icing on the cake was Melody’s photography recording the whole day for us. To take pictures of four enthusiastic amateur skiers and to make it look like we belonged in a ski magazine photo shoot is an amazing effort, and highlights the skills of a professional ski photographer. The pictures serve as a great reminder of what a fantastic day we had and also how far heliskiing is removed from piste or even resort based off piste skiing – no crowds, no lifts, no noise, untouched snow and spectacular views. Add in top quality ski coaching and guiding and it’s a combination that is impossible to beat.’

Alyn Morgan – Dental Surgeon (UK)

What a spectacular day!!!

I thought heli-skiing was the sole preserve of real expert skiers. Warren has completely changed my view of that. Being able to go to places I’d only ever seen on extreme video’s and ski them with complete confidence, due to the fact that Warren was alongside subtly coaching, has opened up a whole new world of potential experiences.

From meeting the guide before we got into the helicopter, to viewing the shots at the end of the day, we were looked after by true professionals who made you feel totally relaxed, trusting in the knowledge that you wouldn’t be taken anywhere outside of your own personal comfort zone.

To complete the day, having a professional photographer along to capture the more interesting moments, made even the worst of us look like pro skiers and has allowed us to have a picture on our desks reminding us of a truly great day out. Roll on the next drop…

Nick Dyte – Ex WASPS Rugby Player (UK)