USEFUL information about the region, weather, hotels and heliskiing


Plenty of heliski possibilities, still unknown spots an beautiful powder: Madesimo, situated in the border region between Italy and Switzerland, impresses with best heliski preconditions. The heliski area of about 180 km² around Madesimo is very versatile and offers a seemingly unlimited choice of runs. Meanwhile, the highest mountain station of the ski area is on the Pizzo Groppera (2948m) and offers nice descents and beautiful mountain panorama. With our helicopters we are able to reach runs with up to 1200 vertical meters in best powder conditions. Experience the world of heliskiing and enjoy best preconditions for a true powder adventure.


In the high north of Italy, Madesimo (1550m) awaits for its guest, being located in the upper Valle Spluga and south of the historic Splugen Pass. East of the small village, the famous Swiss St. Moritz welcomes winter sports enthusiasts from all over the world. Meanwhile, visitors of Madesimo will be astonished by the panorama of the Val Bregaglia and its picturesque Piz Badile. Thanks to the still untouched nature and the traditional lifestyle of the people in the Valtellina, the clocks seem to tick more slowly than in the Lombard capital Milano. With the typical Bitto cheese, which unites the aromas of the mountain herbs or the casera cheese, which still is made according to time-honored tradition, you can complete exciting heliski days while enjoying a fine glass of wine.


Relax after exciting and exhausting days in the mountain and join your fources for new heliski adventures: We bring you into the best hotels in Madesimo. The village surprises with world-class cuisine on the one hand and cosy mountain hotels on the other – whether among nature or directly in Madesimo. Feel the great hospitality and the culinary treats of the Lombardy.


Thanks to the weather divide between northern and southern Alps, rich snowfalls are guaranteed during the winter around Madesimo. Therefore, runs in perfect conditions are likewise early in the year. We can ski and snowboard in Madesimo until May enjoying best powder and corn snow. With our helicopters we can reach the best heliski spots and choose excellent slopes. However, Madesimo is worth visiting even in the rest of the year, regarding the wide leisure program and the many events in the valley. Keep informed with the latest weather update for your powder adventure!


Why Heliski in Madesimo?

What is special about Heliski Madesimo

The heliski tourism in this region still is in the beginning stages. At the same time, the size of the heliski area and the breath-taking landscape south of the Splugen pass speak for itself. The seclusion, the snow guarantee and the not ending potential for powder runs do not leave any wishes unfulfilled.

What requirements does Heliskiing have? How skilled should I be at skiing or snowboarding?

Trust your skills

To participate in our skiing and heliskiing trips, you should bring some preconditions regarding the skiing skills. Many skiers and snowboarders are insecure, whether they are good enough to fulfill the requirements. Surely you should bring some experience in skiing or snowboarding to do heliskiing, but you do not need to be a pro to enjoy a nice heliski adventure. Thanks to today’s ski-technique with the wider and lighter ski and thanks to the varied, versatile and gently terrain, there a plenty of possibilities to heliski. You should consider that each trip individually places both physical and technical demands on the participants. You will find detailed information on this issue in the respective PDF of each event.
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Requirements for Heliskiing or Heli Boarding

Why should I book with Heli Guides Group?

Good reasons for Heli Guides Group

We are specialized in heliskiing, trust on our own helicopters, own guides and are familiar with the region. Therefore, we offer a maximum level of flexibility and individuality. Our destinations in the Alps are easy to reach and offer plenty of powder fun for individual travelers or small groups, an incredible variety of areas, unique accommodation and culinary highlights.

When is the best travel time for Heliskiing in Madesimo?

The best time for Heliski Madesimo

The valley surprises with a extraordinary guarantee for snow. The area gets repeatedly rich snowfalls from the north and the south. From December to beginning of May you will often encounter here the desired powder snow. In spring you will have perfect conditions of corn snow.

How safe is Heliskiing?

Safety first

The health and well-being of our customers has the utmost importance during our heliskiing and skiing trips. Our pilots have many years of experience. Your trip will always be accompanied and lead by a proved mountain guide or aspirant guide. Weather and snow conditions are permanently observed and analyzed. You will benefit from our know-how, our knowledge about the area and from a maximum of individuality and flexibility. Experienced, certified mountain and skiing IFMGA guides and aspirants choose the best descents – due to snow conditions and your skills. Our primary goal is your safety and maximum enjoyment.