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The top 3 highlights of heli-skiing in Livigno, Italy

Heli-skiing is the ultimate mountain buzz and now Livigno – which won the World Snow Award 2012 for Best European Resort – has added choppers for a limited time until 3rd March 2013. Time is of the essence with just a few weeks to head over for a spot of heli-skiing. Heli-skiing is limited in Europe with a complete ban in France, making this a great opportunity to undertake affordable heli-skiing for budding skiers, snowboarders and lovers of telemark. And, with Livigno enjoying a tax free status, there are massive savings compared with other resorts on key equipment for the budding freeskier and adrenaline junkie, although avalanche transceiver, shovel and probes will be provided for the day. Here are the top 3 highlights of heli-skiing in Livigno: 1. The stunning views and mere fact you are in a helicopter is an exceptional experience. The views around Livigno are something to behold. Taking off from near the Carosello 3000 and Mottolino refuges the helicopter will gain height offering great panoramic views over the valleys and peaks that make up this beautiful area known as Little Tibet. 2. The terrain when descending the Val del Monte and Val delle Mine peaks is bound to keep skiers fully concentrated and filled with adrenaline, even the most experienced. As skiers descend towards the village situated in the valley the open powder makes way for the equally thrilling descent through the trees. For the ultimate off piste thrill, two heli drops start from €255 per person with the Alpine guides of Livigno. The minimum group size is 8 people. 3. The leg burn, yes it may sting but it means you have really thrown yourself into it and Livigno has the Aquagranda Livigno Wellness Park to recuperate in. Heliski Livigno offers a Heliskiing tour with 2 freeride descents accompanied by professional guides, 5 day lift pass, and an apartment for 4 people, with a minimum stay of 7 nights. Prices start from 690€ per person. For a more subdued panoramic flight around the area for those less fond of the adrenalin fuelled descents, there is the option to take to the skies in a more leisurely manner for a panoramic flight around the resort and surrounding landscape starts at €75 per person based on 6 passengers. A third option is a heli-transfer from the main airports around the resort including Innsbruck, Bergamo, Malpensa and Verona.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. If you think you have come across through every sort of daring activities then trust me Heli-skiing is something which is far better than any else such kind of activities. Wanna do it again .

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