Greece - Heli Skiing in the land of the Gods

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The world of heli skiing just gotten bigger, and what a jewel the latest addition has been. When most people think about Greece, they think beaches and lots of sun–which is true of the summer months–but what most people do not realize is that Greece is a very mountainous country that receives plentiful snowfall in the winter. Mt. Olympus rises 2,917 meters straight up from the Aegean Sea, making it one of the standout peaks of Europe in terms of topographic prominence. With 52 summits and occasional snowfall at sea level, Mt. Olympus offers some serious vertical. In addition to Mt. Olympus, the Pindus Mountains, covering an area that is 40 km wide and 160 km long, offers some of the best heli skiing terrain we have ever seen and, believe us, we have been around. The area is so big we could ski here for 10 years and never ski in the same place twice.

In addition to great terrain, these areas also receive a lot of snow. In mid January 2012, both Olympus and the Pindus Range had a two-meter base. In the following three weeks, it snowed an incredible three meters. Who would have thought Greece, of all places, had this kind of snow and mountains? It's our belief Greece will become one of the better and more exciting heli ski destinations out there. Throw in the Greek atmosphere known for its love of life and sunset après ski cocktail cruises on the Aegean Sea, and you have one of the most unique heli ski trips in the world. Take a look at the pictures on our website as they speak for themselves, and we’re sure you'll be surprised...

Date:
06.04 - 13.04.2014
Number of participants:
max. 4
Skills:
6.800,00 €

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Heli Skiing in Greece: a trip you will never forget

April 6:
Individual fly to Thessaloniki in Greece, were transportation will be arranged to bring you to our hotel Olympus in Litochoro.
In the evening there will be a meet & greet with the Guides Heli Putz and Craig Calonica for trip orientation and safety procedures.

 

April 7 - 9:
Heliskiing in the Olympus region

 

April 9:
After Skiing transfer from Litochoro to Ioannina by Van

 

April 10 to 12:
Heliskiing in the Pindus region

 

April 12:
After skiing return to the Hotel Olympus in Litochoro

 

April 13:
Airport transportation to Thessaloniki and individual fly back

 

Due to weather and Snow conditions we can change our schedule at any time.

Includes:


- coaching and guiding with IFMGA/UIAGM certified guide

- 12 hours flying time in an AS350 B-2 between the 2 groups and 1 guide per group

- 2 groups of 4 pers.

- airport transportation from Thessaloniki Greece to the Hotel and back

- room & board Saturday to Saturday

- Ski Sunday through Friday.

- Transportation Litochoro to Ioannina and back

- 3 meals a day, including lunch and snacks out in the field

- You will get Kästle-Ski about 10 days in Advance of the trip

 

Equipment: We can provide backpacks, shovels, probes and transceivers. To be arranged with Rob Hakenberg (rob.h@outdoor-leadership.com).

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