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~ Tuesday 19th February 2013

 Arolla heli skiing... 3 days of great snow and fantastic skiing in Arolla was always going to be hard to beat, so the pressure was on for the heli day! We weren't disappointed though. The flight time is surpisingly short - a mere 5 minutes! - and then it's time to climb out and gasp the thin air at 3700m. With only 1 other team around and Friday's fresh snow, we were spoilt for choice. A quick slog to the top saw us skiing off the summit for 1800m of untracked descent. First the wide open slopes below the summit, then lunch at the Col de Chermontane before diving steeply down the Vuibé glacier. 

Thanks to Heli Alps for their great service.