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29.01.2011
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City/Town: Zermatt
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Are you interested in joining me for a Heli skiing day in Zermatt ?

We will fly op to Monte Rosa in 4200 meter above sea level, and ski 16000 meter offpiste down to Zermatt in 1600 meter. Monte Rosa is Europes 2nd highest mountain, and we will be just 400 meter from the top.

Note: This is for REALLY good skiers only. you MUST be capable of doing parallel turns even in deep snow. The Air pressure in 4200 meter is just ca. 55% of the air pressure at sea level, so good physical condition is a must.
The price for this pleasure is CHF 380 per person, and this includes the fee for the mountain guide

If you are interested, send a mail, with your phone number, so I can contact you in case of bad weather etc.

If you want to join, sign up no later than 26 January. I will speak with Air Zermatt friday, and they can tell me, if the conditions are good enough, and I confirm if we go or not on friday.

Skiers only. They do not permit snowboards on the Monte Rosa tour.

I will start from Zürich at 7.02, and if it is more convenient for you to join at another station, here the train details: http://fahrplan.sbb.ch/bin/traininfo...rneyEndIdx=13&

If you come from Geneva/Lausanne try to catch this train, where we will join in Visp: http://fahrplan.sbb.ch/bin/traininfo...urneyEndIdx=9&


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Old 09.01.2011, 15:29
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Re: Heli Skiing Monte Rosa

This sounds brilliant - just a pity that I am just not a good enough skier yet. would loveto do this in the future though
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Old 16.01.2011, 09:09
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Re: Heli Skiing Monte Rosa

The Weather forecast looks excellent for Zermatt for Saturday 22nd. It will be an awesome day for Heli Skiing

http://ch.wetter.com/wetter_aktuell/.../?id=CH0CH4465

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Re: Heli Skiing Monte Rosa

Doc,

Like last year, I am very tempted but It's still early and I don't have my A game yet. As well, I am due in Zermatt the following weekend...

In any event, What time to we have to be at the helicopter port? I assume this is a half day event?
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Old 16.01.2011, 23:42
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Re: Heli Skiing Monte Rosa

I consider it a full day event, especially considering the transport time.

I told them, we would arrive with the Train at 10.14 in Zermatt, but this time, we have a quite loose reservation, as we are more or less the first group to go for heli skiing this Season. Last year, it was arrival at 10.14 at the station, arrival at the heliport 11.00, and take off 11.30. With the same train times, I expect the same take-off time this year, but subject to confirmation on friday 21.01.2011

Confirmation/Cancellation will be on short notice friday, so PM your mobile number, if you want to join - or at least check here, before going to ZH HB on saturday morning.

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Re: Heli Skiing Monte Rosa

Thanks Doc,

Will have to pass this time. I am now stuck somewhere else on Saturday morning so will be in Zermatt following weekend. Will be interested if it gets moved back a weekend.

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Re: Heli Skiing Monte Rosa

Hello - I am very tempted!

I have two questions: How many do you have in the group so far? How long does the descend take roughly? Will one be able to return to Zurich in the evening?

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Re: Heli Skiing Monte Rosa

I check at home, if anybody has signed up from glocals. I Can not check on my phone, and the proxy at work blocks it too, but i Do not have any confirmed yet.

It Will take ca. 4 hours, and I expect to go back to Zürich same day.

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Re: Heli Skiing Monte Rosa

I have asked, Air Zermatt, if it is possible on 29th. instead.

will update tomorrow after work.

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Re: Heli Skiing Monte Rosa

Reservation changed to 29th. Subject to confirmation 1day in advance, due to weather conditions. Will Update when i get home.

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Re: Heli Skiing Monte Rosa

How do you make this more environmentally friendly?
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How do you make this more environmentally friendly?
I was hoping someone would ask that. Easy answer: don't go. Take a train or postbus to any of several hundred other places in CH that are just as attractive and where the skiing is probably far better. And where you won't be ruining everyone else's peace and quiet and heating up the atmosphere with thousands of litres of kerosene. That might earn me a groan, but you'll get plenty more groans from your children when they no longer have any snow to ski on.
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How do you make this more environmentally friendly?
By advertising here AND on Glocals in the hope, we get the helicopter filled up, and thus lowering the average fuel consumption per person :-)

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Re: Heli Skiing Monte Rosa

Currently we are 2 for saturday 29/1, and 1 "Maybe". 4 spots left in the helicopter.

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Re: Heli Skiing Monte Rosa

sorry Doc, I am officially a "no" for this weekend.

Best of luck!
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Re: Heli Skiing Monte Rosa

Cancelled.

Not enough snow plus we needed 1 person more anyway.

I may be able to try again 12 February, otherwise 26th, but will open a new event, when we get closer.

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