Heliski With the Gods This Spring in Greece

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 23, 2012 3:14 pm

An unusual opportunity has arisen in Greece for spring skiers and snowboarders looking for adventure.  For the first time ever, a company in Greece is offering heliski trips during April and May this season. 

Heliski Greece is taking guests for amazing rides on historical Mount Olympus and in the Pindus Mountains.  The peak that will be the site of the drop is called Throne of the Gods.  And with good reason.  Olympus is the home of the gods in Greek mythology. 

Known for the Greek Isles, a name synonymous for island paradise, the birthplace democracy is more than just a place to get a tan and indulge on phenomenal food.  It’s not every day skiers and snowboarders can spend the morning on the slopes, the afternoon on the beach or on a cruise, and the evening enjoying the nightlife in an area that once hosted some of the greatest thinkers in history. 

Mt. Olympus stands 2,919 meters above the Aegean.  Generally, runs range from 1,000 to 1,500 vertical meters, and on the occasional year, it is possible to ski at sea level.  Heliski group will ski between four to six runs a day before heading back to the hotel.

Heliski Group in Greece

All guides of certified UIAGM mountain guides and have extreme skiing or riding experience.  They are the first to head down the mountain and set a line for guests to follow.  All standard equipment is provided, including avalanche detectors, probes, shovels, etc.  Safety is top concern, and an orientation will be provided before the trip.   The chopper will carry a fully stocked base camp. 

Accommodations will be at the Litohoro Olympus Resort on the Aegean coast.  The chopper will fly directly from the hotel to the top of Olympus.  It’s a short trip from this picturesque resort on the Olympic “Riviera” complete with a spa and beach bar. 

For information on pricing and packages, go to the Heliski Greece website. If you want to be among the first to heliski at one of the oldest, most historical sites in the world, email info@heliskigreece.com!

Greece Heliskiing

 
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