Heli with Chemmy? James Orr Launches New Heliskiing Trip To Italy With Four Time Olympian

James Orr Heliski has just announced the dates of an exclusive four day off-piste and heliskiing trip to Alagna in Italy, to be hosted by Chemmy Alcott.

Four time Winter Olympian, Chemmy Alcott is hosting a one-off trip to Alagna in Italy for James Orr Heliski from 7 to 11 March, 2019. The trip will include three days skiing off-piste with a Mountain Guide in the vast Monte Rosa region plus one day of heliskiing with two flights and all in the company of Chemmy, one of Britain’s most successful female Alpine ski racers.

The trip is open to anyone (over the age of 16) who can already handle variable and off-piste terrain and is confident in powder snow conditions.

Alcott, a former downhill racer and an experienced off-piste skier and more recently Winter Olympic and BBC Ski Sunday presenter, will accompany the group both on and off the mountain.

Founder of James Orr Heliski, James Orr, said:

Following last year’s successful trip with Graham Bell we decided to approach Chemmy to see whether she’d like to host this winter’s Alagna trip and she was very keen to do so. It’s fantastic to have her on-board, her enthusiasm for the sport is contagious and apart from obviously being an incredible athlete and skier, she is good fun to have around. We will hopefully get more women booking with us this year too and want to stress that our guests absolutely don’t have to be able to keep up with Chemmy on the slopes.

Chemmy Alcott said:

I’m really looking forward to hosting this trip for James Orr Heliski in Italy. The Monterosa region is a fantastic place to ski off-piste and with the addition of a helicopter to whisk us up to some of the hard to get to places, it makes it even more exciting. The whole Italian ski experience is my favourite ever. I love the Italian passion for everything – food, skiing and life.

Cost: £2,275 including 4 nights half-board accommodation in the Hotel Cristallo – Alagna, Mountain Guide (in groups of 4 to 6 people), 4 days ski pass for the Monterosa area, one day heliskiing with two flights, group leader, return private group transfers from Milan Malpensa Airport.
Participants should already have the ability to ski or snowboard off-piste confidently and be over 16 years of age (16-18 years accompanied by an adult).

James Orr Heliski are also offering two places to the charity, Right to Play and James Orr said:

To mark the launch of the trip we are delighted to be offering two places to the charity, Right to Play for them to auction at their London fund raising dinner on November 8, to be hosted by Chemmy.

Full Itinerary

Thu 7 March – Arrive Milan late afternoon. Private transfer to Alagna. Dinner in the hotel. Chemmy and the guides will join guests and discuss plans for the next four days.

Fri 8 March – After breakfast the guide will meet guests in their hotel with ski passes. Warm-up day with introduction to the extensive off-piste of Monterosa ski area. Dinner with Chemmy.

Sat 9 March – Ski off-piste or heli-skiing with Chemmy. The guide will choose the best option on the day.

Sun 10 March – Day to heli-ski or board depending on the weather. Dinner at a mountain restaurant to swap stories with Chemmy and the rest of the team.

Mon 11 March – Final day off-piste. Maybe tackle a couloir or two or take in a late lunch before heading to Milan for an evening flight home.

    Company Information

    James Orr Heliski has been arranging adventurous skiing and snowboarding trips to different parts of the world for over 20 years. Specialising in heli, cat and off-piste skiing holidays and offering everything from bespoke trips to far flung places like Greenland or Nepal to more affordable intro weekends in Italy and combinations of resort, cat & heliski in Revelstoke, Canada. Whatever the destination, guests are always assured the highest levels of service and seamless organisation.

    Every location chosen has been carefully vetted by James with accommodation ranging from super high-end luxury lodges like Bighorn in Canada to comfortable and convenient hotels in Alagna like the Cristallo. Whether it’s about adventure, luxury or exotic locations, James Orr Heliski has it covered.

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    Robert Stewart
    PR DirectorSki Press

    Telephone: +00 44 (0)7543 799338

    Email: robert@ski-press.com



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