Spain

Vielha is one of a string of charming mountain villages situated in the picturesque Aran valley in the Spanish / Catalan Pyrenees. Despite being closer to the Mediterranean it has a predominantly Atlantic climate and its main river the Garonne flows north into the Atlantic near Bordeaux.

The Val d ’Aran is a Catalan territory that was largely isolated until 1948 when the Vielha tunnel opened. Today it still maintains its own firm sense of identity, its own language (Aranese), culture and cuisine. It is an area of incredible natural beauty, rich in flora and fauna and with a history dating back to the 12th century stone churches that are dotted around the valley.

Baqueira –Beret, Spain’s most popular ski resort and a firm favourite of the Spanish royal family is located just 8 kilometres from Vielha. If you want to be close to the ski lifts and the helicopter this is an excellent option. In comparison with the popular resorts of the Alps, Baqueira–Beret is empty and inexpensive. Quite why we have no idea. The food and hotels are fantastic; it is uncrowded, easy to reach, snow-sure and has slopes for all levels. And with the Spanish not being famed as early risers if you get to the lifts before ten you may as well be skiing at your own private ski resort.

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400 km2 of Exclusive Heli-Ski Terrain

In contrast to the Swiss and Italian Alps the unique thing about heli-skiing in Spain is that you can take off, ski and land anywhere within the 400 square kilometres of exclusive heli-ski terrain. In short, you go where the best snow and weather are and where no one else is about to drop in and poach your line.

First Class Hotels and Restaurants

From the atmospheric and rustic to the luxurious and decadent we have a wide range of beautiful hotels to choose from. For food lovers the valley has a superb choice of restaurants.

Low Cost Introduction

With lots of moderate terrain and an easily accessible world class ski resort on your door step this is a relatively low cost introduction to heli skiing that is compatible with a regular family ski. Pack the kids off to ski school while mum and dad go heli-skiing

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Adventure in Spain

Everything from a quick weekend escape to a week of powder indulgence - all within easy reach of most European cities

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