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Himalayan Ski & Skin (Heliskiing and Ski Touring Combo)

The Ski & Skin is a unique hybrid package that includes 3 days of heliskiing and 3 days of ski touring utilising the helicopter for access and egress (weather permitting) from our pristine Himalayan terrain. We offer this mixed package to a group of at least three guests per week in an effort to keep the experience intimate. For the heliskiing, the Ski & Skin guests integrate with the Odyssey package. There are three full days (weather permitting) and 15,000 vertical meters of heliskiing, with a minimum guaranteed of 10,000 vertical meters. When it is time to tour, the Ski & Skin guests break off with their guide for three days of exploring the ranges, returning each evening to the comfort of our heliski base lodge. Guests will be flown in and out of the ski touring terrain by helicopter each day (weather permitting) with vehicle back up.

Vertical Meter Calculation

Vertical meters are based on the maximum skied by an individual skier in the package. If at the end of the week no skier has reached the 10,000m guaranteed minimum, refunds will be made based on the maximum level reached within the package. (US$119 refund per full 1,000 vertical meters)

Additional Vertical Meters

The day before an individual skier reaches the 15,000m maximum, the guide will ask if the skier would like to stop skiing or buy additional meters. If necessary, the groups will be reformed to accommodate those who have chosen to continue skiing. For every day on which the helicopter does additional vertical, there will be a minimum charge of 3,000 vertical meters per skier. (US$130 per 1,000 vertical meters, or portion thereof).

Himalayan Ski & Skin (Heliskiing and Ski Touring Combo)

Package Price: US $7,250/- per person per week

Included in this package
  • 15,000 meters of vertical skiing (guaranteed 10,000 meters)
  • 3 days of ski touring - Primarily helicopter accessed (weather permitting) with vehicle back up
  • Mountain guide services with a maximum ratio of 4 skiers per 1 guide
  • Four airport transfers in Delhi (Airport to hotel on arrival and back to airport for flight to mountains. Airport to hotel on return from mountains, hotel to airport for final India departure)
  • Delhi-Manali transfers by a combination of air and land transport via Kullu or Chandigarh (All air transfers are subject to weather conditions)
  • Seven nights lodging in Manali, including all meals (Double or twin sharing basis)
  • Free use of Wi Fi Internet
  • Free use of the Sauna, Steam Bath and Gymnasium at the Lodge Spa
  • Skis and poles if required
  • Avalanche transceiver, airbag, shovel and probe
  • Local sightseeing and activities on down days
  • Himachal State Government Heliski Royalty
  • Central Government Service Tax Levy
Not included in this package
  • International airfare to/from Delhi
  • Single rooms at Manali
  • Meals, accommodation and travel activities in Delhi
  • Alcoholic beverages & Room Services
  • Massages at Heliski Base Spa
  • Excess baggage charges on international and Delhi–Manali–Delhi flights
  • Ski boots, snowboarding gear
  • Visa Fees
  • Gratuities
  • Medevac flights out of Manali are billed separately
  • (Emergency evacuation from ski terrain to base is free)
HHA can arrange, at extra charge:
  • For helicopter hours: US$ 2,750/- per hour.
  • For single room: US$ 360/- for seven nights in Manali, whether by guests choice or if no rooming partner can be found.
  • For transfer Chandigarh Airport–Manali by helicopter per rotation (max 5 guests): US$ 5,700/-
  • For transfer Pinjore (near Chandigarh)–Manali by helicopter per rotation (max 5 guests): US$ 5,200/-
  • For transfer Kullu Airport–Manali by helicopter per rotation (max 5 guests): US$ 1,475/-
  • Charter flights from Delhi to Kullu and/or from Kullu to Delhi can be arranged on request
  • Medevac flight by helicopter: US$2,750/- per hour. (Emergency evacuation from ski terrain to base is free)