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"When I was born in December 1969, there was so much snow that my parents couldn't drive me home from hospital. When I was 8 months old, my instincts told me to stop crawling and I started to walk. When I was 2 years old, I started skiing in our garden. When I was 12 years old, my father cut my skateboard in two because I caused a car accident. When I was 16 years old, I bought my first snowboard. Now I'm a bit older and I'm still totally addicted to snowboarding!"
In 2007, with a passion for freeride skiing, curiosity for exploring the mountains, and a willingness to do crazy things, he started Heliski Romania with co-founder Martin Freinandemetz. He was a finalist in the 2005 Paris - Dakar Rally. He reached the North Pole in 2007, the South Pole in 2011 with Coco Galescu, and was part of the first Romanian team to reach Manaslu Peak in the Himalayas, which was led by Horia Colibasanu.
He was born with a passion for extreme sports and adrenaline. Cristi has been skiing since he was three years old. His first contact with a ski slope was here, at Muntele Mic, RO. For the love of nature and mountains, and of course skiing, Cristi earned his bachelor’s degree in Vienna in the tourism and hospitality industries. For him, Heliski means freedom and respect for the mountain.
"Born in 1978, it didn’t take long before I learned how to ski in Păltiniș, only 25 km from where I grew up in Sibiu. I attended the ski club of Sibiu and became a racer. I have had the pleasure of skiing in the USA for a few months as well, even during Ceausescu’s time. In 2008, I became a mountain-guide of the Romanian Mountain-Guide Association (AGMR), as well as an instructor on their team."
"I’ve been climbing the mountains since the early 90’s. I was part of the Romanian National Climbing Team between 2014 and 2015, and attended the Climbing World Cup in 2014. I became a certified mountain-guide of the Romanian Mountain-Guide Association (AGMR) and UIAGM, as well as an instructor on their team. I’m also an ISIA Cat 3 ski instructor and climbing instructor."
With vast experience flying many different types of helicopters, Sorin joined our team to share his experience with us and our guests. He is a veteran Romanian military pilot, and has spent time flying helicopters all over the world after his military service. Sorin is no stranger to flying in the mountains in the winter with snowy conditions and shares the stoke of all his heliski passengers as a snowboarder himself. If you see him at the lounge after your fantastic day of riding untouched powder, introduce yourself and share some stories, it'll be worth it.
"Hi, everybody calls me "Feri" and I’m an adrenaline junky. I fell in love with snowboarding at 12 years old and earned my Instructor Certificate 8 years ago. I’m also involved in several snowboarding camps and sharing my passion with others makes me happy. Beside snowboarding, I'm also a Certified kite surfing instructor as well as an international level MMA fighter. I’m passionate about everything that involves action on both, the water and snow. I can’t wait to share my passion with you!"
"Throughout my life, I have been deeply involved in sports activities. I started skiing when I was just 4 years old and have been snowboarding for over 17 years. I graduated from the University of Physical Education and Sports with a specialization in Skiing, and I also hold a master's degree in Management and Marketing in Sports. I am a certified snowboard instructor and have experience as a shaper, involved in building several trails in Romania, such as Piatra Neamt, Postavaru Bike Park, Azuga, as well as snowparks like Stubai Zoo, Sudelfeld, and Transalpina. Apart from snow sports, I also enjoy riding bikes, both on the road and in off-road conditions. I have experience in organizing sports events. While I may struggle with putting it into words, I'm more comfortable taking action and being in the great outdoors rather than writing lengthy descriptions about myself. :)"
"I got the ski virus back in 1995. Since then, I’ve managed to stay infected every season. I love skiing in all its disciplines, but my heart goes to freeride and freestyle. In 2017, I earned my ski instructor certificate and I now I’m happy to share my passion with you as a guide in the back country. I think that skiing should stay fun, funky, effortlessly stylish and elegant."
Spencer is from the United States in the area between New York City and Boston. He spent most of his youth skiing, snowboarding, surfing, sailing and playing in bands as a drummer and guitarist. As an adult, he joined the US Army and flew the world’s most advanced AH-64D Apache attack helicopters, with 1 combat tour in Iraq and 2 in Afghanistan. Since moving to Romania, Spencer has combined his love of action sports with his entrepreneurial spirit and founded Ride Tribe Romania, and organization dedicated to uniting and progressing the Romanian action sports community. Whether it’s in the helicopter, on skis, or a snowboard, you’ll always find him in the air and on the mountain playing in the snow!
A National pro rider, multiple National Snowboardcross and Slopestyle Champion, member of the National and Olympic Snowboard Team, winner of the most Big Air, Slopestyle and Boardercross competitions in Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria, a participant in the World Championships in Korea 2008, as well as an ISIA / AMPSR international certified instructor and backcoutry guide.
Bogdan is the Chief of Emergency Department in Sibiu. He made his specialization studies in Bruxelles and worked in Paris for 2 years. He has more than 20 years experience in emergency units such as hospitals, helicopter rescues and other emergency procedures. He is our safety adviser and the entire HSR Team is doing a first aid course with him every year.
For special dates and rates your group should consist in minimum 8 person.
Yes. We will try to coordinate so you fit in a group that will match your level.
Professional video-guides are available on request to ski with your group and capture the day’s adventures on digital video. Enquire about this service at our counter when booking or confirming your day’s heli-skiing.
The best snow in our mountains you can find between the middle of January until mid March.
Half of the payment needs to be paid via bank transfer as soon as possible in order to guarantee your reservation. Your reservation will only be fully confirmed once the payment has been made.
The other half needs to be paid in cash at our mountain chalet before or after our program.
The cars are parked in a safe location in Muntele Mic parking lot and easily accessible on skis or skidoo from your accommodation.
Extra meters we calculate with 17 eur/pers/100 m vertical drop.
You will receive the money back except the amount you paid for accommodation, food, helicopter reservation, your mountain guide. We are refunding 15 Eur/pers/100 m of vertical drop that we do not accomplish. For example on the package that guarantees 5000m in vertical drop, in case of not flying 2000m out of them then we will refund you 300eur.
The groups must have a basic mountain experience and a moderate physical condition in order to be able to maintain a relatively short waiting time.
We access a wide range of terrain and runs and depending on the snow safety and conditions we ride different runs and both vertical and length an average of 500m vertical/ run can be taken into consideration.
Yes, depending on availability.
An unforgettable experience! Booked a package for a week with 3 friends without really knowing what to expect and it ended up being one of the best trips any of us have ever had.
Cristi and his team made sure that every moment was perfect. The two days of Helisking were definitely the highlight since none of us had ever experienced that, but the hospitality of the staff, the sunset drinks at the Skylounge with aDJ set and the most beautiful view, the Beers and Burgers after a long day of skiing and the party at the end of the week made this trip absolutely perfect. You not only get your money's worth, you get way more than what you pay for. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an extraordinary experience that you definitely won't forget anytime soon!
We had an amazing time with Heliski R whole trip is an experience. From the army trucks, to the helicopter, the sky bar, the pension/hotel where you will stay, everything is truly unique. The guides are professional and give you their all to make sure you have a good time. The mountains are great for freeriding and if you are Lucky to be there on a Blue bird day after a dump, man this place is sick! Will come back for sure!
No doubt one of the best trips I've ever been on. My mind is blown away and my perspective has been changed forever. Thanks for the experience of a lifetime ,see you guys next year!
Amazing days! Thanks to the whole @heliskiromania team for this experience!
Great location and service. Our guide took care that we ride untouched powder and pilot kept show going on, didn't realise how quick can be spent a great day
It was a pleasure. All of us will try to come again next year!
What a great time in Romania, nothing but compliments on the service we got. Treated like kings!
The most beautiful experience of my life. It exceeded all my expectations. Fun, adrenaline, good vibes, party, the team. An addictive experience
A great team and friendly service at all times made these experiences unforgettable. We will come again next year.