Being dropped in the middle of nowhere on a sub-zero mountainside used to be the preserve of the ultra-rich/ ultra-unlucky, but now you too can have a piece of the action, thanks to the folks at Pook lodge: France's first -- and most budegtously affordable -- heli-skiiing lodge.
Nestled in the heart of the French Alps, this newly-opened lodge flies you to untouched, otherwise inaccessible white stuff, and does it all "American style", so they'll probably be really loud and irrational about gun laws the whole time!
But seriously, why "American style"? Because heli-skiing is illegal in France! The folks at Pook have sneakily circumvented the law by flying into Italian airspace, which has totally loose morals.
From there, they'll give you the boot at one of 30 landing sites, and you can make your way back to base.
You could be driven to a nearby resort, go snowshoe-ing, or even get in on some husky sledging.
Instead of the typical $1000 per night average, prices start at $750 for three nights. A small chalet sleeps six, while the main house (originally built in 1624) can handle 14.
Included in the package is an in-house chef, a driver with a 4x4, an au pair, unlimited drinks, and safety equipment, which probably can't protect you from the unlimited drinks.
There's also a grand piano, a fire pit, and an outdoor hot tub, because the luckiest way to be stuck in the freezing cold is soaked in water.