It is the dream of every ski or snowboard maniac: just once, to ski on an untouched powder snow slope. And, suddenly, you're right at the centre of things. There are excellent options for heli-skiing and heli-boarding around Zermatt. Air Zermatt offers no less than 10 downhill runs in open country, accompanied by experienced mountain guides from the Alpin Center. The queen of these routes is called the Tour Monte Rosa. It starts at an altitude of 4,200 m and traverses an altitude difference of 2,600 m. There is also the Aeschhorn with various downhill run options, the Alphubeljoch and the Testa Grigia, the Cervinia routes on the Italian side, the Lysjoch over the Grenzgletscher and the Tête de Valpelline. Are you ready for take-off?