When it comes to planning your first-ever heli-ski safari, travel outfitter Swiss Ski Safari may be your best bet. The company claims to have invented the concept 13 years ago, and they employ a roster of mountain experts that will work closely with you to determine your schedule. They operate in France, Switzerland, and Italy, so be prepared to cross borders (maybe a morning in France and an afternoon in northern Italy?), speak different languages, and try different cuisines in between runs. At night, you can tuck into an über-comfortable bed at one of Europe’s grandest ski resorts, as Swiss Ski has partners in top resort towns including Zermatt, Verbier, Courmayeur, and Chamonix Mont-Blanc. So even in high season, you’ll catch up on hard-earned R&R at some of the most luxurious suites on the mountain.