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Austria offers only two locations – Schneetäli (8,000 feet) and the neighboring Mehlsack (8,700 feet) –for heli skiing and boarding, and both are superb. But the thrill comes with strict safety rules. For one, you must be accompanied by an instructor at all times. Each run lasts for about an hour, and you get to enjoy a stunning panorama of snow-covered mountains, steep slopes and natural winter beauty.