Arctic Ski Touring Adventure with The Telegraph

Group Trip

Discover Riksgränsen's incredible backcountry wilderness with a local guide who will introduce you to ski touring and take you to the best of the off-piste on our Arctic Ski Touring Adventure, hosted by Ski Safari founder Richard Rice.
  • Non-Ski Activities
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Powder
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Based north of the Arctic Circle in the snowsure Swedish resort of Riksgränsen, you'll explore the unlimited backcountry easily accessed from the ski area, including that of neighbouring resort, Björkliden, where you can see Lapporten - the iconic Gateway to the Arctic. You’ll gain insight into the Scandinavian approach to the mountains while building confidence in the powder in one of the most perfectly serene places in the world.

Ski touring is the focus of this trip and the terrain is perfect to enjoy this rapidly-growing discipline, both for first-timers and for those who wish to develop existing skills. However, the options are there to get a bit of help on the way up! We'll use ski lifts and the odd boot-pack as well as (for those interested and at an extra cost) snowmobile, snowcat or helicopter to reach as much of the best terrain and powder as possible.

For a taste of what to expect, take a look at our trip report from last season's visit.

Maximum of 12 places. We expect this trip to sell out quickly. Call us on 01273 224068 or email andyhemingway@skisafari.com to secure your place.

"Join me in Arctic Riksgränsen to learn about ski touring and experience the satisfaction that comes from earning your turns! Walking up to access pristine powder and the very best terrain will add a whole new aspect to your off-piste skiing. With a series of excellent day adventures available in the surrounding wilderness, Riksgränsen is the ideal base from which to learn and develop your ski touring skills."

Trip Details

Dates

The trip will run from 15 to 22 March 2020, when you can expect excellent snow conditions (typically over 2.5m base).

Accommodation

Riksgränsen Hotel has a range of accommodation from simply furnished "skiers" rooms to the more stylish "hotel" rooms, the latter are included for this trip. It also has good facilities, including ski rental with a wide range of equipment, a spa with indoor pool and outdoor hot tubs (local charge), the award-winning Lapplandia restaurant, bar with sun terrace and night club. Daily breakfast and four evening meals are included here. For the remaining three nights we propose the bar menu and an evening at the nearby new Niehku Mountain Villa.

Extras

There will be an option to add heli-skiing (from around £450pp for a 3 run package), cat-skiing (from around £80pp) and/or snowmobiling to access ski touring terrain (from around £185pp) - these are not included in the package price.

Ability Level

The trip is aimed at confident intermediate and above skiers (able to ski parallel turns on red and black pisted runs), with a little off-piste experience and the desire to do more. However, if you are more, or less, experienced off-piste and wish to join this group trip, we can accommodate you too.

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Our Prices

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We sift through the prices and promotions for every airline, hotel and resort, exploring all options. We don’t publish all our prices online. Instead, we give personal quotations within 24 hours of receiving your request.

How much?

See below for the current prices for the Arctic Ski Touring Group Trip. Speak to us for a tailored ski holiday price with your choice of resorts, activities and accommodation.

7 nights from £2225pp - Twin share basis
1 adult departing 15 March 2020
  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Kiruna via Stockholm (one piece of checked luggage per person)
  • Transfers to and from resort
  • 7 nights at the 3*+ Riksgränsen Hotel on B&B basis
  • 4 evening meals
  • 6 days guiding in Riksgränsen/Björkliden
  • 6 days hire of ski touring equipment (skis, skins, boots & poles)
  • Avalanche training
  • 6 days hire of backpack, shovel, probe and transceiver
  • Hosted by our founder, Richard Rice
Book by: 31 December 2019

* Prices are subject to flight prices at time of booking.

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