Arctic Ski Touring Adventure

Group Trip

Join Ski Safari founder Richard Rice on an Arctic Adventure 15-22 March 2020 for a week's ski touring in northern Scandinavia with the support of local guides.
  • Non-Ski Activities
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Powder
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

From our base in Riksgränsen in northern Sweden we'll explore the vast, stunning wilderness surrounding the resort. We'll use local guides to introduce us to ski touring, or improve our touring skills, as well as find us the best skiing available each day.

As well as Riksgränsen, we'll also explore the neighbouring resorts of Björkliden, where you can see Lapporten (the iconic Gateway to the Arctic) and Narvik, just over the border in Norway overlooking the strikingly beautiful Ofotfjord. 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, in other words walking up on skins, is the focus. However, we will get a bit of help where we can, whether that be from a chairlift, snowcat, snowmobile or even a helicopter (depending on conditions and budgets!). The trip is aimed at strong intermediate and above skiers looking to spend more time in the backcountry, ski touring and skiing off-piste.

This trip is the perfect way to experience something that you might not have the chance to with the people you normally ski or snowboard with. It's also a great way to meet like-minded people and spend more time in the mountains. Richard will be joined by another member of the Ski Safari team, plus a local guide.

Places are limited. For more information or to secure your place, call 01273 224060 or email andyhemingway@skisafari.com.

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

"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."

Who else has visited?
Andy Hemingway5x
Vicky Bamford3x

Suggested itinerary

We’ve put together an idea of what to expect on this Arctic adventure, however, options will be flexible depending on conditions, ability and group wishes.

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

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

To give you the most choice and best value, we create every holiday from scratch. This means that the quotation you receive is unique, based on your preferred departure dates, group size and holiday preferences.

We save you time and get the most for your money.

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.

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