Please note this trip is now fully booked for 2019.
Discover Riksgransen's incredible backcountry wilderness, enjoying the perfect mix of guiding and instruction to improve your skills off-piste on our Arctic Powder & Ski-Touring Experience, hosted by Ski Safari founder Richard Rice.
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 the Lapporten - the iconic Gateway to the Arctic. You’ll gain insight into the Scandinavian approach to the mountains while building confidence in the powder, and in addition you’ll try ski touring in one of the most perfectly serene places in the world.
Running from 21 to 28 April 2019, when you can expect excellent snow conditions (typically over 2.5m base) and long daylight hours (16 hours plus), the trip includes seven nights at the Riksgränsen Hotel (half board), six day Riksgränsen/Björkliden lift pass, five days professional guiding/instruction, one half day of ski touring and return flights and transfers. Our founder, Richard Rice, will be on hand throughout.
There will also be an option to add more ski-touring (variable prices – please call us for details), heli-skiing (from around £450pp for 3 run package) and/or cat-skiing (from around £80pp) - these are not included in the package price.
The trip is aimed at confident intermediate and above skiers (able to ski parallel turns on red and black pisted runs), with possibly a little powder experience and the desire to learn more. However, if you are already an experienced off-piste skier and wish to join a group trip, we can accommodate you too.
For a taste of what to expect, take a look at our trip report from a staff visit in March 2017.
Maximum of eight places. We expect this trip to sell out quickly. Call us on 01273 224068 or email [email protected] to secure your place.