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.
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.
Running from 15 to 22 March 2020, when you can expect excellent snow conditions (typically over 2.5m base), the trip includes seven nights B&B at the Riksgränsen Hotel, with four evening meals included, six days professional guiding, including an introduction to ski touring, six days ski touring equipment rental (including AVI kit) and return flights and transfers. Our founder, Richard Rice, will be on hand throughout.
There will also 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.
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 experienced, or less experienced off-piste and wish to join this 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 12 places. We expect this trip to sell out quickly. Call us on 01273 224068 or email [email protected] to secure your place.