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SKI MOUNTAINEERING

Ski mountaineering refers to challenging ascents that are carried out on foot / using crampons / snowshoes and descents that are carried out by ski. Our routes are always selected so as to make the descents as rewarding as possible, within the skill-level of the group. However, on our ski-mountaineering courses, we also consider ascent options and provide some climbing instruction, as appropriate.

Free-skiing products refer to products in which the emphasis is very definitely on the descent.

When we are working with helicopters and snowmobiles, eg, on the more down-hill oriented courses targeting pure adrenaline-filled descents.

Some of the journey-based products may be less suitable for snow-boarders although in general it is possible to accommodate both skiers and snowboarders (who climb / trek using snowshoes) within each course.

Equipment

When moving in the mountains in winter you not only need the right equipment with you, but you need to know how to use it to be safe. At a bare minimum, in addition to standard mountain-safety equipment like headlamps and douvet jackets, all back-country skiers, boarders and mountaineers travelling into Scandinavian mountains should be carrying snow-safety gear (avalanche transceivers, shovels and probes).

We include the use of this specialist kit – and a rucksack to put them in – within the price of our products although you are welcome to use your own. Each of our ski days starts with a briefing about the use of safety equipment and at this time.

In addition, you will need to use your own ski-mountaineering equipment or normal skis with binding adapters / telemark skis with skins. Snowboarders ascend using snowshoes. We always recommend the use of helmets and back-armour for skiers and snowboarders, as well as additional knee protection for telemark skiers. All additional specialist kit (snowshoes, sleeping bags, binding-adapters, knee protection etc), can be hired from us, if necessary.

Jiehkkevarri 1834

Jiehkevarri is known as the ‘Mont Blanc of the North’. It is an amazing mountain, rising 1834m out of the sea. When you summit it you are completely surrounded by glaciers and have an unbelievable selection of descent options. The skiing is just great and the scenery, breathtaking.

Equipment

We provide all of the equipment needed for glacier travel and snow-safety.

 

Place: Lyngen Alps, northern Norway (nearest airport: Tromso).

Time: February – May

Duration: 1 day

Number of participants in each group: 3 – 10

Price: 120 Euros per person

Price includes: guiding, snow-safety equipment, glacier travel equipment

Ski Mountaineering / Free-skiing Day

Using the knowledge of a local guide for a day of skiing is the easiest and safest way to not only find the best snow, but also to choose the most suitable downhill spots for your ability and aspirations. It is by far the easiest way of maximising your time in the mountains.

We arrange ski mountaineering / free-skiing days in Kilpisjarvi, Lyngen and Tromso. In Kilpisjarvi, we can supplement our muscle power, if we choose, by using helicopters or snow-mobiles for transport – although these are not included in the price.

During the day, we will spend some time discussing basic snow safety tips (appropriate to your knowledge level and the conditions) but the focus will be on skiing itself.

 

Place: Lyngen Alps, northern Norway

Time: February – May

Duration: 1 day

Number of participants: 1 – 5

Price: 360 Euros per group

Price includes: guiding and snow-safety gear.

 
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