Spring 2022: High up above the arctic circle, skiing the stunningly picturesque landscape of Greenland.
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SKI GREENLAND- REMOTE SKI MOUNTAINEERING ABOVE TO ARTIC CRICLE
Imagine awaking to fresh baked bread aboard the SkyDancer, a 73-foot steel hull schooner, custom-built for Arctic sailing. The SkyDancer sleeps 10 guests; 6 in 3 highly comfortable double cabins, and 4 more in a quad bunk upfront.
Each day we begin our ski day by climbing aboard our private zodiac and heading to shore, to lines. We spend most of our time along the stunningly picturesque and remote coast line of Greenland. Once ashore, we will put skins on our skis, clip in and begin to hike. You can expect 6-8 hour days with 3-7 thousand vert of ascent. Of course what goes up, must come down.. and your efforts will be reward with breathtaking views, wild ski terrain and with any luck a whole lot of powder turns.
This is backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering like you’ve never experienced before.
Because this location is so remote, wind and the weather conditions can change at anytime, and fast, so we staff the trip with 2 IFMGA guides. Furthermore, because it is always possible to come across a polar bear while skiing, the guide will always carry a gun... but don't worry, it's only to scare it off. We have yet to fire one of our guns yet, but we must be prepared!
Average temperatures range between 22 and 30 degrees Fahrenheit, and in May the sun never really goes down. We’ll try to keep on a normal schedule, but sometimes weather and travel nudge us to switch it up a bit. No biggie though, we're way up north in the land of midnight sun, and skiing down a couloir with the sea below at 2am in the Arctic makes for good stories.
Sail to Ski Greenland Itinerary Trip overview- 8 days/ 10 nights (May 2022)
Ideally you should arrive the evening before the the scheduled start day.
Client to IFMGA Guide Ratio: Max 4:1
GREENLAND - REMOTE SKI MOUNTAINEERING
Transport to Sailboat
Day 1: Move into your room, organize gear, briefing and dinner. plan on moving onto the boat between 10 and 1pm. You should plan on using the morning to buy alcohol, specialty items or any last minute needs.
Days 2-7: 6 full days of backcountry skiing/ Ski mountaineering. Boat living, all meals, scenery and good times with friends new and old.
Day 8: Departure. More details to come.
6 Full Days of Skiing
6 full days of backcountry skiing/ Ski mountaineering. Boat living, all meals, scenery and good times with friends new and old.
More details to come.
- 2 IFMGA/AMGA certified Mountain Guides
- Ship Captain and Chef/Deckhand
- 7 nights accommodations on SkyDancer
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trip
- Towels and bedding
- Memories to last a life time
What's Not Included?
- Flight to and from Tromso
- Hotels before or after the trip
- Personal Insurance
Wasatch Mountain Guides Cancellation Policy
CANCELLATION BY CLIENT
Wasatch Mountain Guides LLC will not refund fees paid if trips are cancelled within 7 days of departure, regardless of reason. Cancellation requests received more than 7 days before the trip start date will be refunded the trip fee less a 15% booking fee.
CANCELLATION BY WASATCH MOUNTAIN GUIDES
Wasatch Mountain Guides reserves the right to cancel trips due to environmental or other unforeseen circumstances, including, but not limited to, weather conditions or trail conditions, or permitting or access issues. We will make every effort to reschedule or offer advanced notice of route changes if and when possible. There will be no refunds for trips already in progress and trips will be charged according to the above cancellation policy. For longer trips, peak climbs, and ski mountaineering, unforeseen conditions including weather can affect field conditions and subsequently client safety. We reserve the right to terminate, change, or modify all trips at any time without a refund. Changes to a trip itinerary made by our guides for any reason do not constitute a cancellation, and no refunds will be made in this case.
If your trip is canceled by Wasatch Mountain Guides, amounts paid will be credited toward a future trip with Wasatch Mountain Guides. Wasatch Mountain Guides is not responsible for any expenses incurred in preparing for the trip, including, but not limited to, travel expenses, equipment rentals or purchase, or lodging.
Clients are solely responsible for evacuation costs, if necessary, including additional trailhead shuttles, ambulance, and emergency services. We strongly recommend that you purchase accident and trip insurance to secure your trip.
Wasatch Mountain Guides Client Responsibility + Safety Info
Safety And Participant Responsibility
Participants have responsibilities to themselves, Wasatch Mountain Guides LLC and to each other. They must choose the trip that is appropriate for their interests and skill level. Good physical condition is important on all Wasatch Mountain Guides LLC and is a prerequisite for participation. Proper trip preparation includes, but is not limited to, acquisition of the proper equipment, understanding the trip’s itinerary, and familiarity with proper wilderness etiquette.
The activities you engage in during your program may require a degree of skill and knowledge different than other activities that you have participated in and you have a responsibility as a participant to be in optimal physical condition and health. You are voluntarily participating in these activities with knowledge of the potential dangers involved, as well as the knowledge that some dangers are unforeseeable and uncontrollable, and the knowledge that these dangers exist no matter your physical and mental preparedness.
You must follow all instructions given by WMG and your guide without question, even if you do not agree with those instructions. On a trek or expedition, our guides reserve the right to remove any person from a trip for any reason. These reasons include jeopardizing the safety of yourself or another team member or physical inability to climb at the level necessary for the chosen route. If your guide removes you from a program, you will not receive any refund and you will be responsible for any additional costs incurred in leaving the trip.