Arctic Ski Mountaineering
An unforgettable skiing adventure in the stunning Arctic fjords
From: USD 480
Please note that depending on the ship, length of your cruise, and the itinerary, this price may vary. Inquire with your Polar Specialist. Are you interested in something slightly more adventurous than casual shoreline walks and wildlife watching? The ski mountaineering trips give you an energizing up-close experience of the rugged peaks and striking mountains surrounding the high Arctic fjords. The outings are always led by certified and highly experienced expedition leaders and mountain guides, some of which have led excursions for over a decade. Each morning the guides lead small groups of six to eight skiers onto the glaciers and into the mountains, typically ascending around 1,000 meters (3,300 feet) each day and often stopping for a packed lunch in the middle of the outing. Ski excursions involve both easy mountaineering and off-piste skiing. Since the expedition is ship-based, guides have the flexibility and freedom to reach the best snow, optimal weather, and a variety of unique Arctic destinations. In order to participate, skiers must be in good physical condition, have prior ski mountaineering experience, and have their own equipment. To determine whether guests have the necessary skills for this activity, we ask all skiers to fill out a questionnaire empahasizing their ski mountaineering experience. This is for the safety of the guests as well as the guides. IMPORTANT: This activity is dependent on weather conditions and logistics.