Norway Ski Tour

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Introduction

Our Norway Ski Tour trips are centred around the Lyngen Alps, which should be on every off-piste skiers wish list.

The area provides amazing ski touring terrain away from the crowds.

Skinning from a beach drop off to an island mountain summit, followed by superb untracked snow to our pick up at the sea really is an amazing experience.

The skiable terrain here is vast with peaks and slopes to suit every off piste skier. There is also tree skiing in case the weather is bad!

Clicking on the ‘Book Now’ button opposite, will open a new tab/window in your browser and direct you to our online tour booking system. Here you can check the course dates and availability

Course Details

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Further Information.

What's included
  • Guides expenses and fees
  • In resort transport
  • Full board chalet accommodation
What's not included
  • Transport to/from Tromso
  • Equipment rental
  • Travel insurance
Who is this for?

Ski touring in Norway is a great fist Ski Expedition. You will love this trip if you have done some ski touring before, enjoy off piste skiing (but you don’t need to be a jedi- there is terrain here to suit everyone) and like a bit of adventure! Its a great combination of remote physical ski touring, earning your turns, in amazing terrain without the hardships of expedition living…

Accommodation and huts

We stay in comfortable and clean lodgings that provide breakfast and dinner. You guide will drive you from the lodging to the days ski area.

Typical Itinerary

Saturday:
Arrive Tromso airport early afternoon and meet up with the rest of the team. Transfer (2.5hrs) to our
lodgings, either by speed boat or minibus, and settle in. We have a safety briefing and also a
discussion about the next days plans.

Sunday – Friday:
6 days ski touring. Each evening we have a discussion about the following days plan. We will ski a wide
variety of locations (different every day), some accessed by speed boat and some by minibus,
depending on the conditions on the day. Each day we will skin from sea-shore to one or 2 summits
seeking out great terrain, views and snow. Most days we will be traversing mountains and/or islands,
getting picked up from a different location to the drop-off point. This week really is quite a unique
experience.

Saturday:
We take our return transfer (2.5 hrs) to Tromso airport, and our flights home. If possible return flights
leaving around lunchtime are most convenient.

Training

To maximise your chance of success and enjoyment during this trip it is important to get as fit as you possibly can. So we have partnered with Uphill Athlete, specialists in strength and conditioning for peak mountain performance.

Read an Introduction to Uphill Athlete by Steve House, accomplished climber and IFMGA guide here

Mountaineering is all about being able to exercise at a moderate intensity for many hours (typically 5 to 12 hours) and your training should reflect this. Balance is important too as you will spend many hours walking in crampons. For this a good chore strength is important.

Remember to build up your workouts over time. If you are not used to exercising much, your muscles and joints need time to build up to avoid injury.

We highly recommend this 8 Week Ski Touring Training Plan to get you in shape for the trip.

Kit List

1. Skis with ski touring bindings.Your skis should be a minimum of 90mm underfoot and should be off-piste specific.
2. Ski poles
3. Skins and ski crampons
4. Ski boots and boot crampons – these must fit and be comfortable as we will spend time ascending throughout the week.
5. Ski Helmet
6. Rucksack – 40-50l. with ski straps
7. Transceiver, probe, shovel, harness with 1 screw gate karabiner (can be rented in Chamonix)
8. Sunglasses, goggles, sunhat, sunscreen, lip salve/block
9. 3 sets socks and light coloured thermal tops
10. Lightweight Gore-Tex top/bottoms, warm hat, thick gloves, thin gloves
11. Insulating layers.
12. Personal first aid – blister kit, ibuprofen.
13. Cash for additional hot drinks / snacks on the mountain
14. Water bottle (minimum 1l)
15. Bathing clothes for the hot tub

Download our Clothing & Hardware kit recommendations here

Remember: Kit should be lightweight but functional – you have to carry it. You can rent most of the above on arrival.

Booking info

To find out more about our course, availability, or to ask any questions, please get in touch through the website or by phone on +33 (0)845 527 58 12.

For expeditions we take a 20% deposit to secure your place on one of our courses, we take a further 50% of the course price 4 months prior to departure and we ask for the balance to be paid 8 weeks before the course start date.

Insurance

We strongly recommend getting specialist travel insurance that covers cancellation, medical and mountain rescue.

Make sure that it covers glaciated mountaineering and climbing/ skiing. We recommend the Dogtag (www.dogtag.co.uk) – they have comprehensive policies and a good reputation.

Getting to Tromso

When looking into flights Norwegian airlines (www.norwegian.no) fly direct from Gatwick to Tromso offering
very reasonably priced flights. Scandinavian airways (www.flySAS.com) fly from a number of airports to
Tromso usually via Oslo (a short connection)

Rhiannon Cook
“There is nothing quite as magical as rowing to your ski destination! Touring around to the Norwegian Fjords is a must for any skier.”
Rhiannon, Marketing and Business Development

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