Expedition Lodge Backcountry Ski Expedition

Expedition Lodge Backcountry Ski Expedition– Spitsbergen, Norway –3 days / 2 nights, Longyearbyen - Expedition Lodge - Adventdalen - LongyearbyenJoin us for 3 days of exhilarating back country skiing in untouched terrain! A warm, comfortable lodge surrounded by raw Arctic wilderness awaits you after a day on fantastic slopes. We will use snowmobiles to make our way to the lodge and to get closer to the mountains we will attempt to master. Enjoy never-ending opportunities for fantastic downhill skiing. The group will be accompanied by an experienced guide who will be responsible for safety.

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Operation May 2016
Departure On request
Price from $1,395 per person, Shared snowmobile
Included Accommodation during the expedition
Meals during the expedition
Shared snowmobile
Snowmobile equipment
Experienced guide with all necessary safety equipment
Search and rescue insurance
Not Included International airfare & Airport taxes
Flights to/from Longyearbyen
Accommodation and meals in Longyearbyen
Personal skiing and safety equipment
Clothing
Beverages
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
Please Note Degree of difficulty: 3 - Average physical fitness
Minimum 4 persons and maximum 6 persons, minimum age 18 years.

All times are subject to change.
The travel schedule will be altered should the weather conditions deem it necessary.

How demanding is the expedition?
Skiing in isolated areas requires a certain level of skill from the participants to ensure the expedition is conducted in a safe and secure way. All participants must be used to skiing outside of prepared slopes. The participants must only ski to their own limits and follow the guide's instructions at all times. The daily stages will vary, and will be adjusted to the snow and weather conditions, as well as the participants' desires and requests. We will generally be up at 700 - 1000 metres above sea level each day. We can set up round trips, and/or master several peaks during the same stage. The climbs will be at a relatively easy tempo to enjoy the surroundings and save energy for the descents. All participants must be familiar with climbing peaks with equipment. Three days in the lodge with like-minded people gives you a fantastic opportunity for adventure. The guide will ensure that the participants experience great skiing in safety. The goal for the expedition is safe skiing which will show you Svalbard at its best. Plus, we will always be hunting for the best snow!
Tour Options Air available on SAS - inquire about our special fares!
Additional nights Spitsbergen / Oslo
More Information Ski Expedition map
Ski Expedition equiment list

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Day 1 LONGYEARBYEN - EXPEDITION LODGE (L, D) 09:00am: The guide will meet you at your accommodation, and you will have a briefing to ensure your final preparations are in place. There will be time for last minute shopping before our departure from Longyearbyen.
11:00am: Departure. We will aim for an afternoon trip to become familiar with the area we will be exploring. We will stay at the comfortable Spitsbergen Expedition Lodge, where we will enjoy some modern comforts in the midst of the wilderness.

Day 2 SKI EXPEDITION - ADVENTDALEN (B, L, D) The day starts with a solid breakfast before we head out to experience the local mountains. We will explore the mountains in the inner parts of Adventdalen and the side valleys. The area offers peaks of up to 1100 metres (Skolten), with the majority at around 700 - 900m. The peaks are easily accessible and varied - from alpine descents to slower open flanks that are perfect for big swings!

In the evening we will return to the lodge for the night, and the weather, snow and our sense of adventure will help us choose the next day's slopes.

Day 3 SKIING - LONGYEARBYEN (B, L) We spend the whole day on skis, exploring the backcountry possibilities of the area, looking for the most untouched areas and the very best snow. We return to Longyearbyen at around 6:00pm.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Skiing in isolated areas requires a certain level of skill from the participants to ensure the expedition is conducted in a safe and secure way. All participants must be used to skiing outside of prepared slopes. The participants must only ski to their own limits and follow the guide's instructions at all times. Participants must bring, carry and know how to operate an avalanche beacon, spade and search probe, in addition to their skiing equipment.

The daily stages will vary, and will be adjusted to the snow and weather conditions, as well as the participants' desires and requests. We will generally be up at 700 - 1000 metres above sea level each day. We can set up round trips, and/or master several peaks during the same stage. The climbs will be at a relatively easy tempo to enjoy the surroundings and save energy for the descents. All participants must be familiar with climbing peaks with skiing and safety equipment.

Three days in the lodge with like-minded people gives you a fantastic opportunity for adventure. The guide will ensure that the participants experience great skiing in safety. The goal for the expedition is safe skiing which will show you Svalbard at its best. Plus, we will always be hunting for the best snow!

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