Greenland Heliskiing

Greenland

Ski the Wild West coast of Greenland with 2000 meter runs from summit to sea just south of the Arctic Circle where the sun is up for 18-20 hours a day.

What to bring

Technical

Fat skis work well in the variable snow conditions we encounter in Greenland. I was skiing on K2 Coombas (135-102-121) this year, and found them ideal. If they are mounted with a pair of Fritschi ski mountaineering bindings, we can ski tour on any down days. Regular alpine ski poles are fine.

A transceiver is necessary, and since we will be skiing on glaciated terrain, an alpine harness is also required. We provide everyone with ABS avalanche back packs.

A shovel and probe is standard equipment you should bring with you.

 

Leisure

A warm down jacket and Sorel winter boots are good gear for the cool Kangaamiut mornings. Expect temperatures around -1 at sea level, and colder as we gain hight. It can get very warm when the sun is out, and there is no wind. So it is a good idea to have enough layers to be cool enough to ski hard, but be able to put on a warm layer when waiting for the heli in the shade with the wind blowing. I wear a light weight short sleeve first layer, a second layer light weight long sleeve, and a light Gortex jacket. I keep a synthetic down jacket in my pack if things get cool. A visor is good to keep the sun off your head, and a warm hat to keep in warm. Sun-cream and lip balm is good.

 

 

PP/Night from US$ 1,737