Backcountry Ski ICeland
Ski the solitude of Troll Peninsula
April 21 – 28, 2019 (arrive on 21st, return on 28th) High Intermediate – Expert Skiing
Join the AMG team in Iceland to ski world class backcountry terrain overlooking the Norwegian Sea. Our 2019 trip is based out of Dalvek near the northern tip of the Troll Peninsula. Here, in the land of the midnight sun, you will find endless opportunities to ski rarely skied lines that can even take you from summit to sea! The Troll Peninsula boasts a wide variety of terrain making it ideal for both strong intermediate and expert skiers who want to go off-piste. After a full day of touring, you can relax in geothermally heated baths and hot tubs. Includes avalanche training refresher, companion rescue and optional certification in Wilderness First Aid (additional fee $125.00).
Iceland delivers the perfect spring skiing experience
Days are long and the snow pack is reasonably stable allowing for big ski tours
Easy access for east coasters -> a short, inexpensive five hour flight from Boston or New York
Up to 3000′ lines with spectacular views of the Arctic Ocean, beautiful fjords and big mountain alpine scenery
Provides an extremely “remote” mountain feeling full of big faces and steep couloirs
Jump into one of the world’s hottest fringe ski destinations with guides that have been there!
Includes 7 nights lodging, all breakfasts and dinners, all transfers from Akureyri airport and return
professionally guided by AMGA trained or certified ski guides
4 x 4 van for remote access to terrain and rendezvous points
Lodging in a Dalvik in private rooms with easy access to the goods, yet close to town for restaurants and an evening pint of Einstok Olgero, the local microbrew.
Ratio: maximum of 4 clients / guide
Plan your travel to arrive in Akureyri on April 21. (easy flights from Reykjavik or easy bus 3x daily)
All group and emergency gear provided.
Sample Itinerary – Featuring 6 days on your boards. Final itinerary is determined based upon conditions and skier skills.
Jon Tierney, IFMGA/AMGA Mountain Guide (Owner, Lead Guide) and/or Dick Chasse (AMGA Ski Guide Trained, AlARE Level 3, AIARE Level 1 Instructor).
We are offering four different pricing options for this ski trip adventure to suit your budget and skill set:
Option 1: A la carte – includes Dalvek lodging and breakfast / dinner for 7 days and nights. Ski and travel on your own. Only $1500.00
Option 2: I can ski on my own! – includes airport pick up in Akureyri, Dalvek lodging and breakfast / dinner for 7 days and nights and transportation to backcountry ski areas within 30 mile radius, daily assistance with tour planning. Ski on your own. Only $1950.00
Option 3: I think I can do this mostly on my own but…? – includes airport pick up in Akureyri, Dalvek lodging and breakfast / dinner for 7 days and nights and transportation to backcountry ski areas within 30 mile radius. Approximately 2 days of guided skiing and daily assistance with tour planning. Only $2200.00
Option 4: All inclusive. Just sit back and ski! – includes airport pick up in Akureyri, Dalvek lodging and breakfast / dinner for 7 days and nights and transportation to backcountry ski areas within 30 mile radius. Fully guided 6 days of backcountry skiing / touring. Only $2500.00
Optional add on: Wilderness First Aid Certification. $125.00 (16 hours spread over week)