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USD 14,364

GUIDED HELISKIING | ARCTIC EAST GREENLAND
8 Day Heliski Package

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Advanced to Expert
Price p/p From price based on a 8-day program (7 days heliskiing), single occupancy accommodation.
Base/invoice currency is in EUR incl taxes.
USD 14,364
An exclusive adventure in the last frontier of heliskiing. Heli ski for 7 days in East Greenland from Kulusuk. The region is known for its amazing skiing, jagged peaks, deep fjords & unique Inuit culture. The helicopter leaves directly from the base at Hotel Kulusuk to terrain only minutes away. Join a fixed date tour
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Greenland Heli Skiing

8 Day Heliski Packages in Arctic East Greenland

Overview

In Greenland, Powderhounds partner Arctic Heli Skiing is proud to work with legendary heli ski guide and explorer Kevin Boekholt in offering exclusive heli ski adventures on the east coast of the world's largest island. The region of Ammassalik covers an area of approximately 250,000 km2 and is well known for its jagged peaks, deep fjords and unique Inuit culture that was only interrupted about a hundred years ago by European explorers for the first time. The local population of only about 2,500 people in the entire region is very proud of this heritage and has maintained many traditional ways, such as hunting using dog sleds for transportation and travel.

The nature of the area is also no less than spectacular with a large number of marine mammals such as whales, seals and polar bears roaming this majestic region. What this means for you is thousands of peaks and slopes to explore and ski, in a landscape, nature and culture like no other, where untouched snow capped peaks tower over the frozen landscapes of towering icebergs, fjords and islands. Greenland is, and will continue to be one of the world's most special places to go heliskiing.

Operating for the past 18 seasons in Greenland, you are invited to participate in a true adventure of exploration and discovery. First descents, naming runs and visiting peaks that have never seen a human being before is what you will experience along with outstanding professional service and a cultural experience of a lifetime.

The season in Greenland is the same as Iceland from March through June. Due to the complex nature of organizing trips to Greenland we try to concentrate our groups in to late March to mid-May but if you have other dates in mind please do not hesitate getting into contact and a Private departure could be organised.

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Ski Terrain & Vertical

The heli skiing and snowboarding fixed date program in Greenland is for 2 months during the spring from mid-March to mid-May. Spring is the best time to visit this region as there is more snow on the glaciers and the snow pack is usually very well settled resulting in less avalanche danger. The weather is also more stable and the days getting longer so even during storms there are more possibilities to get out.

The terrain options include everything from gentle glaciers, wide open bowls & steep couloirs. Due to the northerly location, there is no tree skiing in Greenland.

Average vertical is 6,000m/day (20,000ft) with one hour of flight time. There are 7 possible ski days with 6hr of helicopter flight time included in the tariff. The included flight time allows for weather interruption. Extra flight time can purchased on a pro-rata basis split between the group.

See the full program on the Itinerary tab.

Snow Quality

Temperatures range from -10 to +5 celsius on the coast. Similar to heli skiing and heli snowboarding in Iceland it is important to be prepared for any kind of weather. Frequent storms can come through so having a number of layers available is a good idea.

Snow quality is generally powder, however as with all high mountains adventures, mixed snow conditions can be experienced.

Location & Transfers

In Greenland, the Hotel & helipad are located in the village of Kulusuk in the country's south-east. The airport is a short distance from the hotel & accepts flights from Iceland & the Greenland capital. All ground transport from/to Kulusuk airport & the hotel is included in the package.

The Kulusuk Airport (KUS) can be reached by a flight from Rekyjavik Airport (RKV). Flights to Reykjavik from international origins land at Reykjavik's Keflavik International Airport (KEF), 45min by road from RKV.

The program in Greenland begins and ends in Reykjavik Iceland (flights are not, however, included in the price!). Iceland´s regional airline, AirIcelandConnect, offers several flights per week between Reykjavik (RVK) and Kulusuk Greenland (KUS). The flight departs around 11:00hr so it is important that guests fly to Iceland the evening before or arrive early in the morning at Keflavik Airport. Keflavik (KEF) is distance from Reykjavik, where the flight to Greenland departs, needs to be taken into consideration if planning to arrive in Iceland the same morning. Return flights from Kulusuk Greenland arrive in Reykjavik around 16:00hr so most guests will need to stay an additional night in Reykjavik and return home the following day, unless there is a late flight out. It is important to consider the transfer time between the Reykjavik airport and the Keflavik airport when sorting out flights.

PLEASE NOTE: Greenland can be very unpredictable in terms of weather. It is a remote location with few means of transportation to and from the country. Please be advised that flights can be delayed and you should be prepared to be flexible with your dates or at least be prepared to be delayed on arrival or departure.

Lodging & Meals

The program is run out of Hotel Kulusuk on the island of Kulusuk in eastern Greenland. The Hotel is situated right on the edge of the best ski terrain and we fly right out of there with the closest runs only minutes away. For more information see the Lodging & Food tab.

Arctic Heli Skiing Greenland Package
Arctic Heli Skiing Greenland Package
Arctic Heli Skiing Greenland Package

Helicopter & Guides

Helicopters operated by Air Greenland and Greenland Copter Pilots with extensive heli ski specific flight training, high hours and perfect safety record The helicopters are A-Star B3E and B3 flown by excellent pilots who have been flying heli skiing for many years.

With space for 4 skiers in the back, plus the guide and pilot up front, one helicopter will service up to 2 guided groups of skiers in a fast and efficient manner.

All guides are internationally accredited & work within a large experienced team with expert local knowledge. Guide to guest ratio whilst skiing is 1:4.

Ski Ability & Equipment

The Greenland Heliskiing Program is suitable for fit, strong advanced or better skiers with previous off-piste powder & mixed snow conditions experience. Participants need to bring their own ski boots are provided with all avalanche safety gear (Airbag, shovel, shovel, probe & beacon). High performance Völkl skis are available for use by guests free of charge. Personal skis should be mid-fats or above (95mm underfoot or greater) &not be too soft. Snowboarders must bring their own board.

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Typical Itinerary for Arctic Heli Skiing Greenland Package

Day 1: Arrival, Briefing & Ski

Late morning flight from Reykjavik Iceland to Kulusuk (KUS) Greenland where you will arrive around noon. The 1½hr flight from Iceland can offer amazing views of the east coast as you approach. On the ground in Greenland, meet up with your guides and be taken to the Kulusuk Hotel only minutes away from the airport. Once settled in, the group will go over the weeks agenda with your guides, be briefed on local conditions as well as receive the avalanche safety training and emergency procedures briefing before heading out for your first afternoon of skiing.

DAYS 2 - 7:  Ski, Look, Relax, Eat, Rest, Repeat

First descents, adventure and exploration is the name of the game. Every day you will get the chance to fly out over frozen fjords and ski amazing lines right down to the white sheet of the pack ice where your helicopter awaits. On your flights to and from skiing each day you might even spot a polar bear roaming the rugged beauty of the Greenlandic landscape. Evenings and nights are spent in the comforts of Hotel Kulusuk where you may get the chance to sample some local cuisine as well as enjoy performances by local drum dancers.

DAY 8: Departure

Time to pack your bags, say your goodbyes. You will already be thinking about returning to the magic mountains of Greenland. Your flight back to Iceland leaves around 1100hrs and arrives in Reykjavik around 1600hrs. A night in Reykjavik is generally required since most international flights will have left by the time your flight from Greenland arrives in Iceland.

Arctic Heli Skiing Greenland Package
Arctic Heli Skiing Greenland Package
Arctic Heli Skiing Greenland Package

PLEASE NOTE: Greenland can be very unpredictable in terms of weather. It is a remote location with few means of transportation to and from the country. Please be advised that flights can be delayed and you should be prepared to be flexible with your dates or at least be prepared to be delayed on arrival or departure.

Accommodation & Food

You will stay at the Kulusuk Hotel in Greenland, based on single accommodation. Kulusuk is a small village with limited accommodation so this is the only settlement hotel available in the area, and while it is basic, it is comfortable and well managed as well as offering amazing views of the area. You will fly directly from the front of the hotel every morning. All meals, snacks & non-alcoholic drinks are included.

Arctic Heli Skiing Greenland Package
Arctic Heli Skiing Greenland Package
Arctic Heli Skiing Greenland Package

Rates & Inclusions

Rates (2024)

8 Day Heliskiing Package (6 hr flight time, 7 nights accom, all meals, guide & more) €13,300

Inclusions
  • HELISKIING: 7 heliski days (6hr total flight time/group)
  • ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights at Hotel Kulusuk (single occupancy)
  • MEALS: All meals (from arrival day welcome lunch to departure day breakfast)
  • TRANSPORT: All ground transport during tour
  • GUIDE: Internationally certified heli ski guides (guide/guest ratio = 1:4)
  • EQUIPMENT: Use of all avalanche safety equipment & high performance skis
Add-ons
  • EXTRA HELI-SKI RUNS: price on application
Not Included

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Arctic Heli Skiing (AHS) Terms & Conditions are standard in the heli skiing industry. Due to the costs involved with heli skiing and heli snowboarding we have strict payment and refund policies. We also require guests to purchase travel insurance as our terms and conditions are absolute. Please familiarize yourself with our cancellation and refund policies prior to booking a program with us.

CANCELLATIONS

All ski and snowboarding packages start and finish on the specified dates and have been offered as a complete package. There are no refunds, partial or full for any of the following reasons.
- Late arrival or early departure for any reason
- Sickness or injury
- Lack of skier ability or fitness

Deposits are non-refundable. If you need to cancel your trip after having paid the deposit or balance the following options are available:
- Your ski package is transferable to another person*
- If AHS is able to find a replacement for your space then your package payment can be deferred to a ski package in the next season.
*If you find a person to take your spot, we will credit any payments you have already made to the balance owed on the seat. It is between yourself and the person replacing you to sort out payments/reimbursements between one another.

Cancellations must be made by email. If cancellation is received 95 days or less, prior to start of confirmed package then entire trip price is owed and non-refundable. Arctic Heli Skiing reserves the right to cancel any heli skiing package at any time. Should this occur a full refund of payments, including deposit, less 3% administration fee will be given.

REFUNDS

No refunds are given in whole or in part for unused days within the package due to late arrival or early departure. If you decide to come in early from skiing or snowboarding during your program or to not ski at all no refund will be given should the guaranteed flight time not be reached.

There are occasions where we are not able to ski due to weather, a mechanical breakdown, conditions, or an unforeseen emergency. Should the entire group not reach the included flight time of the package the unused time is averaged over the group and refunded at 2,600 EUR per hour of unused time. Should guests on our Ultimate Package not fly for a day the refund policy is 2,600 per day divided amongst the group.

GREENLAND PROGRAMS: There are many costs associated with locating helicopters, flight hours and getting highly qualified guides to Greenland that are nonrefundable. Another big cost in the package is the Greenland Airport Authority which charges for operating commercially within the country. This cost is also non-refundable.
That being said if we have problems with the weather and we do not fly the minimum hours we do try to sell them as extra hours to other groups throughout the season. In this case we are able to refund groups that did not achieve their hours; however, this is not something that we can guarantee.

DEPOSITS, REGISTRATION & PAYMENT

Each guest should familiarize themselves with the booking process on this website. This will ensure that you pick the best package for your needs and that you a have a full understanding of what a heli ski trip/ski package entails.

A non-refundable deposit and a completed registration form are required within 1 week of the reservation date to confirm your reservation. The deposit is 35% of your total package price. The exact amount will be calculated and sent back to the guest in the reply to his initial booking request.

To secure your space, final payment is required 95 days prior to commencement of your package. If booking less than 95 days prior to start of ski package full payment is due to confirm and secure the space.

LIABILITY

Each guest will be required to sign a RELEASE FROM LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS ASSUMPTION OF RISKS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT. By signing this agreement/waiver you are giving up certain legal rights. This agreement/ waiver must be signed and witnessed at our lodge before the guest is allowed to ski. This is part of our helicopter and avalanche safety briefing upon your arrival. Refusal to sign this waiver will result in cancellation of that guest’s ski package with no refund of any sort.

INSURANCE

Because of the costs involved in heli skiing we require that each guest purchase trip or holiday cancellation insurance in addition to medical, personal and travel insurance. This insurance should cover emergency helicopter evacuation. Arctic Heli Skiing has partnered up with Global Rescue and World Nomads in offering heli skiing specific insurances to our guests. Please visit our Insurance page for further information.