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Ski Tours and Heliskiing in Greenland

Off-road skiing might be tough but the experience of riding in peaceful, virgin snow is definitely worth the effort

Ski Tours and Heliskiing
Ski Tours and Heliskiing
Ski Tours and Heliskiing
Ski Tours and Heliskiing

For those who are bored with ordinary skiing, Greenland offers a range of great places for ski tours and heli-skiing. Since it's a huge island country with 85% of its surface covered in snow all year round and high rocky mountains, you can find here vast spaces of unspoilt snow and a lot of breathtaking landscapes. The best locations for ski tours are Maniitsoq and the backcountry around Sisimiut, Nuuk, and Tasiilaq where you'll find deep snow and beautiful, monumental na​tu​re. The ski season usually runs here from February through May depending on the snowfall. For heliskiing head to Maniitsoq and Kangamiut in the western part of Greenland, famous for the high peaks up ​to 2,000 metres and scenic coastal areas. Although both ski touring and heli-skiing are quite challenging, ulti​mately, you'll feel more than satisfied because the views are well worth it. And don't forget your sunscreen since the days in spring can be quite sunny.

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What are the best locations for ski tours in Greenland?

Maniitsoq and the backcountry around Sisimiut, Nuuk, and Tasiilaq are some of the amazing places in Greenland that offer deep snow, monumental nature, glaciers, ice floes, fjords, and breathtaking views of the unspoilt Arctic wilderness, making them among the best locations for ski tours. You can experience amazing skiing guided by seasoned guides who'll take you to the most remote and pristine ski slopes. These sites provide unforgettable skiing experiences that'll last a lifetime. Show more

Where are the best places for heliskiing in Greenland?

Heliskiing is an adventurous skiing activity that you can experience in Kangamiut and Maniitsoq in western Greenland. These areas provide perfect skiing terrains with high peaks as high as 2,000 meters and scenic coastal areas around fantastic glaciers and fjords. Experienced pilots and guides will take you to the most remote and untouched slopes you'll ever explore, providing a passionate adventure while skiing through virgin powder snow in stunning surroundings. Show more

When is the ski season in Greenland?

The ski season in Greenland runs between February and May, depending on the snowfall levels. Visitors can anticipate a stunning ski experience characterized by stable snow, serene weather, and spectacular views between these months. It's advisable to liaise with certified local guides and operators before booking your trip, given the harsh winter conditions that may affect skiing experiences. During the spring season, skiers can enjoy long skiing hours and stable snow on the ground, providing an overall exciting skiing experience. Show more

What makes skiing in Maniitsoq and Kangamiut unique?

Greenland provides one of the most exceptional skiing experiences globally. Skiing in Maniitsoq and Kangamiut is distinct, given the breathtaking mountain scenery, glacier runs, and the Arctic Ocean coastline. These two sites provide limitless possibilities for skiing enthusiasts in search of a wild, adventurous skiing experience. The areas boast of unexplored skiing terrains that skiers can explore while gliding through Champagne powder snow amidst stunning vistas of glaciers and natural landscapes. Show more

What is the weather like during the ski season in Greenland?

Winter temperatures in Greenland range between -10°C and -25°C during the ski season. There can be occasional stormy weather, and skiing conditions can be challenging to visitors. The spring season has milder temperatures ranging from -5°C to 5°C, giving visitors ideal conditions to ski, explore the arctic beauty, and view the northern lights, polar bears, and other wildlife. When packing for a skiing trip in Greenland, it's best to carry warm clothing and sunscreen, liaise with experienced tour operators for a thrilling skiing experience. Show more

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