Best time to visit Greenland

Ski Tours and Heliskiing

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

Ski Tours and Heliskiing in Greenland - Best Time
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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.

Ski Tours and Heliskiing in Greenland - Best Season
A skier carving a steep line near Kuummiut in East Greenland
A skier carving a steep line near Kuummiut in East Greenland
Backcountry skiing in the Tasiilaq area in East Greenland
Backcountry skiing in the Tasiilaq area in East Greenland
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