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We begin our trip in the village of Tromso, located on the Lyngen peninsula in the far northern reaches of mainland Norway. The peninsula, as well as the surrounding islands, are dominated by mountains and surrounded by deep fjords. Raising from sea level to just over 6,000 feet, Jiekkevvare is the highest mountain in the range, with an average peak around 4,000 feet. Alpine in character, and almost entirely above the tree line, this small mountain range is ideal for backcountry skiing… Especially if you have a boat!!!

THE BOAT

During our trip, we will make our home aboard the SkyDancer, a 73-foot custom-built steel hull schooner. The SkyDancer sleeps 10 guests; 6 in 3 highly comfortable double cabins, and 4 more in a quad bunk upfront. In addition, there are two guest toilets, one with a shower and a heated floor for added comfort. There are 2 large salons, one deck saloon with an all-around view, and comfortable couches. This is a perfect area for reading, planning our days, or just hanging out. The second salon is down below, equipped with a kitchen and a large table for the entire crew to have meals together. Comfortably, the central heating with personal controls in each room will keep you warm and dry.

It is difficult to describe the beauty of this place, the blue sky, the white mountains all surrounded by ocean. No matter your ski ability, you will be taken by the experience of clipping into your bindings atop an alpine peak and looking at the ocean as you ski down. All the more incredible, the snow line is often nearly at the water’s edge, so the sensation lasts from the summit to sea.

Depending on our objective for the day, we will either take a zodiac to shore or dock at one of the outposts that can be found around the peninsula. Once ashore we will put skins on our skis and start climbing. You can expect to do 3-7k of the vertical per day depending on your fitness and desire. We usually have 2 groups, as we have 2 guides on every trip. Having two groups gives us the option of having a more motivated group and a leisurely group. People are usually free to jump from group to group depending on how they feel each day.

You can expect spring skiing conditions, often corn skiing, but sometimes powder! Because it’s springtime in the Arctic daytime temperatures range between 30-40 degrees Fahrenheit. The Lyngen offers some diverse ski terrain, from rolling and moderate open slopes, to steep and committing couloirs. There are glaciers, and some days we will want to take the appropriate gear to travel safely. All in all, it’s great skiing in a truly unforgettable environment.

THE EXPERIENCE

Basing on a boat is a great way to enjoy a ski vacation. We have no commute. We wake up every morning only minutes from clipping into our skis. At the end of the day, we step onto the boat to Apres Ski with all our friends as we motor to our next destination.

Our hosts, Nick and Estella are also a big part of the experience. The SkyDancer is their home, and aboard we are invited into their world. All the meals are outstanding and plentiful. Dinner is served family-style, and always plentiful and tasty. Breakfast is more buffet style, so we can all eat when we choose as we prepare for our day. Lunch is sandwiches and other snacks the each of us will choose and put together on our own from leftover breakfast and other goodies Estella sets out for us.

 
 

Sail to Ski Lyngen Alps is quite the experience!

Basing on a boat is a great way to enjoy a ski vacation. We have no commute. We wake up every morning only minutes from clipping into our skis. At the end of the day, we step onto the boat to Apres Ski with all our friends as we motor to our next destination.

Our hosts, Nick and Estella are also a big part of the experience. The SkyDancer is their home, and aboard we are invited into their world. All the meals are outstanding and plentiful. Dinner is served family-style, and always plentiful and tasty. Breakfast is more buffet style, so we can all eat when we choose as we prepare for our day. Lunch is sandwiches and other snacks the each of us will choose and put together on our own from leftover breakfast and other goodies Estella sets out for us.

Itineraries

Day 1

Transport to Sailboat

Move into your room, organize gear, briefing and dinner. Plan on moving onto the boat between 10 and 1pm. You should plan on using the morning to buy alcohol, specialty items or any last minute needs.

Day 2

6 full days of backcountry skiing/ Ski mountaineering.

full days of backcountry skiing/ Ski mountaineering.
Boat living, all meals, scenery and good times with friends new and old.

Day 8

Departure

TRIP INCLUDES

  • 2 IFMGA/AMGA certified Mountain Guides
  • Ship Captain and Chef/Deckhand
  • 7 nights accommodations on SkyDancer
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trip
  • Towels and bedding
  • Memories to last a life time

 

TRIP EXCLUDES

  • Flight to and from Tromso
  • Hotels before or after the trip
  • Alchohol
  • Personal Insurance

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