Helicopter Skiing in Riksgransen Sweden
Tour Name: Heliskiing in Riksgránsen Sweden
Tour Dates: 22nd to 27th April 2013
Level of Expertise: Experts only
Introduction: Using the Alouette III as your private lift and a certified UIAGM/IFMGA mountain guide to find the best snow is the guarantee of a premium ski experience. The close mountains provide 700-1000m vertical drop and up to 1500m if you fly to the remote Marma and Kebnekaise. A fantastic experience in a wonderful wilderness area. And why do we go late in the season? Simply because before that, it's dark up there!
Tour Price: £1,495
Includes: Flights from Heathrow to Kiruna via Stockholm, airport transfers to and from Kiruna, full board accommodation for 5 nights in Risksgransen.
Excludes: Helicopter and Mountain guide costs (depending on snow and weather conditions, number of flights, number of people in the group). Drinks and personal expenses. Insurance.
Insurance: We can provide a travel insurance. Please ask us for a quote. If you are using your own insurance, please don’t forget to fill in the insurance details on the booking form.
Prices are subject to availability at the time of confirmation.
London - Stockholm - Kiruna
Outbound: Monday 22nd, departs London Heathrow 16:35, arrives Stockholm Arlanda 20:05 / departs Stockholm Arlanda 21:10, arrives Kiruna 23:35
Inbound: Saturday 27th, departs Kiruna 13:10, arrives Stockholm Arlanda 14:40 / departs Stockholm Arlanda 16:10, arrives London Heathrow 17:50
Riksgransen facts: located 200 km north of the Arctic Circle / 60 000 square km of heli skiing / 100 + peaks to ski
Riksgransen is a medium sized ski resort situated 200km north of the article circle making it one of the most northernly resorts in the world. It is famous for its spring and summer skiing (the lifts remain open until the end of June) and its breathtaking landscape. High up in the beautiful Lapland wilderness, Riksgransen is the perfect place to experience both the "midnight sun" -in late May the sun never truly sets for over a 100 days- and the "Northern lights" that are made more visible due to the reflecting snow and minimal light pollution. These stunning natural light phenomenons, as well as the wonderfully hospitable resort, make for a truly magical ski trip.
As far as helicopter skiing is concerned Riksgransen is the perfect place for it. In the more than capable hands of the fully certified Heli team, simply use a helicopter as your very own private lift and follow a certified mountain guide to find you the best snow in the 60 000 square km domain, that includes over a hundred skiable peaks. For any true skier helicopter skiing in areas like Marma or Kebnekaise is truly a once in a lifetime experience (unless you book again!). In the event of bad weather, the piste domain is not huge but the chair lifts allow for a respectable 410m of vertical descent and 24km of pistes. Riksgransen also offers a spectacular haven for off-piste skiers and boarders. As opposed to most resorts, the best ski and snow conditions come late in the season, between April and June, making the domain particularly famous for great spring snow!