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USD 3,181

GUIDED SKI TOURING & SAILING
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing | 3+ Resorts

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Backcountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Price p/p From price based on twin/double-share room occupancy & min group of 10.
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USD 3,181
Ski the best untracked powder in Scandinavia amongst the spectacular fjords of the Lyngen Alps in Norway from the comfort of your own boat. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group of 4+ together for a custom tour.
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Fixed Date(s): Feb 23 - Mar 02, 2019
Days: 8
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 01 - Mar 08, 2019
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 02 - Mar 09, 2019
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 09 - Mar 16, 2019
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 16 - Mar 23, 2019
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 23 - Mar 30, 2019
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Fixed Date(s): Mar 30 - Apr 06, 2019
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Fixed Date(s): Apr 13 - Apr 20, 2019
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Fixed Date(s): Apr 20 - Apr 27, 2019
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Ski Touring & Sailing Lyngen Alps Norway

The Lyngen Alps and the fjords in the north of Norway are pure areas of beauty & perfect backcountry powder ski touring. Discover this Nordic oasis, bathed in the breeze of the Gulf Stream & travelling in the comfort of a boat.

Within the Arctic Circle, we will seek out summits surging up from the marine depths. Bald eagles and dolphins will accompany us whilst we cruise. At night, the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) will light our way.

Each day we will explore new slopes rising above the fjords to discover ever-changing landscapes. Starting at sea level, we will climb to a new summit every day & ski terrain depending on your wishes and physical capacity!

Light virgin snow will take us from the paradise of the snow-fields to the edge of the sea where, at the heart of the charming villages of painted wooden houses, our vessel awaits us at the dock.

Skiing Terrain

Skinning ascents will be from sea level up to summits at between 800 to 1700m (usual 1200m). Descents will vary depending on the group but can include easy open bowls, tree skiing down low, steeps & even couloirs.

Skier/Boarder Ability

This tour caters to advanced to expert skiers with ski touring (skinning) experience. You should as a minimum be able to ski a steep black run with short controlled turns, plus you should have some prior experience off-piste and in deep powder.


   Travel from boat to shore.....

  To summit.....

 Ski back down to shore in powder!
Images are all Ski Safari 9V

Itinerary

DAY 1: Saturday - Tromsø Welcome at the airport in the afternoon and transfer to the port & boat. After boarding, a welcome drink awaits, we will get to know each other and finalise our program. The same evening we will set sail for the Lyngen Alps visible on the other side of the fjord.

DAYS 2 to 7: Skiing
Between the sea and the mountains! Every day the boat will be at the foot of a new summit lining the fjord on which we sail. After a comfortable night on board, you will leave the boat in the morning after a copious buffet breakfast. Landings will be onto a jetty or directly on to the beach.

As the snow does not transform during the day, there is no need to set off in the middle of the night. You can ski all day, from morning until evening. Ascents into the mountains will be up to altitudes of between 800 to 1700 metres per day. Skiing down directly to the boat will be in virgin snow. Lunch will be on the mountain.

At the end of the ski day, you will have a late lunch, allowing you to keep going until the evening meal. In general, the journey by boat from one ski area to the next takes place at the end of the afternoon. Our cabin is protected from bad weather. Every evening we will dock or be in a harbour so that you can make the most of a hot shower & rejuvenating sleep. The boat offers all the warmth and comfort necessary to keep you happy.

On the last day, once your skis have been put away, your group will celebrate the end of the trip together on board or on land, according to our program - Friday being party day in Scandinavian countries.

DAY 8: Saturday - Tromsø
Disembark the boat after breakfast, then transfer to Tromsø airport for afternoon flight home.


  Wonderful skiing

  Amazing summits

  Sensational surrounds.

NOTE: This itinerary is a guide. The tour is dictated by the weather each day and your guide will fit around where the best conditions are. That’s the beauty of a guided tour!

Accommodation

All accommodation on the tour is on either a sailing boat or motor yacht depending on availability & the wishes of the group.

Each boat has double or bunk bedrooms with either shared or ensuite toilets & showers. Bedrooms include linen, but not towels.

All meals will be served on the boat in the common area. Alcohol can be purchased on the boat (usually beer). Wine or other drinks should be brought with you onto the boat.

Each boat has heated ski equipment storage & central heating.




Rates & Inclusions

Rates Information

8 days, 7 nights, 6 days skiing from €2790

  • Invoice / base currency is EUR €
  • Price based on twin-share & boat availability
  • Based on 10+ guests on the tour
  • Custom dates: available for groups of 4+
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Inclusions
  • Fully qualified guide/instructor for tour duration– max 1:7 ratio
  • 7 nights twin share accommodation on a boat in a double or bunk room.
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Airport transfers - Tromso to/from boat
  • All boat transport during the tour.
  • Avalanche Safety Equipment (Shovel, Probe, Beacon)
  • Fishing boats & equipment
Add-ons
  • SINGLE ROOMS: Price on application.
  • DRINKS: Beer can be purchased on the boat.
Not Included
BOOKING
Deposit of € 750 per person required to secure booking. You will receive confirmation and invoice by return. It is preferable to contact us first to be sure there is room for you in a suitable group on the expected departure. No booking will be registered without a paid deposit and a signed booking form. Any booking made within 31 days of departure date must be accompanied by full payment.

PAYMENT OF DEPOSIT : by cheque made out to "Association Safari 9V" or by Visa or MasterCard.

BALANCE PAYMENT is due no later than 31 days before the trip. Any trip not fully paid 31 days before departure date will be considered as cancelled by the participant. -By credit card: 31 days before departure, “Safari 9 V” will charge on your credit card the balance amount indicated on your booking form, unless you have sent written cancellation or disapproval of the invoice before this deadline. -By cheque: Your balance cheque should be received by “Safari 9 V” no later than 31days before departure of the tour.

CANCELLATIONS OR CHANGES
All changes or cancellations requested more than 90 days before departure date will cost € 80 for administration fees.

CANCELLATION FEES BEFORE DEPARTURE : -90 to 60 days ; 30% of tour price ; -60 to 32 days ; 60% of tour price ; -31 and less or “No show” : 100%. -If some undertaker charges 9Vallees for some fees as transportation, accommodation, … booked for the participant, if “Safari 9V” is supporting fixed fees for this participant and, if the cancellation fees do not cover the expenses, the cancelling participant will be charged with the difference. All cancellation must be made in writing (by fax or by mail), the date with held being that of reception.

CANCELLATION WITHOUT FEES REPLACEMENTS: Any person enrolled can send another person in his/her place at any time free of charge, as long as the replacement person has the required skiing ability.

CREDIT: When cancelled at least 7 working days in advance, we can credit the total amount paid for a trip on the following year. In this case, we keep the total amount and send you a credit voucher worth one year, which you may use for yourself or offer to the person of your choice.

PRIVATE GROUP BOOKING
In case of booking within a group, the cancelling participant will be reimbursed according to the above “cancellation fees” paragraph , minus the afforded group reduction or the group will announce Safari 9V that it shares the difference. CANCELLATION BY “Safari 9V”

INSUFFICIENT NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: “Safari 9V” reserves itself the right to cancel any group for which less than 4 persons have booked (6 for Norway and Russia) 31 days before departure, in which case, the client will be fully reimbursed, or choose to join another tour.

LACK OF SNOW: “Safari 9V” will try to propose another tour at the same dates (alternative programme or location). A disagreeing participant would have the choice between postponing the same tour or being reimbursed.

INTERRUPTED TOURS
Any trip that has been started and then interrupted by a participant will not be reimbursed, whatever the cause. Only personal insurance can guarantee refund of partial cost for a justified cause. (see “Insurance” there under).

QUALITY
The places of accommodation have been chosen both for their strategic location and for the charm of their mountain atmosphere, however luxury can not be promised. The organisers reserve the right to alter the programme at any time, in the aim of improving quality or making the best of prevailing conditions. Each guide has an average of 6/7 skiers per group, however on the spot it may be necessary to shift skiers in order to make the groups more homogeneous, consequently changing the size of each group.

INSURANCE MOUNTAIN RESCUE INSURANCE is mandatory. Check your coverage for accidents, repatriation and luggage. Mastercard covers rescue off piste, when accompanied by a professional. We may help participants living in the European Union to find such an insurance

CANCELLATION INSURANCE is optional, and may be contracted only privately. Visa Premier and Gold MasterCard provided by the French banks afford cancellation insurance for tours paid by credit card. Check with your own bank.

RESPONSIBILITY
In booking with “Safari 9V”, each participant declares him/herself fully aware of the inherent risks in the practice of all mountaineering activities. A guide should not be considered as a comprehensive insurance policy. We are dealing with something more than just sports, as we are confronted with a natural environment, which we may know profoundly, but can never control. The role of a guide or instructor is to reduce risks to a minimum. Therefore, any participant who does not respect the guide’s instructions, becomes entirely responsible for any accident he may subsequently cause or be involved in and will not be able to claim against the Safari 9V guides or organisers. Generally, “Safari 9V” cannot be held responsible for accidents which may occur during the trip, such as personal injury, loss of belongings, etc... unless professional failing can be proved. For all legal action, whatever the nationality of the participant or the place concerned, only French courts can deal with legal cases.

GENERAL CONDITIONS FOR HELI-SKIING CANCELLATIONS OR CHANGES
All changes or cancellations requested more than 31 days before departure date will cost €80 for administration fees. Under 30 days the date may be changed only if there is a free seat at another time.

CANCELLATIONS WITHIN 31 DAYS OF DEPARTURE: All costs left to Safari 9V will be charged to the person who has cancelled: empty seat in the helicopter, bed in the hotel, share of the guide and organisation costs.

REPLACEMENTS: Any person enrolled can send another person in his / her place at any time, free of charge, as long as the replacement person has the required skiing ability.

INTERRUPTED TOURS: Any trip that has been started and then interrupted by a participant will not be reimbursed, whatever the cause. Only personal insurance can guarantee refund of partial cost for a justified cause.

CANCELLATION OR CHANGE BY SAFARI 9V: In case of insufficient snow cover for heliskiing, Safari 9V will propose an alternative tour at the same date or the same tour at a later date. If neither are accepted by the client, he will be fully reimbursed.

QUALITY OF REIMBURSEMENT The guides will organise the daily programme to make the best of prevailing conditions. When heliskiing is not possible or not recommended by your guide, an alternative ski programme will be proposed. If the total number of flights made by your group during the week is less than the number booked, the missing flights will be reimbursed *€ / person each, less the eventual cost of extra lift passes. *Ask us for more info as every different heliski operation has a different rate for missing flights.

INSURANCE RESCUE INSURANCE is compulsory (for mountain rescue, assistance, transportation to nearest hospital,…)

CANCELLATION INSURANCE may be subscribed privately for cancellation before the trip or interruption due to accident and repatriation. Highly recommended, as all subsisting costs will be charged in case of absence. Payment by credit card, Visa Premier or Gold MasterCard, may provide cancellation insurance. Check your contract.

RESPONSABILITY AND LIABILITY In booking with Safari 9V, each participant is fully aware that there are inherent risks in the practice of all mountaineering activities. A guide should not be considered as a comprehensive insurance policy. We are dealing with something more than just sports, because man is confronted with a natural environment, which he may know profoundly, but can never control. The role of a guide or of an instructor is to reduce risks to a minimum. Heli-skiing involves an additional risk, which is that of the helicopter itself and the landing points which are sometimes quite narrow. Each participant is responsible for his own behaviour during pick-ups, flights and landings and is expected to respect precisely all specific instruction given prior to the flights, as well as every guide’s instruction during the helicopter manoeuvres and the skiing. The guide will instruct, warn and give orders, but can not physically control the behaviour of the people he is guiding, therefore, any participant who does not respect his instructions, becomes entirely responsible for any accident he may subsequently cause or be involved in and will not be able to claim against the 9V guides, the organisers or the pilot.