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Greenland

Greenland Heli-Skiing Operation

 

A Combination of Adventure, Comfort, and Culture

Since 2002, Powderbird Helicopter Skiing has been traveling to Greenland to explore the endless heli-skiing opportunities located in the Arctic. From its towering peaks to its sprawling glaciers and beautiful fjords, Greenland is a place that challenges one’s sense of scale. Traveling by both boat and helicopter, our team has helped pioneer some of the most awe inspiring ski terrain in the world.

We have developed a world-class operation by working with the highly experienced ski guides and professionals in the aviation and marine industries. We invite you to join us and share in the adventure.

Why Greenland?

With the mountains and sea existing side by side, the heli-skiing experience in Greenland is like no other. Here you can ski from the mountain tops all the way to the sea. The remarkable conditions that exist in Greenland are a skier’s dream, but only a lucky few get to experience them. Greenland offers big vertical and long days filled with brilliant sunshine and beautiful blue skies.

Explore Our Greenland Heli-Skiing Experiences:

Getting to Greenland

Traveling to Greenland to heli-ski is a wonderful journey across cultures and time zones. Commercial and private jets arrive and depart Greenland from the Kangerlussuaq Airport, the international hub of Greenland. If flying commercially, your flight will originate in Copenhagen. From Kangerlussuaq, our guests fly to their final destination based on their specific trip itinerary. Commercial or charter flight options are also available for domestic flights.

Because of the historical, political and economic connections between Greenland and Denmark, your first stop may be in the Danish capital of Copenhagen. Recommended activities in Copenhagen include: touring around the ancient city, visiting the Tivoli Gardens, the Little Mermaid Statue, the Amalienborg and Christiansborg palaces, Rosenborg Castle, Frederik’s Church, and the many museums, restaurants, and nightclubs.

The Hotel Maniitsoq

Whether you are traveling alone or with a larger group of friends, Powderbird’s Hotel Maniitsoq heli-skiing package is the perfect balance of comfort and adventure. Departing from the fishing village of Maniitsoq, Greenland, each ski day begins with a scenic cruise on the 11 meter charter boat Bolatta where we then meet the helicopter at a staging area close to the ski terrain. From there, guests will take flight aboard our Airbus Astar B3 helicopters to begin their first run. From steep couloirs to wide open glaciers, Greenland helicopter skiing offers a variety of terrain to meet the skills and desires of our guests.

While staying at the Hotel Maniitsoq, your food will be meticulously prepared in a blended style of Danish and Greenland native dishes that include meals made from local fish and seafood, steak, musk ox, reindeer as well as traditional European dishes. When not skiing, explore the beautiful village of Maniitsoq and experience the warm culture of Greenland.

What’s Included:

  • 6 days of guided heli-skiing including 6 hours of flight time
  • 7 nights accommodations
  • Safety equipment includes an avalanche beacon which is required to wear. An airbag, shovel & probe are also made available to each guest at no additional charge.
  • Lodging & gourmet meals
  • 2-3 world-class guides

Available Dates:

Trip options are available for mixed or private groups. Please call 801-742-2800 to speak with our Sales Team for more information.

  • Week 1: March 29th – April 5th, 2018 (8-12 seats available)
  • Week 2: April 5th – April 12th, 2018 (4 seats available)
  • Week 3: Sold Out
  • Week 4: Sold Out

To learn more about heli-skiing out of Hotel Maniitsoq, or to plan your trip, you may also visit PowderbirdGreenland.com.

Ship Kisaq

This is truly an authentic Greenlandic experience. Climb aboard the 27 meter Kisaq and find yourself surrounded by the incredible sights and sounds of Greenland’s beautiful Fjords.  The ship Kisaq has 5 double cabins, a cozy main galley and lounge. Hearty home cooked meals are served upon the ship, where you will be well fed and comfortable during your trip.

For these trips the helicopter is based on shore. Each day, we use the tender or zodiac for transportation to and from the aircraft. We establish remote fuel cases to increase helicopter efficiency and maximize the amount of skiing you receive per flight hour. Aboard Kisaq we will base in the heart of our ski terrain, looking at new lines while sipping morning coffee, and then admiring our tracks après ski.

What’s Included:

  • 6 days of guided heli-skiing including 6 hours of flight time
  • 7 nights accommodations
  • Safety equipment includes an avalanche beacon which is required to wear. An airbag, shovel & probe are also made available to each guest at no additional charge.
  • Double occupancy lodging & all meals
  • 2-3 world-class guides
  • Airport transfers

Available Dates:

The Ship Kisaq experience is perfect for groups. Trip options for smaller groups are available with the Charter Week option. Please inquire for details by calling 801-742-2800 to speak with our Sales Team.

  • 2018 & 2019 trip dates coming soon

To learn more about heli-skiing out of Ship Kisaq, or to plan your trip, you may also visit PowderbirdGreenland.com.

Yacht Legend

For 2018 we are excited to offer expeditions on the newly refit explorer yacht Legend.

A Class I Rated Icebreaker, Legend is a yacht designed to meet the challenges of operating in an environment like Greenland. Fitted with a helideck and fuel system, it is perfectly suited to support our helicopter skiing operations.  It can not only withstand the harsh environment of the arctic,  it can also provide an extremely luxurious and comfortable experience aboard.

With 13 staterooms, multiple lounges and bars, a spa, heated swimming pool, and theater (to name a few); this 77-meter yacht has every amenity one would desire when chartering a yacht. Legend is staffed with a highly professional crew, experienced in voyages to the arctic and trained in providing 5-star hospitality. Aboard Legend you will feel like you are staying in a floating luxury hotel.

Legend is also equipped with an impressive fleet of tenders and toys, including jet skis, snowmobiles, zodiacs, scuba equipment and an optional submarine.

What’s Included:

  • 6 days of guided heli-skiing including 6 hours of flight time
  • 7 nights accommodations
  • Safety equipment includes an avalanche beacon which is required to wear. An airbag, shovel & probe are also made available to each guest at no additional charge.
  • Double occupancy lodging & all meals
  • 2-3 world-class guides
  • Airport transfers

Available Dates:

The Legend experience is a fully customizable luxurious journey. Please contact us for dates & prices by calling 801-742-2800 to speak with our Sales Team.

To learn more the Yacht Legend, or to plan your trip, you may also visit PowderbirdGreenland.com.

 

Please call our Sales Team at 801-742-2800 for more information or to book a Greenland heli-skiing trip.

For more details including picture galleries, trip itineraries, and accommodations, please visit PowderbirdGreenland.com.