Backcountry ski weekend course in Iceland

Jokull, local IFMGA certified mountain guide, offers a 3-day backcountry ski course in Iceland to learn how to plan your own tour away from the resorts.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

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People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

-

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

Do you love skiing and want to try backcountry ski? Do you want to learn the many aspects that will make you fully enjoy it? Then this backcountry ski course in Iceland is for you!

I designed this 3-day course for intermediate to advanced resort skiers that want to discover a new experience in the snow.

The course runs from a Friday to Sunday, thus perfect for a weekend. In fact, you can combine it with my avalanche training course if you have the time. In this way, you will practice the skills you just learned.

I want to teach you how to start planning your own ski tours. For this, you will need to be sure you can make the best decisions regarding your team and the route you select. Besides, I will teach you how to recognize a hazardous situation to maximize your safety.

Our base will be Klængshóll, a luxury ski lodge in northern Iceland. Here you will have all the comforts you can think of. Besides, there is excellent ski terrain right out of the lodge, so we will optimize the use of our time.

Want to come learn the necessary skills to leave the ski resorts? Then please send me a request so we can start planning!


Price per person

 
Group of 4
828 USD

Group of 5
828 USD

Group of 6
828 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
 Full use of bath house facilities, hot tub and sauna is included. Snacks are not included.
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1: Arrival and instructions

    Arrival at 4PM at Klængshóll, where we discuss the course goals and objectives and we check the equipment.
    – Introduction to avalanche rescue equipment.
    – Clothing and equipment
    – Packing light and right
    We have dinner and plan the next day.

  • Day 2: Touring course

    After breakfast we do avalanche rescue training. Then touring with focus on:
    – efficient travel for up and downhill skiing
    – efficient transitions
    – route selection
    – identification of hazards
    – uphill and downhill on steeper terrains
    – ski proficiency in challenging snow conditions
    – evaluating the snowpack
    Dinner and planning the next day.

  • Day 3: Touring course

    After breakfast we review the weather and avalanche conditions, and learn map reading and white-out navigation.
    Then touring with focus on:
    – moving efficiently on a longer tour
    – transition efficiently
    – fine tuning skills learned yesterday
    – route finding and navigation
    – time management

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Beginner
Fitness level required
Fit
Accommodation

At Klængshóll lodge.

More info

Minimum group size: 4 people.

Participants should be intermediate resort skiers/snowboarders who feel comfortable skiing advanced runs in the resort and variable snow conditions. Most of our time will be spent outside in the field on alpine touring / splitboard equipment.

Please contact me for more information about the equipment available for rent.

Disclaimer
Cancellations must be made by email. If you are unable to attend your ski package after the final payment date then the ski package is transferable to another person. If we are able to find a replacement for your space then your package payment can be deferred to a ski package in the next season. Cancellation more than 95 days prior to the start date of package will result in loss of the nonrefundable deposit. If cancellation is received 95 days or less, prior to start of confirmed package then entire trip price is owed and non refundable. We reserve the right to cancel any trip package at anytime. Should this occur a refund of payments, including deposit, less 3% administration fee will be given. This cancellation policy applies specifically to Jökull Bergmann’s programs.
 

About the Guide

 
 

I'm Iceland's first and only IFMGA internationally certified mountain guide. I'm a member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides ACMG with whom I finished my certification. I have climbed and skied extensively all over the world, and I lived and worked in both the European Alps and the mountains of Western Canada.
I have brought this wealth of diverse experiences to Iceland and the Arctic North where I have to my name over a hundred first ascents and descents in Iceland and Greenland.
My love of the mountains grew from an early age working as a shepherd on my grandparent's farm on the Troll Peninsula in Northern Iceland. Or maybe it had something to do with my name, which in English would translate directly to Glacier Mountain man.
If you want to discover this beautiful country, please get in touch with me and let's leave together for incredible adventure!

 
 
FROM 828 USD per person

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