The west coast of Greenland is a stunning destination for heliskiing, including steeps, flat glaciers and 2000-meter descents that go right down to the sea. Being in close contact with the locals also turns it into a meaningful cultural experience.
For this 7-day trip, we are going to the village of Kangaamiut, on an island off the coast of Davis strait, among two large fjords. This small village is on the south of the Artic Circle.
The easiest way to get there is via Copenhagen. We’ll take a flight from there to Kangerlussuaaq, in Greenland. Then, a short flight will take us to Maniitsoq, only 60 kilometers away from Kangaamuit. We can cover that distance either by helicopter or by boat.
Skiing in the fjords around Kangaamiut is a major adventure. It requires to be in excellent physical shape as well as being able to ski on any kind of snow conditions.
Due to our great location, we’ll be near a large number of glacial runs, that drop into the fjords behind Kangaamiut Island.
By mid-spring, days are already quite long (lasting from 18 to 20 hours). We may experience all snow conditions. However, we are mostly finding good spring corn snow in the south and powder snow when we are in the north. In addition, the risk of avalanche is lower during spring so we can enjoy and also feel safe.
I will organize groups of 4 people (plus me) for heliskiing. This way, the heli time can be spread among the group.
Finally, after an exciting week of skiing, we’ll go back to Maniitsoq, and fly the following day back to Copenhagen.
Please contact me if you want to join me in this adventure. The west coast of Greenland is waiting for you to discover its beauty!
Looking to join a group?
|16/04/2018 to 22/04/2018|
|23/04/2018 to 29/04/2018|
|30/04/2018 to 06/05/2018|
Price per person
|Group of 2||9500EUR|
|Group of 3||9500EUR|
|Group of 4||9500EUR|
|Group of 5||9500EUR|
|Group of 6||9500EUR|
|Group of 7||9500EUR|
|Group of 8||9500EUR|
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Luggage transfer during the trip
- Heliski drop(s)
Skill level required
Fitness level required
In Kangaamiut: modern houses rented from the locals.
-The helitime allowances are split on a pro rata basis between the group. As part of the package I have allocated 6 hours of helitime for each group. Additional heli hours are available at the cost of €3000/hr.
-Accomodation and food:
There is also a small supermarket in the village where you can stock up on extra snacks or drinks for your houses. However, the price includes all meals and also a picnic heliski lunch.
The houses are warm and comfortable and most have stereo, dvd, as well as showers, drying and laundry facilities. Due to the extreme cold in the winter months and the bare granite nature of the island the toilet facilities use a bag system which is emptied and collected daily.
-Helicopters and safety:
Pilots have both heliski and Arctic experience.
Each machine has sat phone and GPS. Flight following is via VHF radio to the Tower in Kangerlussuaaq and Air Greenland heli-base in Nuuk. There is emergency back up from another Squirrel operating to the south of us and if required a 19 seat Sikorsky is one and a half hours away in Nuuk.
All guides carry a sat phone.