If you’re a keen skier and would like to explore the Arctic wilderness – each on- and rancid-piste – we’ve been given the closing ski journey for you, designed solely for Telegraph readers. You’ll be journeying with Ski Safari, continuously voted the UK’s Best Ski Operator, to the arena’s maximum northerly ski inn, Riksgränsen, where you will be hosted using its founder Richard Rice. Riksgränsen, referred to as the ‘spring snowboarding capital of Europe’, has dependable snow conditions from February to June and smooth access to the neighboring inn, Björkliden, where you can see Lapporten – the long-lasting Gateway to the Arctic.
Plus, there’s each threat you’ll spot the mystical Northern Lights for the duration of your seven-night stay. With superb off-piste skiing without problems reachable from the pinnacle of the lifts, Riksgränsen is the perfect location for ski-touring, which you’ll do with an expert neighborhood guide. You can also pick to get a bit of help on the way up with a helicopter, snowmobile, or snowcat* to reach the pleasant terrain.
You’ll live in at ease accommodation on the Riksgränsen Hotel, which is inside one hundred meters of the six lifts and boasts a spa, indoor pool, and warm tubs to loosen up in after an afternoon on the slopes. This ski excursion with a difference will give you a remarkable perception of the Scandinavian method to the mountains and an opportunity to construct confidence within the powder in one of the maximum serene snowscapes in the international. Riksgränsen is indeed a lovely lodge inside the barren region. Lifts open in February and don’t near till June; snow situations are reliable – usually over 2.5m base – there are miles of off-piste slopes to explore, and the heli-ski drop sector is larger than the Netherlands.
The Riksgränsen Hotel overlooks the Vassijaure frozen lake, has a spa and indoor pool plus hot tubs to soak your tired muscular tissues in as well as an underground bar for après ski, Scandinavian fashion. Four dinners are protected on the award-winning Lapplandia restaurant, and the slopes are a quick walk away thru a snow-included tunnel.
Ski-traveling on a small group
You’ll be skiing in a small organization of no more than 12 other skiers and guided for six days by a neighborhood expert who is aware of the mountains well. They will provide you with an intensive creation to ski traveling, and all of your equipment rental (including an AVI kit) and avalanche schooling are protected. The trip is geared toward confident intermediate and above skiers (able to ski parallel turns on red and black posted runs), with a bit of off-piste experience and the preference to do more, even though extra skilled skiers and those with less off-piste expertise are also welcome.
Meeting Ski Safari founder Richard Rice
You’ll be hosted at some stage through Richard Rice, the professional skier who started Ski Safari with his spouse Samantha in 1996. Richard has placed first-hand experience at the coronary heart of the business enterprise, which only features lodges he, or participants of his crew, have skied at themselves.
For a further complement of £450pp for three runs, you can attempt heli-skiing, which Riksgränsen is renowned for. Cat skiing costs £80pp or you may snowmobile to the powder from £185pp.