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Ski and Sail | Skitouring in Norway

Norway

The coastline of Norway can be seen as one large collection of tour ski hotspots. From a hotel you can already enjoy great ski touring and split boarding here, but from a ship a whole other world opens up to you. You get to places you wouldn’t otherwise and make unforgettable trips, without meeting anyone.

Skitouring and splitboarding from the Moondance

In February, the first group will board the Moondance and will tour the Steigen region. Each week we welcome a new group of skiers and boarders and end our journey 15 weeks later in Finnmark. Along the way we anchor in the most beautiful tour ski areas in Norway; the Lofoten, Senja and the Lyngen. The comfortable sailing ship and the experienced crew ensure a carefree and unforgettable adventure. Explore Norway the way it was meant to be, climb peaks you can only reach from the water and take untracked descents down to the water. This is ski touring at its best!

Why this trip?

  • Norway’s most beautiful destinations
  • Probably the most beautiful sailing yacht in the Norwegian fjords
  • Ski touring and split boarding from a sailing ship
  • Remote ascents and descents
  • Small groups of up to 6 participants

Your Ski & Sail trip

Every week a new group joins the guide and crew of the Moondance. Whether you come alone or with a group of friends, there is always a trip that suits your needs and level. Feel free to contact us and we will look for your perfect Sail & Ski trip.

Destination Price
Norway from € 2,995
Travel period(s) Weekly trip from Sun to Sat
First departure date: Feb 5
Last departure date: May 14
What levels is this trip for?
descent technique
descent condition
Ascent technique
Ascent condition
Knowledge

Program – 6 ski touring days

Day 1 – Travel to Bergen, Svolvær, Tromsø, or Alta

You travel to Norway on your own or with your friends. When you arrive at the airport you will be picked up by the team of the Moondance in a van. On board you will meet the guide and crew. We set sail immediately and in the evening, after dinner, we go through the program for the coming week.

Day 2 to 6 – 5 days of skiing an sailing

You wake up to the smell of fresh coffee, fried eggs and a different view of the Norwegian fjords every day. After a good breakfast, we load our gear into the dinghy and sail the last meters to the shore and the start of our tour. Since we start from sea level, we are not bothered by the altitude. Arriving at the top we are rewarded with an unforgettable view over the fairytale landscape of Norway. Through untracked powder field or wonderful spring snow, we descend down to the Moondance. Every day we make one or two ascents and descents. Back on board after a wonderful day we enjoy a snack and drink. Dinner is a surprise every day and depends on the catch of the day.

Day 7 – return journey

On this last day we say goodbye to the guide and crew. A transfer back to the airport is arranged.

Epique sailing yacht Norway

The ship

Spacious, comfortable and manned by an experienced and friendly crew. The Moondance was designed by Dick Koopmans, built at Koopmans Kasko’s in Sneek and perfectly equipped for a sailing and skiing adventure. On board are 6 good beds for guests, a spacious cabin and a neat toilet and hot shower. There is also on board storage space for ski gear, heating throughout the ship and comfortable beds. The ideal ship for expeditions in the far North.

The Moondance and our crew are in the northern part of Norway for 15 weeks. During that period we will visit the five most beautiful tour ski areas in Norway. The different areas and the period from February to May mean that no week is the same. From cold days full of fresh snow in February to buttery soft spring snow in May. From the rugged and impressive landscape of the popular Lofoten to the varied and almost extinct Finnmark.

Request the brochure for a detailed program of the trip and the areas we visit.

Epique ski touring and splitboarding in Norway

Northern Lights in Norway

Included in this trip:

A trip for adventurous skiers and boarders with sea legs

This adventure is for skiers and snowboarders who like to visit new countries and areas to practice their favorite winter sport. Discovering a different culture and nature, meeting new people and making new friends. Not only the tours or the descents, but the combination of all elements makes this kind of travel special and different from all others. Perhaps the most beautiful of your life.

skiing and sailing in Norway

Ski Touring in Norway

Ski to the Sea

All tours on this trip in Norway begin and end at sea level. The climbs are between 800 and 1,800 meters, after which a nice descent follows. We make one long or two short trips per day. The terrain is very varied; wide, narrow, flat and steep. We ski or snowboard in large walls and through couloirs. Snow conditions range from compact snow, buttery spring snow to fresh powder. The guides always try to find the best snow and slopes for you.

Interested?

Contact us for all the details, or to reserve a place without any obligation. This trip tailor-made for your own group? We would like to hear your wishes and expectations and together we will look for the ideal trip.

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White Japanese fairytale snow world

What a wonderful trip this was! Champagne snow, freshies every day, good company of like-minded people and Japanese food. What does a man want more?

Well, daily views of a volcano, off-piste sports in various Japanese ski resorts, with a guide. Face shots, powder sprays, tree runs. Japanese-style bathing, a Japanese holiday home, homemade breakfast buffet, Japanese food on the slopes. Not to mention a set of cool four-wheel-drive vans with (travel companion) drivers. Mountains of fun, challenge, pushing boundaries, watching your buddy and big, big smiles.

And now you may be wondering: ‘Worked for a week and you lost it again?’ No, no and another no! Just when you are languid and tired after a week of banging at your computer, your thoughts wander back to that white Japanese fairytale snow world. Just then comes the realization again what a lucky person you have been by having been on the road with Epique, Michiel de Ruijter and Gijs-Jan Lavèn.

What a beautiful back-country, what lovely people, what beautiful snow, what a wonderful trip.

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