Greenland Heli Skiing – 2014

The heliski area is on the East Coast in a region named Angmagssalik. The mountain ranges are between large fiords coming off the Greenland ice cap. The highest peaks in the region top 2000 meters but generally most of the mountains are around 1000 meters but rise immediately from the ocean. The fiords are mostly ice filled and the surrounding ocean is pack ice making the region only accessible by boat in the summer months after the ice breaks up.

The skiing is on the satellite islands formed as the ice has retreated, runs are between 800 meters and 1100 meters long. The terrain is spectacular, skiing down towards large ice bergs and picking up from each run on the waters edge is unique to this region. Usually we work our way back up the fiords or explore different islands and sometimes check out small Inuit Villages in the region.

Spring is the best time to visit this region as there is more snow on the glaciers and the snow pack is usually well settled resulting in less avalanche danger. The weather is also more settled and with longer days even during storms there are more possibilities to get out! This is one of the most spectacular places on earth and in spring the ice breaks up and  with the blue ocean you get an amazing contrast of snow, icebergs, ocean and mountains! In Greenland it is all about the experience of the Arctic!

2012 seasons video  CLICK HERE

2013 seasons video  CLICK HERE

Photos CLICK HERE

Contact me:    Kevin.Heliskiing@xtra.co.nz

Kevin Boekholt
boarder

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One Response to Greenland Heli Skiing – 2014

  1. wow this looks amazing. please keep us posted with pictures and video if you can. I can’t image what it’d be like to ski here.

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