Not For Profit Organisation UCPA Launches New Ski Touring Week In Norway

Not for profit organisation, UCPA, has launched a new ski touring trip away from its home in France, based in the north of Norway around Tromsø and the Lyngen Alps.

It’s an expansion of the program that already offers one of the largest choices of ski touring and splitboarding holidays for all levels of skiers and snowboarders across the French Alps.

The 7 night fully guided trip is suitable for skiers with previous off-piste and touring experience only, with 6 days of non-lift accessed skiing through backcountry terrain in remote locations. Potential summits include Store Jaegervasstinden, Russelvjellet, Giilavari, Daltinden, Svarthamartinden, and Gråtinden plus many more.

It’s a chance for skiers to experience a trip that could normally incur huge costs, but at the all-inclusive price that UCPA is well-known for.

The accommodation will be in comfortable guest house style lodges and rooms typically shared between 2 and 4 persons, all meals are included, with the exception of the first and last night dinner in Tromsø.

Managing Director of Action Outdoors, the UK arm of UCPA, said:

This trip really is one of a kind. The scenery alone in this corner of the world is like no other. The mountains are Alpine in character and contain several glaciers, providing it with exciting terrain despite the highest peak being just 1,833m above sea level – the latitude certainly makes up for the altitude. There may be the chance to witness some of the northern lights too. Although the costs exceed a normal UCPA week in the Alps, we really feel that it provides amazing value considering the potential costs normally involved with fully guided, organised and all-inclusive trips to Norway.

There are three separate departure dates: 10, 17 and 24 April, 2020.

Cost, £1792 per person, including 7 nights full-board accommodation (5 nights dinner), local transport with a driver and guide, fully qualified mountain guide.

Flights to Tromsø not included.

Typical Itinerary

Friday
Arrival day at Tromsø, meet group and dinner in Tromsø (not included). Night in a guesthouse.
Saturday
First day in the mountains, touring on either Finnlandsfjellet or Blåmannen, which both provide stunning views of Tromsøya Island. Night at the same guest house in Tromsø.
Sunday
Depart for the Lyngen Alps (2 hour journey by minibus and ferry). Settle in to accommodation and safety briefing about skiing in such a remote place. There will be a short tour in the afternoon to an accessible summit near the new guesthouse.
Monday to Wednesday
Making day trips from the guesthouse to explore this magnificent archipelago and the best conditions. Potential summits include, Store Jaegervasstinden, Russelvjellet, Giilavari, Daltinden, Svarthamartinden, and Gråtinden to name a few.
Thursday
Final day, ski either in the Lyngen Alps or Tromsø depending on conditions. Evening in guesthouse in Tromsø with final dinner in the town.
Friday
Departure day from Tromsø airport.

    Company Information

    UCPA was set up over 50 years ago to encourage young people to take part in outdoors sports. It has since developed into a not for profit organisation that provides sport holidays for a wide range of ages with a huge range of accommodation options. Each year over 240,000 people enjoy a sport holiday with UCPA, enjoying accessibility to outdoor sports regardless of social background, income or culture. UCPA also offers trips and tours to some of the best destinations for outdoor sports in 75 countries including Vietnam, Portugal and Brazil.

    A total of 80 different sports activities are offered in UCPA centres all year round, including, skiing, surfing, mountaineering, diving, sailing and horse riding. During winter, UCPA centres operate in some of the top resorts in the Alps such as Val Thorens, Tignes, Val d’Isère and Chamonix. The holidays are always All Inclusive – lift passes, ski hire, all meals and guiding is included in the price. UCPA is the largest ski school in France and have their own instructor development program which allows young people to develop their career in sport instruction, whilst providing a strong base of instructors and guides to work within each centre for the whole season.

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