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.
Arrival day at Tromsø, meet group and dinner in Tromsø (not included). Night in a guesthouse.
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.
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.
Final day, ski either in the Lyngen Alps or Tromsø depending on conditions. Evening in guesthouse in Tromsø with final dinner in the town.
Departure day from Tromsø airport.