This tour is suitable for beginners and experienced.
BACKCOUNTRY SKI TOUR – beginner to intermediate
Join us winter 2021 for an exclusive backcountry day tour through the incredible mountains surrounding Voss. This trip is designed specifically for those who have extensive experience in the backcountry and are looking for long days with endless powder and steep drops.
Our local guides will have two objectives on every trip: providing you with the best possible experience, and keeping you safe. That is why for our big mountain runs, we require a good level of skiing and/or riding, no exceptions. These days will include long ascents that require both a high level of fitness and previous hours spent hiking in backcountry conditions
BACKCOUNTRY SKIING OVERVIEW
Backcountry Skiing, sometimes referred to as Alpine Touring, is skiing on unmarked or unpatrolled areas outside of ski resort boundaries. Most often, backcountry ski-areas are secluded, untouched parts of nature, which require long uphill hikes in order to get to the top of each run. To effectively hike through snow, a specialized tour binding is required. Such bindings are hinged so that the heel stays unattached while walking uphill, much like a cross-country set up, but then lock in place when ready for descent. Climbing skins are also a necessity, which attach to the bottom of skis and are used to prevent the skier from sliding backwards. Climbing up with skins is referred to as “skinning”.
Backcountry touring for snowboarders use to be much more challenging before the invention of the splitboard. Also fixed with special bindings and skins, these are snowboards that can be split in half in order to make for an assent on ‘skis’, only to be locked back in place when ready to descend.
Off-piste skiing is typically done off the main groomed runs of ski resorts, yet still uses the lifts to get back to the top each time. Backcountry skiing differs in that it takes place completely outside of ski resorts. The exception is that occasionally skiers will use the lift once to access the initial backcountry terrain.
Solo travelers or small groups:
- 1 person: 1.500/day per person
- 2 or 3 people: 4.500/day per group
- 4 people: 5.500/day per group
- 5 people: 6.000/day per group
- 6 people: 6.500/day per group
SKI TOURING & SPLITBOARD EQUIPMENT RENTAL – PRICES
|EQUIPMENT||1 day||2 days||3 days||4 days||5 days||6 days||+1 day|
|Touring Set + Avalanche gear||950,-||1450,-||1850,-||2200,-||2500,-||2800,-||300,-|
|TOURING SET Ski or Splitboard||800,-||1200,-||1600,-||2000,-||2300,-||2600,-||250,-|
Glossary for rental touring equipment
- AVALANCHE GEAR = Personal ski backpack, transceiver, shovel and probe
- TOURING SET for SKI = Skis with walk bindings, skins, ski poles and ski boots
- TOURING SET for SNOWBOARD = Splitboard, skins, ski poles and snowboard boots
Unfamiliar with all the jargon? Don’t worry! We’ll get you up to speed with our SKI DICTIONARY, click here!
What to expect
Step into a winter world of mountains as far as the eye can see, towering spruce trees buried under a heavy blanket of snow. As your tips dig through the snow you throw a big turn between two trees, and smiling ear to ear.
This is a world class ski tour!
F.A.Q. - BACKCOUNTRY SKI TOUR BEGINNER to INTERMEDIATE with Outdoor Norway and our answers.
- Swimming clothes ( to wear underneath the wetsuit)
- Thermal underwear if cold
- Change of clothes (for after the rafting tour)
Weather limitations: Whitewater rafting is a great activity to do on sunny or rainy day’s
No, you don’t. Most of our guests are first-timers and our trips, equipment, and briefings are designed to put beginners at ease. Our experienced guides will provide a safety orientation before you get on the snow and coach you the whole way through skiing on snow. No previous skiing experience is necessary.
We recommend that all of our rafters be in good physical health.
If you have a medical issue but you still want to go rafting, we always recommend you check with your doctor first.
There is no maximum age limit for our skiing tours – so long as you’re physically fit you’re welcome aboard!
Our scenic float is also an amazing experience for anyone.
Tip is not a regular thing in Norway as it’s in USA. Your guide works hard to ensure that you have a fun, yet safe rafting adventure and always committed to the Outdoor Norway high standard guided tour.
Tip is widely accepted as the industry norm; and tipping is always appreciated but never expected. It stays totally at your own discretion.
We start skiing as soon as the ice is on the mountains, and up until the snow falls ends! This is usually between the start of Dec to the end of April. It’s all depending on Mother Nature!
READY TO GET YOUR BACKCOUNTRY ADVENTURE STARTED?
Send an email below with your requested date(s) and we will get back to you within 24 hours!
Looking for even long range adventure? we design and exclusive 9-day ski holiday across Western Norway’s Fjord Region, for more infos click here Norway Ski Road Trip!