Greenland Ski Yacht

Ski from summit to sea in Greenland’s vast fjords, carving tracks on untouched glaciers and steep couloirs.

Epic heli-skiing awaits on Greenland, the world’s largest island with a coastline of 24,430 miles. From April to June, ski from summit to sea in protected fjords, gliding over treeless snowfields and steep couloirs. Marvel at iceberg-filled bays and ancient granite landscapes.

Aboard the MV Nansen Explorer, backcountry skiing with experienced guides is taken to the next level. With a guide-to-skier ratio of 1:4 and a Eurocopter AS350 flown by an expert Arctic pilot, rapid lifts ensure an unforgettable adventure.

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Greenland, the world’s largest island, boasts a rugged coastline stretching 24,430 miles (39,330 kilometers). Hardy Inuit communities thrive along the massive Greenland ice cap, preserving their timeless way of life. Icebergs from the Ilulissat Glacier drift in waterways, while frozen fjords and vast fields of pack ice edge the western coast, offering unparalleled yachting and skiing experiences.

From April to June, protected fjords provide exceptional heli-ski terrain with no lifts or lines. Ski from summit to sea on expansive, treeless snowfields and steep couloirs flanking glacier-sculpted peaks. Carve tracks where few have ventured, overlooking iceberg-filled bays and ancient granite landscapes.

Aboard the MV Nansen Explorer, experience next-level backcountry skiing. Expert heli-ski guides maintain a 1:4 guide-to-skier ratio, with a minimum of two guides in the field. The Eurocopter AS350 (Airbus Helicopters H-125), equipped for overwater and wilderness operations, ensures safety and efficiency, flown by a seasoned Arctic pilot. With a maximum of 12 skiers in three helicopter groups, enjoy rapid lifts and seamless movement between ski areas.

Program Details

Location

West Coast Greenland

Season

April to May

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Nansen Explorer

Initially built as an Arctic research vessel, the MV Nansen Explorer now uniquely combines the qualities of a super yacht and an expedition ship. Featuring an Ice-1A class hull, it ventures deeper into polar ice than most yachts. Its rugged exterior, reminiscent of a seasoned polar explorer's gear, underscores its capabilities. Following an extensive 2021 refit designed for the most discerning clients, the interior showcases refined elegance and the essence of a luxury yacht. ​​

Nansen Explorer

Initially built as an Arctic research vessel, the MV Nansen Explorer now uniquely combines the qualities of a super yacht and an expedition ship. Featuring an Ice-1A class hull, it ventures deeper into polar ice than most yachts. Its rugged exterior, reminiscent of a seasoned polar explorer's gear, underscores its capabilities. Following an extensive 2021 refit designed for the most discerning clients, the interior showcases refined elegance and the essence of a luxury yacht. ​​

Small Groups, Big Experiences

Powder Guides is a unique team of professional ski guides who leverage their vast experience and expertise to lead clients on unparalleled backcountry skiing adventures across the globe. 

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