Iceland Ski & Sail CampRegister

Iceland Trip Information

ONLY 6 SPOTS OPEN: DEADLINE FOR SIGNUPS IS OCTOBER 15th!

Cost: $3,950.00
Dates: May 5-13, 2018

Backcountry Blizzard Zero G Skis/Marker King Pin binding and Skins are included and will be transported by Keely & Lindsey.

*Backcountry boots are not included and need to be compatible with Marker King Ping bindings.

This trip is a true Arctic Expedition to the beautiful Hornstrandir Nature Reserve in the West Fjords of Iceland—only a few miles from the Arctic Circle. We will focus on backcountry skiing between remote fjords, anchoring in a different harbour each night. Many of the mountains and ridges have never been skied before, giving our girls opportunities for first descents!

We will spend 6-8 hours in the mountains each day, for those who prefer shorter days, girls can simply ski down to the anchored boat when they so choose with their guides.

The expedition yacht Aurora is our movable ‘backcountry hut’ and awaits us at the end of every day with gourmet meals by Siggi (our boat Captain), warm and comfortable bunks, and fun!

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This information has been taken directly from:
http://www.aurora-arktika.com/sailboat-skiing/

Itinerary on the Boat

Below is the most likely itinerary, but we will take into account weather and snow-conditions and always look for the best possible option.

Day 1
Depart from Ísafjörður at 14:00, with 2-4 hours of sailing to Hesteyri in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve. We will relax at anchor and maybe explore on the Zodiac and take a look at the old whaling station that once was the driving force in this now abandoned settlement. Since it will still bright in the evening during the latter part of the season, we will then have an option to do a short ski run.

Day 2
We’ll begin the day with a safety briefing, avalanche search exercise, and an explanation of what to do in case of emergency. We will then ski from Hesteyrarfjörður to Veiðileysufjörður. The climb up Hesteyrarfjörður is easy and the ski slopes on the other side offer many possibilities. We may end the day by skiing the steepest slope of the trip, 45°-50° in steepness (of course this is optional—you can head down to the boat if you prefer!). Dinner will be at anchor in Veiðileysufjörður.

Day 3
Today we will ski to Lónafjörður (Lagoon fjord). We begin the day by climbing up to one of the cols to take a look at the bays on the north side. We then ski down to the first valley in Lónafjörður and climb at least two more mountains before meeting Aurora again in the afternoon.

Day 4
Here, we normally spend an extra day at the beautiful Rangali anchorage. Here are endless opportunities for skiing. From steep couloirs to rolling hills. One route will take us to the Snókur mountain with a good view of the coastal mountains on the east side of Hornstrandir. Often there is an opportunity to pick mussels for an après ski snack!

Day 5
Today we skin up from the Sópandi inlet and over to Hrafnfjörður (Raven Fjord). The mountain cirque at the head of the fjord is very beautiful and the anchorage is a perfect spot to spend the night.

Day 6
We will have a morning ski session before sailing back to Ísafjörður, with arrival around 16:00 in the afternoon. You can catch the last flight from Ísafjörður that night, though we suggest staying at least one night in Ísafjörður to relax and get to know this old and beautiful town.

Weather
Iceland is a land of very mixed weather. As they say, if you don´t like the weather, wait for ten minutes! Usually the spring brings higher pressure and settled weather, but be prepared for everything from dead calm and sunny days to blowing blizzards.

Travel Plan

Not Included in the Camp Cost:
Airfare
Food on travel days is not included as well as the first day in Reykjavik
Backcountry boot rental

Link to IcelandAir: http://www.icelandair.us

May 6 Girls fly to Denver- Pre-trip Orientation

May 6 Depart on Non Stop flight to Reykjavík, Iceland on 5:20pm

May 7 Arrive Reykjavík, Iceland at 6:30 AM

May 7 Spend the day in Reykjavik, visit local geothermal pools & cultural tour

May 8 Take Bus to Domestic Air Iceland Flight to Ísafjörður at 12:15;

Take bus to boat dock

May 8 Depart from Ísafjörður at 2:00pm, with 2-4 hours of sailing to Hesteyri in the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, get our first turns in Iceland!

May 9 – 13 Sail Boat Skiing! Please see trip profile link http://www.aurora-arktika.com/sailboat-skiing

May 13- Morning skiing back to Ísafjörður dock by 2pm, check into our hotel in of Ísafjörður and culture tour of the town

May 14- Reykjavík to Denver at 4:45pm

Arrive Denver 6: 30pm

Go through Customs and send girls off on domestic flight home to final destination

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Saturday May 6-

Arrive to Denver International Airport on your Domestic Flight for Orientation no later than 2pm. We will have a rendezvous point in the International terminal TBD.

Depart on the 5:20 one way flight to Reykjavík, Iceland via Iceland Air

(We will let you know the specific flight number once you register).

Sunday May 14-

Depart KEF (Reykjavík) @ 4:45pm

Arrive Denver International Airport @ 6:35pm

Note- Please have domestic flights home from denver no earlier than 8pm. We will need time to get through Customs and check in to their connecting flight home.

What happens if there are no available flights after 8pm?

We will have the camp truck in Denver which Lindsey Mann will be driving to Jackson, WY on 9/15. If you cannot find a domestic flight for your daughter, she will have the option to stay the night in Denver with Lindsey and either get a flight from Denver early Monday morning or drive with Lindsey to Jackson.

Note- Lodging the night of May 14 & gas for transportation from Denver to Jackson is not included in the camp cost.

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Important Payment Information

The Iceland Ski and Sail Girls trip requires full payment of $3,680.00 at the time of your registration.

Your deposit of $2,000 is non refundable.

If you cancel before January 1, 2017 we will issue a refund of the remaining funds after the deposit is deducted.

If you cancel after Jan.1st, but you find another athlete which we deem acceptable for the Iceland trip, to fill/commit to your spot a full refund can be made. Otherwise no refund can be made.
Payments may be made via Check or Credit Card.

Checks need to be mailed within 7 days of registering. If we do not recieve your check within 7 days you will forgo your spot on the boat:

Payable to Keely’s Camp:

P.O. Box 2934

Jackson, WY