The fantastic view of the glacier-covered islands and the sea (Davis Strait) is a major part of the whole skiing experience in this area.
The heights of the tops of the fells range from 700-1,500 m, whilst in the Fjord of Eternity a few of the mountains rise more than 2,000 m into the sky. The difference in altitudes on the various 'ski runs' ranges from 600 to 1,500 m (4,500 feet). The terrain is suitable for skiers of abilities ranging from beginners to real experts, and is equally suitable for both skiing and snowboarding.
The season runs from the middle of March until the beginning of June with 'powder' snow conditions at the start of the season and 'corn' snow as the season draws to a close. From the end of April the midnight sun enables skiing at all hours of the day. The area has a stable covering of snow with minimal chances of an avalanche.
Heli-skiing is also possible in Eastern Greenland and depending on the season near Uummannaq. Except for the Greenlandic company Greenland Extreme, Tour operators are often based abroad and it's therefore easiest to 'Google' the operators of such tours to see where and when you can go heli-skiing.
In this region the huge glacial areas extend all the way to the coast and cut through the largest area of alpine fells on the west coast of the country. The ski slopes are located on some of the biggest islands in the region and alongside some of the deepest fjords, which in many places are covered by glaciers. In several places it's possible to ski all the way from the top of the fells down to the water's edge.
Since the mid-1990s adventurous skiers have regularly made the trip to Maniitsoq in order to ski. Initially, the region was primarily the preserve of professional skiing teams and film companies, but since the year 2000 Maniitsoq Tourist Office and a number of professional heli-guides have combined forces to organise heli-skiing trips near Maniitsoq.
Practical info about Heliskiing
No physical requirements. No previous experience needed.
Little or no requirements on physical condition or previous experience.
Some requirements on physical condition. Previous experience may be needed for some activities.
Highly demanding activities, requiring good physical condition and endurance. May involve extremely low temperature, rough terrain, etc. Previous experience needed.
Please note that some activities can be found on several adventure levels, and offerings may vary by location.
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