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Greenland – Heliski in the Schweizer mountains
May 4, 2018 - May 12, 2018
Here you can find Pictures of this trip
In May 2016 we have not avoided any efforts to create a new heliski destination in Greenland. No skiers, who have used the helicopter as a transportation method have been here before. Schweizerland is located around 100 kilometers North of Tasiilaq, the biggest Settlement at the wild East coast of Greenland. Schweizerland is characterized by peaks up to 2300 meters, countless glaciers, ice rivers and deep fjords. Here we found a truly unique mountain range with runs with 1600 vertical meters all the way down to the sea. Skiers dreams become real here! We are based in a very small Inuit Settlement called Kuumiut in the South of Schweizerland, but still in the east of Greenland. You will not find a lot of comfort or amenities there. But if you are willing to abstain from a 5 star hotel and have a sense of pioneerism, this heliski trip to Schweizerland in Greenland is the perfect journey for you!
How a Heliskiweek in Greenland will run for you
From central Europe we fly to Reykjavik on Iceland, where we spent our first night in a middle class hotel. On the next day we take a small plane from Air Iceland and after 1,5 hours, we will reach Kulusuk at the East coast of Greenland. Now the adventure starts: with a AS350 (Eurocopter) helicopter we fly with 2 rotations around 100 to the North. Exactly at the most southern point of Schweizerland, we reach our base. Only 300 people live in the small Inuit settlement called Kuumiut. The infrastructure here is very simple, there is only one small shop which sells drinks. People here are self-supportive and mostly live from fishing. We have 2 smal huts for ourselves, each of them has 6 sleeping places and a kitchen as well as a living room. Behind the small village, peaks reach up to 1000 meters already and only one valley further, they climb up to more than 2000 meters.
Our heliski areal is that big, that we are probably not even close of getting to know all the valleys and runs: it is more than 2500 square kilometers big. During the next 6 days we will be able to explore this huge area. Due to the fact that we are on the 65th degree of latitude, days can take up to 20 hours and even at 8 in the evenings, we are still able to ski. On our last day we will leave Kuumiut again and travel back to Kulusuk in 2 rotations. From here we will fly back to Reykjavik, where we spend one last night and can enjoy the nightlife of the city. On the next day our plane leaves back to central Europe.