People ask me a lot, when’s the best time to go ski touring at Burnie Glacier Chalet? The answer is easy — any time. From December until May this place delivers amazing ski touring experiences.
Of course, every season has its unique nuances. In December and January I love the light of this high latitude ski zone; the sun is filtered and muted as it struggles to shine across the horizon. Yes, days are shorter but of course in the early season when legs have yet to harden to a day of ski touring for most people, it’s not a bad thing to have to head home by 3:30 pm!
Here’s a selection of photos from this year’s January trip. We were actually able to complete the seldom-done Polemic Pass circuit, which might have been the earliest it’s ever been done successfully. We also made it to the top of Middle Solitaire, Loft Peak and Solitaire Ski peak and skied off the back side of Tom George. So even in January there’s much to be done with the right group and the right conditions — but the same can be said about any other month of the year!
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Five spots left - book now!Japan has formed a legendary reputation for deep powder skiing in January and February. The saying "Don't Leave Powder to Find Powder" is common in western Canada - why leave Canada when we have the best skiing in the world? Well, Japan is a strong contender, and when you add the incredible cultural experience to the mix it rises to the top of any serious skier's bucket list ...
Booking now for 2020.This is the Classic Wapta traverse. An excellent hut system, perfect terrain for traverses, and easy access to excellent ski mountaineering objectives. By March the snowpack is settled and the travelling is easy, but with great low-density powder skiing still ...
We are offering two ski and sail trips during the prime season for Arctic ski touringThe most exotic guided ski touring trip possible: backcountry ski touring and sailing along the west coast of Spitsbergen in the Greenland sea, 1000 km north of Norway, in the Svalbard archipelago of over 60 (mostly unpopulated) islands. It is a wild and remote place, and at a latitude of greater than 78º, high in the Arctic, it is level with Canada's Ellesmere Island, or the northernmost end of Greenland. Yet it easy to access - with three-times daily flights from Oslo - and offers the supreme comfort of a luxury sailing yacht ...
SOLD OUT for 2019, book for 2020 now!The most exotic guided ski touring trip possible: backcountry ski touring and sailing along the west coast of Spitsbergen in the Greenland sea, a thousand kilometers north of Norway, in the Svalbard archipelago of over 60 (mostly unpopulated) islands. It is a wild and remote place, and at a latitude of greater than 78º, high in the Arctic, it is level with Canada's Ellesmere Island, or the northernmost end of Greenland. Yet it easy to access -- with three-times daily flights from Oslo -- and offers the supreme comfort of a luxury sailing yacht ...
Take a virtual tour of the s/v Rembrandt van Rijn
The s/v Rembrandt van Rijn is the most spacious and luxurious of the vessels we use for our Ski and Sail trips, striking a perfect balance between spaciousness, intimacy, and first class comfort. Here’s a collection of 360-degree views of the ship to give you a better idea of what to expect when you step on board this May. See for yourself why we are so excited to be offering this Rembrandt van Rijn Ski & Sail trip this year!
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Limited space for May 2019, book now!
We have only a few spaces left for our May 2019 trip. Don’t miss out, book now before they are gone!
s/v Rembrandt van Rijn 360 degree photos
The s/v Rembrandt van Rijn at work in the Arctic