Ski & Sail
Ski Touring at sea , with transfers by boat and overnight on board
We started to use boats for ski touring trips in the 80’s, along the coasts of Norway, when the word “Ski and Sail” did not exist yet. Since then we have skied & sailed many other countries such as Iceland, Greenland, Kamchatka, Alaska, Patagonia, Antarctica.
Here we refer to Ski & Sail as trips with small boats (typically 3-8 passengers plus the skipper) aiming at exploring the best ski slopes and summits along the coast.
Beware: some operators offer “Ski and Sail” trips using big boats (30 to 100 passengers or more), these are indeed cruises featuring all comforts on board. We may offer these too, but in this case you should consider that:
– the cruises have fixed dates and fixed navigation routes;
-there will be on board passengers with various interests other than ski touring (for example photography or whale watching) , hence the captain will follow a navigation route not specifically suited to the preferences of ski tourers.
In our Ski&Sail trips we use exclusively reliable boats well adapted to the navigation also in icy waters, equipped with all safety gear and communication devices, skipper of proven experience and knowing the specific needs of skiers.
Boats are chartered with skipper and full board facilities (kitchen on board and all meals provided). There is a RIB available for all operations of boarding and landing of passengers with skis and boots.
Please consider that the availability of boats is limited. They are booked well in advance, sometimes one year before the date of the trip. We suggest therefore to make your reservation as early as possible. Depending upon the number of enquires received, you may join a group of upto 8 people on board, or you may reserve the whole boat exclusively for your own group of friends.
Boats for groups of more than 8 guests are very seldom available and they are normally motor boats (not sailing boats); often they are fishing vessels refurbished and converted to the transport of passengers; otherwise the next step are the cruising vessels.
All Ski&Sail programs are subject to special reservation terms and conditions .