Guided Backcountry Skiing Trips to Antarctica
-It is hard to really describe what it is like to be in Antartica, let alone ski there. It is the ultimate negative space in nature and being there to ski really exemplifies who we are as people-
Ski down pristine Antarctic slopes while enjoying breathtaking views of the dark blue ocean. The journey starts in Ushuia, Argentina, on the southern tip of South America. From there, we board a ship and set sail for the Antarctic Peninsula crossing the Drake Passage. Albatross and pods of whales give way to penguins and seals who welcome us to this skier’s paradise. Shielded peaks of snow and ice stretch out in all directions as the ship navigates a tortuous passage of icebergs and fiords. The ship is our lavish base for day touring. It maneuvers to a new location each evening to provide a new venue for skiing each morning. Boat life is good on this Antarctic ski cruise; meals are expertly prepared by course and services abound. The ship life is a stark contrast to the natural void that surrounds the ship. After a week of backcountry skiing in Antarctica, we return north and meet back up with the reality of normal life.
Come springtime, the Antarctic Peninsula has a relatively moderate climate. Temperatures are similar to late winter in the mountains of the American West. Daylight abounds as it extends through the majority of the hours of the night. It is common to ski new powder snow after storms and soft corn during clear weather. The terrain is comprised of big, glaciated peaks that fall precipitously into the cold, salty ocean.
This Antarctic ski cruise is run in conjunction with Ice Axe Expeditions.
Join us in November for the backcountry skiing experience of a lifetime! Space is still available but is filling fast.
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