There is no better way to explore untouched parts of the Arctic nature than backcountry skiing! As your professional guide will take you away from Rovaniemi, straight into the Taiga forest, you will get the chance to explore some of the breathtaking scenery of Lapland using backcountry skis and leave your own track in the deep snow where no-one has been before you!
Backcountry skiing, or off-piste skiing, is a great way to explore remote areas of Lapland covered in deep snow. Unlike alpine skiing and cross-country skiing, that are practiced on groomed trails, backcountry skiing allows you for a more adventurous trip through hilly terrains, forests and lakes. As the skis are equipped with a skin, they allow you to go uphill, and downhill without excessive speed. Like snowshoeing, it does not require much practice to get used to the gears and to the techniques to slide on deep snow. This makes it very comfortable and easy to use, even for beginners!
Your guide will choose a location that best fits the level and the needs of the group. They will also provide you with safety instructions and teach you some techniques how to use the skis on fresh snow. Refreshments and a typical Finnish barbecue snack will be provided halfway, as your guide will lite a fire to keep you warm. This is a great moment for you to enjoy the splendid viewpoints and learn more about the Arctic nature -and Lapland in general!
This ski tour lasts 3 hours, which includes the transportation from/to Rovaniemi, the barbecue snack around the fire and of course the skiing time in the nature (around 1h - 1h30 depending on your level).
In all our excursions, our groups are limited to 8 people maximum. It it very important for us to provide you with the best experience as possible, and avoid mass tourism. This way, your guide will know you better and will be able to address all your needs and answer your questions. As we usually say : the smaller the group, the bigger the experience !