Ski & Snowboard Europe
Challenging off-piste, incredible backcountry, world-class resorts and unique cultural experiences make Europe the ultimate destination for a freeride snowboard and ski tour. The sheer number of resorts in Europe means that once you arrive in a major transit hub, it's a relatively short drive or flight until you can access pretty much any kind of terrain that you could hope for. There are roughly 1200 resorts in Europe which would make it one of the biggest shreddable expanses in the world. Thanks to these massive ski areas, the statistical chances of scoring freshies for days are a lot higher. The countless small, hidden resorts across Europe mean that folk spread out way more. And unless you’re heading to one of the major freeride areas like Chamonix, your every day European skier or snowboarder just isn’t as powder hungry as their North American or Australian/Kiwi counterparts. All of this, of course, adds up to way more fresh tracks and faceshots for you and I. One of the other great reasons to ski or snowboard in Europe is the culture. There are countless alpine towns and villages that live and breathe the mountains, where the locals have lived and worked in these mountain towns all their lives. We’re talking about the families that farm the valleys in the off-season and the small-town shop and bar owners – all who will have ridden the local hills since they were old enough to walk. For 2021 we have select departures to Russia, Georgia, Finland, Sweden, Austria and Switzerland.
Nordic Powder Camps are Lapland based backcountry mini-break tours that include three full days of riding and having fun above the Finnish / Swedish Arctic Circle. Whether you're looking for an easy way to progress your skills or just keen to discover a few secret spots from our local Lappish guides, the Nordic Powder Camps are a great way to experience the best of the north.
The Austrian Tyrol hosts some of the biggest and best ski resorts in the world. We spend 7 days based in the freeride city of Innsbruck, the best place in the Tirol for the ‘powder chase’. There is no other city in Europe where you can stay in the city and explore incredible freeride resorts by day and have all the nightlife and restaurants just steps from our hotel to explore after dark. So you can spend your week deep in the white-room, your guides will show you the best lines, find you the best snow and make sure you have a good time while doing it.
We spend 10 days travelling through Finnish Lapland visiting the Arctic's best resorts. You’ll get to witness spectacular landscapes from frozen lakes and stunning Arctic fells and we'll stop off at the most northern ski areas of Europe including; Pyhä-Luosto, Saariselkä, Levi, Ylläs and Ounasvaara. Plus you'll get to experience husky and snowmobile safaris, ice-fishing, snow surfing and bask in the amazing natural beauty of the Northern Lights.
Laax is to Switzerland what Mammoth is to California – a freestyle Mecca that attracts riders from far and wide to its perfectly sculpted parks and pipes. Although Laax trades on the reputation of its parks, there’s a whole lot more to it than that. The slopes around the central Crap Sogn Gion are littered with cliffs, rock drops and other features that turn Laax into a freeride paradise when there’s fresh snow around. It says a lot that Nicolas Müller, widely recognised as one of the world’s best backcountry riders, has chosen to make his home here.
Join us on a 10 day tour to the former soviet state of Georgia. You'll spend your days chasing powder with our local guides at the resorts of Gudauri and Bakuriani, and also experience the cultural and culinary highlights of the region. We'll have day trips and options that include backcountry freeriding, visits to sulphur baths, wine tasting, heliskiing, snowmobiling and paragliding. To finish, you'll experience local life in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.
Join us in the Balkans as we explore the spectacular Shar Mountains of Macedonia and Kosovo by snowcat and splitboard. While the well known resorts across Europe are overcrowded and tracked out, the freeriding in the Balkans is completely undiscovered and waiting to be ridden. From wide slopes to narrow couloirs and natural gullies with vertical drops of up to 850 metres per run, the terrain here is suitable for both intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders.