Kvaløya in Arctic Norway has been one of our favourite destinations for personal skiing for many years and we are keen to share this magnificent area. A ski touring trip to the island of Kvaløya, positioned close to Norway’s northern city of Tromsø, visits a unique set of mountains in the Arctic Circle. Kvaløya lies to the west of the Lyngen Peninsula giving fantastic skiing and scenery high above the sea.
Alongside our other trips in the Arctic Circle of Norway, we also visit the island of Arnøya. In recent years this island has emerged as a remote and exploratory destination and should be on any Norwegian ski touring devotees wish list. This is an area to stretch out the maps and explore new terrain.
The Lofoten Islands (Magic Isles) are one of the most famous ski destinations in the Arctic Circle, and should be on any discerning skiers tick list. Although slightly lower than the mainland peaks, there is much to interest the skier with open slopes, broad couloirs and narrow chutes, all in some interesting rock architecture. Here in the Lofoten Islands, the deep fjords and complex coastline often means that summits are surrounded by sea.
Troms Toppturer explores the numerous summits around the Arctic capital of Tromsø. Skiing from the summits to the sea, Tromsø and the surrounding area is unmatched when it comes to accessible coastal mountains. A ski touring trip to the Tromsø area allows quick access from the city to ski on the surrounding mainland of Troms County, Malangen and the surrounding islands of Kvaløya and Ringvassøya.
Our *new* Arctic Duo's allow you to book our Arctic Norway trips together, maximising the skiing time between travel to and from the Arctic Circle. We know that many of our existing guests love to ski in Norway, and for some a once in a lifetime trip has become an annual habit. Most importantly by doing so we are able to offer a 10% discount on the total fee.
This course has been running since 2007 with increasing popularity every season. It aims to bring together like-minded people to develop their off-piste performance. You will be given simple yet effective tools to ski ice, bumps, powder, chopped up powder and whatever other snow we come across in the off-piste.
These courses have been designed to make the most of the Scottish conditions and give mountaineers the option of accessing the same tuition at home in the UK. The course has exactly the same ethos and focus of those run in Chamonix; to bring together like-minded people to develop their off-piste skiing.
A ski instruction course designed to improve both your technical off-piste skiing and mountain safety awareness and skills whilst doing lots of good skiing in the process. The course will be run by both Alison Thacker (BASI ISTD Ski Instructor) and Rob Jarvis (IFMGA International Mountain Guide).
Welcome to Off Piste Performance
Off Piste Performance Ltd provides ski instruction from Alison Thacker (née Culshaw) ISTD and ski guiding by James Thacker (IFMGA Mountain Guide). We specialise in private ski tuition and ski guiding tailored to the needs of you, the skier. Alison and James split their time between Scotland, Norway and Chamonix. They will help you achieve your skiing aspirations and beyond, whether it is your first time venturing away from the lifts, or you want to fine tune your off-piste skills.
Off Piste Performance also offers the renowned 'Ski Performance for Mountaineers' which has been bringing together like-minded people to develop their off-piste skills since 2007.
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