The Sunnmore alps is famous for its untouched powder snow mountains and peaks. There are great numbers of natural pistes, offering possibilities and options for a wide range of skiers. Many of the most spectacular places are available only by boat, and that’s why we sail.
The trip start and ends in Aalesund. Vigra airport (AES) is about 15 minutes by car from Aalesund. Vigra have direct flight from example Oslo, London and Amsterdam by SAS & KLM. If you are travelling from a city at the coastline or wish to extend your journey with a day or two we reccomend that you check out Hurtigruten who offer mini cruises in Norway.
Ski and Sail 5 nights
Nok from 16.900 /explorer
Season 2020 we only take group
booking from 2 - 6 explorers
You need a travel insurance
who cover ski touring.
Working onboard Westland
All explorers / participants must help out with some "work" onboard.
Can I bring a suitcase?
No! We prefer a rucksack or a duffel bag
Our ski and sail adventure brings you to the famous Sunnmore Alps. The alps and surrounding areas have been shaped by shifting glaciers over the centuries making for spectacular peaks, deep valleys and amazing fjords.
Ski and sail Sunnmore alps is a trip for those of you who like the idea of powder skiing and ski touring in the untouched mountains in Hjørundfjord at the west coast of Norway.
Hjørundfjord is one of the most distinctive and magnificent fjords of Norway. Among the rugged, wildest and most beautiful mountain areas in western Norway the fjord creates a unique scenery for our sail to ski adventures. The view with blue steep fjord and white mountains with powder snow will guaranteed make memories for life!
First note! About our concept "ski and sail" We mostly use the motor because of time schedule but we host the sail when we have time and wind conditions to sail. Norway at winter time have fast changing wind conditions in the fjords surrounded by high mountains.
Second note! All explorers must help out with some "work" onboard, like prepare breakfast / dinner and hoist the mainsail. Westland is not a cruise ship but more likely an expedition boat. It is important that every explorer has the right expectations and understands our concept correctly.
Third note! This very first season, 2020 we only have group booking from 4 - 6 explorers. It is important for the atmosphere onboard that our guests know each other. Also, it is important for our mountain guides that the ski & hike level of the group is about the same.
Ski and sail is a concept where we use our sailboats as a floating chalet; we sail to the foot of the mountains and start our skiing right on the beach. By boat we are flexible and can move from place to place, and choose hillsides, faces and our areas according to the present conditions we have. Sail to ski done by Italian and French skiers since early 1990ies, and a concept that Norwegians recently has started to appreciate.
When designing your ski and sail trip we focus on safety, quality snow, terrain, and ski culture. Experience level on this trip is medium.
As organizers we try to keep the level as equal as we can, so that we can choose mountains according to the level of the group. If you are in doubt this is the right trip for you, you are welcome to contact us at any time - even you are beginner or experienced.
Welcome to SY "Westland" and our adventure family. Our beautiful sailboat, Westland is 45 feet and the design are inspired by Colin Archer with pilothouse.
Westland takes a maximum of 7 passengers and staff of 2. There are 2 cabins in front, both with 2 single beds. The master cabin has one twin bed and one single bed. There are two saloons, one in the pilothouse and one underneath deck.
Note! All explorers must help out with some "work" onboard, like prepare breakfast / dinner and hoist the mainsail. Westland is not a cruise boat but more likely an expedition boat. It is important that every explorer has the right expectations and understands our concept correctly.
In Sunnmore alps we have many mountains who is perfect for off piste and ski touring. Our guides know the mountains and the area very well and will according to the forecast and weather conditions always choose the best route for the day. The mountains in Sunnmore alps is about 1200 - 1700 meters above sea level.