SKI OR SNOWBOARD ANTARCTICA


Antarctica is seen by many as the ‘Last Frontier’ for skiing and snowboarding due to its remote location and difficulty of access. An expedition to the Antarctic is an exotic, life changing experience very few people have the opportunity to experience.

IMG_3002We explore the Antarctica Peninsula from the comfortable 100m Sea Adventurer ship. She’s a fully reconditioned polar explorer with comfortable cabins and excellent food. This is the most affordable way to explore and  experience Antarctica for 2 weeks with a group of like minded skiers and snowboarders and there’s various options of cabin comfort available. Quickly cross the formidable Drake Passage and then spend several days exploring the amazing Peninsula’s snow covered slopes, wildlife and ambiance. Ponder the complexity of the fragile and dynamic ecosystem of the Antarctic Peninsula while enjoying daily ski tours, lectures and wildlife excursions. Actively explore this frontier’s skiing possibilities with your family or friends, ski, snowboard or just explore the wildlife. Suitable for kite skiers and boarders also!

Check out a short video a client made in 2015:

 

2018 ITINERARY

Day 0 Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina.
Day 1 Skills training day and ski tour in Ushuaia. Overnight in hotel (included).
Day 2 Board the Sea Adventurer in the afternoon and set sail down the Beagle Channel.
Clipper Adventurer shipDay 3-4 Cross the Drake Passage. Sperm, fin, and humpback whales, along with skies of seabirds will accompany our journey. Arrive in Antarctica in the afternoon of Day 4, for a hike if possible.

Day 5 Ski and snowboard objectives at Neko Harbour. Zodiac cruises, penguin rookeries, hiking for non-skiers.

Day 6 Ski and snowboard at Anvers and Wenke Islands. Port Lockroy scientific base and museum. Visit gentoo and adelie penguin habitat.

Day 7 Ronge/Island/Mt. Britannia. Ski and snowboard objectives.

Day 8 Ski and snowboard objectives in Paradise Bay. Zodiac excursions.Visit penguin rookery and Almirante Brown Station.

Day 9 Lemaire Channel/ Mt. Scott/ Mt. Demaria/Mt. Mill ski descents. Killer whale and leopard seal sightings.
Day 10 New ski descents and nature cruises of Charlotte Bay; begin journey north in the evening.
Day 11-12 Sail Drake Passage; pass the dramatic cliffs of Cape Horn.
Day 13 Disembark the Clipper Adventurer in Ushuaia, Argentina.

**Flexibility is necessary for all Antarctic travel. This program is subject to change throughout the journey depending on ice, weather and local conditions.

 

2018 Prices:

Lower Deck Twin: US$11,895 per guest.
Main Deck Twin (porthole): US$12,895 per guest.
Main Deck Twin (window): US$14,195 per guest (Photo below).
Main Deck Twin Single: US$19,690.
Upper Deck Superior: US$15,995 per guest.
Upper Deck Deluxe: US$17,195 per guest.
Captain’s Deck Suite Cabins: US$18,995 per guest.
Owner’s Suite: US$20,995 per guest.
*airfare not included, all pricing per person.clipper2

**Prices include $1,000 fee for guided backcountry skiing. Non skiers receive a US$1,000 discount.

****Please Note; a 50% deposit is required upon booking to reserve your place.
The final balance is payable 95 days prior to your departure. You may place your deposit with Visa or MasterCard credit card. Final Payment must be paid by Check, Wire, or Cash. You can also mail a check with your trip application or submit a wire transfer to place your deposit. Berths will be reserved on a first-come, first served basis depending on when we receive your completed Registration application and Terms and Conditions of Sale.

LOWER DECK TWIN BERTHS USUALLY SELL OUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duration: 13 days, 12 nights 

November 2 to 14, 2018

 

 

 

What’s Included?IMG_2472

  • 1 night pre-expedition shared hotel accommodation in Ushuaia, Argentina. This room includes a continental breakfast.
  • Guides travel and wages.
  • Includes backcountry skiing fee.
  • Group dinner in Ushuaia.
  • Group transfers from the hotel to the ship on embarkation and from the ship to the airport on disembarkation and all miscellaneous service taxes and port charges.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board the Clipper Adventurer.
  • Shore landings and Zodiac excursions as permitted by weather and local conditions.
  • Presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers.
  • Expedition certificate.
  • Photographic DVD chronicling the voyage.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information package
  • Use of a pair of rubber expedition boots on loan for shore landings. These will be returned at the end of the voyage.

What’s Not Included?

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  • Airfares to or from your home city, whether on scheduled or charter flights.
  • Passport and visa expenses. Tourist entry fees may apply depending on your nationality.
  • Any government arrival and departure airport taxes.
  • Ski or trekking equipment.
  • Baggage, cancellation and travel insurance (emergency medical and evacuation insurance is mandatory. Ice Axe can help you to arrange this insurance if you need assistance.)
  • Excess baggage charges. 
  • Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges onboard the ship or at the hotel.
  • Telecommunications charges or the customary gratuity at the end of the voyage for stewards, guides, and other service personnel.
  • Gratuity for guides and hospitality staff.

 

Quick Facts

Length of Trip: 13 Days.
Trip Dates:
 November 2 to 14, 2018 (2017 departure is October 28 – not too late to join, but contact me ASAP).
Trip Costs: From US$11,895 (limited berths available at this price, book early). US$1,000 discount for non-skiers/boarders who just want to do wildlife tours. 
More info: 
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More Pics: link to gallery