Lapland - the home of Aurora Borealis, reindeers and vast wilderness: this is our homebase in the heliskiing world. And we fly and ski right in the middle och this beautiful mountain area.
All our skiing is done above tree level; and the mountains offers a special feature in big descents with the same angle for the entire run. We have several runs between 25- 45 degrees that carries the same angle for 800-900 vertical meters.
Since we are so close to the Atlantic ocean we have a maritime climate in a continental area. So the snow stays cold and sticks to steep faces and stabilizes fairly quickly after a storm.
And from mid May and onwards we can ski in the midnight sun, wich is an astounding experience.
Our specialty is small groups of 1-2 rotations. We never have more that five clients/guide and we try to spread the groups out so that you are alone on the mountain.
We do not have a concession in the area, but the area is big enough so you do not have to worry about having other skiers around you.
We run our heliski operation from the end of March to the end of May.
Abisko Moutain Lodge is located in the heart of the area we fly. Abisko offers short approach flights The Abisko Mountain Lodge has a great atmosphere and is run by the couple Mina and Dick. Dick is a UIAGM/IFMGA certified mountainguide that works with HSGS on many of our weeks. The lodge serves good food and has a great bar, sauna and hot tub. The rooms are small but the bar area and living room is spacious.This is for the skier that prefers easy access to heli-skiing and a cosy familiar feeling to high end living.
Meterologen Ski Lodge is a small 4 star hotel in the ski-resort of Riksgränsen. It's located in the western part of the area we ski in. It is owned and run by Patrik Strömsten, a local skier with many years of experience in the food and wine scene in Sweden. He was voted the number one sommelier in Sweden in 2004. In the nearby hotel of Riksgränsen we have a spa facility with massages, indoor pool, sauna and hot tubs.This is for the skier that has a high demand on the rooms and food and loves his/hers wine. The best service guaranteed.
All our guides have a vast experience in helicopter skiing worldwide and they are all UIAGM/IFMGA certified mountainguides. Our guides have a passion for skiing and travels around the heliskiing world with our clients. But they always come back for the spring season in Lapland, Sweden.
Jimmy Oden: Jimmy is the author behind Free Skiing a book that explains skiing in the big mountains. He lived for many years in Verbier but is now based in Åre Sweden. He has skied all over the world and loves to share his passion with others. Speaks: Swedish, English, French.
Johan ”Jossi” Lindblom: Jossi is from the north of Sweden but has his base in Chamonx in France. He is passionated about skiing and music and has worked with heliskiing in Russia and Nepal. He has worked a lot with film crews around the world. He loves the steeps and the big turns. Speaks: Swedish, English.
Dick Johansson: Dick runs Abisko Mountain Lodge in Abisko and has lived for the last 25 years in the area around Kiruna. He is a former police officer and now he works as a full-time mountainguide. Dick has worked with us almost since the start. Speaks Swedish, English.
Anjan Truffer: Anjan is from Zermatt and also works as a leadguide at the Valemont lodge in Canada. One of CMH's private lodges. Anjan has come to guide in Sweden the last 3 years and works also in Chile, Turkey and India. He has guided skiing and climbing all over the world. Speaks: English, German, French and Spanish.
Xavier Cret: Xavier is from La Grave in France and was the first foreign guide to come and work with me in Sweden in 2004. He is now the mayor of Villar d'Arene in the Hautes Alpes but still finds time to come and guide in the winter. He is passionated about skiing and snow textures. Speaks French, English.
Jonathan Hulten: Jonathan is a Swede with a racing background and has guided heliskiing around the world. He comes to Sweden every spring but also guides in Canada and Chile. His base used to be in La Grave and now helives on the west coast of Sweden, so he can have good rock climbing outside his door. Speaks Swedish, English and French.
Hiro Ishisaka: Hiro was born in Nagano, Japan and is now a UIAGM/IFMGA mountainguide based out of Sapporo. Hiro and I have worked together for the last 13 years world wide climbing and skiing Hiro was the first Japanese guide to come and ski Lapland/Sweden. Hiro is the guide that will take care of our Japanese clients. Speaks English and Japanese.