We at Summit Heliskiing would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all of our guides, guests and staff for making the 2023 season one to remember!
The season was looking good before it even really started – prior even to our annual training, several of our guides became some of the first ever Level 3 ski guides according to the Association of Icelandic Mountain Guides (AIMG) qualification system. This brand-new qualification series was developed in accordance with the Canadian Mountain Guide system, with ski- and mountain-safety legend Colin Zacharias involved in both development and assessment of the curriculum. Level 3 represents the highest standard for ski guiding in Iceland, and we wish a huge congratulations to Leifur, Óli and Jón Gauti (as if they weren’t legends already).
Planning and preparing
Our annual training, supported by the very same Colin Zacharias, was also an excellent experience, in which we analysed every aspect of our operation to ensure we are operating to the highest professional standard. During this training we were also delighted to welcome two new faces to the team – Guðmundur Arnar and Sara Hlín. Both Arnar and Sara are incredible assets to the team and we are thrilled to have them on board – keep an eye out for upcoming Guide Spotlight blogs to find out more!
The season itself continued this fantastic trajectory, making every day a great one at Sóti Lodge! Our guests enjoyed hopping directly into the heli right outside the lodge, taking advantage of our highly-reviewed quiver of Blizzard Rustler skis (specifically chosen to suit Icelandic conditions), and taking part in our brand new heli-touring experience. This has proven to be a massive hit, and we are delighted to be offering it again in 2024!
Speaking of 2024…
If you weren’t able to make it this year, we have some good news for you! Bookings for 2024 are open, and better yet, for a limited time only we are offering our four– and six-day heliski packages at 2023’s prices! The Icelandic heliski season hits its peak around late April – early May, making a holiday with Summit Heliskiing the perfect way to wrap up the ski season as the slopes begin to close in Europe and North America.