Riksgränsen 2018

Our sixth and last ski trip of the season goes as usual to Riksgränsen, the most northern ski resort in Sweden. New for this year is that you can choose to join the trip for 7 days, which gives you 6 full days of skiing; or 4 days, which gives you 3 full days of skiing. We have 12 seats for 7 days, and 14 seats for 4 days. The most significant difference in Riksgränsen compared to our other destinations is the easy access to varying and excellent off piste skiing. If you are feeling more at home in the piste than off the piste - please don't feel intimidated to join this trip! There are a couple of well-prepared,long slopes in Riksgränsen, and closeby there is another ski resort called Björkliden; with a wider range of varying and well prepared slopes compared to Riksgränsen. The transfer bus between Riksgränsen and Björkliden is included in the ski pass and takes around 30 minutes. The skipass is valid also in Björkliden.

Transportation to and from Riksgränsen will be by flight between Arlanda and Kiruna and a private transfer bus between Kiruna and Riksgränsen. We will be staying in 4 or 6 bed apartments in the Riksgränsen hotel. You have indoor access to the famous “Grönan” where you find the after ski, night club, and restaurants. Close to the reception of the hotel, there is a well assorted sport shop with ski rental, and the hotel also hosts a well equipped SPA(separate entrance fee).  

From the hotel it is walking distance to the main ski lift, slopes, cross country tracks and an ICA supermarket.

Departure

Sunday 29th of April 2018
Flight: Norwegian DY4063 
Departure Arlanda Airport 12:20 – Arrival Kiruna 13:55
If the departure time will be changed you will be informed by email.
Be well in time at the airport, the flight doesn’t wait!
Private Transfer bus to Riksgränsen directly after arrival and pick up of luggage.

Baggage and Skis at the flight

With Norwegian, 1 cabin bag á 10 kg & 2 checked baggage á 20 kg are included in the price. Max measures/checked baggage: 250 x 79 x 112 cm (L x H x W).

Purchase of Systembolaget beverages

There is a Konsum store in Katterjåkk, which also functions as an order and pick-up unit for Systembolaget. BUT you need to fill in a pre-order at systembolagets website, www.systembolaget.se; and remember to mark "Coop Konsum Katterjåkk" as place for delivery. You can only pick up beverages at the ordinary opening hours of Systembolaget, i.e not on Sundays and not after 3 pm on Saturdays. Easiest way to get to the Konsum store is to go to the bottom of the Katterjåkk lift on skis and then walk down to the parking lot, your trip back to the hotel on skis in the slopes will be much easier if you remember to bring a backpack.

Purchase of food

There is an ICA store in Riksgränsen and also a Konsum store in Katterjåkk where you can pick up your systembolaget orders.

Lodging

We live in 4-bed or 6-bed apartments at the hotel, close to everything! 1 or 2 bedrooms with bunk-beds and two beds in the living room. Kitchen and living room, open plan, with a dining area for 4 or 6 people, fridge, freezer, stove, oven, microwave. All apartments have a bathroom with shower, toilet and drying cabinet (no sauna). However, there is a common sauna in the hotel near the reception that we have access to. There is also a spa with pool, for additional charge.

Alpine Ski school

We do not arrange any ski school this year. However, we will help you out with suggestions on different off piste skitours, and arrange a tour showing the pists and the skisystem.

Ski rental

We will supply you with a form for booking ski rental; which will give you 10% off the rental prices. You can however contact the ski shop directly at email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or phone 0980-64100, if you have questions about what skis are available and which skis suits you. Book in time, this is high season for Riksgränsen so they might rent out all their off piste equipment over those days we are there.

Dinner

We will not arrange a joint dinner in the restaurant, but we will suggest a night for a common dinner at "Grönan".

Mountain top tour

As an alternative to ski in the system or in the vicinities of the system, you can one day choose to take part in a tour to a mountain-top closer to the fjords! It will be an extraordinary trip, with a beautiful scenery, most often you will see the clear ocean in the west, and a long off piste run back to the starting point of the climb. The extra cost isapproximately 700 SEK, including a backpack with security-equipment. What you need is either telemark-skis with climbing skins, or randonée-equipped alpine skis. Snowboard is of course also possible. If you have rented skis for the weekend, you can without any extra charge change these to randonéeskis for the specific day.

Sign up as “interested” in the application form. Not binding.

Questions? email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Heliskiing

There are very good possibilities for heliskiing in the vicinities of riksgränsen and björkliden. Depending on the weather, snow and wind conditions it is possible to make arrangements for a heliskiing-tour.

Sign up as “interested” in the application form. Not binding.

Questions? email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

After ski

The legendary afterski events around and on Walpurgis Night is obviously an extraordinary experience! This year  "Bad Influence" and "Hoffmaestro" plays at Grönan during Walpurgis Night, and hopefully they will exceed the already high expectations! The bands play  Monday 30/4, both afterski and also later in the evening during the night club.

During the period from Tuesday 1/5 - Thursday 3/5 it is a more laid-back afterski with a troubadour. Friday 4/5-Saturday 5/5 the band playing is "Riff Raff Ruff".

Journey home

Thursday 3rd of May 2018
Flight: Norwegian  DY4064
Departure Kiruna 12:55 – Arrival Arlanda 14:30
We depart from Riksgränsen by Transfer bus to Kiruna Airport at 09.55.
Sunday 6th of May 2018
Flight: Norwegian   DY4064
Departure Kiruna 14:25 – Arrival Arlanda 16:00
We depart from Riksgränsen by Transfer bus to Kiruna Airport at 11.25.

Price, 4 days, 29/4 - 3/5

 

Ski pass

No Ski pass

ESIK Member

3840 SEK

3320 SEK

ESIK Member (+65)

3670 SEK

3320 SEK

Not ESIK Member

4240SEK

3420 SEK

Not ESIK Member (+65)

4070 SEK

3420 SEK

Youth (8-15)

3970SEK

3320SEK

Prices includes Travel by flight Arlanda-Kiruna Roundtrip, 1 cabin bag á 10 kg & 2 checked baggage á 20 kg, max measures: 250 x 79 x 112 cm (L x H x W). Transfer by bus Kiruna airport - Riksgränsen Round trip, lodging, skipass 6 days, No ski school is included.

Mountain top tour is approximately 700 SEK in addition. Heliski starts at approximately 2800 SEK for 3 runs.

 

Cleaning of the apartment is not included in the price.

Bedsheets and towels are not included in the price.

Price, 7 days, 29/4 - 6/5

 

Ski pass

No Ski pass

ESIK Member

  5730 SEK

  4630 SEK

ESIK Member (+65)

  5450 SEK

  4630 SEK

Not ESIK Member

  6130 SEK

  4730 SEK

Not ESIK Member (+65)

5850 SEK

  4730 SEK

Youth (8-15)

  5750 SEK

  4630 SEK

Prices includes Travel by flight Arlanda-Kiruna Roundtrip, 1 cabin bag á 10 kg & 2 checked baggage á 20 kg, max measures: 250 x 79 x 112 cm (L x H x W). Transfer by bus Kiruna airport - Riksgränsen Round trip, lodging, skipass 3 days. No ski school is included.

Mountain top tour is approximately 700 SEK in addition. Heliski starts at approximately 2800 SEK for 3 runs.

Cleaning of the apartment is not included in the price.

Bedsheets and towels are not included in the price.

 

Registration

Your booking is not valid until payment has been received to Ericsson Alpina, more information on the payment is sent in an email upon completing your registration. Queuing is done in order of received date of your payment.

Cancellation

  1. One application fee is to be understood as the price for one return ticket of one trip/seat by bus or other means of transport to the booked ski resort, also including accommodation and normally one lift card.
  2. If the cost for one lift card is not included in the application fee, or extra fees are to be charged for, you as an applicant will be informed in good time prior the departure.
  3. Up till 40 days before the 28 of April the trip can be cancelled with full refund.
  4. If you cancel the booking later than 40 days before the 28 of April and there is another person who can take your seat on the flight, you will get a full refund. If you cancel the booking later than 40 days before the 28 of April and there is noone who can take over your seat on the flight we have to charge you the full price for the flight ticket.
  5. If you cancel your booked trip(s)/seat(s) later than 30 days prior but earlier than 48 hrs before day and time for departure, only those parts of the application fee will be paid back, which ESIK Alpine Section can avoid being charged for.
  6. If you cancel your booked trip(s)/seat(s) later 48 hrs prior time of departure, no parts of the application fee will be paid back.
  7. If you can find substitute(s) to your cancelled trip(s)/seat(s), 50-100% of the application fee will be paid back.
  8. The reservation is not guaranteed until ESIK alpina has received the full payment.

More information

Program with all details will be sent out one week before departure to the mail address registered in the registration form.

Questions

Anders C Johansson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +46 70 605 25 22

Peter Nilsson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +46 722 339 338

Link to sign up form:

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Tänndalen

Departure
Thursday 12th of April around 14:30 from Stockholm and 15:00 from Kista.

Lodging
We will stay in Ski Lodge, apartments fully equipped for 4-6 people with 2 bedrooms, kitchen and living room.
The apartments are located next to the lifts, after ski, night club and restaurants.

Alpine Ski school
We will arrange ski school Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 12:00. Please fill out what level you would like to participate in when signing up.

Dinner
We will arrrange a dinner on Saturday evening. Price for this is 395kr and this includes dinner and entrance fee to the night club. Please mark this when signing up so we can make reservation for you.

Price include following;
Bus fare, lodging, cleaning of cabin, ski school, ski pass if marked.

  Ski pass No Ski pass
Adult ESIK Member 2740 SEK 2120 SEK
Adult 3140 SEK 2220 SEK
+65 ESIK Member 2560 SEK 2120 SEK
Youth (8-15) 2860 SEK 2120 SEK
Youth (0-15) N/A 2120 SEK

Departure back home will take place on Sunday April 15th around 14:30.
We will be back in Stockholm around 22:00.

More information

Program with more details will be sent out 10 days in advance.

Link to application

Questions

Hans Bundgaard, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Erik Sanders, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hej skidvänner,

nu är säsongen planerad och vi erbjuder som vanligt ett fullspäckat schema med gamla favoriter och nygamla klassiker!

Nu väntar vi bara på snön!

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Fellow friends/skiers,

now we have put together the winter schedule for you to put on your fridge, both old favorites and reborn classics.

Now we are just waiting for the snow!

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