Erlend covered:

  • What is the best time to visit Svalbard
  • Getting there and managing the logistics of the trip
  • The types of runs you can expect there
  • The risks to look out for and how to avoid them
  • And much more!

If you’re looking to sail endless seas, shred pristine slopes, and see some of the most dramatic vistas in Europe, Norway’s Svalbard Archipelago is the place to be.

Spread across 16 million acres and accessible only by sailboat, Svalbard offers everything from chill cruisers & mellow descents to bone-chilling couloirs and summit-to-sea marathons. It’s the perfect place to unplug, relax the mind, and earn your turns all at the same time.

However, planning a ski trip to the edge of the world can be a logistical nightmare. From finding the right boat and choosing what to bring to maximizing your time under the Midnight Sun, expert guidance is essential here.

This is why we’ve organized a FREE Q&A with local guide Erlend Kjørsvik!

In an hour-long session, Erlend answered numerous of questions about skiing and sailing Svalbard, including when to go, how to get there, where to find the best slopes, and how to see as much of the Arctic wildlife as possible!

Webinar host

Erlend Kjørsvik
CEO of Backyard Svalbard

Erlend is the CEO of Backyard Svalbard, with 5 years of experience guiding in the Svalbard archipelago. He got his Arctic Nature Guide certification in Longyearbyen, Norway, and his Avalanche Safety 2 cert in Canada. No slope is too steep for him, but his greatest joy is cruising 25-30° slopes in Svalbard’s signature pow.