Crete - Ski touring trip with private mountain guide:in

Snow skiing on the largest Greek island

e.g.: 6 days, 5-8 participants, level 2

Crete is the largest island in Greece and is easily accessible from Germany in just a few hours. The Ida Mountains, with the 2,456-metre-high Psiloritis, are the highest peak on the island. Uniform, 30 - 35 degree slopes to the north and south offer the very best skiing terrain. The low temperatures combined with high humidity and plenty of sunshine make for unique firn conditions. When we first got to know the area in February 2020, we encountered the best firn runs ever - with consistent snow quality from the summit to the car. The planned tours require a medium level of fitness for ascents of up to 1,300 meters with skins and good skiing technique for enjoyable descents on the 30 to 35 degree slopes. And not to forget: The hospitality of the Cretans is just as amazing and impressive as the ski tours!
We organize the complete ski touring trip with all our know-how on your desired date and in the best possible bases. You benefit from our experience, the tailor-made offer and the individual guidance in a homogeneous group. 

Price example: 6 days ski tours with state-certified mountain and ski guide with 6 participants in very good bases (double room + breakfast) from € 950,- p.p. plus flight and rental car

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Program and schedule

Tour schedule
Christof's recommendation

Individual advice and organization of the trip Mountain guide with the appropriate qualifications and local knowledge Expenses of the mountain guide

Day 1: Flight via Athens to Heraklion and approx. 1h transfer to the base for the Ida Mountains.
2nd-3rd day: Ski tours around the Ida Mountains according to the prevailing conditions. There are enough summits and tour destinations for several ski touring seasons...
Day 4: Transfer and ski tour on the way to the Lefkaori Mountains
5th-6th day: Ski tours in the Lefkaori Mountains and/or sighseeing and journey home

Note on program changes: All courses and guided tours are conscientiously organized and carried out in accordance with the safety standards of the Vivalpin Mountain and Ski School with qualified specialists (e.g. mountain and ski guides, mountain hiking guides, etc.). The provisional tour program may be adjusted for safety-related reasons, such as bad weather, dangerous conditions, unforeseen natural events or inadequate conditions of the participants. The final program will be decided by the guide on site.

You have experience on ski tours and ski mountaineering tours, have a safe skiing technique in the ascent (also with hairpin bends), in the descent as well as fitness for 4 hours or 1,200 meters of ascent.

 "Ski touring in the middle of the Mediterranean - that does indeed sound very exotic, not to say absurd. But Crete actually offers fantastic ski touring opportunities on ideal ski mountains. Due to its special geographical location, Crete is considered an absolute firn paradise."

Christof Schellhammer
State-certified mountain and ski guide
Mountain School Director

1-8 participants Private tour

Heraklion airport, depending on arrival time

various bases

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