TERRAIN AND SNOW QUALITY: The mountains near Deplar Farm are magical, rising up over 3,000 feet straight out of the Arctic Ocean. The amount of terrain to choose from seems limitless – there are beautiful lines right outside the lodge, layers upon layers moving deep into the interior, and countless options among the incredible fjords that make up the coast line. And there is something for virtually all ability levels – from wide open low angle slopes to steep faces and couloirs. It’s an amazing experience to ski 3,000 vertical feet directly down to the Arctic Ocean’s coast, only to get picked up by a helicopter for another run! Like any mountains you can ski on, the snow quality is variable over time and there are no guarantees. That said, Iceland in the spring months tends to be a mix of everything from cold powder to primo spring corn.
HELI / GUIDE STAFF: I work with a truly awesome team of guides and pilots at Deplar Farm. The pilots are very experienced in the mountains who take the prime directive of “safety first” very seriously. We only fly in A-Star B3s, which are the very best helicopters for small group heli skiing. When at Deplar, I work as a guide along with a small team of other guides I have known and worked with for many years. They are solid professionals and together we focus on safety and delivering the best possible ski and side activity experiences for our guests!
SAFETY: Safety is always my primary concern, regardless of location, and I’m very careful when it comes to choosing who I work with! At Deplar, we have top notch pilots, the best helicopters, and a very experienced guide staff. Together, we make safety the priority all day every day. When injuries do occur, guides have basic medical equipment in their backpacks, with more advanced medical equipment on the helicopter. In the unlikely case of serious injury in the field, we stop everything and focus on getting the injured party to an appropriate medical facility. Iceland is a first world country and medical facilities are excellent.