World-renowned tailor-made tour operator Scott Dunn has created a once-in-a-lifetime ski itinerary for intrepid travellers that will take you on a round-the-world ski tour across five countries and three continents, over 34 days. The trip showcases some of the world’s best ski destinations, from the pristine glaciers of British Columbia to the legendary powder fields of Niseko, Japan, for an on-piste, off-piste, heli-skiing adventure.
Starting in the Alps and ending in Iceland, you’ll begin your ski-tour in the village of Zermatt – arguably the most iconic ski resort in Europe – before being whisked back to Zurich for an overnight flight to Sapporo via Tokyo and a transfer to Niseko – powder capital of the world – for your stay in the Japanese mountains. From here, you can relax in Onsen’s geothermally heated baths, before venturing on your next leg to Vancouver, and the Canadian Rockies, where you’ll transfer up to Whistler on the Sea to Sky Highway, with its breathtaking views of the Rockies’ glacial lakes and mountains.
Next up, is the wilderness of British Columbia, close to the border of Alaska, for an epic heli-ski experience. This four-day trip includes 17,5000 vertical metres of skiing, and a cosy stay in a lodge. From here to Aspen, Colorado, and onto Iceland, one of the most dramatic ski destinations in the world.
Here you’ll stay at Deplar Farm, a luxurious retreat in the depths of northern Iceland’s Troll peninsular, where you’ll encounter heli-skidescents of 915 vertical feet. This 34-day trip to Zermatt, Niseko, Tokyo, Whistler, Vancouver, British Columbia Heli-Ski, Aspen and Iceland, costs $159,000, including first-class flights from the UK, stays at Aman Tokyo, The Little Nell, Four Seasons Whistler and Deplar Farm, private transfers, internal flights and full-board basis during heli-skiiing accommodations.
Surely, as iconic as ski trips come?