Norway·April 14 - 21 2024

WOMEN'S ARCTIC ADVENTURE RETREAT

A soulful journey through the arctic with a community of international soul sisters .

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Overview

Join us for an all-inclusive arctic adventure in the Lofoten Islands of Northern Norway! We plan to explore this untouched nature with a band of international soul sisters. Curated and hosted by Chanelle Sladics and Kjersti Buaas. World-class professional snowboarders hailing from opposite sides of the world. This experience have been carefully curated for you to discover the culture in Norway, climb mountain peaks, ride/ski arctic snow, and catch some waves with the backdrop of snow-covered mountains. Restore your spirit through daily breathwork, sauna + fjord dips, and the healing power of this exotic nature. This retreat is designed for those seeking a mix of adventure while diving deeper into your meditation practice. Expect to breathe deep with your new soul sisters from around the world and improve your mountain touring skills with inspiring guides and hosts. We interweave PRSNT mindfulness exercises on and off the mountain, in hopes you will find new creative ways to be more PRSNT in your daily life at home. *Ski/Snowboard Touring Level: Must bring your own gear and basic knowledge on how to ski/snowboard tour and manage your AVI safety gear. Intermediate fitness level to keep the group moving and groovy together on hill. *Surf Level : Can be a beginner for the arctic surfing lesson.

Highlights

4 Days of Ski + Snowboard Touring Lofoten Islands

4 Days of Ski + Snowboard Touring Lofoten Islands

with Northern Alpine Guides certified team

Daily Meditation + Breathwork with PRSNT

Daily Meditation + Breathwork with PRSNT

Daily time to ground and practice new techniques

International Community

International Community

Circles with International Soul Sisters ready to connect deeper and grow together

SoulDance Experience

SoulDance Experience

Guided Soul Dance with powerful music and meditation

Yoga with Local Teacher

Yoga with Local Teacher

Move and rejuvenate with local teacher

Deep Dive Workshop

Deep Dive Workshop

Learn about the brain, breath and body. Neuroplasticity, Stress Management, Reflection Circles. Science + Experience Based Workshops giving you Real Life Tools & Simple techniques.

Hosts

We were attracted to each other for the many passions we share, like outdoor adventures, healthy living, creating community, and an urge to protect our natural playgrounds.

Chanelle Sladics

Chanelle Sladics

Chanelle Sladics I X Games Medalist | Certified Yogi & Meditation + Breathwork Teacher

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Kjersti Buaas

Kjersti Buaas

Kjersti Østgaard Buaas I 4 x Olympic Snowboarder + Medalist & Certified Meditation Teacher

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Schedule

We will always strive to make adjustments to optimize the experience based on weather and conditions. Every day we incorporate breathwork and PRSNT minded practices...Here is our Activity Schedule for the week. Click NEXT to see all days

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Day 1: Arrival Day

Check into your cabin, renovated traditional fishermans cabins, and get situated with the space. The retreats starts at 3 pm. Meet your soul sisters and dive right into the Opening Circle + a workshop by PRSNT.  After we enjoy a yummy private pinner. We also prove a quick gear check to whom may want an extra eye on their set up. You want to make sure you get a good nights sleep because this week is action packed and we start early the next morning. 

*Right Click Arrow above to See the Full Retreat Schedule

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Day 2 Avalanche Workshop + Guided Splitboarding/ Ski Touring

Right after breakfast we will do an avalanche safety training workshop with Northern alpine guides. Then we head out on our first adventure. Get ready to explore Lofoten's finest terrain. Transportation will happen in shared vans to the location of the day. Pack lunch at breakfast and make sure to read up on the packing list as well to be well prepared. Maybe you feel nervous for your first day in the mountains? Don't worry, we will be supported with safety and local knowledge by professional guiding service, Northern Alpine Guides. After the tour we head back to the lodge and enjoy waffle hour, sauna, meditation and yoga. 

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Day 3 Guided Splitboarding/ Ski Touring

Day two exploring the Lofoten mountains. Northern Alpine Guides will choose the location - based on safety, weather and snow conditions and off course to get you the best snow and rides of your life. After the tour we head back to the lodge and enjoy waffle hour, sauna, meditation and yoga

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Day 4 Arctic Surfing

Arctic surfing, a sauna session, and cozy lunch at Lofoten Surf Senter. "Frost", the owner of the surf senter and legendary surfboard shaper, is a five star character - he will tell you the story of how he was the first one to discover that you can surf in this remote location.

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Day 5 Yin Day

In order to keep an active lifestyle and momentum forward we all need to rejuvenate and find a healthy balance. That's why we make sure to combine yin and yang activities at our retreats. This day moves at a slower pace - so you can focus on giving back to your body after it has been taking you on all those epic outside adventures. Create space to go within, reflect, retrospect and listen to the silence. Between each thought there is so much peace.

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Day 6 Guided Splitboarding/ Ski Touring

Get ready for another day in the mountains. By now you should be getting more connected, comfortable and familiar with your gear, your guides, the mountains and your fellow soul sisters. Pack lunch from the beautiful breakfast buffet and   bring good vibes. And make sure to ENJOY the ride down. But don't forget that you want to stay alert, present and focused. Because the mountain does not forgive. The morning Breathwork session will help sharpen your mind, and allow you to tune more in and be where your feet and body is. After the tour we head back to the lodge and enjoy waffle hour, sauna, meditation and yoga.

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Day 7 Guided Splitboarding/ Ski Touring

Our last day of touring. Some might have sore legs by now. Make sure to hydrate properly each evening and through the day. Join yoga, meditation and Breathwork sessions to stay on top of your game.

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Day 7 Sober Soul Dance + Closing Ceremony

We have created this very special (sober) meditative dance experience for you to connect with your body and soul. This deeper connection to self through movement will create an even stronger (unspoken) bond to your fellow soul sisters. Prepare to dance like nobody is watching. Wear something comfortable and layers that you can take off is not a bad idea. After the dance we gather for our last (but not least memorable) gratitude dinner. We share experiences from the week (MAGICAL MOMENTS) and enjoy the beautiful buffet and space of Lofoten Ski Lodge

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Day 8 Departure

Everything eventually comes to an end. And even though we don't love saying good bye, we do appreciate the emotions, highs and lows that comes with a retreat like this. Make sure you pack up early enough to catch your ride/ flight home without stressing. We would love for you to bring home with you all the "ness"  feelings; grounded-ness, peaceful-ness and present-ness.

What's Included

What's Included

Full board lodging at Lofoten Ski Lodge

4 Days with Certified Guides Ski/Snowboard Touring

Daily Meditation + Breathwork

7 Nights Accomodation

Sauna

Spa

Apres Waffle Hour

Chef prepared meals, coffee, tea

Dance Experience

Sightseeing

Transportation to Activities

Surf + Yoga Equipment

Concierge services.

Goodie bag.

Photo + Video

Meals adaptable to all dietary needs

A real good time.

Daily Lunch Pack

Personal ski equipment and clothing/rental

Airport Transportation to/from Lofoton Ski Lodge

Alcoholic drinks

Travel insurance

Airfare

Optional activities such as SUP board tour, horse back riding, and more.

Soft drinks

Accommodation

Cabin, Shared Room

Cabin, Shared Room

2 beds per room, 2 rooms per cabin

FROM$3,700.00/pp

Cabin, Private Room

Cabin, Private Room

private room, shared cabin

FROM$4,200.00/pp

Nyvågar

Lofoten Ski Lodge

This historical place was one of the biggest fishing villages in the early 1800 and many fishermen from all over Norway would stay here during the fishing season. The traditional fishing boats are now changed with powder skis and today we are hunting soft snow and amazing views.

Northern Alpine Guides are professional guides and passionate skiers, surfers and climbers and we host people from all over the world. With many years of experience in the outdoor industry we found our perfect match with Nyvågar.

We have a personal interest in good healthy food and lifestyle, powder snow and in sharing our love for the nature and Lofoten.

All our guides and staff are hand picked and reflect our standard of professionalism. We also hand pick the objects and activities we offer, and we are passionate about human powered adventures.

You will meet a friendly and inspiring staff and other guests with plenty of stories, adventure spirits and competence.

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Trip Tips

Transport to the Experience

Transport to the Experience

FLIGHT OPTIONS International Travel: For all three options you will first book your airfare to Oslo (OSL) Option 1: Fly from Oslo to Harstad (EVE). Approx. 1,5 hours flight. Here you can pick up your rental car from Hertz and drive 2.5 hours to the Lofoten Ski Lodge. Flight carriers: Norwegian and SAS. Option 2: Fly directly Oslo (OSL) to Svolvaer (SJV). All these flights go through Bodø. This is the smoothest and nicest way to travel to Lofoten if you’re willing to spend a little extra money. Flight carriers: Widerøe and SAS. Option 3: Fly from Oslo (OSL) to Bodø (BOD). Approx. 1,5 hours flight. From Bodø to Svolvær you can choose between the public ferry «Hurtigbåten» or you can take the coastal steamer «Hurtigruten». Hurtigbåten leaves regularly at 5pm and the Hurtigruten leaves at 3pm. (double check the schedule for your day of departure) Flight carriers: Norwegian and SAS *** If you’re traveling domestically in Norway you can find cheap flights from many airports across the country to link up with any of the traveling options listed above.

Add Ons

SVJ Airport Pick Up + Transport to Ski Lodge

Airport Transfer

PRICE$60.00/pp

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Extra Day Ski/Snowboard Touring with NAG Guides

*subject to availability of NAG Guides, we will refund you if they are unable to accommodate

PRICE$260.00/pp

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Avalanche Kit

Beacon, Probe Shovel

PRICE$150.00/pp

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Fjord Rib Boat Safari

Explore the Fjords of Lofoten on high speed Rib boat * reservation on zen day or after programing

PRICE$150.00/pp

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Ski Lodge Transport to SVJ Airport Drop Off

Airport Transfer

PRICE$60.00/pp

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1:1 Session with Kjersti

Book a virtual session before the retreat to work through mental blockages or fears, to dive deeper in your mediation practice or to improve your skills on the mountain...
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PRICE$150.00/pp

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FAQs

The earlier the better, even a day or two prior to get settled into the new timezone is ideal.  Programing will start mid-day.

Credit cards are easily accepted by all vendors, no cash is needed. * Fun Fact: We always travel with a small cash stash in case power goes out when in route and we want a sandwich ;)

Sign up directly on our page we accept many forms of credit card and deposit only to secure your spot, the remaining payment needs to be completed within 4 weeks of the start of the retreat to preserve your spot.

We no longer offer this option, as we found it attracted novice experience and we want the group to move smoothly on-hill together. If you have touring experience but need or want to rent gear I would suggest renting at home or reaching out to Northern Alpine Guides to see if they have Ski Touring gear available to rent.  The northern alpine guides rent out packs with probe, shovels, beacons, touring ski + skins, etc on limited bases.  We do potentially have solutions for a few split boarders in need to rent, reach out directly to us for more info. 

When you book your spot, at check out, you can book a shuttle from/to SVJ airport to/from the lodge. *Pickups from Svolvaer Airport only. 

The cheapest flights are to Evenes Airport and they have a bus that goes to Svolvaer daily. *bus fee and schedule unknown

Yes! When you sign up, you are invited to a private Facebook group and can coordinate traveling together.

Everyone will be in groups of their level for both the daily expeditions and surfing.  It is important that you have enough expereince to flow with the group and we will reach out to you after you book to ensure you will be a good fit with the group, we will refund you if you are not a match for the skill level required to participate.  

We will have surf instructors and mountain guides for rock climbing and touring.  You must be able to navigate yourself with basic speed and confidence down medium to expert terrain slopes to ensure safety and ease of travel for your groups.  You do not need to have deep backcountry experience, but must be able to follow the lead of your guide to keep you safe, so you can focus on the fun from there.

Absolutely!  The majority of our campers fly solo, but they leave with some sincerely awesome new sisters. It is preferred if you do not come with a crew, as sometimes you have more difficulty integrating into the group. If you are a group, reach out and maybe we can accommodate a private offering for you. If you are coming with a friend, you are able to share a room together. 

Evenes/Harstad/Narvik will be your cheapest flight option that is only a few hours from the Lofoten Ski Lodge. Flights around $109 one way from Oslo Airport with 2 shuttles to Svolvaer Airport daily.  Svolvaer Airport direct will be the most convenient awesome option, but sometimes has to cancel flights due to weather and you will have to fly with SAS Airlines and partners.  

We want you to have the best possible experience, feel safe but also get to push outside your comfort zone. That´s why we have partnered with Northern Alpine Guides , world-class mountain guides, who know these mountains better than anyone.

We prefer you fly solo or with a friend, so you move through the week with a more open mind, so we do not offer group discounts.  We can do discounts if you want a private retreat booking, reach out for more info.

Yes, it is required.  You can check out the company we use.  www.prsnt.co/travel-insurance

WOMEN'S ARCTIC ADVENTURE RETREAT

Norway· April 14 - 21 2024· 7 nights

FROM$3700/pp