Cat Skiing in Iceland
At Deplar, cat skiing is accessed right out our front door. After a steep, short cat ride up our alpine neighbor, the “White Whale,” aspects of the Troll Peninsula come into sharp focus. The terrain is a great intro into Iceland’s backcountry and ideal for adventurous little ones while mom and dad tackle the big guys via heli-ski.
Letter from your guide
Steve Banks, Director of Mountain Guide Operations
Skiing in Iceland is an unforgettable experience. Limitless terrain ignites new exploration in even the most seasoned of skiers. Our ski cat picks you up right at the front door of Deplar Farm and drops you at the best snow conditions. Making fresh tracks in such a remote and raw landscape is a bucket list experience. If the weather isn’t cooperating for heli-skiing the cat ensures you’ll still be able to make turns. The cat is also ideal for families and skiers who aren’t quite ready for heli drops.
After breakfast, the cat will pick you up at the door of Deplar Farm. You tell our guides what type of terrain you’re craving—mellow, warm-up runs or long and steep drops—and they’ll deliver.
The ocean views that run to the north are screen-saver worthy. Spend the day zig-zagging through fjords and valleys with constant views of the cobalt-blue North Atlantic Ocean.
Head south. Today you dive deep into the heart of the Troll Peninsula. The mountains here are slightly taller and sprinkled with pocket glaciers that keep the snow cold and fresh. You won’t see any signs of civilization, just untouched runs.
Rise early so you can sneak in a morning of cat skiing before heading to the airport to depart the Troll Peninsula.
- Warm ski hat, baseball hat
- Goggles (high and low-light lenses)
- Outerwear (ski jacket and pants)
- Ski boots
- Ski socks
- Gloves or mittens (heavy and lightweight pair)
- Warm layers for top and bottom: capilene, wool, fleece
- Bathing suit (you might just find hot springs while skiing!)
- Avalanche safety gear will be provided to you