Antarctic Loppet

Celebrate Antarctica's Skiing History

Cross-country skiing has a long and storied heritage in Antarctica. Amundsen’s team was the first to reach the South Pole and their skiing ability was a key element to their success. ALE is proud to offer our newest experience to celebrate this key element of Antarctica's heritage and invites cross-country skiing enthusiasts to be a part of modern sporting history.

5 Days
Activity Level
Upcoming Departures
Jan. 16, 2025


The term Loppet is Norwegian in origin and refers to a long-distance cross-country skiing event. Whether you are an elite athlete looking to push yourself in a new environment, or a cross-country skiing enthusiast seeking adventure on the White Continent, the Antarctic Loppet provides an incredible opportunity like no other. ALE’s exclusive travel itinerary offers guests the opportunity to learn from specially curated lectures, compete in the timed Antarctic cross-country skiing events, and take part in guided excursions to some stunning Union Glacier locations. Personal ski time and a celebratory event round out this experience which honors cross-country skiing as an important aspect of Antarctic history. 


The interior of Antarctica has a cold, dry, windy climate. Average mid-season temperatures at our base camp range from -12°F to 30°F (-24°C to -1°C ). On a sunny windless day it can feel quite warm but, when the wind blows, you will be glad of warm layers and a wind jacket. Temperatures can drop as low as -22°F (-30°C) in early November.

Activity Level


Moderate trips offer adventure with a bit more challenge. They may include walking up to several miles/kilometres on uneven snow and ice; staying in remote field camps; extreme temperatures (–40°F / –40°C); activity at high altitudes (11,000ft / 3350m); or skydiving from 13,000 ft AGL (15,300 ft AMSL) .


Strenuous trips include skiing, climbing, and trekking trips where you spend several days or more in remote field camps and you are active for 6-8 hours a day over steeper, more rugged terrain. They can involve climbing and camping at altitude and in extreme weather conditions. These trips can be tailored to your skills and abilities, however a good level of fitness is essential and some technical skills may be required.


What's Included
  • Airport transfers in Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Round trip flight to Antarctica from Punta Arenas
  • Meals and tented accommodation in Antarctica
  • Antarctic guides and lecturers
  • Celebration event and Certificate of Achievement
  • Checked luggage up to 55 lb (25 kg) plus skis
What's Not Included
  • Insurance coverage—personal, medical, evacuation, or otherwise
  • Commercial flights to and from Punta Arenas
  • Airport transfers outside of Punta Arenas
  • Meals and accommodation in Punta Arenas
  • Additional flights within Antarctica
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Expenses incurred due to delays
  • Luggage over 55 lb (25 kg)
  • Satellite phone charges

Arrival Day: Punta Arenas, Chile

Pre-departure Days: Gear Check, Welcome and Safety Briefing

Day 1: Fly to Antarctica

Day 2-4: Flexible Race Days

Day 5: Return To Chile

Flexible Departure Day: Fly Home

*Subject to change based on weather and flight conditions.

Trip Code LOPT
To Antarctica Jan 16 2025
From Antarctica Jan 21 2025
Duration 6 Days
Cost $24,000
Availability Available
Pricing Note

We reserve the right to revise our prices in the event of significant changes in the price of aviation kerosene and aircraft charter rates.

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