Dear SAS’lers

SAS-Norge is excited to invite you to the upcoming Norge-Suisse event, in celebration of SAS Norge’s 71st(!) anniversary. For this grand occasion, we are organizing a truly special event. We would like to give you an authentic Norwegian experience, thus next year’s Norge-Suisse will take place in Narvik, a city located far north in Norway. Narvik is also the Norwegian candidate for hosting the 2027 alpine ski world championships.

When

The event will take place from Wednesday 06.04.2022 to Sunday 10.04.2022.

Where

Narvik, an historical town located far north in Norway. The latitude of Narvik means that we already early April will have extra long days for skiing and activities.

Program

We have been very busy organizing a wide range of activities to give everyone the ultimate experience of northern Norway and a great ski weekend.

Free skiing and afterski w/dinner (Wednesday)

No better way to kick off the event than by hitting the slopes! At this time of year, it is daylight late into the evening. The ski resort will allow us to ski until 21:00 in the evening, in broad daylight. Dinner will be served at a restaurant on the slopes where you will be able to catch up with old friends over a beer.

Photo: Kjetil Janson

Boat ride on the fjord and fishing at Risvær in Lofoten (Thursday / Friday)

(Half group thursday, half group Friday)

Lofoten in one day! Fast RIB-boats will take us through fjords in areas with 365 islands on our way to a small fishing village located on the island Risvær in Lofoten. There will be original fish soup on the menu for lunch once we arrive. You will also get an exceptional fishing experience and a tour in the fjord with a fishing boat. This will be a great opportunity to socialize with fellow SAS’lers while fishing and enjoying the view of the fjords and mountains.


Photo of Risvær in Lofoten

Ski tour (Thursday / Friday)

(Half group Thursday, half group Friday)

Join us on a guided ski tour to Tredjetoppen behind Narvikfjellet. The way up is relatively easy, but the path to the peak at 1272 m is surrounded by fjords on one side and steep mountains on the other. Needless to say the scenery will be amazing. From the peak there are several alternative routes down. There will be an advanced route option, but our guides will also facilitate a more comfortable downhill.

If you are not interested in ski touring, you can of course enjoy free skiing on the slopes of Narvikfjellet.

Photo from the path to “Tredjetoppen”
 

Photo: Rune Dahl VisitNarvik.com / Narvikfjellet.no

Ski races (Saturday)

In the true spirit of SAS, we will of course arrange for a series of ski races to complete our event schedule. The races will take place on Saturday. One week after the norwegian national championships have ended you will have the opportunity to put your skills to the test, in the potential slopes for the 2027 world championships. Choose your favorite discipline, or accept the challenge of completing all the races:

  • Giant Slalom
  • “Sie und Er”
  • Cross country 

Gala dinner (Saturday evening)

Time to bring out the SAS-pulli or blazer. The gala dinner will be in an old locomotive shed. We will experience the strong feeling of Rallar and the industrial history of Narvik. The food is also an experience in itself. We’ll try the best of traditional Sami food, and we’ll create memories for life.


Photo: The venue for the gala dinner: “Lokstallen”

Estimated costs

We have made a preliminary budget for the whole event.

Arrival on Wednesday 6. April and departure on Sunday 10.

Included in the estimated costs:

  • Bus from Evenes airport on Wednesday and return on Sunday.
  • Afterski in a slope restaurant on Wednesday, dinner included.
  • Trip to Risvær (Lofoten) by boat on either Thursday or Friday, lunch included.
  • Randonnée tour on either Thursday or Friday including lunch pack and mountain guide.
  • Dinner Thursday and Friday evening.
  • Race day on Saturday, including lunch (barbecue in the slope).
  • Dinner in an old Train building Saturday, including aperitif, wine package and coffee.
  • Transport to and from all events.
  • Hotel 4 nights in double room, breakfast included.

In total (budgeted): NOK 11000,- / CHF 1'200,-

Participants born 1987 or later (budgeted)*: NOK 6 500,-* / CHF 700,-*

*We are grateful to have been sponsored by “die SAS Stiftung und der Wilhelmfonds” so we are able to give special offers to people born in 1987 or later (estimation based on 50 signed ups).

Not included in the estimated costs:

  • Extra for single room (4 nights): NOK 1100,- / CHF 116,-
  • Drinks in general (except on Saturday evening) are not included.
  • Ski-rental (if wanted) is not included.

Return flight from Oslo to Evenes: current offer NOK 2800,-        

Return flight from Switzerland to Evenes: stipulated CHF 700,-

Return flight from Switzerland to Evenes (born 1987 or later): CHF 500,-

More informations on the website

We have set up a website that will serve as the main point of sharing information related to the event:

www.norge-suisse.com

Preliminary registration is open!

Please let us know if you want to attend by filling out the preliminary registration within July 11th:

registration

This is a non-binding registration, however we strongly encourage you to register if you wish to participate. It will be of great help to us in order to plan for the appropriate capacity on the various activities. The event is open for all SAS members and their families. Candidates are also most welcome to participate.

Preliminary registration will close July 11th 2021.

We look forward to seeing you in Narvik next year!


Norge-Suisse 2022
WHEN: 06.04.2022 - 10.04.2022

WHERE: Narvik, Norway

WEBSITE: www.norge-suisse.com

PRELIMINARY REGISTRATION: 10.06.2021 - 11.07.2021

“Lets race together, under the northern lights!”

Best regards your friends and teammates in SAS-Norge

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