Arctic Elements Team
Arctic Elements guides all have a great passion for skiing and working with people. All of the Arctic Elements guides have at least 15 years of experience in professional guidance in high alpine terrain. In addition to professionalism and high education requirements in the profession, it is important for us that our guides also take care of our guests "of the mountain". Arctic Elements cooperates with mountain guides UIAGM/IVBV/IFMGA.
Arctic Elements helicopter pilots have an average of 2500 flight hours with extensive experience of mountain aviation. All pilots are trained together with Arctic Elements guides based on a jointly developed "OM" Operational Manual. Many of our pilots are also skiers, which is a great advantage during heliskiing. Arctic Elements guides and pilots are a "Team" with at least 10 years of experience working together.
The Arctic Elements wellness team takes care of our guests after a long day on the mountain. In all our trips there are massages and treatments at our Lodges in Sweden and Norway. At our private lodge in Norway there is also Yoga for relaxation and recovery. Our massagers focus on classic massage designed for skiers. Your circulation and recovery are improved and the risk of damage is minimized.
Arctic Elements Lodge Managers with staff are those who take care of you at the accommodation. They coordinate and work to make your stay at the Lodge the absolute best possible. The theme of our Lodges is to make you feel at home, personally and to a very high standard on all aspects such as delicious food from the kitchen and good wines and drinks or a cold beer from the bar.
Arctic Elements ground personals are the ones you usually meet first at the airport. In all of our trips you can add a transfer, which means a private shuttle to and from the airport. The ground crew manages all the practicalities in and around our operation on the ground, such as transfer, ski service, maintenance and local transportation.
Head Lead guide 7 Director of Operations
Mattias is founder and Head Lead Guide since 2004. Mattias lives with his family Pernilla and his son Zeb in Riksgränsen, Åre & Värmdö. For 20 years, Mattias has worked as a guide with skiing as his specialty. Mattias has primarily worked in the Arctic regions in northern Norway and Sweden, but also in the Alps, Canada and Japan. During the years, Mattias has approximately 8,000 guided heliski runs in the specific heliski area.
Mattias is also a certified commercial helicopter pilot. As a pilot and with 20 years of experience working as guide together with the local knowledge Mattias possesses, all Arctic Elements guides and pilots have been "trained" into the Arctic Elements profile. Mattias is extremely safety aware and ambitious at all times and has always worked after Arctic Elements motto, "Low Risk, Satisfied Clients"!
Lead guide UIAGM/IFMGA/IVBV
"Pepino" has been fascinated by mountains since his youth. As a climber he has climbed most of the highest mountain ranges in the world. From classical climbs in the Alps, through expeditions to the wild Caucasus and Pamir, up to the 8 000 peaks of Karakoram and the Himalayas. Pepino is a very experienced guide and loves skiing. He is a father and a grandfather.
2006 Pepino got his UIAGM exam and skitouring and freeride are now his profession and passion.
As a member of the Arctic Elements team, he is helping to provide unforgettable experiences to our guests since 2014.
Tail guide UIAGM/IFMGA/IVBV
Karel is orignally a teacher of geography educated at the pedagogical faculty of pilsen. Karel was examined as a mountain guide in 2006. He is a skier in the soul and work both on skis and snowboard. For 10 years he lives in Austria in Sölden and works at the Freeride Center.
Learning is probably Charles's fate, with a philosophical approach, Karel tries to give people experience about the mountains and as a bonus he gets dozens of interesting opinions back. Karel has been working with Arctic Elements since 2015.
Mikael is the owner and chief pilot of Cassel Aero. Flying has dominated Michael's life since young years, where he already flew airplane when i was 16 years old. Mikael has over 6 000 hours of helicopter hours in his log book and is one of Swedens most experienced pilots on the type A-star.
Mikael started flying for Arctic Elements already in 2009 and has acquired unique skills as heliski pilot over the years.
Certified masseur & Yoga Instructor
Pernilla har en bakgrund som journalist och har arbetat med flera större TV produktioner under 20 års tid, såväl i Sverige som utomlands. Sedan 5 år tillbaka arbetar Pernilla nu heltid som massör och yogainstruktör. Pernilla arbetar förebyggande utifrån ett holistiskt synsätt, där alla delar måste må bra för att fungera fullt ut. Pernilla ansvarar för Arctic Elements "wellness" som numer är en del i alla våra resor.
Pernilla has a background as a journalist and has worked with several major TV productions for 20 years, both in Sweden and abroad. For 5 years, Pernilla now works full time as a massager and yoga instructor. Pernilla is working on prevention based on a holistic approach, where all parts must feel good to function fully.
Lead guide UIAGM/IFMGA/IVBV
Joseph is from the Czech Republic and is the father of two children. He has been working as a mountain guide for 15 years. Specializing in expedition tours in the high altitude Himalayas and ski guided tours in places such as Russia, Georgia, Canada and the Alps.
Josef is President of the Czech Mountain Guide Organization and Education Manager for Guide Training. Through its travel agency Namche, Josef has the agency of Arctic Elements in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia. Josef speaks 5 languages and always has a smile on his lips, loves beer, especially of course Pilsner urquel from the Czech Republic. With his extensive network of guides, Josef has helped recruit talented guides to Arctic Elements, hence so many of his countrymen who work with us. Josef has been working with Arctic Elements since 2009.
Lead guide UIAGM/IFMGA/IVBV
Juras started climbing at the age of 14 in northern range of Czech sandstone areas. In this traditional climbing he found his life passion. He runs through all styles of climbing, from bouldering to ice climbing. He runs his own climbing school since 2006 where he concentrates especially on kids, raising new climbing generation. Juras also has a background as a professional cross country skier for meny years.
In 2015 he became UIAGM mountain guide and focuses more on climbing in mountains. In winter he is specialized in heliskiing and ski touring.
Tail guide UIAGM/IFMGA/IVBV
Roman love adventure and always have a positive attitude to everything. In addition to his mountain guide education, Roman also has medical examinations. He is the father of two children and runs the Summit travel agency. Roman has specialized in exotic destinations and works with the whole world as a workplace.
Some of Romans favorite destinations beside Sweden is Morocco, Nepal, Russia, South America, Africa, Japan, Iceland and Canada are destinations that Roman guides in winter. Roman has been working with Arctic Elements since 2018.
Jesper is a dedicated skier and pilot with over 3,000 hours in his logbook. As a pilot, Jesper has worked for several years in Greenland, the United States and Norway.
Jesper also has a career behind him as an Alpine skier on the elite level. He has represented the Swedish national team both in slalom and Ski cross with, among other things, a World Cup silver 2005. The interest in skiing is shared with his three children.
Anna is a certified masseur and works with massage therapists with a focus on skiers. Anna is a sporty, open-minded girl with health as the greatest interest. Being outdoors is the best Anna knows and devotes much of her free time to physical activities like cycling, hiking, running or skiing. Anna also works as a Massager on her own in Härnösand and has previously worked for several years at the Riksgränsen Alpina Spa.
Massage is a fantastic tool that contributes to well-being both physically and mentally and that is one of the reasons why it is meaningful work.