International Lifestyle Magazine Issue 51 - Page 11

The vision of Arctic Elements origins from 1999 when Mattias Cöster was working for the Ski Patrol in Abisko. T H E T O TA L SKIING EXPERIENCE! a passion for skiing he soon the immense possibilities Withfirstdeeppowder skiing adventures. realizedthis area. An areaas Chief of track freeride skiing that was hidden in perfect for untracked 2003 he got appointed of the skiing activities at a major Swedish travel agency and now he found the possibility to start a heliski company in the far north of Sweden. The idea was to offer guests heliski trips according to the “Canadian model”, all-inclusive trips over several days with vertical guarantee, something that had never been done in Sweden before. Together with Hannibal Thorsen they started the heliski operations in 2004. In 2006 the company was named Arctic Elements AB.