Ski with Ascent Descent in the Lyngen alps in 2015

The fall is a fantastic but short period in the Lyngen alps and we usually get some snow in the mountains already  in the end of September. This year we still have dry conditions as we speak but there has been some sprinkles of snow up high. The winter is knocking on the door and our mega long ski season is about to start. Please start planning your ski touring vacation to the Lyngen alps in time. The AscentDescent ski guiding season in the Lyngen alps starts in February and ends in June. Before that we normally go for an exotic ski trip somewhere and provide ski touring and ice climbing around Tromsø.

Experience the Lyngen alps with Ascent Descent "The Lyngen Mountain Guides"! Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Experience the Lyngen alps with Ascent Descent “The Lyngen Mountain Guides”! Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

 

Mountain activities in Tromsø and Lyngen this summer!

Summer is just around the corner and we start off with a well deserved vacation after a hectic ski season in The Lyngen alps. Our summer activities this summer will start from the 10 of July. We will have hiking day tours in Tromsø and Lyngen, guided alpine and rock climbing for all levels and visit the alpine peaks in the Lyngen alps and more… We offer mountain activities for all levels and needs this summer so please check the web page for updates regarding the different activities. Cheers / Jimmy Halvardsson at AscentDescent.

Get ready for the winter in 2015 with AscentDescent "The Lyngen Mountain Guides". Photo: Fredrik Schenholm

Get ready for the winter in 2015 with AscentDescent “The Lyngen Mountain Guides”. Photo: Fredrik Schenholm

AscentDescent Ski Lodge end of ski season

May have been a great month in The Lyngen alps with fantastic skiing and this weekend we closed the ski season in Nord Lenangen. A very busy season and a lot of mixed conditions rounded of with a few days of skiing with friends, guides and groups. We went all out with boat rides, late nights and good times with a great crew from Gothenburg. Even having a few friends invited for the jacuzzi and dinner made this night feel special. Now it´s time for some more work in the wild mountains of  The Lyngen peninsula and we´re going camping. Thank´s for a great season everyone and a special thank´s to the family of Eikrem who have supported me and AscentDescent for 8 years now. Together we have created a cutting edge ski concept in the Lyngen alps that will last for years to come. Also a big hug to the guides who´ve been delivering safe and fun tours to our clients from all over the world. 7 Blåner and Dynafit have been supporting with outstanding equipment, clothing and world class service throughout the season and deserves a big hug for that!  Cheers/Jimmy Halvardsson

Big dinner with the group on last night together. Pete Gaston, Dave Rosenbarger and Rosanna joining for the  season finish at the Ascent Descent ski lodge. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Big dinner with the group on last night together. Pete Gaston, Dave Rosenbarger and Rosanna joining for the season finish at the Ascent Descent ski lodge. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Getting back to Nord Lenangen after a tour to Vannøya with the group on our first day together. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Getting back to Nord Lenangen after a tour to Vannøya with the group on our first day together. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Skiing the Store Durmålstinden 1440 with fellow guides Graham Austick and Mikal Nerberg. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Skiing the Store Durmålstinden 1440 with fellow guides Graham Austick and Mikal Nerberg. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Skiing the Tverrbakktinden 1392 a few days ago with my friend Patrik Jonsson. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Skiing the Tverrbakktinden 1392 a few days ago with my friend Patrik Jonsson. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Happy days in The Lyngen Alps

May is here and this often means calmer weather, long days and good opportunities to reach the higher summits of the lyngen alps. The Ascent Descent Ski Lodge is fully booked until mid May but after that we have a few spots for the ones seeking good spring skiing in the lyngen alps. Lately we´ve been lucky to go a bit steeper with good snow and safe conditions. This season will stretch into June due to the last few snowfalls and colder temperatures. Skiing by boat with Ascent Descent “The Lyngen Mountain Guides ” will be possible until the 31st of May! Cheers / Jimmy Halvardsson

We skied one of the couloirs close to the lodge the other day as a afternoon additional. Great day out with two spectacular runs! Selfie: Jimmy Halvardsson

We skied one of the couloirs close to the lodge the other day as a afternoon additional. Great day out with two spectacular runs! Selfie: Jimmy Halvardsson

The Happy bunch from London experienced a lot of weather last week. The winds calmed down this weekend and we are happy for that. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

The Happy bunch from London experienced a lot of weather last week. The winds calmed down this weekend and we are happy for that. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Mid ski season in the Lyngen alps

Spring has arrived in the Lyngen alps even if the conditions often is like winter up high. At Ascent Descent “The Lyngen Mountains Guides” we´ve had a  record season in many ways. We´ve had more bookings than before, more skiing by boat and the worst weather season ever in The Lyngen alps. It´s been plenty of good mountain memories and good skiing but all those days with clear blue sky that we are used to has been reduced this winter. The good thing is that we still have a good snow pack and are ready for the good days that comes with the calmer spring season. We keep on going to the 31st of May out here in Nord Lenangen in the Northern Lyngen alps. So for us it´s still mid season!

Great skiing back to the Ascent Descent Ski Lodge last week. On the opposite side of the fjord at the bridge we have one of the best locations for the skiing in Lyngen! Still a few free dates in the last two weeks of May this year. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Great skiing back to the Ascent Descent Ski Lodge last week. On the opposite side of the fjord at the bridge we have one of the best locations for the skiing in Lyngen! Still a few free dates in the last two weeks of May this year. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Guiding last week in great spring conditions. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Guiding last week in great spring conditions. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

One of our great days this season with warm weather and perfect spring skiing. The new van is an upgrade for sure! Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

One of our great days this season with warm weather and perfect spring skiing. The new van is an upgrade for sure! Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Grand opening of the Lodge

Opening the Ascent Descent ski lodge in Lyngen for the spring with a boat tour to Arnøya. Yesterday night we also enjoyed watching the stars and aurora borealis from the jacuzzi so we could not ask for more really. Todays skiing was pretty good considering the snowpack we have at the moment. Lot´s of  hard snow over the area but two days ago we had a snowfall which covered pretty good here and there and made our ski today pleasant.

A classic ski to the sea tour!

A classic ski to the sea tour!

On our way to Trolltinden on Arnøya with the Lyngen fjord in the background.

On our way to Trolltinden on Arnøya with the Lyngen fjord in the background.

First tour of the season with the boat.

First tour of the season with the boat.

Book your Lyngen Ski Week with AscentDescent

AscentDescent “The Lyngen Mountain Guides” have been specialized on the ski touring in the Lyngen alps for years know and when booking a ski week with us you get the full Lyngen experience. For 2014 we have a boat waiting in the harbor near the lodge, great accommodation with lot´s of space for up to 8 people and great dinners for hungry skiers. We work with private groups up to 8 people and we are located in one of the most beautiful areas in the Lyngen alps with great skiing just outside the door. We still have a few weeks available for booking so there is still a chance of joining our tours for 2014!

Welcome!

The lodge was built in 2013 and gives lot´s of space for up to 8 people.

The lodge was built in 2013 and gives lot´s of space for up to 8 people.

From our base in Nord-Lenangen we have the best logistics available for skiing in the lyngen alps. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

From our base in Nord-Lenangen we have the best logistics available for skiing in the lyngen alps. Relaxing jacuzzi or wood fired sauna in the evening and great food!

The Rib is perfect friend when the powder, sun and clear blue skies hits The Lyngen alps. Photo: J.Halvardsson

The Rib is a perfect friend when the powder, sun and clear blue skies hits The Lyngen alps. Photo: J.Halvardsson