The Lyngen alps season wrap up weekend

The Lyngen alps never stop to amaze and this year we got totally surprised by the super ending of the season. Warm season and not that much snow in general but in some strange way it just kept on delivering great skiing and often very stable conditions and weather. As usual we kept it running all the way to the end of May and the last weekend of may is starting to be one of the AscentDescent highlights.

People often asks when to come and every time it´s really hard to answer since every month of the ski season has it´s own charm and tweak. Next year we start booking ski weeks from the 18th of February running to season wrap up 25-28 May. Coming earlier to enjoy Northern Lights and ski touring seems to be a trend also as a combo trip. Please send an e-mail from the contact page to book a ski week for 2017.

Tip: In the summer we guide climbing and alpine trekking tours in the region of Tromsø and Lyngen.

Best regards

Jimmy Halvardsson / IFMGA Mountain guide at AscentDescent “The Lyngen Mountain Guides”

Beach approach to one of the greatest mountains in the region. Our boat is actually bringing some extra advantage on the table reaching hard to reach terrain and extra ordinary experiences on skis. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Beach approach to one of the greatest mountains in the region. Our boat is actually bringing some extra advantage on the table reaching hard to reach terrain and extra ordinary experiences on skis. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

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Summer skiing comes to it´s right in the end of the season here and this shot is also from one of our ski by boat tours in the region. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

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Me feeling happy about keeping it running here since 2007 and closing in on vacation. After 5 months of non stop focus on snow , mountains, logistics and security it´s time to take a break with family. Looking forward to spend some time with two JR´s and wife:)

 

Change of seasons

Record warm May in The Lyngen alps and warm temperatures up high. We are used to rapid changes in weather and warm spells even during winter here but this one is really persistent. Good thing is that our snowpack seems to deal with it pretty well and carrying skis on the backpack to access snow is common this time of the year any season. We´re hoping for some clear nights soon to stabilize snow a bit and for some good final runs of the season with the last groups coming to the Ascent Descent Ski Lodge in Nord-Lenangen.

Lyngen backdrop from the east and view from one of our boat tours last week. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Lyngen backdrop from the east and view from one of our boat tours last week. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

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Skiing couloirs this time of the year is great since they fill up with a lot of snow during winter. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

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Getting back from a boat trip to the harbor in Nord-Lenangen in the Northern Lyngen alps. Photo: jimmy Halvardsson

Spring in The Lyngen Alps

Warmer temperatures is just around the corner and the forecast looks good for those who like sunny days in the mountains. The spring in the lyngen alps often means spring skiing in the lower regions and powder up high in northern aspects. So, it looks good for groups coming skiing with us in May and there is a few weeks open still for groups to come skiing with us…

Last groups ski weekend at the Ascent Descent ski lodge. Boat tour to Trolltinden last friday.

Last groups ski weekend at the Ascent Descent ski lodge. Boat tour to Trolltinden last friday. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

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Last day before leaving and great snow on home mountain Lille Galten. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

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Great snow in western aspects and not that much traffic recently so we had the whole thing for our selves basically. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

April in the Lyngen alps

April has come in the lyngen alps and it´s been a great ski touring season so far. Pretty warm compared to what we normally expect but in return we´ve had some great and stable snow conditions for long periods of time. It´s been snowing recently here and it feels like winter again which is good for the rest of the season. We keep guiding from our base in northern Lyngen until end of May but after that ski weeks is over and we are back to guiding in the Tromsø and Lyngen area in general. Ski season naturally transforms into alpine and climbing season here and conditions are becoming great for the Jiekkevarri massif and climbing on Kvaløya.

This winters little sideshow when going to Swedish Lapland Heli guiding a few weeks ago. Always great with a change in work know and then... Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

This winters little sideshow when going to Swedish Lapland Heli guiding a few weeks ago. Always great with a change in work know and then… Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Arnøya

From our tour to Arnøya last week doing a combined tour over Trolldalstinden and Trolltinden. Great day! Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

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When the sea is calm we sometimes try to catch some fish on the way back from skiing. Really nice to turn of the engine on the boat and just enjoy the nature for a moment also. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Lyngen high season

We have just entered the high season in the Lyngen alps and great snow conditions arrived with it. Yesterday was a big powder experience when weather cleared after days of constant snow fall.

The AscentDescent ski lodge concept that we operate together with Lyngsalpan Cruise has also grown and we present high standard accommodation in Lyngen and ski packages for multiple groups the whole season. All groups have their own private chalet and guide and it looks like interested groups should start making plans for 2017 all ready. Fully booked this season, except for some weeks in late May, and it looks like the ski touring in The Lyngen alps is growing for every year.

Storgalten is a great calssic in the Lyngen alps and we are happy to such a great mountain just outside the doorstep. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Storgalten is a great calssic in the Lyngen alps and we are happy to such a great mountain just outside the doorstep. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

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Skiing down from this epic summit yesterday was one of the best we´ve had. Counting endless skiing on this mountain over a period of 12 years. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

AD Ski Lodge

Ok, word is out… A new chalet just popped up and was ready some weeks ago. Presenting full package ski weeks since many years now but with our new chalet and sauna department we´ve also managed to expand to meet increased popularity of the area and on our company and tours. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

First snow in The Lyngen alps

First real snowfall came last week and for some days now we´ve had amazing autumn weather in the lyngen alps. At the moment we are improving the Ascent Descent Ski Lodge in Lyngen and our new cabin for the guides is getting ready for the winter. Please get in touch for our classic ski touring weeks for the 2016 season. We are also looking forward to our 10 year anniversary in the Lyngen alps this winter and to use our expanded lodging facilities.

These pictures where taken a few days ago on our way to the lodge…

Stortinden is one of the fantastic summits you pass on the road to AscentDescent Ski Lodge in Lyngen. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Stortinden is one of the fantastic summits you pass on the road to AscentDescent Ski Lodge in Lyngen. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

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Store Lenangstind and Store Jægervasstind in the autumn colours. The Lyngen alps is a fantastic playground year around and for most known as one of the premier ski touring and ski mountaineering spots in the world… Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

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Our “home mountain” Storgalten is truly one of the biggest ski touring classics up here. Skiing on all aspects with glaciers, couloirs, faces, valleys and all features you would like to play with on a pair of skis! Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Ski touring in The Lyngen alps 2016

October is the month when we often get the first proper snow falls in The Lyngen alps and some years we start the ski touring way before christmas. It´s a good time to prepare for the main season and our ski touring weeks in the Lyngen alps starts in the end of February. We still have available weeks through the season so please get in touch to get your dates in the calendar. Our ski touring weeks is the complete Lyngen experience with local food, private guiding, boat rides and a relaxed stay at the Ascent Descent Ski Lodge. All groups and levels are welcomed to ski with our locally experienced and certified guides and enjoy the magical scenery of the Lyngen alps. Please send a mail from our contact page to get your dates for 2016! Best Regards / Jimmy Halvardsson IFMGA Mountainguide at Ascent Descent “The Lyngen Mountain Guides”

Skiing back to the lodge on our home mountain Storgalten Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Skiing back to the lodge on our home mountain Storgalten Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Our boat gives access to remote ski touring from the sea. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Our boat gives access to remote ski touring from the sea.  Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

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