March is always a month when we have a lot of mixed conditions. It´s been windy and warm lately with occasional rain showers. More snow is around the corner as we´re filling up The Ascent Descent Ski Lodge in Lyngen with guides and groups. The best time of the year for skiing in the Lyngen alps has started and we´re not stopping until June and summer arrives.
Opening week here in the Lyngen alps and AscentDescent Ski Lodge Lyngen. A lot of good skiing but also mixed weather. Early in the week we had some calm days but this weekend the wind has started to pick up. We have three months of ski guiding in the Lyngen alps in front of us and the groups, guides and staff are ready to welcome our guests. Best Regards / Jimmy Halvardsson
As usual we get a lot of mixed weather in the Lyngen alps and Tromsø this time of the year. Last weeks has been exceptional with lot´s of heavy storms and avalanche activity. Sticking to low angled skiing up high or tree skiing down low has been the key and the snow has been amazing. We´ve had a few days of sun in between lately and being out guiding in the sun after weeks of heavy snowfall is almost unrealistic. The season at AscentDescent Ski Lodge in the Lyngen alps is about to start, opening the doors on the 1st of March.
Just back from two fantastic weeks of travelling and skiing on Hokkaido, Japan. A perfect way to start the season, get the legs started and motivating for a long ski touring season in The Lyngen alps. As a group of 5 we made a loop starting out of Furano and finishing with two day of skiing in Niseko, skiing for 9 days in total and 6 different resorts. All the resorts and places we visited unique in it´s own way and I can´t wait to get on my next flight, back to Hokkaido. With a packed guide season in The Lyngen alps coming up it looks like next trip to Hokkaido will be in January 2016, definitely worth waiting for…
Thanks to Vidar, Johan, Pelle and Håkan for good spirits all the way and a once in lifetime experience!
(Read full story and watch the clips from the trip on altabloggen.wordpress.com)
New season coming up and first we go to Hokkaido searching for powder and great cultural experiences. Two weeks of offpist skiing, in one of the greatest playgrounds on earth, awaits. Ski touring in the short days of Northern Norway will be swapped to sun and longer days hopefully on premium conditions. First time to the magic forests of Japan and the first AscentDescent Lab Tour is coming up! Great way to start the guiding season and when we arrive in Tromsø on the 22nd of January we will be welcomed by sunlight. Happy new year / Jimmy Halvardsson UIAGM Mountain Guide Ascent Descent
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.
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.