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

Lyngen autumn (5 of 6)

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

Lyngen autumn (6 of 6)

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

Jiehkkevarri 1884m in the Lyngen alps

Just back from guiding on the highest peak in The Lyngen alps, Jiehkkevarri 1884m. The summit plateu consists of big glaciers and in order to get to the top you traverse over three neighbouring summits. A great experience which do not involve that much technical climbing but it´s steep hiking in places and it´s a proper alpine experience.

Now is also the time to start planning next winters skiing in the Lyngen alps. Our ski touring program with boat accessed ski touring is getting more and more popular. To get a spot at Ascent Descent Ski Lodge in Lyngen in 2016 you just need to send a mail from the contact page and from there we will help you to customise your ski touring trip.

Due to a weather window we started the climb in the evening, Big reward up high  with incredible light. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Due to a weather window we started the climb in the evening, Big reward up high with incredible light. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Jiekkevarri-LR (8 of 13)

Jiehkkevarri 1884m in the middle here and requires glacier skills and good navigation if bad visibility sets in. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Jiekkevarri-LR (13 of 13)

First summit, Holmbukttinden 1666m, and this shot was taken on the way back around 03.00 so still good light in the middle of the night here… Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

AscentDescent Ski Lodge Lyngen

Finishing of the Lyngen skitouring season with a great ski weekend at the AscentDescent Ski Lodge in The Lyngen alps. Last weekend of May has been our season finisher for years now even if guiding continues in the range from other locations. Guiding non stop in the Lyngen alps from late February to early June makes for a great summer vacation and preparing for a new season.

Skiing the lower slopes of Storgalten, the last weekend of May. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Skiing the lower slopes of Storgalten, the last weekend of May. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Midnight sun ski touring in the Lyngen alps. Russelvfjellet at the Northern tip is one of the midnight sun calssics of the lyngen alps. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Midnight sun ski touring in the Lyngen alps. Russelvfjellet at the Northern tip is one of the midnight sun calssics of the lyngen alps. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Last weekend of May and midnight sun view over Fugløya. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Last weekend of May and midnight sun view over Fugløya. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

 

Happy days at AscentDescent Ski Lodge in The Lyngen alps

May is here and one of the finest periods in the Lyngen alps. AscentDescent Ski Lodge is filled up to the end of the season and lately we´ve had a great mix of visitors enjoying some fantastic spring skiing. Great team from Gothenburg last week who probably made the highest score of the season when it comes to good weather and conditions. Just finished a few days with a pro skier team from Sweden and Finland enjoying the Lyngen couloirs! New groups rolling in tonight…

Walking back from one of our finest runs close to the Lodge. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Walking back from one of our finest runs close to the Lodge. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Spring ski to the sea

West face fantasy on Russelvfjellet. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Johan Jonsson (1 of 1)

Johan Jonsson making some nice turns down one of the favourite couloirs around here. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Spring is here!

At the moment we have some of the best days of the season here in the Lyngen alps. Hard to find good powder skiing but the entire range is a playground with stable snow and fantastic spring skiing in the sun. Enjoying fantastic days at the AscentDescent Ski Lodge in Lyngen and even if we have a pretty shallow snow pack in places the cold nights is saving the rest of the season. 2016 is getting filled up as we speak and it´s really fun that 10 years of hard work is paying off!

Skiing with the boat access today and days like these are unforgettable. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Skiing with the boat access today and days like these are unforgettable. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Redotinden

The sea back drop on these tours just blow your mind at times. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Redotinden

Spring skiing at it`s best! Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

 

Fantastic skiing in the Lyngen alps!

It´s been fantastic guiding in the Lyngen alps lately. Good snow, stable conditions and great weather.  AscentDescent Ski Lodge is filled up with happy skiers and guides and we enjoy the North Norwegian ski culture of fishing, skiing by boat, great local food and some of the best ski touring on the planet. Please make ready for 2016 all ready since 2015 is full and bookings for 2016 is picking up!!

Best regards / Jimmy Halvardsson

Russelvfjellet 9-4 (11 of 11)

Viewing the ski by boat options from the Lyngen peninsula. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Belgianfilmcrew (11 of 12)

Skiing by boat with AscentDescent in the Lyngen alps is something that gives that extra flavour of the ski week! Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

 

Skiing the west face of Russelvfjellet. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Skiing the west face of Russelvfjellet. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson