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

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

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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

Spring in the Lyngen alps

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.

This is from one of our ascents last week and although we had heavy winds and some warm weather we had a lot of good skiing. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

This is from one of our ascents last week and although we had heavy winds and some warm weather we had a lot of good skiing. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

 

AscentDescent Ski Lodge Lyngen

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

Cold and clear morning in the Lyngen alps. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Cold and clear morning in the Lyngen alps. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Ski Mountaineering on the schedule today. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

The Lyngen alps summits

The summit of Kvasstind in the Lyngen alps is one of our neighbouring peaks here at Ascent Descent Ski Lodge. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

 

Stormy start of the Lyngen season

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.

Guiding on the Kvaløya island outside Tromsø for a couple of days. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Ski touring on the Kvaløya island just outside Tromsø city. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

AD Roadtrip Hokkaido Japan

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)

Per Jansson skies the tramline in Asahidake. We had a great day with views of the volcano and endless powder skiing. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Per Jansson skies the tramline in Asahidake. We had a great day with views of the volcano and endless powder skiing. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

First day in Niseko and many lifts where closed du to heavy winds and snowfall. Vidar Kolstad having an early morning coffee in Moiwa and resting legs after 7 days of powder skiing Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson.

The food we had in Japan was just out of this world. Joking about being on a gourmet trip as much as a ski trip at times. Best meat and sushi on the planet? Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Johan Fahlgren having a lunch in the always open all you can eat powder buffet of Hokkaido. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Dream landscape in Kamui Japan. Skier: Per Jansson Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Håkan feeling at home in the woods. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Myself in the lobby the last morning in Niseko. Lifts closed the day before and we got our longest continuous powder runs of the trip on the last day as the whole resort opened up in great weather. I used my Dynafit Huascarans for the whole trip and they where great! Photo: Per Jansson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy new ski season!

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

Jimmy Halvardsson guide AscentDescent

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