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

Ice climbing in Tromsø

Today we went guiding ice climbing close to the city of Tromsø. Great activity for the early winter here in Tromsø and it´s a good way being active in the outdoors at the moment. Lot´s of big snowfalls lately but with snow shoes it takes about 15 min to reach the ice falls. You don´t need to have previous climbing experience to join us for a day and we offer these tours on a daily basis.

In Tromsø we provide ice climbing instruction and guiding in December – February. Send an e-mail for booking and availability.

Really nice with a good down jacket when going ice climbing.

Really nice with a good down jacket when going ice climbing.

When waiting for your turn you have a pretty good view over Tromsø and our sea to mountain landscape.

When waiting for your turn you have a pretty good view over Tromsø and our sea to mountain landscape.

After some coaching and test rounds your ready to set off for the top.

After some coaching and test rounds your ready to set off for the top.

Ski touring in Tromsø

The ski touring season has started for real in Tromsø and The Lyngen alps and today I went out with friends enjoying the fantastic early winter pow. Our avalanche courses has started and the lectures we´ve had this fall has been well visited. It looks great for the season 13/14 and for booking and requesting ski touring and courses all you need to do is to send an email from this form.

Skiing in the forest near Tromsø today

Great skiing in the forest today.

Espen putting his signature in the forest today. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Espen loves the trees!

It´s been snowing constantly for days lately and it looks good for the coming season!

Unfair amounts of snow early this year!

Time to book your ski touring week in The Lyngen Alps

Time to book your Lyngen ski touring week or tour for 2014! Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Time to book your Lyngen ski touring week or tour for 2014! Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

October is almost here and that´s when we get most of our requests and bookings for the Lyngen ski touring season. For 7 years we´ve been fully booked in the main season and for this winter we see the tendency of skiers who want to come already in mid february to experience the northern lights in combination with ski touring.

Booking for the Ascent Descent Ski Lodge in Nord Lenangen includes boat accessed skiing this winter as well and as usual we provide guides for day or multiple daytours in the area.

Tip! This year we also have a ski touring and avalanche course program running in Tromsø from early winter…

Send an e-mail for more info!

 

http://www.ascentdescent.com/contact-and-booking/

Tromsø Mountain Guide Office

Finally we have a place to do some proper work and you will find us in Sjøgata 14, Tromsø city. Cooperating with Tromsø Outdoor we now can provide a full concept of tours, courses and logistics from Tromsø city.

Welcome!

UIAGM guide office in Tromsø city.

UIAGM guide office in Tromsø city.

Sjøgata 14. our office in Tromsø. Welcome in for a chat and coffee!

Sjøgata 14. our office in Tromsø. Welcome in for a chat and coffee!