The ski season is still alive here and it´s seems to last for some time still.. Looking back at one of the best winters we´ve ever had here in Lyngen, we now get spoiled by this unforgettable spring. Yes summer is almost here but the snowpack is still as good as it get´s in the mountains. There is still some ski mountaineering to be done before we stop guiding on skis here and for those wondering where to put their last ski motivation a tour to the summit of Jiehkkevarri is always a good season finish. This summer we will trek and climb in Lyngen and Tromsø and just send an request on the contact form and we take care of it!
Here is some pics from last weeks of skiing in The Lyngen alps!
The spring came and we´ve enjoyed fantastic spring skiing lately. The Lyngen alps is at it´s best in the spring and this year we continue guiding until mid June. The high summits are now well filled in after endless snowfalls this winter and the ski mountaineering season looks like it´s gonna be one of the best years for a long time. New for this summer is also our alpine climbing and Trekking weeks in the Lyngen alps and we hope it´s gonna be as popular as our ski weeks!
Finally the spring decided to arrive in The Lyngen alps. Roads clear from ice and snow, warm temperatures and spring snow skiing. It always feels a bit sad when you realize that the ski season has an end and the spring is the first thing that reminds you about it. The spring is long enough here so it´s not over until mid June though… Last week guiding was great with a mix of boat trips, ski mountaineering and powder skiing.
This week we are back in Tromsø for the Skittentind Rando Competition providing avalanche control work, route planning and so on.
From this season we provide ski by boat trips to our groups and it´s an amazing combination. Today we went to Uløya, located east of the Lyngen alps and from our base in Nord-Lenangen it takes about 40 min to get there. The old village of Havnes is well kept and it´s well worth the visit. The ski touring is great on the 1100m Kjelvågtinden just above the harbor.
It´s just snowing every day this season and we are really happy about it! In between the snow showers we get clearings with good weather and it´s just like a never ending snowy story.
In Nord-Lenangen in the Lyngen alps the snow gods has been giving us days and days with the white stuff.. Hard wind now and then but in general the ski touring is fantastic. As alway the visibility comes and goes here, even in the worst of weather, so just being out on the mountain normaly pays off! A couple of weeks since last update here but we have been out on the mountain daily since then and it´s been good times… The conditions does not really allow us to go in very steep terrain at the moment but skiing powder is always fun!
Opening the doors here in Nord-Lenangen last sunday and so far it’s been a great start of the season. Lot’s of snow, pretty cold, nice people and good skiing. Every morning when waking up we have 20cm of fresh snow outside and today we had good visibility as well! Stepping carefully at the moment since we have avalanche danger out here but there is plenty of tours wich can be done anyway. With a packed program this winter and lot’s of new stuff going on we welcome all of you who have booked tours with us in the Lyngen Alps. See you soon! Jimmy
The season starts for real this week with an avalanche and skitouring lecture in Tromsø on wednesday and first ski touring clients on thursday. March often gives good snow conditions in The Lyngen Alps and fantastic Northern lights in the evenings.
There will be some highly qualified guides joining the AscentDescent guide team this season and we want to welcome both skiers and guides to Lyngen and Northern Norway.
… And yes, we have some dates left for the ones looking for a last minute trip so just call or mail for more info…
See you soon! / Jimmy, Petra and Max
Back in Lyngen after a month of guiding in the alps and where welcomed by clear blue skies and stable conditions. In a couple of weeks the groups will start rolling in up here and at the moment we enjoy sunny days and cold air. We are almost fully booked for this season but if you still are looking for a week to come skiing with us it would be mid march or mid april were we have some dates left. Please send a request for more details around the specific dates.
We look forward to the winter and spring season 2013! Loads of snow already in Chamonix and it’s time to get ready for skiing. It’s also really exciting to watch our partners in Lyngen build a new skilodge for us. Together we can present some really cool programs to our clients from all over the planet and there is still some free dates so please send a mail for further info about Lyngen and our ski touring programs in 2013!
Please look through the former blog posts, films and photos and you will find out more about our tours in the Lyngen Alps:)