Still winter in the Lyngen alps

With resent cold temperatures and fairly stable snow pack for the time being we´ve had the opportunity to explore some of The Lyngen alps more adventurous runs and mountains. It´s also nice when we have groups coming back to explore the region with us and increasing the level as the years go by. Often starting out with easy ski touring classics in the area developing good mountain sense and moving into steeper terrain when knowledge, comfort level and conditions match. 

Still winter here and we are looking into spring season starting as the sun is getting warmer. We still have available weeks and weekends after the 7th of May for skiers interested in the spring skiing period. Good snow pack this year means long season:) Last ski weekend 18-21 of May at AD ski lodge for 2017. 

climbing the top couloir of Store Jægervasstinden. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

climbing the top couloir of Store Jægervasstinden. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Jægervasstind (2 of 3)

A good forecast but clouds rolled in. Bad visibility and winds made us turn around just before the summit this day. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Jægervasstind (3 of 3)

“Nisse” skiing the top couloir. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Ascent Descent “The Lyngen Mountain Guides”

So, well into our 12th ski season here in the Lyngen alps and a while since we last updated our blog here on the web page. Season has been running at full speed since mid February with lot´s of groups coming from all over to enjoy this fantastic mountain range and our team is growing. At the moment we are 3 guides and one employed assistant taking care of our visitors. Each group get´s a unique experience with private housing, private guide and all possibilities to get their vacation adapted to their own speed, ambition and pace through the week. Check out our instagram feed for almost daily updates on weather, conditions and our tours with the groups.

Last week we enjoyed some great days of skiing. Powder and snow falling all week making conditions fun and interesting at the same time. Photo: J.Halvardsson

Last week we enjoyed some great days of skiing. Powder and snow falling all week making conditions fun and interesting at the same time. Photo: J.Halvardsson

Ski by boat classics

Skiing from the summit of Trolltinden is truly something special. Great sea views and despite the very wind exposed slope it´s very often great powder conditions here. Photo: J.Halvardsson

Mixed weather

Lately the snow storms has been very dominating in the area creating lot´s of avalanche problems but as skiers we can always seek safe terrain when necessary. Photo: J.Halvardsson

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Great start of the day.. No people, no wind only sun and some tarragons trying to hide in the bushes. Super snow and great day out! Photo: J.Halvardsson

Ski season in the Lyngen alps closing in

The Lyngen alps in the back when ski touring on the classic Trolltinden at Arnøya. All groups get a day with our boat accessed ski touring included in our Lyngen ski weeks.

The Lyngen alps in the back when ski touring on the classic Trolltinden at Arnøya. All groups get a day with our boat accessed ski touring included in our Lyngen ski weeks.

Our ski weeks for the 2017 season in the Lyngen alps is filling up with ski groups and it looks like winter has arrived at last. Long autumn with no snow is suddenly changing into winter for Christmas. See you in 2017!

A new season coming up in The Lyngen alps

First snow has arrived and as many times before it´s reminding us of the coming ski season in The Lyngen Alps. Autumn colors is also starting to show in the mountains and with the summits shining with fresh snow it´s hard to not be amazed by the fall here. Sometimes the ski season starts already in october but it all gets a little bit more predictable after christmas. Starting of in January with day tours ski touring and some travel abroad our peak season starts in late february. Get a group together and join us for the 2017 season in the Lyngen alps. Send a request from the contact page or give us a call.

We put one day with the boat in the package for each group to enjoy the fantastic skiing on the islands, scenery and if the sea is calm we might stop and try to catch some cod.

We put one day with the boat in the package for each group to enjoy the fantastic skiing on the islands, scenery and if the sea is calm we might stop and try to catch some cod.

Storgalten is a great calssic in the Lyngen alps and we are happy to such a great mountain just outside the doorstep. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Storgalten is a great calssic in the Lyngen alps and we are happy to have such a great mountain just outside the doorstep. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

 

 

The Lyngen alps season wrap up weekend

The Lyngen alps never stop to amaze and this year we got totally surprised by the super ending of the season. Warm season and not that much snow in general but in some strange way it just kept on delivering great skiing and often very stable conditions and weather. As usual we kept it running all the way to the end of May and the last weekend of may is starting to be one of the AscentDescent highlights.

People often asks when to come and every time it´s really hard to answer since every month of the ski season has it´s own charm and tweak. Next year we start booking ski weeks from the 18th of February running to season wrap up 25-28 May. Coming earlier to enjoy Northern Lights and ski touring seems to be a trend also as a combo trip. Please send an e-mail from the contact page to book a ski week for 2017.

Tip: In the summer we guide climbing and alpine trekking tours in the region of Tromsø and Lyngen.

Best regards

Jimmy Halvardsson / IFMGA Mountain guide at AscentDescent “The Lyngen Mountain Guides”

Beach approach to one of the greatest mountains in the region. Our boat is actually bringing some extra advantage on the table reaching hard to reach terrain and extra ordinary experiences on skis. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Beach approach to one of the greatest mountains in the region. Our boat is actually bringing some extra advantage on the table reaching hard to reach terrain and extra ordinary experiences on skis. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

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Summer skiing comes to it´s right in the end of the season here and this shot is also from one of our ski by boat tours in the region. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

 

Change of seasons

Record warm May in The Lyngen alps and warm temperatures up high. We are used to rapid changes in weather and warm spells even during winter here but this one is really persistent. Good thing is that our snowpack seems to deal with it pretty well and carrying skis on the backpack to access snow is common this time of the year any season. We´re hoping for some clear nights soon to stabilize snow a bit and for some good final runs of the season with the last groups coming to the Ascent Descent Ski Lodge in Nord-Lenangen.

Lyngen backdrop from the east and view from one of our boat tours last week. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Lyngen backdrop from the east and view from one of our boat tours last week. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

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Skiing couloirs this time of the year is great since they fill up with a lot of snow during winter. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

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Getting back from a boat trip to the harbor in Nord-Lenangen in the Northern Lyngen alps. Photo: jimmy Halvardsson