Lyngen spring season

It´s mid May and finally the spring has arrived with warmer temperatures and midnight sun just around the corner. The Lyngen alps has bees fantastic lately with a few weeks of perfect weather, powder and great snow coverage down to the shores. For many this is the best time of the year and at the moment we experience the first heavy transformation in the snow pack and it will soon be perfect spring snow lasting well in to June this year. Here is some pictures from one of our days last week!

Great day out in the backyard! Photo: jimmy Halvardsson

Fantastic snow, cold temperatures and long days in the Lyngen alps last week. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Obligatory sea view. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Last sunny slopes back to the shore had great spring snow conditions at the end. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Lyngen prime time and meeting guide colleagues from far away is always fun! Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

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

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

 

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

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

 

Ski mountaineering in the Lyngen alps

A great week is ended here in Lyngen and it was a very nice finish of this fantastic ski season. Having three students and one visiting aspirant guide doing his final practice with us made this week a truly good experience for everyone. Starting off with camping and avalanche training and moving into steeper adventures as the days moved on… Couloir skiing, Glacier travel, navigation, rope works and climbing steep snow. Lyngen is fantastic in early summer and normaly we have snow lower down but this spring has been unusually warm and sunny. This week was also warm and sunny but it was all to the better for us. Enjoying midnight sun, epic spring skiing and good atmosphere all week made this week a special one. Thanks to all!

Summer is moving in here and a well deserved family vacation awaits on the doorstep…

From July to September we go trekking, glacier walking, rock climbing and summer mountaineering here so please send a request for these activities in Tromsø and Lyngen!

Best Regards / Jimmy Halvardsson

First evening and already skiing in the midnight sun here. Great snow and cool people! Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

First evening and already skiing in the midnight sun here. Great snow and cool people! Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Climbing one of the nice couloirs on Storgalten today and a perfect intro to ice axe and crampon work. Photo: Jimmy Halvarsson

Climbing one of the nice couloirs on Storgalten today and a perfect intro to ice axe and crampon work. Photo: Jimmy Halvarsson

Mindblowing scenery awaited us at the col today. After many good days this marked a sort of finish for this season skiing... Photo: Mårten Johansson

Mindblowing scenery awaited us at the col today. After many good days this marked a sort of finish for this season skiing… Photo: Mårten Johansson

Beautiful setting in the Lyngen mountains. Stopping for a swim on our trek and navigation day. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Beautiful setting in the Lyngen mountains. Stopping for a swim on our trek and navigation day. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson