Time to book your Lyngen ski touring trip

As autumn temperatures starts to set in and our mountain tops gets their first snow we start to get ready for a new ski season in the Lyngen alps. 14th season ahead and we keep improving our concept with ski weeks from private exclusive lodging, ski by boat tours and great tours from the door step in the Northern Lyngen alps. The lyngen alps suits all levels of skiers and our professional mountain guides are locally experienced with multiple seasons in the area. Please send a mail from our contact page or directly at ascentdescent@gmail.com. Best regards Jimmy Halvardsson / IFMGA Mountain Guide

The Lyngen alps has something for every sier. Great fjord views, outstanding ski touring for all levels and perfect mountain sides that drop into the sea. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Our snow pack does truly last into mid May. Our season stretches from 15th February – 15th of May.

World class ski mountaineering with huge vertical drop. The Lyngen alps highest mountain is Jiehkkevarri at 1834m. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

 

Workshop – “Decisions in Avalanche Terrain”

Welcome to the Northern Lyngen alps and Ascent Descents “Learning from the Legends” weekend 2018. A memorable event and course with avalanche terrain management and inspiration in focus. Two evenings with lectures, slide shows and two days on the mountain with certified Mountain Guides and special guests. It´s one of our few “open” events during the winter so it´s a good opportunity to meet other skiers from the area and future ski buddies. 

This weekend we focus on “the skiers” approach in avalanche terrain but will also run a detailed search and rescue exercise and explain avalanches and why they occur.

Instructors at this point:

Ptor Spricenieks – World wide ski mountaineer 

Photo: Scott Winn

Ptor is a passionate ski mountaineer and even if not fully certified IFMGA guide he´s been guiding in the back country in remote places of the planet since 17 years. He has also worked with avalanche control in Gulmarg. He will share his thoughts on the mountain as well as in the evenings. Ptor Lives in La Grave and it´s a great honor to have him listed for this event. If you live in the Tromsø area this is a chance not to be missed… Please check out the Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJq57RonNOE

Markus Landrø – IFMGA Mountain Guide and avalanche guru

Photo: Sindre Thoresen Lønnes

Markus is one of the leading avalanche workers in Europe and is part of the team who developed the Norwegian Avalanche forecasting system VARSOM.NO. Educated IFMGA guide and author of the very recognized avalanche handbook “Skredfare” (avalanche danger in Norwegian) he will contribute with huge knowledge and we are very proud to have him on the team for this weekend.  Markus will join us in the evenings and be one of the instructors on the mountain. 

Jimmy Halvardsson – IFMGA Mountain guide 

A sunny day in the lyngen alps about to “rip the skins” before heading off to the fjords down below.

Founder of Ascent Descent “The Lyngen Mountain Guides”. Dynafit ambassador and Mountain guide since 12 years in Scandinavia, The Alps and Japan. Avalanche worker at Regobs/Varsom.  Will share his thoughts about risk management and local tweaks and tips to get the most out of the Lyngen alps.

SO, if having fun on the mountain and chill out in the sauna or jacuzzi before listening to some really interesting lectures in the evenings sounds like your thing please send a mail to ascentdescent@gmail.com for info and booking.

Included:

Accommodation, Food, Guiding/Instruction, Bed linen/Towels, Event (Transport will be organized for the ones without vehicles)

4250 Nok/Person

Location:

Lyngsalpan Cruise / Ascent Descent Ski Lodge in Nord Lenangen, The Lyngen alps.

 

Decision making in avalanche terrain

In the end of January 2018 we run a very special avalanche course for any skier to join. High lighting “decision making in avalanche terrain” we hope to make it interesting for skiers at all levels and aspiring ski mountaineers. Bringing in top names as Markus Landrø and Ptor Spricenieks we make sure to give huge value for money and a real kick-start to the season up here. Both inspirational and packed with learning we hope for full house as the Lyngen prime time season will be just around the corner. Please check out the program under “Events” and please send a mail for taking part or ask questions about the weekend.

 

Markus Landrø will be part of the team trying to answer the “go or no go” question during the last weekend of January. Photo: Sindre Thoresen Lønnes

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

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