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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

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

AD Roadtrip Hokkaido Japan

Just back from two fantastic weeks of travelling and skiing on Hokkaido, Japan. A perfect way to start the season, get the legs started and motivating for a long ski touring season in The Lyngen alps. As a group of 5 we made a loop starting out of Furano and finishing with two day of skiing in Niseko, skiing for 9 days in total and 6 different resorts. All the resorts and places we visited unique in it´s own way and I can´t wait to get on my next flight, back to Hokkaido. With a packed guide season in The Lyngen alps coming up it looks like next trip to Hokkaido will be in January 2016, definitely worth waiting for…

Thanks to Vidar, Johan, Pelle and Håkan for good spirits all the way and a once in lifetime experience!

(Read full story and watch the clips from the trip on altabloggen.wordpress.com)

Per Jansson skies the tramline in Asahidake. We had a great day with views of the volcano and endless powder skiing. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Per Jansson skies the tramline in Asahidake. We had a great day with views of the volcano and endless powder skiing. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

First day in Niseko and many lifts where closed du to heavy winds and snowfall. Vidar Kolstad having an early morning coffee in Moiwa and resting legs after 7 days of powder skiing Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson.

The food we had in Japan was just out of this world. Joking about being on a gourmet trip as much as a ski trip at times. Best meat and sushi on the planet? Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Johan Fahlgren having a lunch in the always open all you can eat powder buffet of Hokkaido. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Dream landscape in Kamui Japan. Skier: Per Jansson Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Håkan feeling at home in the woods. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Myself in the lobby the last morning in Niseko. Lifts closed the day before and we got our longest continuous powder runs of the trip on the last day as the whole resort opened up in great weather. I used my Dynafit Huascarans for the whole trip and they where great! Photo: Per Jansson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy days in The Lyngen Alps

May is here and this often means calmer weather, long days and good opportunities to reach the higher summits of the lyngen alps. The Ascent Descent Ski Lodge is fully booked until mid May but after that we have a few spots for the ones seeking good spring skiing in the lyngen alps. Lately we´ve been lucky to go a bit steeper with good snow and safe conditions. This season will stretch into June due to the last few snowfalls and colder temperatures. Skiing by boat with Ascent Descent “The Lyngen Mountain Guides ” will be possible until the 31st of May! Cheers / Jimmy Halvardsson

We skied one of the couloirs close to the lodge the other day as a afternoon additional. Great day out with two spectacular runs! Selfie: Jimmy Halvardsson

We skied one of the couloirs close to the lodge the other day as a afternoon additional. Great day out with two spectacular runs! Selfie: Jimmy Halvardsson

The Happy bunch from London experienced a lot of weather last week. The winds calmed down this weekend and we are happy for that. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

The Happy bunch from London experienced a lot of weather last week. The winds calmed down this weekend and we are happy for that. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson