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When is the best time to ski in the Lyngen?

This year we’ve had an unreal early season with some of the best skiing in November we’ve had for several years. Though our snowpack isn’t as deep early in the season and the days are quite short, the light is beautiful. The sun has set now and won’t rise until the end of January, but we are hopeful for some great days skiing under the northern lights!

While we are guiding some days and teaching avalanche courses in December and January, we don’t really begin our ski weeks until February. Personally, February is my favorite month to ski in Lyngen and Tromsø. Though the days little colder and shorter than later in the season, we often have the mountains completely to ourselves and we have a better chance of skiing powder and seeing the northern lights when the nights are clear.

There is no doubt that March, April and May are the most is the popular months for ski touring in Lyngen! It’s that perfect time of year when we have lots of daylight and a deep snowpack all the way down to the sea. By the middle of May the Snowpack begins to creep up the mountains but with 24 hours of sunlight we have plenty of time to hike our skis up to the snow line for those who want to ski until the beginning of June.

In other news we are excited to announce some changes heading into the 2020 season. We are happy to be expanding alongside with Lyngen Experience. In addition to professional guides with local knowledge we have more accommodation options and more capacity. If you are interested in booking a ski week, ski weekend, or some days skiing by boat we are looking forward to hearing from you.

This photo was taken at midday while on a skitour this November. Though the days are short, the arctic light is beautiful. Photo: Vegard Rye

Northern Lights over russelvfjellet. A ski week in February is the best time to combine good skiing and northern lights. Photo: Kjetil Skogli

Powder skiing on Storgalten in the end of March. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Summer skiing on Russelvfjellet. Depending on our snow year our season can last until early June. Photo: Finn Hovem

Lyngen alps prime time

It´s been a fantastic start to the ski touring season in the Lyngen alps and Tromsø region. Record breaking amounts of snow and no mild coastal spells so far. As we are already in late March the days are very long and at the moment we have cold clear weather and sunny powder slopes all over the place. We also got some room for more bookings i May so don´t hesitate to send us an e-mail about availability.

Ascent Descent “The Lyngen Mountain Guides”

Ascent Descent “The Lyngen Mountain Guides”

Ascent Descent “The Lyngen Mountain Guides”

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 info@ascentdescent.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

 

Lyngen ski week

Our 14th ski season in the Lyngen alps is just around the corner and our ski weeks is custom made for groups of friends at all ski levels. How does it work? Well, you just send a request from the contact page by mail and together we fit your group into the calendar for next season. Our groups stay in private comfortable chalets and you will have a locally experienced  professional IFMGA mountain guide. High season prime time is March, April and May up here and if planning a head there might be a slot for your group in the calendar. 

All types of terrain is the essence of the Lyngen alps. Together with your guide you plan each day according to snow conditions and group motivation. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Sea backdrop when skiing the classic Storgalten and most tours do actually guarantee a great sea view! Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

Skiing with Ascent Descent “The Lyngen Mountain Guides” means that you have a private boat at your service when it clears. Here is a picture with the Lyngen alps as a back drop when out with the boat. Photo: Jimmy Halvardsson

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