There is something special about skiing above the sea. And when the backdrop is as spectacular as the coastline around Lyngen it doesn’t get much better.
We had a classic case of catch-22 whilst we were in Norway. We had some pretty high avalanche risk all week, and a good dose of cloud and wind. The flip side to these testing conditions was some great snow, quite often light, boot-top powder on a firm base. Hero skiing!
So we played a very conservative game, sticking to low angled slopes whilst still managing to stand on top of four summits during the week, and skiing some extremely good tree runs lower down.
Despite being based in the middle of the Lyngen peninsula, we skied on the mainland three times, to make the most of the better weather or particularly safe routes. Catching the ferries over the Fjords is actually good fun, and it was good to explore some other areas.
We stayed in a great little cabin close to the middle of the peninsula, keeping the cost down by self-catering. Everyone cooked some top notch dinners, and breakfasts, and cake! By being land based rather than on a boat we were very flexible, and we could drive around to escape the prevailing weather pretty quickly.
All in all, a superb week in Norway, despite the challenging and less than ideal weather. Until next time…..