News

APRIL 2011


April 26: Spring skiing continues with a wet snow pack at mid to low altitudes. Easly starts are proving necessary to enjoy the best of the skiing. Groups have been on Uløya Island and the Kåfjord mountains.

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Tom (USA), Trudy (Germany) and Veronika heading up from skjeret on Uløya to Blåtinden
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Veronika skiing up on the beach
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Thomas (guide) from Switzerland jumping on shore at Havnnes
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Tom and Trudy happy to return for another lodge visit on day 1
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A few strides more to reach the Blåtinden summit
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Hannes approaching the summit after a ridge crossing the island of Uløya
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Tom skiing towards the beach with the view North into the Barent Sea
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On the junior tender to reach the Spirit of Lyngen

April 22: Extraordinary spring skiing with totally eye boggling views over the region. Our week now closing with Kastle Ski adventure tours with Lorraine Huber pro free skier. Hannes group from Austria had a great day and reluctantly packed their skis away for another year. Thanks for a great week guys and see you next year!

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Simon ripping in freeride style over the rocks of Sormegaisa
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The ascent to Lynx rock under Egnestinden
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Loving this lunch spot
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Burkhard (guide) – those old legs do still cut it… 🙂
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It’s confusing… do you look at the fjord or the snow when you ski?

April 20: Sensational day with sunshine and perfect spring skiing. Hannes headed to Sorbmegaisa round and my group to Uløya with the Spirit of Lyngen. Today was the first day of spring and after ski was a bbq on the terrace soaking up the afternoon warm sun…

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The climb up on Uløya
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Low tide meant a steep climb up from the boat
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Anna excited about the boat ride..
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So where are we going Burkhard??
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Rudi on the sping snow
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Anna… no kick turns today!!
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Roland singing here
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Visiting friend Martin from Oslo laying down the turns
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BBQ after ski on the terrace…

April 19: After 3 days of snow the sun appeared over the Lyngen Alps and islands to provide classic April conditions with warm sun and powder. Kastle Adventures Tours with pro rider Lorraine Huber are here at the lodge and our crew headed to Giilavarri for sensational powder. Hannes headed to Uløya for the Blåtinden traverse and experienced the full package of great snow right down to the beach for a boat pick up. Pictures from Giilavarri today. Wooopwoop

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Simon showing us the spirit of skiing
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Maybe we’ll catch the next ferry…
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Anna just loves the kick turns…
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Summit family shot
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Rudi cranking some fall-line powder
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Regina pumping the power turns…
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Roland just about to take me out with a yodel and a smile…run for your life…
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Anna is past the kick turns and cranking the turns down towards the Lyngen Fjord
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Regina surfing the pow down high above the fjord
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No we deserve this more than ever….

Hannes Photos from Blåtinden
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Hannes’s group reaching the amazing summit of Blåtinden with views far out into the ocean
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We know we sell summit to sea skiing but this is taking one step step too fay Reini…
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Hannes’s skiing day with the group on Giilavarri 18th April, 5 minutes before the storm moved in again…

April 14: Kågen on the cards for Hannes’s group from Vienna Austria. The Spirit of Lyngen cruised north for a beach drop off on the west side of Kågen which provided a scenic adventure from the west to east of the island.

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On board the Spirit of Lyngen
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Johannes climbing up towards Storesandnestinden
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Constantin just below the south summit
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Evening light over Lyngen Fjord

April 12: Good weather prevails and Mattias’s group headed for the Uløya traverse to Blåtinden for a boat pickup on the sandy beaches on the west side. We reached the season now with still fjords, great fishing and spring snow.

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Wolfgang just beginning to ski the almost endless upper slopes of Blåtinden

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Reaching the summit in windstill conditions
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Last turns directly on the beach – this is summit to sea skiing…
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Back to the spirit of Lyngen for “apres sea party!”

April 10: Warm weather is creating good spring skiing and groups headed to Giilivarri and Storehaugen for some classic skiing above the fjords. _DSC0011

April 6: Good spring skiing has arrived in Lyngen and both groups have travelled to the islands of Kågen to Store Sandnestinden and one of our favorites The Blåtinden on Uloya. The fishing season has also arrived and groups get the chance to fish for giant cod before returning to the lodge in the afternoon. Pictures below from both Hannes and Mattias.

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Mattias’s group on top of Blåtinden
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Giilivarri Olderdalen providing perfect spring corn snow
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Martin from Innsbruck showing his fishing skills…
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Happy days on the summit of Giilivarri
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King Crab served for out Thursday buffet meal

April 4: Sunny warm day began after freezing temperatures overnight produced very fine spring skiing. Mattias’s group headed to Uløya and Hannes to Sorbmegaisa. Conditions look stable for the next days so spring corn snow is on the menu… The Northern Lights are also back in full action with a brilliant display last night at 11.30pm

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It’s our Euro team from Austria and France this week aboard the Spirit of Lyngen
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Lunch shot on Kjelvågtinden just as the clouds opened and the sun shone over the Lyngen Alps
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Pascal carving the spring snow down to Havnnes
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April 1: Another sunny day and perfect powder on the Strupbreen glacier. Both groups headed out in the Spirit of Lyngen to Strupen for a beach drop off before climbing in sunshine surrounded by some of the most impressive mountain scenery anyway. Thank you to all groups for an excellent week of skiing and good company.

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Beach drop off with Daniel handing down the skis into the seaweed
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The route up the galcier morraine with mega views over the far peak flanking the northern skide of the Strupbreen glacier
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Up up and more up
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Ice seracs mid way
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Mattias (guide for the nest two weeks at Lyngen Lodge just joined for fun today, here he’s opening up the skiing at the top of the glacier.