Ski Touring

Activity in Norway

Ski Touring in Norway- Exploring unspoilt nature by ski with qualified guides

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Imagine standing on the top of a snowy summit in the Lyngen Alps of northern Norway. You look down at the fjord sparkling in the sunshine below you. You adjust your equipment one last time, then head down the slope, making a first descent of untouched snow. Lyngen Lodge offers unique ski touring holidays that really take you from summit to sea, and to some of the best skiing terrains in Norway. With over 60 summits with

individual characteristics from which to choose, our highly-skilled UIAGM / IFMGA qualified mountain guides are on hand to ensure that you have the best possible ski touring experience, regardless of skill or fitness level, and that your time at Lyngen Lodge goes beyond expectations.

Ski Touring

Equipment

We provide all you need for Ski Touring

We aim to make your Norwegian ski touring experience as smooth as possible. The following items can all be rented here at Lyngen Lodge.

  • Skis: Kastle TX 98 – finely balanced and sporty skis, agile in woodland. Lengths 169cm, 177cm or 187cm. Mounted with ATK or Dynafit pin system. 1800 NOK p/w

  • Bindings: Kastle ATK or Dynafit pin bindings, including skins and ski crampons.

  • Touring Boots: Dynafit or Garmont touring boots (size 23.5-31.5). 900 NOK p/w

  • Avalanche Safety Equipment: Includes Digital Mammut Avalanche Transceiver, shovel and probe (plus usage training). 900 NOK p/w

  • ABS Rucksack: 35L backpack. 250 NOK p/w

  • Ski / Boots package: 2500 NOK p/w

  • Full package (skis, boots, safety equipment): 3000 NOK p/w

  • Peak Performance Blacklight: Official sponsored clothing (tops, thermal layers, Primaloft layers, shell jackets, shell pants, down jackets, socks, gloves, accessories)

     

Your Choice

Skill and Fitness Levels for your individual ski touring in Norway

Our aim is to provide you with a safe and enjoyable skiing experience under our professionally qualified guides. Please provide us with your off piste / back country skiing skill, to help us tailor your program.

 

Intermediate Level:

You have day ski touring / randonee experience with skins. You are a competent off piste skier and able to ski safely in control in all types of snow conditions including power snow up to 20cm deep, wind packed snow and tight forest skiing. You can ski off piste in full control of speed and linked short turns in the fall-line. You can put skins on skis unassisted and have basic knowledge of skinning/walking techniques.
Fitness: it is important you rate your current fitness level. You need to be in good personal physical form in terms of endurance and stamina. You will climb minimum 1000m and need a minimum ascent rate of 300m per hour.

Ski Descent

Advanced Level:

You have many years of ski touring / randonee experience and advanced skills of the skinning/ascending techniques, uphill kick-turns, (spitzkehre, switch-backs) and can handle steep mountain ascents.

You are a competent / advanced off piste / back country skiier and able to ski moderate to steep terrain over 38 degrees with good edge and speed control. You can handle without problem deep powder, hard pack snow, wet slush snow and tight forest skiing.

Advanced – Fitness: It is important you rate your current level of fitness as this should not be influenced by your skiing skills. You need to be in excellent personal physical shape. You are able to ascend minimum 1300m of ascent per day at 450m per hour ascent rate.

Ski Guides

Our Experts

Professional Ski Touring Guidance

Our Ski Touring guides here at Lyngen Lodge in Norway have full UIAGM / IFMGA accreditation and over 25 years’ experience. Local knowledge is essential in the unique Arctic snow conditions and all groups will be led by our in-house mountain guide team.

Independent guides with UIAGM / IFMGA qualifications are also welcome to guide their own groups in the Lyngen Alps. The experts at Lyngen Lodge will provide you with morning safety briefings and will help you write tour logs in the evenings, along with all logistical and consulting services required.

Our Transport

Reach Secret Ski Spots by our Shuttle or Boat

A Norwegian Ski Touring Experience at Lyngen Lodge comes complete with all the necessary transport to access the very best terrain, chosen to suit the average ability of the group. Expect to climb summits of up to 1300m altitude, and slopes of 28-35 degrees. Steeper terrain beyond 35 degrees and couloir skiing can be offered to private groups.

Directly behind the luxurious Lyngen Lodge lie the Sorbmegaisa and Store Haugen mountains – four summits over 1200m along a prominent ridge above the fjord.

Transport is provided to all other locations, including on our specially designed boat (to beaches, headlands and piers) or on snowmobile.

Lyngen Alps
Lyngen Skis

A Typical Week

What to expect on a Ski Touring Holiday and Lapland Skiing

We recommend Lyngen ski touring for a week at a time to fully maximise your time in the Lyngen Alps. Weeks for ski touring in Norway run from mid February until the end of May. They typically last from Saturday to Saturday, with 6 days of guided skiing and roughly 6-7 hours on the mountain per day.

  • Your Ski Touring Group: You may form your own group or come as an individual and join others. Groups are created at the booking stage, to cater for levels of experience. Guides will then choose appropriate terrain (depending on weather, snow and sea conditions).

  • Transfers to/from Tromsø: We will provide you with location and arrival information for Lyngen Lodge, and the times to be collected from Tromsø (airport or city) for transfer to the lodge on your arrival date. Arrival is usually in early evening, followed by welcome drinks and an evening meal.

  • Safety Briefings: Upon arrival at Lyngen Lodge, you will attend a safety briefing and workshop on avalanche rescue and boating procedures. Daily briefings take place after breakfast.

  • Breakfast – 7:30am: A large spread of international breakfast options is provided, including cereals, porridge, meats, salmon, eggs, and freshly baked bread.

  • Transportation: The best skiing is accessed by boat, skidoo (snowmobile), or 4x4. Boat transfers typically last 15 to 55 minutes – you then disembark directly onto the beaches to begin the guided ski tour.

  • Climbing and Skiing: Each day starts with ascents to summits, climbing on skins. Ascents range from 600m to 1500m, depending on fitness, ability and the weather (usually 2-6 hours). Slopes for guided ski tours in Lyngen are typically wide and constantly angled.

  • Lunch: Hot drinks and a packed lunch are consumed on the summit.

  • Afternoon return to Lyngen Lodge – c.4:30pm: Afternoon tea, soup, cakes and waffles await you at the luxurious Lyngen Lodge. The sauna and hot tub are also available at the Lodge.

  • Evening Meal – 7:30pm: Our world-class chef prepares a feast of local offerings from regional producers in the Lyngen Alps, including salmon, trout, cod, halibut, wolf fish, cole, reindeer, lamb and much more.

     

Information

Ski Touring Overview

Where to ski in Norway can be a difficult question, with so many great options to incorporate into your Ski Touring holiday. To help you, the whole area around Lyngen Lodge can be roughly divided into 3 distinct zones:

Zone 1 – Behind the Lodge

The area of Sorbmegaisa and Rotsund, usually filled with powder, with gentle to moderate slopes.

Zone 2 – Islands north of Lodge

Islands such as Uløya, Kågen and Arnøya offer spectacular summit crossings with everything from gentle slopes to big open mountain skiing.

Zone 3 – The Lyngen Peninsula

The peninsula is filled with dramatic summits, large glaciers and hidden valleys with some of the region’s most spectacular skiing.

Ski Touring Prices 2019

45,000 NOK per person (Saturday to Saturday)

Included

Not Included

7 days Saturday to Saturday. 6 days skiing with our UIAGM Mountain Guides.

Flights to & from Tromsø airport

All Transfers to/from Tromsø Airport

Private taxis, or transportation

Full board (breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, 3 course dinner)

Alcoholic beverages at the lodge bar (duty free bring your own not permitted)

Twin sharing bedrooms all with en-suite facilities

Ski equipment (ski & skins rental at the lodge possible)

Spa facilities sauna hot tub

Rental of avalanche safety equipment possible

IFMGA Mountain Guide for all skiing

Ski insurance

All boat & road transportation for adventures

 

 

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Testimony

Feedback from our guests

"It really felt too good to be real"
“Thank you all so much for a wonderful holiday – it really felt too good to be real. You all worked so hard to make every aspect of the holiday as good as it could be. The lodge is so comfortable and stylish. Our guiding was fantastic – thanks Graham for being lots of fun as well as enthusiastic, knowledgeable and inspiring. The food was delicious, I found myself thinking about what cake could be waiting upon our return from skiing!"

- Gemma (UK)