A unique ski touring week from comfy chalets in the Lyngen Alps, near Tromso, in the north of Norway. Jimmy and his team of IFMGA certified guides welcome groups up to 8 skiers to ski in the Lyngen Alps.
Feb, Mar, Apr, May
Open to everyone
Ski touring in the Lyngen Alps in Norway, in the area of Tromso, is something you have to experience at least once in your life. We are happy to welcome you to Nord Lenangen in the Northern Lyngen alps. We got 3 comfortable chalets, a ski touring boat, wood fired saunas, jacuzzi and a great location for skiing in Lyngen and surrounding islands.
My team of IFMGA mountain guides an I will guide you around the area, one of the best ski touring spots in the world. The possibility of skiing new mountains every day during your stay makes for an extremely varied outdoor experience.
Please note that we can only accept clients looking for private guiding up to 8 skiers. Unfortunately, we can’t mix people looking to join a group.
I particularly enjoy living and guiding in the Lyngen Alps. If I had to summarize the ski experience in Norway in a few words, I would say: Fjords, midnight sun, untouched powder ski runs, great boat journey, relaxing and comfortable lodging.
A mountain guide will take up to 8 clients with him (although we recommend a maximum of 6 people per guide, so you can have a more personalized experience). One of the main advantages of doing backcountry skiing in the Lyngen Alps is the diversity of the terrain. It is suitable for all levels of skiers, beginners as well as experienced ski tourers.
The best time for skiing in the Lyngen Alps of Norway are the month of March and April because it is cold (around -2 and – 10°), we can enjoy the mythic northern lights and the days are long in terms of daylight. In April, the temperatures are getting warmer but it remains a great period to enjoy powder snow. During the month of May, the days become endless which can make the ski experience even more unique.
You will find below a standard ski touring program that could be adapted based on your schedule and your wishes. A typical week usually starts on a Saturday.
Are you interested in this skiing adventure? Then please contact us and let’s discuss it together. It will be our pleasure to guide you in these beautiful mountains.
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
This is the price per person in a group of 8 people. Please ask for a quote if you´re part of a smaller group.
The price also includes the boat to get to the different spots where we are going to ski, as well as fishing!
We will pick you up and based on your flight time we will either have lunch in town or dinner at the lodge.
We will start the first day by reviewing the basics of ski touring. We will do some safety exercises and make a great ski tour in the area.
The program will be adapted based on the level and the wishes of the group. We usually go for a nice peak located in the area of the lodge.
It’s time now to go a little bit further. We use the boat to transport the team to some of the best spots of the Lyngen Alps, where the conditions are the best, far from the crowd.
In order to go to different areas and escape the beaten ski tracks we might drive for up to one hour. We will enjoy some great ski touring on other stunning summits offering breathtaking views on the sea.
Based on the snow, weather conditions and the mood of the group, we will head were the ski touring terrain is the best.
Last day of ski touring in the Lyngen Alps. Ultimate turns near to the sea.
Accommodation for 7 nights (from Saturday to Saturday) - double rooms - Our ski lodge if very comfortable. The perfect place to relax after intense days of ski touring. It includes a jacuzzi, a sauna and all you need on a vacation to the Lyngen Alps. Accommodation is not mixed with other groups or participants so you will have a unique experience with your friends when here.
Our package deals includes transportation, dinners, guiding, boat tour etc but there is also room for customization.
I have a van which enables us to pick you up at the airport in Tromso and drives us to the best ski touring spots of the Lyngen Alps during your stay here.
We will meet at Tromsø airport.
Ascent Descent is owned and operated by Jimmy Halvardsson, an IFGMA mountain guide.
Jimmy Halvardsson started working as a ski and climbing guide in the Lofoten Islands. He founded Ascent Descent in 2005 and has been guiding in the Lyngen alps and Tromsø area for over 15 years.
Jimmy's passion for climbing and skiing brought and keeps bringing him to many beautiful places such as Patagonia, Yosemite valley, Australia, Lyngen Alps, Chamonix and more.
He also operates a super comfortable and charming lodge close to Tromsø and organizes ski touring weeks in the winter. Please get in touch with us if you want to experience some skiing down to the sea!
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The trip was great even though snow conditions weren’t at their best (beautiful weather but very dry and icy). - The guide's company clearly deserve a 10/10 for its services, accommodations and guiding. Everything was perfect and Jimmy is a great guide I clearly would recommend. - Lyngen Alps is a must for ski touring or steep skiing (with appropriate snow conditions), and we enjoyed northern lights 3 nights out of 6. All together, we had a really wonderful time there.
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