Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Amazing Skiing and a Great Avalanche Course again in Lofoten!

We just wrapped up another great Avalanche Course/Skredkurs out of the KabelvÄg Hotell this weekend (19-20 Feb.) Our snow pack here in the Lofoten Islands has settled out in the last week and we have had allot of new snow making for great skiing conditions. Add in sunshine and a crew of very experienced skiers with the drive to learn more about traveling safely in avalanche terrain.... making for a great experience for all. See for yourself in the pictures below!
Have you booked your ski adventure in Lofoten for this season? We have some great weekends still available in March and Early April for skiing with Northern Alpine Guides. The Hotel is looking great this year and our staff is top notch. Do miss your chance to ski in Lofoten this winter.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Ski Guiding and Avalanche Courses in Lofoten, February 2011

We have had an amazing start to our ski guiding season here in Lofoten.  This year we have been blessed with deep snow pack since November.  The standard rise and fall of temperatures has given us a great base of snow and is setting us up for another amazing March and April in Northern Norway. 

Over the last week we have had allot of new snow followed by strong winds building up an unstable wind slab in the upper 30cm of the snow pack.  This wind slab offers the perfect conditions for learning more about Avalanche mechanics, forecasting, and the skills necessary to travel safely in avalanche terrain.  Last weekend we had a great Avalanche course and we will hold another course this weekend (Feb. 19-20).  There is still two places available on the course so please contact us as soon as possible if you interested in sharpening you avalanche awareness skills.

In our weekend avalanche courses we focus on practical skills to prepare, evaluate, and manage avalanche risk.  We spend 80% of or time in the mountain in backcountry terrain allowing you time to practice and your decision making skills.  Whether you're new to backcountry skiing or a seasoned veteran this course is a great way to touch up you skills before the heart of the winter sets in here in Northern Norway.  Join us in the Magical Islands this winter for an Avalanche Course or some private ski guiding!

Stay Tuned for more updates on our ski guiding program here in Lofoten.

Enjoy the pictures from our final day this last Avalanche Course: