We are just getting ready for our last tour of this year.
Thursday, 31 December 2009
We are just getting ready for our last tour of this year.
Wednesday, 30 December 2009
Tuesday, 29 December 2009
Today we are heading up North for a full day tour.
Monday, 28 December 2009
Sunday, 27 December 2009
Saturday, 26 December 2009
Friday, 25 December 2009
We had some snow in the last 24hrs (3mm precipitation - equals about 3cm snow).
Weather update at 8AM: -7.6 Celsius, light breeze east-southeast. Light snowfalls are expected and temperature around -6 and -10 Celsius.
Enjoy your day, whereever you are in the world.
Thursday, 24 December 2009
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Monday, 21 December 2009
Sunday, 20 December 2009
It was partly cloudy today with some sunny moments. Forecast remains similar.
Most of the trails have been cut today (Trabelia, Uksan, Svartfjellet).
Saturday, 19 December 2009
Friday, 18 December 2009
I added a new feature on the right sidebar from youtube and throughout the season we show some new clips of areas, technique, preparation and useful information (sometimes just trying to be funny). I hope you all like it. Please let us know what you think.
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Checked Trabeliafjellet Rundt yesterday afternoon and found some streams still running (Langbakken, Holtesetervegen, Lundes-Freska and also between Granhaugen and Lundtjonn) which represent small obstacles in those trails. Looking forward to this cold period, so all water sources will freeze to their base.
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Current condition at 10AM: -10.1 Celsius, gentle breeze from northeast, still cloudy, but slowly clearing, snow depth: 48-50cm. Expecting colder days ahead (maybe as low as -20 Celsius, thanks to a high pressure system bringing cold air from polar regions), no siginificant precipitation until the weekend.
Most of the ski trails have been cut this season including Trabelliafjellet, Kyrkjegardsfjellet, Veslefjellet, Svartfjellet, Uksan area (Forbundsfjellet has not been cut) which gives us a very good base for the upcoming months (normally we do not have enough depth to cut all the trails this early). At the moment "Trabeliafjellet Rundt" is being prepared.
Monday, 14 December 2009
Sunday, 13 December 2009
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Finally I am back at Venabu and I can give you a day to day update. As you all know we have plenty of snow and we could have started our season much earlier as locals and skiers did. I went out this morning to check snow depth and it was between 46-50cm and around -3 Celsius. Good condition for skating and classic, but only in tracks, since it is very loose off piste. The snow froze through several times and consolidated it, so now it is almost sugar type snow with a few distinctive layers reminding us about the different snowfalls we had in the past weeks. I will be out for more and check different areas and give you an overall update.
Took a few pictures, so you can all see how it looks now before Christmas. Driving up from Ringebu you will be surprised of the sudden change you see in snow depth, there is almost nothing in Ringebu and the snow/subzero line start just around Venabygd and above.
I looked at the forecast and pressure maps and it looked very dramatic a few days ago with that massive low pressure approaching from the Atlantic, but it has changed, so instead of -18 Celsius we are on a more bareable temperature range with -3 to -9 Celsius. Svartfjellet and Trabeliafjellet Loops are prepared today and Veslefjellet and Trimloypa are also from yesterday.
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Temperatures around zero, and quite good conditions to ski.
The trails around Trabelifjell, Kyrkjegardsfjell, Svartfjell, and Uksan is prepared regular.
Veslefjell will be marked as soon as the weather permit.
Sunday, 29 November 2009
This weekend we've had 100 persons from Ottestad, close to Hamar. 50 kids and 50 adults.
They've had the oppotunity with skating possibilities in the Mya area and diagonal possibilities around Trabeli fjell and flaksjølivegen.
-3 this morning and cloudy. 45 cm snow after a few good snow falls the last few days.
Monday, 23 November 2009
Friday, 13 November 2009
The snow conditions are quite good, 35 cm's powder and we have 25 kms well prepared groomed trails around Trabelifjell, and some small connections between Venabu and Lundes.
At Myvegen we have made some skating tracks, so there is a chance to do whatever you prefer.
Sunday, 8 November 2009
This weekend has been quite warm, with degrees between -5 and +1, at the moment it's 0 and the snow is slowly dripping away from the roofs. And skiing contitions is not so good, which is quite normal when it comes to temperatures around zero.
There was another 3 cm snow this morning and so there is a total of 40 cm right now.
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
And we haven't marked any trails yet.
What has been base groomed yesterday and today is Venabu-Kiwi Lundes-Frisketjønn-Granhaugen-Trabelifjell-Høgåsen-Sleivhaugen-Holtesetervegen.
Temperature is -5 degrees.
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Sunday, 1 November 2009
I hope you had a good halloween.
Last night there came 2 cm snow, so all together we have 14 cm now.
Temperature at 7 was -3 and last nights minimum was -5.
Yesterday we started making a base for our tracks, but there are no tracks groomed yet.
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
I will be out for a few weeks on different missions (sport, work, travel), but back soon. While I am gone there will be some updates too by Karl Thomas, so you will not miss out on news.
Monday, 19 October 2009
Saturday, 17 October 2009
Friday, 16 October 2009
The weather was very kind to us and we had a nice time on our practice tour walking down to Ringebu in the vistas of Gudbrandsdalen.
Today we have a some change in the weather: windy with strong gusts, light snowfalls and around +2 Celsius.
Thursday, 15 October 2009
Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Monday, 12 October 2009
Sunday, 11 October 2009
Afternoon update: Still snowing! I went out for a run around Veslefjell and I have to say the snow seemed to be consolidated, because it was firm enough (not for running, but for skiing). I guess if you are interested coming up skiing I think it would be good enough for touring around and exploring the hills.
Looking out of my window it seems like the weather is still on arctic mode: -3 Celsius, light air, limited visibility and snowing! Weather map shows some precipitation shifting through, but nothing significant, then in a few days we get a bit milder temperatures.
Saturday, 10 October 2009
Friday, 9 October 2009
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Last 24 hours we got 9 cm snow, and temperatures between -5 and -1, so it is quite clear that the grass will not be seen until beginning of May 2010.
Robert is also back from his stay in the US so now we are both able to update when when something is happening.
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Today we closed the hotel for some weeks. But as you can see, we also got some snow.