Thursday, 28 April 2011
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
The winterseason is definately over! No skiconditions in the Venabu area. Some people managed to find places to ski throughout the Easterholiday, some gave up half way. But we had lovely weather and I think people enjoyed their holiday although it was different from what they expected. Some people had brought their bikes, some went walking or jogging along the road, some just enjoyed the sun. There is still a little snow left in the higher areas for those who really, really wants their last early-morning-tour, but they have to start on foot. Thank's for a lovely winterseason!!
Monday, 18 April 2011
Sunday, 17 April 2011
Another nice, sunny day, +7 Celsius at 2pm. The snow is melting fast now! More bare patches every day. We said the snow would last until Easter, now we hope it will last throughout the holiday too. We like the warm days, but we hope for colder nights.
Friday, 15 April 2011
Perfect conditions! If you like to get up early, and ski outside the tracks, you should have been here now! In the morning we can ski everywhere, and the hard surface lasts until lunchtime (2 p.m.), after lunch we have to stick to the trails. There are some bare patches, but the ponds we mentioned a few days ago, have dissapeared. We have arranged tours round Veslefjell/cannyon and towards Uksan-Brennflya the last two days.
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Since last time I wrote we have had big changes i the weather and ski conditions. Sunday and Monday were nice, but too warm, +10 Celsius in the middle of the day. Monday evening it started to rain..... but changed to snow during the night. Today we had a beautiful day, and although a lot of snow has melted, we still have enough left for skiing. The biggest problem is some small ponds that suddenly have appeared and some open streams. We went to Svartfjell today, crossed some streams, had icy and not too good conditions at the highest point of the skitrack and went to the top on foot. We saw some cranes. From now on they forecast cold nights (-2 - -6 Celcius) and warm days (+3 - +7) and nice sunny weather. That means easterconditions!!
Saturday, 9 April 2011
The skirace, Troll Skimarathon, 95 km of crosscountryskiing from Venabu to Sjusjøen was arranged today. A nice cold morning with breeze from the north, made the speed high the start. The winner, Håvard Hansen, finished his 95 km at 3:59:45!
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
The days are quite varm now, about +5 celsius, but the conditions are still good as long as it is colder than zero during the night. Yesterday started with local mist, then nice and sunny, but windy in the afternoon. We could ski outside the tracks in the morning, if we wanted, but had to stay in the tracks in the afternoon. Today we got 2-3 cm of wet snow. That changed the conditions from"klister" and back to a soft wax. The big discussion these days is: Will there be any snow left for Easter? Lars is sure there will be enough snow at Venabygdsfjellet!!!
Sunday, 3 April 2011
Things can change quickly! After the nice fresh snow and perfect conditions on Friday, we had a foggy and rather warm day yesterday (+5 Celcius). Today it was a bit changing, some local mist, but mostly nice and sunny. The temperature? +8,2. Rather warm!!! That means no more cold wax on the skis, from now on we need "klister".