Monday, 30 April 2012

Sunny days..


The sun is shining from a clear blue sky, and the snow is melting more and more every day. Today is wonderful for sitting outside in the sun, dreaming of summer which is just around the corner... The temperature is 7 degrees, and the weather is going to stay like this for the next couple of day.

Friday, 20 April 2012

End of the winter season



The final week of the winter season is soon coming to an end. But even though the guests will be absent, we still have snow, and quite a bit of it after this weeks snowfall. Today has been partly cloudy, with temperatures around 0 degrees. Muen is covered in white and some of the tracks are freshly cut.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Back to winter




Last Saturday the Troll skimarathon was arranged on nice conditions, but they decided to start 25 km further south, at ├śksendalen (http://www.trollski.no/)

Just after the marathon had finished it started to snow and the area got 30-60 cm of fresh snow within a few days.

This is the last week of the winterseason at Venabu. Just like every year, that is the wintersportweek for disabled people. This year with really winterconditions!

Apart from Venabu, there is not many people in the mountains now. That's sad, since it's so beautiful! I went skiing yesterday; freshly cut tracks and blue extra/violet conditions. Today I took my son to Kvitfjell; 30 cm of new, soft, fresh snow and 10-15 people in the whole alpinearea, during the whole day! Those people had a once-in-a-lifetime-experience!!! :-)

Scroll down to see some more about Easter.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

"Let it snow, let it snow, let i snow.."

Easter is now over and most of our Easter guests have left. The winter season is soon coming to an end, with this week and the next being our last weeks. As for weather/skiing conditions, we got quite a bit of snow today and the mountain is covered in white yet again. Beautiful! The weather forcast for this weeekend predicts even more snow, and with temperature around 0 and -1 to -3 Celcius, let us hope most of it will stay.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Easter







Everybody that reads this blog know that it was warm, too warm, before Easter. While last Easter just melted away, this Easter was different. The temperature changed from +10 to -10 within a few days. That made the tracks very hard, but with a few cm of snow on the top most places, it was still possible to ski, especially in the higher areas. In addition to skiing, the tracks was perfect for walking, and you could also walk everywhere else, so Svartfjell, Trabelifjell and Kyrkjegardsfjell where nice places to enjoy the good view. Some people also realized that it was perfect for biking.

The photos represent some of my memories from this Easterholiday. They are not taken at Venabygdsfjellet, but at Kvamsfjellet, about 35 km further north.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Easter



In Norway we have a strong tradition of traveling to the mountains during Easter. We also have some mountainroles of what you have to bring with you. Of course you need the right kind of clothes and the right kind of hat. This Easter it seems like you also have to bring a lot of equipment to manage with all kind of weather/conditions.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Sunday -white morning

8AM: -3.9 Celsius, Light breeze, 2 m/s from west-southwest, a little bit of snow.
Late update: Approx. 2 cm of snow during the day. Changing weather; sunny, cloudy, snow, increasing wind, 5-7 m/s. Waxed with blue extra today!! :-) 10PM: -9.1 Celsius.