Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Midnight update

-2 Celsius, light air, overcast and dark. Today was again sunny with a few more clouds around and no sign of precipitation. We had some interesting clouds around and a beautiful sunset which I almost missed. I stayed up for some meteor showers, but I need to settle with my one here in the room since it is overcast.
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

Nice weather

10AM: -0.1 Celsius, light breeze, sunny few clouds around valley sides . Weather is still keeping far from the forecast as being very nice and sunny in the last 3 days. The future looks pretty similar at the moment. Colours are changing , now we see more dark since top temperatures were in the positive zone.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Sunny day

After a couple of windy days we just had another great day, it was around +2-3 Celsius, sunny with light to moderate breeze. Now at 6PM is -1,4 Celsius, light breeze. Despite of the warmer day it is still good enough to play around the hills, even with skis on (no tracks have been cut).

Friday, 16 October 2009

Successful seminar

We had a great 3 days on our tour leader study and I think it was very promising to see so many students so interested learning about this study and becoming more educated tour leaders.
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

Nice winter days

Yesterday we just had a wonderful "winter day", -13.6 Celsius as minimum temperature, sunny and even warm later on. The snow was melting a bit away, but still holding it status around Venabygdfjellet. This morning is milder -2 Celsius, light air and still sunny, cirrus clouds appearing in the distance. Weather forecast: closing to zero, milder and windy for tomorrow, but no major change expected.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Nice day

Midday update: -1.6 Celsius, sunny, moderate breeze (feels cold) and the snow cover is around 12-20cm. We start our "Tour leader study" this afternoon with a 3-day seminar. Students will learn about nature based tourism in both theoretical and practical aspects.

Monday, 12 October 2009

Looking around

Just a few pictures from around us. The temperature was around zero today, but the sun was working hard to melt some snow. Roads are in good condition during daytime, but get icy for the evenings and mornings. The snow line is around 600-650m and as the weather forecast looks it will start crawling back up.

Wind, sun and a few clouds

11AM: Pretty windy out there and we have some strong gusts (fresh breeze), -0.5 Celsius, sunny, few clouds gathering around the higher areas. Since it has been blowing hard we might end up with some bigger snowdrifts.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

More winter...

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

New blog - Out there...

I am setting up a new blog which will be based on my personal perspective of outdoor pursuits. This sounds fun :) Mainly there will be a lot of nice pictures from all around the world, details on outdoor activities such as running, guiding, trekking, training, etc. Please feel free to check it out anytime.

Friday, 9 October 2009

Winter feeling

It feels like I have just returned at the right moment. It looks great having both the autumn colours and the snowy winter elements in our surroundings. Unfortunately it is not enough snow to prepare our tracks, but if you are a real enthusiastic skier I am sure you could find some very good areas above the vegetation line where you could ski freely (watch out for streams and rivers).
It was minus 10 Celsius this morning and our day was just beautiful: sunny and crisp. Not much precipitation is forecasted for the next few days, but temperatures should stay close to zero.
As you know our hotel is running on a low season mode now until December, but we have 3-day seminar coming up next week, which is part of a 1 year long -part time tour leader- study run by HIL, Lillehammer. Our hotel is hosting all 4 seminars from Oct 2009 until Aug 2010 and the study is in nature based tourism and tour leading. We really hope that we can educate more people about the environment we live in, so we can all pass that knowledge on to others. I feel honoured to be included in this study as a lecturer. I keep you updated with new reports and pictures.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Weather update

Winter is now here to stay.
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

End of summer season.

Today we closed the hotel for some weeks. But as you can see, we also got some snow.
The last 24 hours we got 13 cm soft powder snow, and it will continue to snow next week.

There will be some weekends where we will have some different arrangements, but in the weekdays it will be closed. The winter season starts 20Dec.