Sunday, 28 February 2010


After a windy Saturday now we are ending February. 7AM: -9 Celsius, light breeze, overcast, good visibility. Almost all trails were prepared yesterday. Expecting similar weather pattern: "blue" temperature, partly cloudy and windy conditions for next few days.
2PM update: Great conditions, -7 Celsius, partly cloudy and feels nice and warm.

Friday, 26 February 2010

Snow has arrived

Good morning! It has been a long time we had snow, but it is here now. Not much , but we might get a few more cm's in next 2 days. Already about 2-3cm of snow on the trails. 7 AM: -10 Celsius, almost no wind, overcast, low visibility higher areas.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Wonderful sunny day

Great day, cold start with -20 Celsius and warmed up to -9 Celsius, little wind from North.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Staying polar

Good morning! Similar morning to yesterday: -25 Celsius, calm, clear sky. Most of the trails are prepared.

Monday, 22 February 2010


From this week on we start our annual skisafari period with lots of different tours around and even beyond Venabygdfjellet. Today we had a tour skiing over Dynjefjellet. After a cold start we warmed up end soon ended up in some deep snow and finally on a sunny ridge. We had an amazing view from the top and made our way down towards Svartippa, which descent was pretty amusing.
Right now at 8PM it looks nice and cold out there: -26Celsius, so we are ready to plan.

Beautiful arctic morning

7AM: -25 Celsius, almost no wind, little layer of clouds. More trails will be freshly prepared today.

Sunday, 21 February 2010


Good morning! 7AM: -20 Celsius, light breeze, overcast, foggy higher up. We had 2.6mm of precipitation in last 24hrs. Snowdepth is around 80-85cm. Trails are covered with a thin blanket of snow.

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Staying cold

Good morning! 8AM: -17 Celsius, gentle breeze from East, overcast, good visibility. 1,5mm of precipitation again in last 24hrs.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Colder Friday

Good morning. 7AM: -15 Celsius, light breeze from E-SE, overcast, 1.5mm of precipitation in last 24hrs. Most of the trails were prepared again yesterday morning.
We just had a nice "off piste technique" tour today with some calm moments on the top of Veslefjellet.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Light snowfall continues

Good morning. 7AM: -10 Celsius, light breeze from S-SE, light snowfall, limited visibility in higher areas. Total precipitation in last 24hrs 1,5mm. Expecting similar weather pattern for next few days.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Light snowfall

Good morning. 8AM: -10.3 Celsius, light breeze from S-SE, snowing. Last 24 hrs we received 1,1mm of snow. Veslfjellet Rundt, Forestadseter, Trimloypa trails are being prepared now.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Grey morning

7AM: -8 Celsius, light air, overcast, limited visibility in higher areas.
Nice tour in this mysterious light condition. Sometimes we had a feeling that we are actually flying in clouds without any senses.

Monday, 15 February 2010


7AM: -9 Celsius, light air from NE, overcast. Trails are in good order.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Warm start

Good morning! Seems like we follow Winter Games, not just by watching. 7AM: -1 Celsius, light breeze from N-NW, overcast.
Later on the temperature became colder, so skiing condition was much more favorable.
Just a few pictures from the last few days.

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Calm Saturday

Good morning! Seems like a nice weekend; 8AM: -9 Celsius, light air from N, partly cloudy, beautiful sunrise. Trails are in good order.

Friday, 12 February 2010

12 -Friday

Good morning! 7 AM: -8 Celsius, light breeze from N, partly cloudy, good visibility. Ready for another tour in the mountains hoping to see some wildlife.
9PM update: Sorry for the long period of time without any pictures, but I try to make up for it today. We had an amazing tour behind Ramshogda with some spectacular views, including a massive herd of reindeer. I had a feeling that today was the day to look around that area, it worked. We managed to get through the valley, which was pretty heavy on our legs, but the reward was waiting for us: looking at about 5-600 reindeer.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Back on "blue"

Good morning! 7AM: -8.5 Celsius, light breeze from W-SW, overcast but good visibility. Expecting some sunshine later on and maybe milder temperature. Yesterday it started cold (some areas -26 Celsius) and few hours later around 3 PM it was closing to -10 Celsius. Great way to practice waxing :)
I am looking forward to the Winter Games!

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Cold start

7AM: -22 Celsius, light breeze from N-NE. No precipitation in last 12 hrs and most trails to south are prepared.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Windy and snowy morning!

7AM: -9.5 Celsius, fresh breeze with strong gusts from N, overcast, limited visibility and snowing. Just another day staying in the forests, probably all trails are windblown.
11AM: What a change! Partly cloudy, calmer, trails are being cut-mostly to South (Kyrkjegardfjell, Trabeliafjellet, Forbundsfjellet).

Monday, 8 February 2010

Milder Monday

Good morning at 7AM: -7.5 Celsius, overcast (thin layer of clouds over Venabygdfjellet), light breeze from W-NW. Expecting partly cloudy weather, maybe light snowfall. Most trails are in good order, but some windblown in open areas.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Another sunny day

Good weekend! 7AM: -16 Celsius, light air from E-SE, almost clear sky. Ideal conditions and nicely prepared trails are waiting for us (Forbundsfjellet, Uksan area, Svartfjellet, Veslefjellet, Kyrkjegardsfjellet Rundt, Trabeliafjellet, Veslefjellet are all cut).

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Foggy start, sunny day

8AM: -12 Celsius, light air, foggy start, but expecting a great sunny day. Most the trails are being cut at the moment (Svartfjellet, Veslefjellet, Trabeliafjellet, Trimloypa are already cut).
Seems like we are having a great weekend ahead of us.
Late update: Amazing day with lots of people around our area. Sunny and good conditions all day. Spotted reindeer on Bolhogda and it was visible for a few hours even from our hotel.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Windy morning

7AM: -9 Celsius, light breeze (stronger now - close to 8) from S-SE, overcast - foggy. Last 36 hours we had about 3cm of snow.

Thursday, 4 February 2010


Good morning! 7AM: -9 Celsius, light breeze from E, overcast. Expecting light snowfalls in next couple of days and similar temperatures.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

"Milder" Wednesday

7AM: -11 Celsius, overcast, light snowfall and little breeze from N-NE. Expecting little extra snow. Veslefjellet and Trimloypa will be prepared today.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Tour on Troll-loypa.

Good morning. 7AM: -18 Celsius, light air from N-NW, partly cloudy. Snow depth is around 75cm, trails are in good condition. We have been using green or polar wax for a few days. Today we are heading south on Troll-loypa, checking conditions and enjoying a long day out.
Tour update: Tough day, windy and fairly cold, no trails for about 17km, but very rewarding! No sign of reindeer.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Arctic morning

Good morning! It is -28 Celsius out there at 7 AM, light air from NW and clear sky. Be prepared for cold conditions. Hopefully it will warm up a bit, but as it looks from the forecast -might stay for a few days.
Evening update: Great day out, sunny and cold. The weather warmed up to around - 20 Celsius, which felt actually even warmer in sunny areas.