tirsdag 19. april 2011

70 degrees North - Adventure skiing in Øksfjord Norway.

The buzz has been around, but very few have ever skied the wild mountains in Øksfjord Norway. Due to the fact that this place is the last mountain range before the Northpole on the Norwegian mainland, the climate is tough and constantly changing. This gives loads of snow and very often powder despite we ski down to sea level.

Here the locals for years has been focused on fishery and not skiing. This is about to change as Base Camp Finmark is on the way to establish the first lodge in the area.

The best female freeriders has undertaken a adventure tour to explore Northern Norway together with Whiteblue Adventure. The objective of the trip was to ski Narvik, Lofoten, Lyngen and Øksfjord. As we move by using Hurtigruten this is possible without spending 2 weeks.

Ane Enderud decided to spend this spring in Norway together with Grete Eliassen and Karina Hollekim. During this stay the girls has claimed first decents that will be possible to view in the coming Chaoz Production movie.

Here's some pictures from the area.

PS! If you plan a trip Whiteblue Adventure will include Øksfjord from 2012.


Ane relaxing by the fjord.


Rasta ambulance boat... Rad!



Hiking one of 1000 great couloirs in Øksfjord
Next stop Greenland!


View towards Øksfjordjøkelen - the most northern glacier on the Norwegian mainland.

Karina Hollekim and Benjamin enjoing the sunset

Exception of the rule...


Grete Eliassen and Ane Enderud excited before the first day...
Eivind Aurstad Mr. Chaoz Production and guide Colin

Grete and Ane waiting for flying conditions...

Pure beauty!

mandag 18. april 2011

En ekte Lofottorsk jeg er... Grete and Karina @ Kabelvaag Hotel Lofoten

Kabelvaag Hotel Lofoten Norway - your home in the Lofoten alps. While staying in Lofoten Roar Ellingsen and his staff at Kabelvaag Hotel took really good care uf us. Great place in the heart of skiing in Lofoten. As you can see from the movie below this place encouraged someone to speak the local dialect... 

As Grete is Norwegian/American she speaks Norwegian or "Nordnorsk". Here she explains Karina about why she likes fish and how it is was to grow up in Northern Norway...


video

lørdag 16. april 2011

Norways supergirls explore Northern Norway together with Whiteblue.

Ane Enderud 2 x freereide world champion, Grete Eliassen X games superstar and Karina Hollekim back from here accident is underway exploring the coast of Northern Norway by skis.

Ane Enderud invited the girls last year and finally this year it was possible. Whiteblue Adventure is responsible for organizing together with our partners Hurtigruten, Kabelvaag hotel and Base Camp Finmark.

Our adventure started in Narvik and will visit Lofoten, Lyngen and Øksfjord.

Here are a few pictures from Lofoten...

From left Grete Eliassen, Ane Enderud and Karina Hollekim

Extreem sport athlets challanging their fears.. Grete really likes fish!!

The girls

John Håvard Grøgård joined us one day in Lofoten after spending 14 days. He really did fall for this place. Great people and great skiing to be made everywere he says!

Ane enjoing the snow fall on top.

Free as the bird.

A remarkable effort made, and Karina is back for the first ski trip after here accident!

Karina Hollekim cruising down Stortinden.




tirsdag 22. mars 2011

Final harbour - hunt for powder at mountain X in Glomfjord

Leaving Lofoten is never easy, but waking up to sunny Glomfjord quickly removed the focus to our next adventure. Straight from the quai we cheked in at the hotel for breakfast. After 3 days of climbing, exit at 10:00 was well received in the group.

Getting the latest weather update from the locals we started to believe this day had soem great skiing to offer. And as many times before Glomfjord delivered:-)

 Group shot - fish and skis. Guess how long it hangs for dry? Until it's dry of course! 
Smiling faces under way up

Heaven!

Top of heaven..

Eirik scouting for new lines

Skiers ready!

Sverre starting the ball

Dag following

Martin cruising

Benedicte embrassing the view
Eirik diving into the fjord
Tonje and Benedicte enjoying life..

The guide Sverre.

Going moose style

Tonje shredding the sun set
Bjørn Kåre - a Kodak moment..
Sign of good times

Sverre and his group

Oyeah!!! this is real summit to sea!

Or what!!

After ski!! Thanks for a great day!!