tirsdag 30. november 2010

Purple Haze - Lofoten November powder ski

After success the previous weekend in the fjord district of Norway (Sogndal). Fredrik, Håkon and I decided to go radical and fly up north for early November powder in Lofoten.
Seth in his new kingdom
Our good friends Seth and Maren settled in this paradise last winter. Seth working as fulltime guide have already been out shredding powder this season, making sure we all paid notice. 
Now, enough is enough! We must do something about it!
The weather forecast were looking great for the weekend and the night before leaving home it was dumping:-) We were once again lucky. Or is it luck? Well I'm told once that powder skiing is more about transport than skiing...
To be able to ski in Lofoten in November is a bit rare. You must remember that even though Lofoten is placed above the Arctic Circle is not a very cold place.  Due to the warm waters from the Gulfstream the coast of Norway is mild, and usually not colder than -10 Celsius mid winter. And in November the snow pack isn’t normally all that great. This year has been different and we took advantage of it.
The Whiteblue season is March – May and during this period the days are long and the unique beautiful light turns towards a golden scale. Now in November the sun is just sitting on the horizon some few hours a day, giving an indescribable purple light. It’s just magnificent! Hurtigruten our Whiteblue partner is making great business with their concept “Hunting the light”, and I can see why!
During our stay we made time for Småtindane, Trolltsadlen and Pillan area. And my purple Black Diamond Drift was once again proving the right tool for the job.This was also test trip for my new camera a Panasonic GF1. Hope you like the pics.
Now the season really is on. If want to join us, you need to make you booking soon!
Thanks to Seth for his hospitality and Maren letting the boys rule the house for “Man Camp Lofoten”

Purple haze BD Drift!
Småtindane ahead.



"Man Camp" eating elevation..

Views towards main land

Next time...

Down time!

Håkon dropping in.

Ready, Seth, Go!

Seth, Håkon and Fredrik

Northern light and moon rise. (Aurora Borealis)

Bedroom view!

Porch view!

Morning at N68

Scouting for lines in rock powder terrain.


Powder ahead...

Powder we got!
Enyone who wants to join in?
Seth testing gear for Norrona

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