Starting ski season the finnish way in Norway.
BD friends & finnish ski promoters Jani Johansén and Skipe Oivo, also known as Bradas, went to Lyngen Alps, Norway in late October to finish off the fishing season and kick off the 2011-2012 ski season. Jani tells us that they finish their winter season there in May/June just to head back there in October/November for the first turns. Here's their report.
Locals said that it was the warmest Autumn since 1930´s. That didn´t slow us down since skiing was just part of the trip. When we got there and saw the grey and blue glaciers we understood how warm previous months really have been. "Well, more fishing and sauna then" we thought.
Our host, Stein-Erik told us that the highest fishing season was already over. Sea trouts were already protected and halibuts have fled to deeper parts of ocean to spawn. He brought us a bag of fresh shrimps to compensate the situation."Well, more sauna then" we thought.
Luckily things turned out quite the contrary.
First goal for the trip, a fine halibut.
After 24 hours of pouring rain we woke up with this pretty sight.
The tools for the day: Justice and Zealot.
Fjords and mountains. Blue sky and snow in sight.
It's still a month to the polar night but days are short and shadows long.
The start of a great skiing season: