Saturday, May 14, 2016

Nordfjellet - Kvaløya ski day 6

Nordfjellet 1000m, Ringvassøya.  More sensational views and a good ski descent. 13 May 2016

Kvaløya ski day 6, Norway ski day 15



We passed some roller skiers out training on our way to Nordfjellet on the island of Ringvassøya, our final ski peak for this trip.

A short climb through open forest got us onto the snow for the long climb up.  The angle was fairly easy and the weather was fine and sunny.

Expansive views across the fjords and to Tromso opened up as we climbed.

We gained the ridge and followed a narrow section wary of the cornice.

The ridge opened up again and just kept on coming. The summit views out to the ocean, to the north and back to the Kvaloya peaks were superb.

The snow on the descent was surprisingly good.  Nice and dry up to then good corn lower down.

The walk back through the trees was easy too.

A great finale to our tour with Off Piste Performance