|quite a bit of snow so far in northern Norway- this is from a cat cutting at the local ski resort|
A few rain events created some short term instabilities, but were essentially key for locking the snowpack down and ensuring that it wasn't blown willy-nilly in subsequent storms. Currently the conditions above treeline are seriously wind affected, with stiff wind slabs and sastrugi being predominant. With a bit of searching though, there is plenty of fun skiing to be had at higher altitudes, the best snow however is around the treeline in more sheltered areas.
|views over town|
|more views over town|
Yesterday I got in a great outing: I met a herd of reindeer at 1250 metres, skied one of my favourite lines down to Forsnesvatnet and got in some practice at replacing the cord on my Aliens without gloves in -15c temps.
|local reindeer and a glowing sky|
|the backside of 3de toppen|
|plenty of wind affected snow up high|
|my line for the day: the diagonal ramp in the centre of the image|