The Trip of a Lifetime
In the 5 days before our last trip it snowed nearly 2 metres, we assumed this was a bit of a one off occurrence but our guide assured us that February and Early March are often like that.
Nothing can prepare you for the Fjords. 1500m peaks rise straight up from the waters edge and tower over you. The steeper faces often groan under the strain from the weight of the fresh snow. it is not uncommon to see them bow to the pressure sending avalanches out across the water in front of you.
Some days you will skin right from the waters edge. While this was always possible, it was not always practical so we often call on local farmers to help us up the first few hundred meters. More often than not this is in the back of a tractor trailer although occasionally the luxury transport arrives and we all squeeze into a Defender 110.
The salt in the snow makes it unlike anything you will have ever skied before. The salt helps the snow bond and creates a really solid feeling underfoot. It is total hero snow, there is no chance of the tips diving you just float perfectly over the top. The weirdest part is it is still light and fluffy. If you have ever had visions of skiing like they do in ski movies then this is your opportunity.