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Our ski-touring area

Lofoten is located at the 68th and 69th parallels north of the Arctic Circle in North Norway. It is known for its natural environment within Norway. The Lofoten Islands are characterised by their mountains and peaks, sheltered inlets, stretches of seashore and large virgin areas. The highest mountain in Lofoten is Higravstinden (1,161 metres).

Lofoten features a subpolar oceanic climate. Winter temperatures in Lofoten are very mild considering its location north of the Arctic Circle – Lofoten has the largest positive temperature anomaly in the world relative to latitude. This is a result of the Gulf Stream and its extensions: the North Atlantic Current and the Norwegian Current. 

The Lofoten peninsula is unlike anything else in the world, a fairytale landscape taken from the Legend of the Ring. The sharp mountains that extend directly out of the Atlantic invite fantastic skiing. 

Svalbard is located between 75-80 ° north latitude.  The climate is affected by the archipelago's location in the Northern Arctic Ocean where a branch of the Gulf Stream is off Svalbard's western and partly northern coasts, while the other parts are surrounded by much cooler seawater. Because of this it is warmer than other areas of the same latitude.

The majority of Svalbard skiing is done amongst the fjords & islands along the west coast of Svalbard, between the latitudes of 77° & 80°. Access is generally by boat. Sea ice conditions, which can change extremely quickly, can dictate which areas are accessible.

The skiable terrain on Svalbard is endless. With almost 3,000 km of accessible coastline and 40,000 km2 of untouched terrain. Snow conditions can vary from light, dry Arctic powder through to spring corn and everything in between. And with everything from mellow open bowls and glacial valleys through to long spines and technical 50° chutes, there’s terrain for skiers & riders of all abilities.

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