In 2020 I travelled to the Lofoten Islands for the first time. Lofoten is known for its unique nature, pointy peaks and changing weather. Everything about it just blew my mind, and I was already thinking about how it would be to film skiing there.
"It was the worst conditions since the 80's, but that didn't matter. I really wanted to give it a try anyways. Skiing for me is so much more than just blue skies and powder."
In april 2021 I decided to give it a go. The reason I waited until April was to see if there was any more snow on the way. Lofoten didn't really fill in that season, and a lot of the stuff I was looking at the year before wasn't even skiable. It was the worst conditions since the 80's, but that didn't matter. I really wanted to give it a try anyways. Skiing for me is so much more than just blue skies and powder.
Skiing in the arctic can be rough, especially on the coast. You never really know what you get. If you wanna ski blower pow all season it's not the place for you. Yes we have powder too, but not that often.
It's more about the experiences up here, and you have to like to live in uncertainty.
The 2021 season in Lofoten was shit. I'm not gonna lie and say that I skied crazy lines and deep snow all year. There were more bad days than good days on the mountain. But something being shit doesn't always have to be negative.
Words by Team Rider STINIUS SKJOTSKIFT