Norwegian Snow report

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  1. trappers

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    Just starting to sleet very lightly in central Oslo ... the other resorts have all had a slight dusting over the last couple of days- full snow report for all resorts here:
    http://www.skiinfo.no/snowreport/list.jsp

    Snow due for Oslo on Tuesday ... photos then [​IMG]
     
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    Hasn't started snowing yet, but it is a very cold rain ... not far away!
     
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    Heavy wet snow/sleet falling in Oslo. First time I have seen proper snow at sea level [​IMG] Not settling yet, but probably will start to soon as it cools down.
     
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    Upload some pics when you get a chance............ Pretty boring weather here at the moment.
     
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    Woo Hoo!!! SNOW! Snowed fairly heavily for about 3hours here in Oslo, a dusting on the ground 0.5-1cm I'd say. Currently about -1 in Bislett. Doesn't look like much more on the way, and the ground is still far to warm to hold it, you can see it melting as you watch.


    Pics a lot of it has melted from the sidewalks now :


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    James, great to see a OS report, keep it comming if where avail.

    (Just curious, but why are the pictures really noisy...? Thats not like you!) :p
     
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    Because they were taken at ISO1600 cos I couldn't be arsed pulling out my tripod. [​IMG]
     
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    Nothing on the horizon for oslo, but some snw for the higher resorts.
     
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    We are a similar distance (Sydney Melbourne) apart but hoping for opposite weather patterns. I want a scandi high to direct siberian cold over the UK while it'd only bring your frosts and blue skies.

    Look forward to more of your pics.
     
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    Still nothing in the short term (perhaps a bit of sleet overnight tonight, but not much).

    Longerterm models are looking better for Tuesday-Wednesday next week. Well we can only hope.
     
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    Looking outside my window sleet / snow falling atm. Going to go for a drive this arvo up north so should get some nice snow piccies [​IMG]
     
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    honestly trappers, I cant wait. I've always wanted to visit and experience Norway...

    Lucky bugger...
     
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    Cool drive! Photos soon!
     
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    Nice pics Trappers. Just wondering how far the resorts are out of Oslo? Next year I am going to be a semester of uni at Uppsala in Sweden, which is about 45 mins from Stockholm. I was thinking I would have to head to France/Switzerland for the slopes (which I will be doing anyway) but the possibility of going across the border for some day trips/weekend trips etc is definitely appealing
     
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    The biggest resort, Hemsedal, is about 4 hours drive from Oslo, but there is a smaller resort (about the size of Perisher) about 30min public transport from my place in central Oslo (and in the inner zone too so my normal ticket will get me there [​IMG] [​IMG] ).

    Anyway, we've had seriously unseasonably warm conditions, max's of +8-10C which is virtually unheard of for this time of year. We've just entered somewhat of a brief cold spell. It is 12:19am and -2.5C outside (Acc to my dig thermom), but it will only last a few days until a predicted +5 for wednesday ... unbelievable!
     
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    Hi Trappers, just saw noticed this thread. Enjoy Norway, it is sensational. We skied this Easter in Ringebu (nordic skiing) and at Kvitfjell. +1 was pleasantly surprised at the latter - still heaps of snow in mid-April and of good quality. Stayed in a friends little fairy-tale cottage, no water or electricity, and one of many dotted all over the mountains.

    Not sure how long you're over there, but make sure you do the Oslo-Bergen train trip (you have probably been told this endlessly already!)
     
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    Nice pics. [​IMG]
     
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    warmest december in russki for 139 years so prolly not much around your way yet trappers ?
     
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    [​IMG] back off to work for the first time in 6 weeks ... going to work involves a 15 minute uphill walk ... it is currently -8.3C outside and snowing [​IMG]
     
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    suck it in... [​IMG]
     
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    still puking down hueys best drop at -6 but im in the warmth of my office. Can't wait to hit the slopes again soon, Tryvann, Tirsell and Hemsedal all have lots of snow now. Tryvann is open till 10pm, is a 30min tram ride from work, and I finish at 4pm [​IMG] I can get 5 hrs in a night!!! [​IMG]
     
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    -12.1C at myplace at the mo ... snowing vbery lightly, more proper snow due tonight [​IMG] A beautiful blue sky day in OSL yesterday, went for a big long walk, photos later today (or tonight for u!)
     
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    Nice thread trapps... keep up the good work with the pics mate! :thumbs:
     
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    Sorry about the photos, ran out of time ... will try and get some up tonight. started snowing again last night, prob another 2-3cm fallen, but it is too cold for heavy snow, currently -6 but it was -10 again last night.
     
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    Ok warmed up a bit now, a lovely -3C ... so warm I didn't have to put thermals on to go to work this morning! :woohoo:

    Here are some pics from Saturday 10th Feb 2007 (click for larger):
    It was about -10 to -7C when these photos were taken, it is a little hard to capture the cold in the photos though!



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    Oslo City from near Holmenkollen.


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    Holmenkollen ski jump looking up.


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    Holmenkollen ski jump looking down. (Notice that al the water that was in my prvious photos has now been pumped out!)


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    The new wife in front of a lovely wooden church near Holmenkollen which has been rebuilt after a satanist burnt down the original 10-15 years ago (He's now in jail)


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    Pathway in Vigeland park


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    Vigeland park with the giant phalic symbol in the background.


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    Cars parked in Frogner (Suburb in Oslo)

     
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    Fresh snow on the swings.


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    Fresh snow and bright blue skies.

    Enjoy!
    Jimbob
     
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    It's been snowing for the last 2 days, very heavily down south, resulting in major road dramas. Snowing here in central Oslo quite heavily at the moment. I'm about to go off skiing for the afternoon at Tryvann, a resort 30min by PT from my place [​IMG]
     
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    Well skied the Oslo resort of Tryvann for about 3 hrs this afternoon, and it was snowwing quite heavily the whole time. Unfortunately the temps were relatively warm, only -1 or so and the snow was fairly heavy. That said I did have some good runs down the main 1.6km long "black" run. but I must admit, it wasn't black compared to Hotham blacks, it was more like an easier / longer version of Imagine. Off to Trysill next weekend, which is Norways bioggest resort, and apparently the blacks there are truly black ... but after tryvann and Hemsedal (another bigger Norwegian resore with crappy blacks) ... I'll believe it when I see it!

    Nevertheless, good to get out there, allbeit on 158 hire skis which I asked to be set at a DIN of 9.5 but would only go to 8 [​IMG] Not hiring from them again!
     
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