Waffles and skis on wheels...
Skis on top of VassfjelletOn Sunday morning we slept in a little late (most unusual for us) so when we got up it was kind of brunch time. We have just acquired (thanks to the wonderful Laila) a waffle maker - consequently we sat down to a large steaming pile of freshly baked waffles. We are feeling most Norwegian with our waffles, rømme and jam.
After our waffles and feeling like we had done too much orienteering of late, we embarked upon a most strange and excellent journey. We managed after some effort to secure our skis in a reasonably comfortable fashion to our backpacks, we loaded our boots inside and our poles too and we set off on our bikes towards Vassfjellet, Trondheim's most well known local ski field.
Skis on wheels
We got some strange looks as we cycled in the sun through the town (some people think the ski season is well and truly over and don't even believe that there is still snow in the hills). After just over an hour riding we reached the bottom of the ski field, which has been shut for some time now. There were some young snow boarders mucking about on jumps as we skinned up the slushy snow in the warm afternoon sun.
At the bottom of the ski field
This time last year we biked all the way up Vassfjellet and there was almost no snow on top! But this spring has been a very cold and late one. We enjoyed the view on top for a few minutes, but the crisp breeze had us taking off the skins and enjoying a cruisy descent down the slopes back to our bikes.
The snow was a little bit crusty from the wind at the top of the field