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If You Like Backcountry Skiing, Check Out This Film on Lofoten Islands

Imagine skiing untracked lines at the Arctic Circle? Watch Stinius Skjøtskift do just that

Stinius Skjøtskift visited the Lofoten Islands earlier this year to make a ski movie. He brought William Rodt, Mats Birkelund, Rasmus Bjerkan, Philip Halvorsen and Emil Sollie, and this excellent film is the result.

“In 2020 I traveled 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,” said Skjøtskift.

“In April 2021 I decided to give it a go. Skiing in the arctic can be rough, especially on the coast. You never really know what you’re going to get. If you want to ski blower pow all season it’s not the place for you – but for me, skiing is about so much more than just blue skies and powder.”

The Lofoten Islands are an archipelago in the county of Nordland, Norway. The islands are known for their remote wilderness and dramatic mountains. There are two towns, Svolvær and Leknes – the latter is 170 km north of the Arctic Circle.

Lofoten Islands