Our correspondent explored the largely untracked backcountry skiing mecca in Norway's Lofoten Islands.

Across the sea, towering above a bay called Trollfjord, was a collection of peaks that looked as sharp and foreboding as the Himalayas.

It’s hard to communicate how stunning the views are in Lofoten. Visibility is not guaranteed, but when it’s clear, it’s almost always mind-blowing.

One of our posse asked how the snow was. “It’s almost too much powder,” a young woman said with a Norwegian accent. “Up to my armpits in places.”

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