Skiing Through the Polar Night

It’s the 28th of November. In Tromsø, it’s the first day of the polar night – yesterday was the last day the sun managed to drag itself above the horizon. For a few more days it’ll still be possible to get direct sunlight by topping out some of the higher peaks in the area at noon. After that, there’s nothing left but light through scattered clouds, the moon and the atmosphere itself. This gives some challenges to the avid skier – but also some unique rewards, and some things about skiing when the darkness sets in might not be what you think.