Here's the latest report from Arc'athlete Henrik Langeland, of ascending and skiing down the Furuveita Couloir.
"I have been looking at the Furuveita Couloir for some time now, but the conditions have never been right. Actually, I think I first saw it in 2007, a pretty long time ago! The couloir is located in an area called Sunndalen, known for its steep skiing and climbing.
My good friend Even Krogstad Valseth and I decided to ascend the couloir to check out the snow conditions on the way up. It had been snowing a bit the past few days, and we wanted to be on top of the avalanche danger. Booting up the couloir, we had to use our crampons at two passages. No problem though, just some steeper sections of ice. For the top 400m, the snow got so deep we had to skin to even manage to move upwards. Probably 30-35cm of loose snow, and the wind hadn't touched it at all!
Two very big smiles skied from the top and into the couloir. The top section was really beautiful, an average of approximately 40 degrees, with a steeper section down to the first icy section, which we passed with crampons on the way down as well. The last section of the couloir was wide and had a bit slushy snow.
In total, the couloir was 1,400 vertical meters of nice skiing! As far as the local skiers we have talked with know, there have not been any previous ski descents in this couloir. But now there has!"