A ski tour with spectacular view, on the way to the top and on top! Choose from a variey of descending routes that will give you a thrilling downhill ride!
A great summit providing hours of skiing in beautiful surroundings, accompanied by some of Romsdalen's wildest peaks as a backdrop. Fantastic photoshots when the weather and snow conditions are good. Best time to access the mountain is from around Easter, when the mountain road to Vengedalen has been cleared of snow, and then makes it possible to park the car at the parking spot 385 masl.
Warnings - Cornice hazards!
Always keep a good distance from the edges and mountain crest. On the way to the top and on top of the mountains there are visible and non-visible snow cornices with unpredictable sizes! For your own safety: Keep a good safety margin, and do not move near the edges! Always stay alert, stay up to date on the avalanche forecast and always keep a third eye open on wind and rapid temperature changes. Keep to the left and follow the West ridge to the top.
Avalanche risk in Romsdalen!
The weather circumstances and snow conditions can soon change. Always pay attention to the risk of snow avalanches when planning for your ski touring experience. Ski touring in Romsdalen requires competence in analyzing the data from weather and avalanche risk reports and forecasts. For your own safety seek sufficient information in the planning process. Read about the mountain and consider the avalanche problem in the area you are in. A warning is an aid, not a facit. Always make your own reviews locally. You customize your own risk in vulnerable areas by choosing when, where and how you go. Make the safe choice! Check the latest updated avalanche forecasts for Romsdal here: varsom.no
We always recommend to bring a ski guide, for your own safety, and because the guides knows where to find the best snow, in all kind of weather. The ski guides in Romsdalen are high skilled, acting professional, and have valuable experience and local knowledge. Some of the ski guides have fulfilled the NORTIND certified guide program, and are trained to high, international standards for working with people in challenging mountain terrain. Look for the NORTIND and IFMGA autorization emblems on the guide companies' pages.
Useful maps and readings:
Romsdalsfjella, Hiking map for Romsdal. Målestokk 1:80 000.
Recommended book to read before ski touring in Romsdalen is "Ski touring in Romsdalen" by Halvor Hagen.
Belonging map to Ski touring in Romsdalen: "Kart til skifører" by Halvor Hagen.
Can be purchased in the local book store Romsdal Libris in Åndalsnes, and at Norsk Tindesenter - the Norwegian Mountaineering Centre.