Very nice alpine ski tour through a great terrain with a fantastic view towards Romsdalsfjorden. Gentle ascent along the prominent east ridge most of the way to the top. Classified as an easy tour. Powder or soft spring snow are ideal conditions for skiing at Kaldtinden.
You can also make a detour to the neighbour top; Grøntind. Park the car at Moen farm (private parking), on the north-west side of the river. Follow the tractor road up the hill side, keeping to the left in the beginning. The tractor road goes almost up to the old mountain farm. From the farm houses follow the ridge to the summit of Kaldtind. Just before the top there is a flank, from here the easiest way to the top is to cross westward over to the left and follow the south ridge up to the top.
Back down you can follow the same route, or if the snow conditions are good, ski straight down from 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 in 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.