Would you like to do some ski touring but are not familiar with the area? Do you dream about skiing down from Mt Slogen? Then you should join us for a ski touring week in Stranda.
The Sunnmøre alps is famous for its alpine and jagged peaks in combination with fjord view. The mountains are about 1,500 m high and if we are lucky with the conditions we have the opportunities to ski all the way down to the fjord.
Many first ascents in the area are made by famous British mountaineers like Wiliam Cecil Slingsby and Charles Watson Patchell around 1900. They came back year after year and has set a clear mark on the area. Patchell had also set up Patchell-hut at the foot of Slogen and Slingsby got his own climbing route(Slingsby-route) up from Villa Norangdal to the top of Kvitegga.
Today the are has impact in the international advertising and skifilms, the last few years among others we have had Volvo cars, Peak Performance, Universal Pictures, Field Productions, Solomon Freeski tv, and Warren Miller Entertainment to experience the magic. You can see some of the clips from the shoots on this page.
Our lodge is a place where you can find pleasant accommodation with great views. A perfect accommodation, beds up to 8 persons for whoever wants to explore the fjords and mountains in summer and winter. We use the lodge as a base throughout the week and staying here with self catering. If you are a larger group, it is possible to book catering too. Stranda is a great starting place for ski touring in this area, and has also only an hour's drive from Ørsta/Volda, Geiranger, Stryn, Stordal, Hjørundfjord and Hornindal.
Sunday - Arrival at Stranda lodge and meeting up with the guide for the week.
Monday - The weekend is over and we have the Sunnmøre alps for ourself. We start the day with some training with the beacons and try out the rest of the avalanche equipment. Possible summits this first day will be Blæja or Kvitegga.
Tuesday - After a warm-up day we are ready for a longer day, maybe Blåhorna?
Wednesday - Day 3 is often the day our bodies feels most soar, this and the weather will make the decision for
today´s summit. Possible summits: Risenosa, Dukhornet or maybe Hornindalsrokken
Thursday - After a couple of days in the region we are ready to conquer one of the Sunnmøre alps big
classics – Slogen.
Friday - We keep on hunting good snow and spectacular runs in the region. Kolåstinden could be a possible summit for today, were we have to use iceaxe and crampons the last part up to the summit.
Saturday - After 5 days ski touring in the region we all have a good feel from it in our bodies. The guide will choose the summit with best snowconditions and a good finish of the week.
Included in the price
Guide - Avalanche equipment - Avalanche backpack - Accomodation Stranda Hotel - Transport during the weekend
As the first company in Norway we now offer avalanche backpacks for all our customers. If you ever get caught in an avalanche an avalanche backpack is the only thing that can increase the chance of survival. Our guide don´t take bigger risks because of these backpacks but we want to offer you all the safety-nets available on the market. On the video to the right you can see how it works.
Are you keen to try out light ski touring-gear? Then you have the possibility to rent it from us during the trip. We have ski touring-packages from Dynafit, with booth wide and thin skis that suits the previling snow conditions.
Difficulty Medium –We adjust the skiing after your askings and skills.
Insurances - Remember that you need a insurance that covers offpiste skiing.