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 weekend in Stranda. This weekend is perfect to extend with a day in Stranda and the skiresort.
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.
We meet up on friday night at Stranda Hotel to plan the weekend and go thru all the equipment. Saturday morning we meet ut in the reception at the hotel before departure. Possible summits this first day could be Lisjenibba og Kvitegga. We always focus on good skiing and good snow, this means that we often wait until we decide which summit to go for.
After the first day it´s possible to hang out in the Sauna with a cold Slogen beer from the brewery on the opposite side of the fjord. You can eat dinner at the hotel or on any of the two other restaurants in the village.
We like to focus on the skiing more then on the summits, this means that we sometimes take to laps down in the forrest instead of trying to push all the way up. We finish the trip on Sunday so you will be able to reach the flight home sunday afternoon.
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.