This is a short ski tour where you get a fantastic view without putting too much effort in climbing height meters. The tour is a great choice for all skiers appreciating stunning views and slow skiing rather than demanding descents and wild downhill rides.
From Holmemstranda, RV64, drive the toll road to Nysetra, up to the parking area.
Start the ski tour from the parking area, move on between the cabins. A little heavy start through the shrubs, but the landscape soon opens up, and you can enjoy the magnificent view over the Romsdal Fjord, Molde town, wild mountain peaks and even to the coast line of the North Sea. Follow the left edge (West direction), up to the edge where you have excellent view down to Herjevatnet Lake. After the first cairn on the top, there is a nice flat stage before the last piece that follows a sharp ridge to the summit.
On top there is a small stone cottage where you can seek shelter if the weather is bad.
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.
Check the latest updated avalanche forecasts for Romsdal here: varsom.no
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!
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.