Ski and sail adventure in Hjørundfjorden
Ski some of the best lines in Sunmøre during the day. Wine and dine as your navigating past towering cliffs. Fall to sleep while being gently rocked by the waves. Pretty amazing picture right? What if we add to that your own chef creating three courses dinner every night, a ski guide that know the area like the back of his hand and a world class mountain scenery? This is our ski and sail concept!
Together with R/V Kinfish we have put together a limited offer of a 6 days ski-and-sail trips in Hjørundfjorden in Sunnmøre – one of Norway’s wildest and most scenic fjords. This is THE absolute best way to experience the fjord region in Norway. We start and finish our trip in the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund.
Day by day
In the afternoon on arrival night we will start our journey in towards Hjørundfjorden and our ski adventure for the coming week. You will be show to your cabin for the trip that will be your home for the coming week. We stay 2 persons in each cabin and all of them have a bathroom included. We have a maximum of 12 clients on the boat for the trip together with 2 guides.
With two guides on the boat we will have great possibilities to split up the group in two and adjust the trip after each individuals askings.
After a steady breakfast on the boat, you’ll get ashore by dinghy to start your touring day. You will start your first morning with a short training with beacons and try out the rest of the avalanche equipment. This is our routine on all our trips and have worked out really well.
Destination will change every day based on conditions, weather and the group’s skills and mood. After a long day out, you can just chill out on the boat, fish and the chef will take good care of you and serve delicious food.
We do 900-1500 verticals per day during our ski program and as a bonus most of the summits will give you a breathtaking fjord view.
After a warm-up day you will be ready for a longer day out in the mountains. Just as the day before we will choose the best route after prevailing snowconditions. We always try to put in education during our trips and you should come home with the feeling of that you have learned something new both about snow and ski touring but of course also about norway.
Day 3 is often the day where our bodies feel the most sore. This and the weather will steer our the decision for today´s summit and touring.
Possible destinations: Risenosa or Dukhornet
After a couple of days in the region, we should be ready to make an attempt at one of the Sunnmøre alps big classics – Slogen. The reward on the summit will be breathtaking views from the summit out over Norangsfjorden and Hjørundfjorden. From the summit with have an descent of over 1500 verticals all the way back to the boat.
It’s not over until it’s over! Your guide will keep hunting for the best snow and show some of the most spectacular runs in the region.
For the more adventurous, you might choose to make an attempt on Grøtdalstindane, where we have to use ice axes and crampons to reach the summit. Or what about doing the ultra-classic Skårasalen – where we´re able to ski all the way down to the fjord.
Final day for the trip and some of us will maybe be up for a rest-day? For the rest of us it´s more skiing on the schedule – we will just as always aim for the best available skiing.
On the night we will have a final BBQ-dinner in Hjørundfjorden with the team to round up an awesome week. Early in the morning we´ll start the way out towards Ålesund and you´re welcome to leave the ship at 09.00 in the morning.
About R/V Kinfish
A recently renovated Norwegian research vessel, the R/V Kinfish has been fully fitted with comfortable furnishings and safety equipment to allow for a peaceful cruising experience. There are six guest cabins on board, including five twin cabins and one quad cabin, all with ensuite bathrooms. There are also two bright and spacious lounges, a dining area and bar, as well as an open bridge and ample deck space from which to admire the stunning fjord landscapes.
We are proud to offer avalanche backpacks to all our customers. If you ever get caught in an avalanche, an avalanche backpack is the only thing that decreases your chances of burial. We don’t want to take bigger risks because of these backpacks but we do want to offer all the safety-nets available on the market for the best, and safest, skiing experience possible.
Are you keen on trying out light ski touring-gear? Rent from one of our locations for your trip. We have ski touring-packages from Dynafit, with both wide and narrow skis that suits the prevailing snow conditions. These sets are often really popular and we do recommend you to book this equipment ahead of time to avoid unpleasant surprises.
March 22nd – 29th
March 29th – April 5th
6 ski days
Difficulty Medium – We always strive to adapt our trips to your skill level and requirements.
Insurances Remember that you need a insurance that covers offpiste skiing.
Both trips starts at 16.00 in Ålesund and we´re back at 09.00 in the morning on the final day.
Included in the price
- Guide (1:6 ratio)
- Avalanche equipment
- Avalanche backpack
- Accomodation on R/V Kinfish
- All meals during the trip
What do our clients say?
“When the snow became deeper underfoot, we skinned up and soon, with Oscar leading the way, got into a good rhythm as we climbed onwards and upwards, with not another person in sight, and the only sound that of skis on the soft snow.” – Pippa Middleton, Ski & Sail 2014
You don’t have to bring your own touring skis or splitboard we have a complete rental-fleet in our office in Ålesund.
Explore the Norwegian fjords together with our guides!
Travel to Ålesund
We recommend you travel to Ålesund by plane. We can arrange shuttle from the airport or you can rent a car. It will take you approx 30 min from the airport to Ålesund. It´s also possible to travel by bus from Oslo, Bergen or Trondheim.
Ålesund - Vigra are the closest airport
Follow this link to find the time schedule for buses. Your Norwegian isn’t on par? Look in the upper right corner of the web page to translate into English.