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Ski touring week in Stranda
Would you like to do some ski touring but you are not familiar with the area? Do you dream about skiing down Mt Slogen? Then you should join us for a ski touring week in Stranda. We have put together a great skiing week for the dedicated skier who’s keen to explore the Norwegian fjord region on a pair of skis.
The Sunnmøre alps is famous for its alpine and jagged peaks and stunning fjord views. The mountains peak at around 1,500 m and, when the conditions are right, we have the opportunities to ski all the way down to the fjord. Stranda makes a great starting place for ski touring in this area, and is only an hour drive from Ørsta/Volda, Geiranger, Stryn, Stordal, Hjørundfjord and Hornindal.
Many first ascents in the area were made by famous British mountaineers like Wiliam Cecil Slingsby and Charles Watson Patchell in the early 1900s. They came back year after year and have left a lasting mark on the area. Patchell also set up Patchell-hut at the foot of Mt Slogen, whereas Slingsby established his own climbing route(Slingsby-route) up from Villa Norangdal to the top of Mt Kvitegga.
Film from a ski touring week on Stranda Lodge
Nicely settled at the foot of Roaldshornet, our lodge provides great accommodation, stunning views and endless skiing options. With a capacity up to 8 guests, it’s a perfect option for anyone who wants to explore the fjords and mountains of the area, whether it be during the summer or the winter. This ski touring week package includes accommodation at the lodge for the whole trip in a self catering formula. For larger groups, it is possible to book a catering option. Simply contact us!
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.
- Arrival night - Sunday
- Day 1 - Monday
- Day 2 - Tuesday
- Day 3 - Wednesday
- Day 4 - Thursday
- Day 5 - Friday
- Day 6 - Saturday
Arrival at Stranda lodge
You will be meeting up with your guide that evening. He will introduce the group, go over logistics and the planning of the week.
It´s also possible to arrange a pick up from Ålesund / Vigra airport to.
A great thing with starting your trip here on a Monday is that the weekend is over, so we have the Sunnmøre alps to ourselves!
You will start your first morning with a short training with beacons and try out the rest of the avalanche equipment.
Possible destinations for the first day might include Blæja or Kvitegga.
After a warm-up day, you’ll be ready for a longer day. Maybe Blåhorna, a mountain in the Stranda valley with great views over Storfjorden.
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.
Possible destinations: Risenosa, Dukhornet or maybe Hornindalsrokken
After a couple of days in the region, you should be ready to make an attempt at one of the Sunnmøre alps big classics – Slogen.
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 at Kolåstinden, where we have to use ice axes and crampons to reach the summit.
January – May
6 ski days
Next upcoming trip
23/9 – spaces left
Medium – We always strive to adapt our trips to your skill level and requirements.
Remember that you need a insurance that covers offpiste skiing.
Included in the price
- Avalanche equipment
- Avalanche backpack
- Accomodation Stranda Lodge
- Transport during the week
A question regarding this trip just popped in your mind? Good chances you can find the answer in our FAQ.
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Travel to Stranda
To get to here, you can travel by plane to Ålesund. From there, we recommend renting a car to travel to Stranda. It takes approximately 1,5 hour to drive from Vigra to Stranda and includes one ferry crossing. It´s also possible to travel by bus from Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim or Ålesund to Stranda.
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.