One of the classic top skiing tours in Romsdal, providing a fantastic powder skiing experience. The starting point is the same as for Skarven. Turn right towards Skorgedalen from RV 64 road between Isfjorden and Åfarnes. Large parking lot at the end of the road, at Rauma Ski Resort. Follow the track at the end of the parking lot, over the little bridge and keep to the right of Fuglehaugen. Continue up the hill through the woods towards Smorbotn. A little steep before the top. Fantastic view.
Depending on the snow conditions you can choose between two summits of equal altitude. When the snow conditions are real good the west summit offers an excellent run down the south-facing flank. Otherwise the east run down is a popular choice.
Avalanche risk in Romsdalen!
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.
Check the latest updated avalanche forecasts for Romsdal here: varsom.no
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.