Norway is “designed for Skiing”. Especially in the west where you have endless ranges of mountains, and where you can ski from almost 2000 meters and down to the fjords.
In Western Norway you can choose between several great Ski Centres or to use your own legs to get to the numerous summits. The reward are great nature experiences and fantastic skiing.
Romsdal in Møre og Romsdal is one of the best ski-areas in Norway. Easy access to hundreds of mountains with fjord view. You travel to Romsdal by train from Oslo/Trondheim to Åndalsnes via the scenic Raumabanen Railway.
From Åndalsnes you have a short distance to all the great ski-mountains. Mt Kirketaket and Blånebba in Isfjorden, Mt Tarløysa at Åfarnes and Mt Skjorta in Eresfjord are the ultimate Ski-Mountains in Romsdal. The ski-festival Romsdalsvinter is arranged in March. Tusten Ski Resort in Molde and Bjorli Ski Resort at Bjorli are recommended Ski Resorts.
The Sunnmøre Alps in Møre & Romsdal are an endless eldorado of mountains suitable for skiing, climbing and mountaineering with a great view down to the fjords. Stranda Ski Resort has a fantastic view towards the Storfjord and the Sunnmøre Alps. Sunnmørsalpane Ski Resort is also recommended.
The scenery in Nordfjord is among the most beautiful in Norway, the magnificent mountains and the deep fjord form a fantastic backdrop to winter adventures. A trip to Nordfjord during winter can be spiced up with summit trips, winter surfing at Stad, spa and well-being treatments combined with delicious meals prepared using local ingredients.
The most popular mountains for skiing are Skåla, Kyrkjenibba, Sisiliekruna and Hornindalsrokken are popular ski touring mountains. Loen Skylift and Mt Hoven is a great starting point for ski touring. Hoddevik and Stad is considered one of Norway’s best surf spots, also during winter. Stad Surfing and Ervik Surfshop will assist you with boards, dry suits and instructions.
You will also find great ski centres in Nordfjord, and you can also ski during summer. Stryn Summer Ski is located by the Strynefjell National Tourist Route, on a glacier arm of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier.
Skiing to Mt Skåla in Nordfjord. Video: Anders Vestergård
The mountains in the Sogndal Area are well known for it´s powder snow and fjord view. And Hodlekve Ski Resort in the Sogndalsdalen Valley is great for skiing in the well prepared slopes and also for it´s offpiste skiing. In Sogndal, they even make they´re own skis, SGN Skis, design to fit the Norwegian Mountains.
The Ski-festival Fjellsportfestivalen is arranged in February. The Sognefjord Alpine Traverse is the ultimate Ski Trip in the Fjords. Recommended Ski Centres in the Sognefjord Area are Sogndal Ski Center Hodlekve , Sogn Ski Center at Hafslo, Voss Ski Resort at Voss and Myrkdalen Ski Resort in Voss.
Jotunheimen is high, untouched, wild and beautiful. Jotunheimen is the roof of Norway, and has endless possibilities for skiing. Ski from hut to hut, to the Norwegian Touring Association’s many huts, or ski to the top of some of the numerous mountains in the area.
There are three Summer Ski Centres in Norway, all of them are located on glaciers. Stryn Summer Ski is located by the Strynefjell National Tourist Route, on a glacier arm of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier. Galdhøpiggen Summer Ski is the one with the highest altitude, just below Mt Galdhøpiggen. Folgefonna Glacier Resort is located on the Folgefonna Glacier in Hardanger, with fjord view to the Hardangerfjord.