Kirketaket (1439 masl) is voted among the top 10 mountains in Norway for Alpine Ski Touring by the Norwegian Ski Magazine “Fri Flyt”. Here you can read about the Snow Reports we got in the 2018/2019-Winter-Season.
The skiing up to Kirketaket takes around 3 to 5 hours. From the summit, there is more than 1000 vertical metres (3000 feet) of great skiing down to the mountain dairy of Kavliheian which is situated at the foothill of the mountain.
Snow Reports – Winter 2018/2019
07 Apr 2019 – 40 cm snow – Air Temp +6 deg C
+6 deg C and hard icy snow today. Snow from the parking place. It starts to be free of snow in the lowest parts where the sun shines. Cold during night, so it should be enough snow until after Easter Reported by Odd Hatlen
16 Mar 2019 – 80 cm snow – Air Temp -4 deg C
-4 deg C at 10.00 hrs, sun from clear blue sky. Around 10cm fresh snow came on Wednesday, but the sun is taking alot in the southern hills and make icy crust during nights. Great snow when skiing down from Søre Klauva today. Probably more than 100 people in the mountains today Reported by Odd Hatlen
09 Mar 2019 – 80 cm snow – Air Temp -6 deg C
-6 deg C and sun from clear blue sky in the morning today. 20 cm Dry Powder Snow on the top of the Hard Icy Snow. Reported by Odd Hatlen
06 Mar 2019 – 55 cm snow – Air temp +5 deg C
Almost no snow from Skytterbanen/The Shooting Range ( approx 40 min walking). Suggest starting from Car Park at Øvre Kavli. Dry hard snow up to 1000 masl. Mostly ok but some ice patches from 1000m towards the summit. Reported/Pictures by Morten Nasvik
24 Feb 2019 – 60 cm snow – Air Temp +4 deg C
Variable snow conditions. Wet snow in the lowlands, icy in the heights. Strong wind from South-West today. Reported by Odd Hatlen
20 Feb 2019 – No Snow Report. But the pictures and video show it all. Reported/Pictures/Video by Vidar Brotnov
17 Feb 2019 – 70 cm snow – Hard and icy snow with 10 cm fresh powder snow on the top of the ice. This was above the timberline. Reported by Odd Hatlen
15 Feb 2019 – Big avalanche at Kirketaket today, towards Kavliheian Mountain Pasture at the base of Kirketaket. Reported and Picture by Liv Kjølen Eriksen. Så be careful and always check the Avalanche Forecast for Romsdal before skiing in Romsdal.
15 Feb 2019 – 70 cm snow – “Easter Snow” medium February! Mild weather the last days. On the Steinberget Ridge, the rocks starts to appear due to the snow is melting. The snow conditions and the amount of snow down from the summit of Kirketaket is good. Reported by Lars Erik Kavli
20 Jan 2019 – 135 cm snow – Great conditions, half meter loose powder snow. Lots of skiers on Kirketaket and on all other mountains today. Reported by Odd Hatlen
You can reach Isfjorden by car, 6 hours from Oslo or 4 hours from Trondheim. By train to the end-station Åndalsnes at one of Norways most spectacular railways, Raumabanen. You can see Isfjorden and Kirketaket from Åndalsnes Railway Station (Left Picture, Photo @jarek777).