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Skarsnosi East Face

Epic route to the massive east face of Skarsnosi

Ski Touring Severe

16 km
1.7 km
1.7 km
1 day +
Low Point
640 m
High Point
1.4 km
Skarsnosi East Face Map

Skarsnosi east face is a giant bowl with a steep entrance. The risk of triggering an avalance is great so timing is everything. Spring snow in the morning when the sun has made just a perfect 3 cm soft surface is required for a sucsessfull descent. After the steep part the Skarsbakkane offers sustained steepness all the way down. This rout suggest a return on the ridge back up to the top. Depending on the conditions crampons and ice axe is nessecary. An alternative is to follow the summer trail back to Breidalen.



Steep skiing at 38-45 degrees. This requires very good technique and the risk of falling has serious consequences.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between April and May


  • Bowl
  • Face

Equipment required

  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons