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Vardehornet east face

A face with many tempting lines, easy accessible from Ørsta

Ski Touring Severe

772 m
8 m
368 m
Low Point
623 m
High Point
989 m
Vardehornet east face Map

The east face of Vardehornet is well suited for mini golfing!


Follow route description "Vardehornet" to the summit 1009 m.a.s.l.

To access the main couloir, drop down directly to the south of the summit. There is another line a bit further to the north. Follow the ridge a few meter before dropping down to skiers right (south).

There is an easier alternative on the lowest point on the ridge between Nivane and Vardehornet, also east facing.

There are also many skiable lines between this southernmost "easy" alternative and the direct line from the summit of Vardehornet.

When down in Vikeskåla, you make the return by going south, following the river on it's west side.



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 December and April


  • Face
  • Couloir
  • Single Descent

Equipment required

  • Skins

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