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Blåbærfjellet Powder Storm Day


Some of - if not the - best storm riding in all of Northern Norway

Ski Touring Easy

6.7 km
819 m
819 m
3-4 hrs
Low Point
243 m
High Point
499 m
Blåbærfjellet Powder Storm Day Map

While Northern Norway is known for amazing alpine finding good tree skiing can be a bit of a challenge. Fortunately for Tamokdalen the lower slopes of Blåbærfjellet offer some of if not the best open forests in the whole region. The lower south facing slopes have numerous avalanche gullies with trees on the sides to reference when mid storm and visibility is minimal. This area is known locally as the pipes and with well over 20 to choose from it is easy for numerous groups to have lines all to themselves throughout the day.


Driving up the Tamokdalen road from Lyngen you will spot a red house just under the Southwest corner of Blåbærfjellet with numerous spots to park. After crossing the road make your way onto a summer road and follow it towards the man made avalanche barriers. This is where you need to decide which direction you want to go with great lines in all directions but we focused our attention on the lookers right side.

Climbing up it is vital to remember to stay on the high ridges compared to skinning directly up the gullies, this is both for conserving the powder as well as staying safe if the lines do slide. Making your way up soon enough there is a flat bench just at tree line and below a massive cliff band. This is where you want to transition.

When it comes to riding think about where you put in your skin track and ride one of the pipes near it before heading off to further gullies. In my opinion it is best to ride all the way down to where you started ascending before transitioning and going for another lap. These lines are great for everyone but really shine for snowboarders as you have huge walls to slash turns on.

When it comes to the end of the day it is smart to plan riding a gully that is just above the summer road as it makes the exit much easier. If a storm is going off and there is deep snow to be had this is without a doubt the place to go wether in Tamok or in the Lyngen area.

For more photos and information on the route check out this link https://www.whereiskylemiller.com/tamokdalen/powder-on-blåbaerfjellet/



Wide gentle slopes at around 20 degrees or less.

Low Exposure (E1)

1 out of 4

Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between January and June


  • Ski Safari
  • Tree Skiing
  • Single Descent

Equipment required

  • Skins

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