Guidebook

Classic Ski Tours in The Sunmøre Alps

A collection of brilliant beginner and intermediate ski tours in a legendary mountain range!

Charlie Boscoe

Description

Lyngen, Lofoten and Senja might get the headlines, but the Sunmøre Alps are home to some of the best ski touring in Scandinavia. The snow conditions aren't quite as reliable as in the aforementioned ranges to the north but when Sunmøre is good, it's unbeatable.

We've got a collection of tough Sunmøre ski tours elsewhere in FATMAP (https://fatmap.com/guidebooks/38869/epic-descents-in-the-sunnmore-alps) but this guidebook focuses on beginner and intermediate tours. There's everything in here from a lift-assisted adventure (Kleivdalsfjellet South Face) and boat-assisted adventures like the Lissjenibba 'Blaeja' Traverse, through to more standard Norwegian touring fare like Kopphornet/Klovtinden Nord. There are also some good options for bad weather days like Melshornet - a tour which can be completed in just about any conditions.

As if the skiing wasn't good enough, Sunmøre also houses some lovely little towns to explore. All of them feature charming Norwegian houses, quaint waterfront bars and - in some cases - superb fish and chip shops!

Kleivdalsfjellet South Face
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Kleivdalsfjellet South Face

2 - 3 hrs
6.4 km
334 m
965 m
35 °
A fun little tour which involves 2 excellent descents and some truly staggering views.
Difficult
Private
Melshornet
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Melshornet

2 - 3 hrs
6.3 km
565 m
565 m
24 °
A scenic and easy little tour which enjoys fabulous views.
Easy
Private
Maudekollen
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Maudekollen

3 - 4 hrs
7.5 km
677 m
677 m
32 °
Straightforward ski touring in the Suunmore Alps
Easy
Private
Lissjenibba 'Blaeja' Traverse
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Lissjenibba 'Blaeja' Traverse

5 - 6 hrs
10.3 km
1,132 m
1,457 m
42 °
A stunning summit-to-sea journey from the Norangal valley to Hjørundfjord
Difficult
Private
Kopphornet/Klovtinden Nord
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Kopphornet/Klovtinden Nord

3 - 4 hrs
6.8 km
901 m
901 m
43 °
Superb powder skiing in a bowl under a dramatic peak
Difficult
Private