Norway Ski Trip — Report #3

(This is the final post in a three-part report on my trip to Norway’s Romsdal Alps in early March.)

Day 3 and 4 on the Norway trip included ski touring to peaks like Smorbottentin and Kvitfjellet, the latter an amazing 1,381-meter mountain/plateau perched between a fjord and a massive inland lake. We skied about 10 kilometers that day, skinning up the mountain, trudging a couple KMs across the plateau, then dropping off a steep south face into the valley 800 vertical meters below. Here are some photos from the adventures. . .

Shannon Ryan, Didrick Ose and Tom Bie cresting the final ridge on Kvitfjellet.

Dan Nordstrom in perfect tele form on the descent from Kvitfjellet.

Skins off, ready to ski on the summit of Kvitfjellet.

Dropping into the 800 meter oblivion of Kvitfjellet’s south face.

Dan Nordstrom on top of Smorbottentin.

Unidentified tele skier carving long turns halfway down Smorbottentin.

Guide Didrick Ose of DID Adventure (Molde, Norway).

Martin Volken near the summit of Smorbottentin.

Todd Walton on top of Smorbottentin.

Check out part 1 and part 2 of this series of articles.

Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.