Ski Touring Weekend in Sunndal, Mid-Norway
Skiing in May is probably the best there is, especially combined with good food and fjord views. High peaks and cold snow while wearing shorts. Don’t forget the sunscreen. The tour for those who don’t want to stop skiing.
Last Turns of the Season
11400 SEK per person
4 Days | Sunndalsøra / Trondheim
Ski Touring in Norway in May
The trip starts the day before by Trondheim Airport and we will drive to Phillipshaugen Lodge. There, 3 full days of ski touring await with crazy views of the fjord landscape surrounded by steep mountain sides. A real pleasure weekend for you ideally combines your cold snow with double doses of fluid replacement in the glass. Monday morning we finish in Trondheim again giving us 3 full days of Ski Touring.
March – May
Ski Touring Trip in Norway: Hunting for the Last Snow
After a night’s sleep, the obligatory ‘look out the window’ and make-your-own weather forecast follows. There behind the curtain far in the distance lurks the peak, Fløtatind. But first breakfast and review of the plan – there are many different peaks to go on, all of which have slightly different characteristics. What most runs have in common is that they are fairly long tours, but there is plenty of sunlight at this time of year, which means that you can afford to take an extra break on the way up. That in itself usually just means that you get to soak up an extra dose of majestic mountains in the background.
In general, the skiing is consistently between 25 and 35 degrees steep with large open areas where most people can enjoy skiing at their own pace and style. It is possible to ride steeper if you want and the conditions allow. Depending on the snow conditions and where we go for the day, the day probably starts with the skis strapped to the backpack and a pair of trail shoes on the feet. An exciting feature to cross the streams and hike up through the forest, and provides a nice contrast to the approaching white and cooling snow.
In 3 full days, we have time to ascend approximately 3500-4000 meters of altitude and still have a beer in the afternoon sun. The place we live at, Phillipshaugen Lodge, is an old English lodge that was built in the 19th century and was supplemented in the 80s with a newer house of a simpler standard where we live. Lord Phillips was also very impressed with the area although he hadn’t discovered the allure of tech binding and rocker skis. Back then it was more salmon fishing in the river a stone’s throw away that caught his attention, but even now there is a lot of local produce on the menu. Sunndal potatoes, cheese, craft beer and deer from the hunters in the area. Jon, who heads the kitchen, knows what hungry skiers need and makes an extra effort to make sure it looks nice too.
A warm welcome on an ‘all-inclusive’ top tour weekend in the heart of Norway. It feels a little wrong to write these lines as an inveterate ski touring fanatic, but now it’s almost like you’re looking forward to the end of the season – don’t miss this! /Markus
Calendar 202425-28/4 (Thursday-Sunday) 9-12/5 (Thursday-Sunday) Accommodation until the day after the trip is included.
Thursday (day 1 - arrival)
The recommended flight lands in Trondheim at 16:50, and we go to the lodge together. We stop at a gas station on the way so you can buy a light dinner.
Of course, you can also go to the Lodge directly by yourself.
Friday (day 2)
Every day we try to start relatively early, but it depends a little on the weather forecast.
On the first day, we will probably choose one of the slightly shorter tours in the area. Note that shorter tours still mean a whole day where many vertical meters will be covered.
We also need to go through some avalanche rescue and drive together, make sure the equipment is working, and drive into the snow.
Saturday (day 3)
Depending on the weather, we may aim for a slightly higher peak, but count on an early start in the morning. These are relatively popular areas, so it quickly gets crowded if the weather is good.
We aim for one of the classic peaks of around 1500-1700 meters above sea level.
Sunday (day 4)
On the last day, we adjust according to the weather and the previous days but have the goal of going to a new peak on this day as well. Perhaps we are aiming at Fløtatind or the very aesthetic Flånebba by the fjord, both visible from the Lodge.
Always a nice feeling to walk from the restaurant to the room and glance at the top and let it sink in that you were up there earlier.
Early morning also this day where we jump into the car and drive towards Trondheim airport and expect to be there in good time before the flight, which leaves at around 10 am.
Of course, you can also travel directly from the lodge by your own means of transport.
Included in the price
Ski Touring Guide
Safety & Avalanche Equipment
(transceiver, shovel and probe)
4 nights Accommodation in Phillipshaugen Lodge
(Accommodation in a shared bed room including sheets and towels | Single rooms might be available | Arrival the day before and departure the day after the tour)
All meals from breakfast day 1 to breakfast day day 4 (departure)
Local Transfers by car
Transfer from Trondheim Airport and back
Optional Add-onsPlease book well in advance
Rental of skis, skins and poles
Please inquire for details. We recommend you bring your own ski boots.
On the map you can see where we will be during the weekend, but for those who want, we start and end at Trondheim Airport according to the program above.
Of course, it is also possible to go to the lodge directly with your own means of transport. By car, it takes approximately 10 hours from Stockholm and 9 hours from Gothenburg.
Difficulty and Prerequisites:Good fitness with the attitude that these are long days with many meters of altitude, but no elite race. Have been on a ski touring trip before. Have skied off-piste before. Please do not hesitate to ask questions.
A list of what you need to bring can be found here. If you have any questions, please ask.
Good to know:Please mention if you are allergic to something, have special dietary needs, or take medication for anything on a regular basis when booking. Also make sure your insurance covers this activity and that your equipment is in good condition. Please verify your travel details and flight times before booking travel to/from the trip.