Alpine Ski Tour Randonnée

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To master the “art” of ski touring takes time. Why not combine it with exploring the beauties of the Hardanger region? Come and see for yourself, how the mountains and fjords stand out even more with the winter touch!

1485
NOK*
7
h
Alpine Ski Tour Randonnée
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About the

Randonee Tour

The attractions of the Hardanger region are simply impressive during the winter season, and perfect for alpine ski touring. This tour is for beginners or intermediates who wish to build up skills in order to go ski touring on their own in the future. As a benefit, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of snow-covered mountains, crystal clear fjords and impressive frozen lakes!  

Your qualified and experienced guides will take you on a tour the pristine winter mountains and introduce you to a basic set of skills. Learn for example how to move more efficiently on the uphill, how to choose the terrain and assess avalanche risk. Most of the tours take place close to Røldal Skisenter, Reinsnos or Haukeliseter, but the precise program and location vary based on the conditions and your own personal wishes. We are happy to adapt the tour to your set of skills and preferences (please note that there might be other participants so sometimes compromises need to be found).  

What's included?

Professional guide and instructor carrying safety and first aid-equipment

Information about local nature and history

Good to know

Difficulty and requirements
  • Good physical condition  
  • Minimum age to participate: 15 years
  • Used to downhill skiing in the slopes
Duration and distance

Approximately 6-7 hours • Distance can vary based on the agreement • Steepness – easy, maximum 30°

Meet up

Meetup time and place will be agreed on in advance according to the participants wishes and conditions in the mountains.

Weather

During the winter, the conditions in the mountains are unpredictable. They can change at any time. Temperature can be deceiving as the wind plays an important role in how cold it feels. Similarly, the snow conditions have a great impact on how easy or hard the hike gets. Wet snow can stick to your skins and make it difficult to slide on.  

A general thumb rule is: prepare for the worst conditions but do not overload your backpack, weight matters greatly when it is about saving energy. Use the onion look: layers that can easily be taken on and off. On a sunny day remember that the snow reflects the sun light which makes it stronger – sunscreen and sunglasses are essential!

We do not cancel tours due to bad weather. Even if the conditions look harsh, they can also turn out to be much better once we reach the mountains. The only times we cancel is when the bad weather becomes dangerous weather. We will inform you in case of cancellation. Please read our cancellation policies for more information.

What to bring
  • Ski touring skis, skins, shoes and poles
  • Helmet and googles
  • Headtorch
  • Shovel and probe
  • Avalanche beacon (+ extra batteries)
  • Shell jacket and pants  
  • Wollen underwear
  • Mid layer (Fleece or thin down jacket)
  • Beanie and Gloves/mittens  
  • Woolen socks
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack with approximately 40 litres capacity
  • Lunch, snacks and water for 6-7 hours
  • Thermos with something hot to drink  
Additional info

To book a private guide, choose the option ‘Private guide’. A group with a private guide, can include up to 8 participants/the price is equal to the price of 8 persons booked. For the private guide, make a booking for 8 persons, when placing your booking info, write ‘Private guide xx persons’ in the cell for your first name. And your full name in the cell for the last name.

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FAQ

Can I bring my dog on a guided tour?

Notify us in advance. It depends on the other guests in the group, and the guides of that tour. We also have guides with dogs, and it is important for them to know about this case in advance. This is a long hike and is not suitable for some breeds especially small dogs. The Via Ferrata tours are not for dogs.

Can I rent equipment at the Trolltunga Active Base?

Yes, you can. We rent out wind- and waterproof/-resistant jacket, pant, shoe and backpack.

Can I use my private skiing gear?

Yes! It is just good that you get to learn the techniques and try it with the gear that you will use for your next adventure.

Cancellation due to bad weather. Will I get a refund?

If you choose to not show up for your tour, there is no refund. If we cancel due to the weather, you get a full refund or change to another day. This might happen due to high avalanche risk or strong winds. Please read our General Terms and Conditions for more information.

The long-term weather forecast looks bad. Is it safe to hike?

The long-term weather forecast can be unreliable. We rely on the forecast 2-3 days in advance. Besides, old Norwegian wisdom teaches us: there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. If you are booked on a hike with us and the weather conditions are so bad that they might threaten our safety, we will cancel the tour.

There is a minimum of two people on the tours. What happens if I am the only one?

We will ask you to move your booking to another day and you will be refunded if this is not possible. Alternatively, you can wait until the evening before the hike and see if there are any last-minute bookings. If that does not happen and you still want to hike, you must pay for two.

What is the info meeting about and is it mandatory?

The information meeting at 9pm at Trolltunga Hotel is for all guests coming on Trolltunga Active tours the next day. It is not mandatory; however, it is highly recommended. This is where you meet one the guides will tell you about tomorrow’s weather conditions, what to wear, what to bring and safety precautions. You are welcome to ask any questions that you have. Also, you get to meet some of your travel companions for the next day!

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