If there’s one thing you know you can never predict on the west coast of Norway, it’s the weather. As the sales team of Norrøna were wrapping up a meeting in Romsdalen, a couple of other guys from the office decided to meet up with them for a long weekend of skiing, hiking, biking or whatever the conditions would allow.
Before we left, the weather forecast did not look very promising. As we arrived Wednesday evening, the day with the brightest prospects, we decided to go for a late night skinning-trip aiming for some nice skiing before the clouds got too heavy. We realized as we started our hike that not only did we not get any rain, but the weather would actually exceed all our expectations. The clouds slipped away and the evening light with the sun setting made all the mountains around us glow in hues of pink, red and yellow. That was our first meeting with Romsdalen.
The following days we all stayed in a cabin together not far from Åndalsnes, surrounded by mountains, high and easily accessible mountains. With the weather gods smiling at us, unpredictable as always, we actually could just have a look around and choose our favorite mountains to ski. Smørbotntind (1188 moh), Nonstind (1573 moh) and Blånebba (1421 moh) were some of the mountains we got to experience with heavy hiking up, and slushy skiing down. With long days and good weather, the only problem is that you have too many options. You want to bike, you want to hike, you want to ski, you want to climb! “Luckily” we ended up with one grey day, so that we could all agree on some indoor climbing, and checking out the “Molde-pool” for some regeneration of our exhausted bodies.
Spring skiing in Romsdalen was definitely worth the risk of the unstable weather reports. Check out more pics from the trip here: