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Experience Sogn and Luster

Skitouring for beginners

Experience Sogn and Luster

Skitouring for beginners

From USD 1100

Few ski resorts in the country can compete with Sogn and Luster. Good snow conditions and accessibility have made this place one of Norway's most popular ski area. In combination with the beautiful Nes Gard, the conditions are set for wonderful alpine experiences!

Highlights

  • One of Norway's best ski touring areas
  • Stay in traditional and idyllic Nes Gard

Almost at the heart of the beautiful Lustrafjord lies Nes Gard- a newly renovated farm yard from approx. 1850. Accessibility, good snow conditions and varied skiing have made Sogn by far one of the country's most popular ski areas, and Nes Gard is perfectly located to experience the best Sogn has to offer.

Once home from daily skiing, we benefit from a quality host that has developed service over generations. Traditional après ski, a newly opened wine bar and heated hot tub are first on the menu. This is the trip for those of you who have tried your hand at ski touring before, but who would like a little more knowledge about avalanche theory, route selection, ski technique and making assessments on a trip. It is an advantage that you have ridden alpine/telemark/randonee before.

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Dates and booking

Thu 23. February - Sun 26. February 2023

USD 1100Available

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Thu 09. Mars - Sun 12. Mars 2023

USD 1100Available

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Opening hours
Mon - Fri: 09 - 16

Opening time info (Holidays)

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Sikkerhet

  • 24 timers beredskap
  • Guider med opplæring i førstehjelp i felt
  • Nødvendige medisiner og førstehjelp tilgjengelig
  • Samarbeid med Turlegen.no for medisinsk rådgivning

Sikkerhet og gradering av turer

Physical level

2/6 Physical

We have to work a little to reach the destination. These are trips most people can handle, if they have a basic level of fitness. We sleep in comfortable tents and / or in cabins and hotels, but you do not have to have experience with tent life to join. The physical activity is the main element of the trip, such as cycling, kayaking, hiking, skiing / hiking or glacier hiking, but you do not need prior knowledge of the activity.

Safety and grading of trips

Risk level

3/6 Risk

Activities / trips with some risk. Some incidents may occur, and they may be of such a nature that they require professional help.

Safety and grading of trips

Training and preparation

This tour is suitable for those of you who are new to the top tour segment and for those who have ridden a little before, but want to learn basic techniques, safety and trip planning. To make the most of the weekend, you should be in good physical shape and have been on alpine, randonee or telemark trips before.

The weekend gives you an introduction to ski touring for beginners, without going through the topics as thoroughly as we do on our pure courses. If it is a pure ski touring course you want, we can recommend the Ski Touring course at Vatnahalsen.

Avalanche equipment is mandatory for each participant, and it is an advantage if you know how to use it, but not a requirement. An introductory course in the use of avalanche beacons will be included in the tour programme.

Accommodation

We spend the night in a double room at Nes Gård, which is located at the entrance to three national parks: Jostedalen, Breheimen and Sognefjellet. All rooms have private bathrooms, different interiors and the outdoor area is a beautiful place to relax after a day of touring. It is also possible to stay in a private room for a single room supplement of NOK 2,500.

Transport

The easiest way to get to Sogn is by private car, possibly a rental car from the airport in Sogndal. We need private cars to drive to the starting point for each days summit tours. If we return somewhere other than where the cars are parked, we take a taxi back to the starting point, or shuttle cars and split the bill.

 

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Day by Day

Nes Gard, Luster
Lena Grande

Day 1:Welcome

We will meet at Nes Gård in the evening. The beautiful hotel is located very close to several of Sogn's best touring mountains. We will plan tomorrow's trip with the guide, eat a good dinner at 7pm and crawl into bed.

We will meet at Nes Gård in the evening. The beautiful hotel is located very close to several of Sogn's best touring mountains. We will plan tomorrow's trip with the guide, eat a good dinner at 7pm and crawl into bed.

ACCOMMODATION

Nes Gard

MEALS

-,-,M

Lena Grande
Lena Grande
Lena Grande
Topptur i Sogn og Luster@SverreHjørnevik

Day 2:Mountains

After a hearty breakfast, we take off for today's ski trip. We look at the weather and driving conditions and choose based on that, with the guides advice. Once at home on the farm, there will be an après-ski, a hot tub and a three-course dinner. Perhaps we will have time to visit the new wine bar at Nes Gard. We enjoy ourselves with like-minded people in the pleasant atmosphere on the farm before retiring for the evening.

After a hearty breakfast, we take off for today's ski trip. We look at the weather and driving conditions and choose based on that, with the guides advice. Once at home on the farm, there will be an après-ski, a hot tub and a three-course dinner. Perhaps we will have time to visit the new wine bar at Nes Gard. We enjoy ourselves with like-minded people in the pleasant atmosphere on the farm before retiring for the evening.

ACCOMMODATION

Nes Gard

MEALS

F,L,M

Lena Grande
Lena Grande
Lena Grande
Lena Grande

Day 3:Ski touring

We are eagerly following the weather forecast and preparing for the same plan as yesterday. Has there been fresh snow? How does it affect the choice of route? Is there powder? We look at the conditions, make decisions together with guides and travel to the best area. It is intended that participants can contribute and ask about trail selection, avalanche danger and other aspects that will make you better equipped for later trips.

We are eagerly following the weather forecast and preparing for the same plan as yesterday. Has there been fresh snow? How does it affect the choice of route? Is there powder? We look at the conditions, make decisions together with guides and travel to the best area. It is intended that participants can contribute and ask about trail selection, avalanche danger and other aspects that will make you better equipped for later trips.

ACCOMMODATION

Nes Gard

MEALS

F,L,M

Lena Grande
Lena Grande
Lena Grande

Day 4:A final trip

After a good breakfast, we check out of the rooms and get ready for new opportunities. We will be efficient to make use of the day, so we find a place nearby that fits everyone's schedule. Our goal for the day is for you to leave with knowledge of Sogn and Luster as a destination, and feel a little safer before your next trip. We thank you for this time and hope it has been an educational and fun weekend!

After a good breakfast, we check out of the rooms and get ready for new opportunities. We will be efficient to make use of the day, so we find a place nearby that fits everyone's schedule. Our goal for the day is for you to leave with knowledge of Sogn and Luster as a destination, and feel a little safer before your next trip. We thank you for this time and hope it has been an educational and fun weekend!

ACCOMMODATION

Nes Gard

MEALS

F,L,-

We will meet at Nes Gård in the evening. The beautiful hotel is located very close to several of Sogn's best touring mountains. We will plan tomorrow's trip with the guide, eat a good dinner at 7pm and crawl into bed.

ACCOMMODATION

Nes Gard

MEALS

-,-,M

After a hearty breakfast, we take off for today's ski trip. We look at the weather and driving conditions and choose based on that, with the guides advice. Once at home on the farm, there will be an après-ski, a hot tub and a three-course dinner. Perhaps we will have time to visit the new wine bar at Nes Gard. We enjoy ourselves with like-minded people in the pleasant atmosphere on the farm before retiring for the evening.

ACCOMMODATION

Nes Gard

MEALS

F,L,M

We are eagerly following the weather forecast and preparing for the same plan as yesterday. Has there been fresh snow? How does it affect the choice of route? Is there powder? We look at the conditions, make decisions together with guides and travel to the best area. It is intended that participants can contribute and ask about trail selection, avalanche danger and other aspects that will make you better equipped for later trips.

ACCOMMODATION

Nes Gard

MEALS

F,L,M

After a good breakfast, we check out of the rooms and get ready for new opportunities. We will be efficient to make use of the day, so we find a place nearby that fits everyone's schedule. Our goal for the day is for you to leave with knowledge of Sogn and Luster as a destination, and feel a little safer before your next trip. We thank you for this time and hope it has been an educational and fun weekend!

ACCOMMODATION

Nes Gard

MEALS

F,L,-

What's included in the price

Included

Not included

Changes may occur

We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is a guideline and changes may occur. You can refer to our general travel conditions for more information.

Travel insurance

On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any emergency transport home. Read more about travel insurance.

Guides

Equipment list

This list is intended as a guideline, so that we have what we need regardless of the weather we get on the trip. Remember that you can also get used hiking equipment that works perfectly. Get in touch if you have any questions: 004723213080 / adventure@norrona.com TIP : We recommend that you have the most important hiking equipment in your hand luggage, for example hiking boots and gore-tex jacket/trousers.

Obligatory

Clothing

We recommend wool underwear for both men and women. Wool sportstop is recommended for women.

Not too thick, bring more layers if necessary.

Wool or suitable material. Avoid cotton. Remember to allways bring dry socks with you, to prevent chafing. 

Fleece or wool. 

Gore-Tex or similar. Must have a decent hood, and hold out wind and rain. Should have space for midlayers underneath. Ventilation under the arms is recommended. 

Gore-Tex or similar. Must be waterproof and windproof,  zips for ventilation are recommended.

Warm hat for cold days.

Warm ski mittens/gloves.

Equipment

30 liters or more with attachments for skies and ice axe.

Remember new/extra batteries.

You should be able to bring 2-3 litres of water.

High SPF, 30-50. Remember chapstick for lips and nose. 

For protection against cold wind and snow.

Split board, ski touring or telemark skis. Poles with large/powder baskets. Check that your boots fits the bindings.

Make sure these fit your skis.

With new batteries.

Small, light and in aluminum (not plastic).

Recommended

Clothing

Down or primaloft.

For evenings and leasure days.

Footwear

Or similar. Must be lightweight and with low volume to use inside. 

Equipment

Band-aid, compeed, sportstape, Paracet/Ibux, medicine for soar throat, running nose, irritable stomach, etc, and personal medication. 
We need to know about all medicines you are taking, in case something happens. 

Tooth brush, tooth paste, small towel, ear plugs, wet wipes, biodegradable soap, etc.

To attach skis to backpack if necessary.

Useful

Clothing
Equipment

As light at possible. 

Nuts, chocolate, energy bars, etc.

Make sure they fit your ski boots. 

Make sure these fit your skis and bindings.

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Testimonial

"Takk for super tur! Ski, god mat, utrolig koselig overnatting og herlig natur. Bedre kan ikke ting ligge til rette for å få en herlig langhelg. Tusen takk for oss:)"

– Heidi B. 2022