End the ski season with some fantastic spring days at Juvet Landscape Hotel and ski touring trips in Valldalen!
Note: This is a trip popular with Norwegians, so the main language on the trip is Norwegian, but the guide will speak English, so you are welcome to join as an English speaker.
- Ski touring in the Sunnmøre Alps
- Local guide
- A unique overnight experience at Juvet Landscape Hotel
- High-quality local food
At this time of year, spring has long arrived in large parts of the country. Nevertheless, there are still great skiing conditions in Sunnmøre. The areas around the hotel and the road to Trollstigen usually open each year in late April and provide many nice skiing opportunities. Spring skiing offers warm and bright days, yet the winter feeling on the mountains and full spring down in the green fine valleys. Based on the unique Juvet Landscape Hotel, we can guarantee a superb long weekend on the top trip with a local known guide.
Accommodation is at Juvet landscape hotel, one of the most distinctive hotels in Norway. With four ski days available, there are many opportunities. At Juvet there is a sauna and we spend the evenings eating good dinners and planning new trips.
We choose skiing destinations based on snow conditions, avalanche assessments, the weather, and the group's wishes.
Physical level and risk
So that you can have a good experience, it is important that you choose a trip that suits your ability level. The scales for physical requirements and risk are general. Therefore, it is important that you read more about the difficulty of the specific trip under “Details”. This will help you to gain an understanding of the level required and the risks involved for each specific trip.
Read more about physical requirements and risk here.
On these trips, some of the stages are demanding. On level 3 mountain hikes, there are often some long stages, and / or a demanding summit push where it can get cold. You must stand up to reach the goal, and have a good training basis and good health before departure. We sleep in tents and / or in cabins and hotels, but you do not have to have experience with tent life to participate. If the trip includes activities such as kayaking, cycling, climbing, glacier, skiing / mountaineering, it is an advantage to have experience with this activity. Read more about the grading on our trips here
Activities / trips with some risk. Some incidents may occur, and they may be of such a nature that they require professional help. Read more about the grading on our trips here
- All meals as described in the program
- Local guide
- All transportation within the itinerary
See more of what's included and not here.
Questions about the trip? Don't hesitate to contact our project leader below, or contact our office here.
Level 3 out of 6. Please read more about our level of difficulty here. You need to have ski touring experience out of bounds. You need to have basic avalanche knowledge, as well as the proper gear (beacon, shovel, probe, etc...) as well as the knowledge to use it. You need to be fit for 6-8 hours of skiing per day.
What to bring?
Have a look at the full equipment list by clicking "Equipment list" in the menu above. You need to have avalanche equipment(probe, shovel, and beacon), crampons, an ice-ax, and a ski touring ski set-up. Most important, you need to know how to use it.
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance for your trip. Norrøna Hvitserk Adventure is not responsible for any trip delays, injury, illness, loss of belongings, family emergencies, natural events or other unforeseen issues that may hinder your ability to complete a trip with us. Norrøna Hvitserk Adventure is an adventure holiday company, and with an active holiday, there is always a risk of something as simple as a twisted ankle to keep you from your vacation. With trip insurance, your flights, hotels and travel costs can be covered if an unforeseen emergency hinders you from joining our tour, as well as coverage to fly home if necessary. By purchasing travel insurance ahead of time, you can protect your trip and yourself from issues that prevent you from traveling, and rest easy to enjoy your vacation.
Safety is always the number one consideration on a trip with Norrøna Hvitserk Adventure. If there is an emergency on tour with us, help will be able to reach you relatively quickly. We have a 24-hour emergency hotline within our office and the guide will always have the ability to contact help. Norway has excellent search and rescue operations throughout the country with evacuations available via helicopter or red cross emergency teams.
Our guides have first aid training and have a selection of medicines and first aid equipment for the necessary treatment in the mountains. Hvitserk also has a partnership with Turlegen.no (Trip Doctor) who can be contacted if needed for medical advice.
If you are on prescribed medication, have known allergies or similar, you must always bring your personal medication.
Hvitserk plans the trip days based on the weather, conditions and the group. Our focus is to take care of each other and work together in one team. The guide will have the ability to make safety decisions for the group, although the decision-making process will be transparent and involve guests in the process.
We plan our trips so that we do not expose ourselves to unwanted risk. On this tour, we will always be close to each other, and if an unforeseen situation occurs - the guide will be present quickly to handle it.
This is a trip popular with Norwegians, so the main language on the trip is Norwegian, but the guide will speak English, so you are welcome to join as an English speaker.
We are staying at Juvet, one of the most distinctive hotels in Norway. If you are traveling alone, you will share a same-sex twin room. If you would like a single room, please request this directly for a single, additional payment of 3750NOK.
Changes may occur
We reserve the right to make changes to the program, and the price. The day to day program is indicative, and changes may occur. Please have a look at our terms and conditions.
Number of participants
Minimum: 3 people; Maximum: 6 people.
Included in the price:
- All accommodation (double/twin room)
- Meals as described in the program
- Professional ski guide
Not included in the price:
- Transportation to the meeting point Landscape Hotel Juvet.
- Drinks and snacks.
If it is close to departure, please contact us. Maybe you will be able to join anyway.
It is mandatory to bring avalanche equipment, ice ax, and crampons. It is possible to rent from us. Let us know well ahead of time if you need to rent this. It might not be necessary, but good to have if the conditions demand it.
Day by day
Meet up at Juvet
We meet at Juvet landscape hotel by Trollstigen, and you are welcomed into paradise. This evening we move into our unique rooms, go through tours, equipment, and expectations. We enjoy a delicious and local dinner while we get acquainted and excited for the next day.
After a good breakfast, we decide on the trips based on the weather and snow conditions each day. The mountains around Juvet are known for much snow, and they are often less exposed than other mountains in Sunnmøre. Look forward to wonderful spring days on ski touring trip in the beautiful areas around Juvet and Valldal.
Ski touring before we say goodbye
We have a last breakfast at Juvet, make our lunches and prepare for the trip. This day we might choose a slightly shorter trip since we are going home after today's trip. If everyone wants to go for a longer trip this day too, it is possible, but we will be back at the latest around 4-5 pm. Save a little extra time to say goodbye to your new friends and enjoy the evening after these beautiful days skiing.
Take a good look at this list, and make sure you bring everything you need. We encourage you to use what you have for this trip, and purchase items if you're missing something important on the list below. We have divided the gear list into three categories:
- Required: If you do not own this gear, you must acquire it for your trip.
- Recommended: Gear we suggest to be comfortable, but it is not imperative.
- Optional: Fun, additional luxuries.
This is a technical ski touring trip, you need to have or borrow a beacon, shovel and probe, and know how to use them. You must have some degree of avalanche experience.
Layering is extremely important in a variable climate like Norway. This list will guide you through the essentials. Remember the Norwegian saying "There is no bad weather, only bad gear", and prepare appropriately for any weather. You can read about the weather where you're traveling here.
The video below is for SUMMER gear, but you can get a lot of great tips for winter hiking as well! Welcome to Norway!
Please contact us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
We always recommend wool in the Norwegian Mountains, but if you already have synthetic layers and don't want to buy new ones, synthetic is okay.
Bed linens and towels are included all nights.