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Guided ski touring and ski mountaineering tours in Skjomen:

Frostisen (1724 m), Storsteinsfjellet (1894 m) and Huinnarčohkka (1788 m)
 



Climb or ski the highest peaks in the Ofoten area. Storsteinsfjellet is the highest summit in Ofoten, Frostisen holds one of the largest glaciers in Northern Norway, and Huinnarčohkka has some of the finest ski lines in the region. All summit are in remote, Arctic setting, and offer real ski touring or ski mountaineering adventures. 

Frostisen 1724 m (from Skjomen)

Frostisen is one of the highest summits in the vicinity of Narvik, and the most glaciated. The tour up Frostisen goes over the Frostisen glacier, one of the larger plateau glaciers in Norway (covering 25 square kilometres). The tour starts from Sør-Skjomen, where we will need to carry skis to snowline along a trail. The tour then leads us past Gagnesaksla to the vast glacier. We cross the glacier and ascent the final slopes to the summit. The 35-40 deg. steep east face from the summit is a fine reward. This is a long tour (24 km total, over 1724m vertical), so physical fitness and ski touring experience are required. This tour is not only about skiing, but primarily the vast landscape, large glacier, and the chance to reach one of the most dominant summits in the region. 


Date/Periods:
  • March 2020: weekends only 
  • April - June 2020: Any day on request. 

Max. number of guests: 4
Guiding Fee (incl. transport from Narvik): 
  • 1 person private guiding: NOK 4000
  • Group of 2 people: NOK 2000 pp.
  • Group of 3 people: NOK 1500 pp. 
  • Group of 4 people: NOK 1200 pp. 
Required gear: 
  • Ski touring/splitboard setup
  • Avalanche rescue gear 
  • Harness + carabiners for glacier 
  • Full gear list upon booking. 

Storsteinsfjellet 1894 m (from Lossi Stua) 

Storsteinsfjellet is the highest peak in Ofoten and one of the highest in Northern Norway. The tour to the summit of Storsteinsfjellet is long, but rewarding, leading over glaciated terrain to an exposed, airy summit ridge that requires scrambling. Often it is possibe to ski from the summit down the south face (40 deg, 150 m).
During the ski touring season (March - May), the peak is accessed best from Lossi Stua (700 m). Getting there involves a day of skinning 15 km (starting in Fjellbu) up the Norddalen road and a short ascent from the road to the hut. The next day we continue to the summit, and can usually return to the starting point in Fjellbu the same day. 
Alternatively, we can scale the Storsteinsfjellet SW summit (1871 m). The slightly lower SW summit is an attractive option - it is technically easier, with snow to the top. Solid backcountry skiing abilities are still required. 

Date/Periods:
  • March 2020: weekends only
  • April - June 2020: Any day on request.

Max. number of guests: 
  • Main summit: 1
  • SW summit: 4
Guiding Fee (incl. transport from Narvik):  
  • 1 person private guiding: NOK 6000
  • Group of 2 people: NOK 3000 pp.
  • Group of 3 people: NOK 2500 pp. 
  • Group of 4 people: NOK 2000 pp.
Required gear:
  • Ski touring/splitboard setup
  • Avalanche rescue gear
  • Harness + carabiners for glacier
  • Hut sleeping bag
  • Full gear list upon booking

Huinnarčohkka (1788 m)

Huinnarčohkka has some of the finest ski lines in the region. Like Storsteinsfjellet, it is best done from Lossistua. The summit of Huinnarčohkka is best reached via the consistenly steep (35 degrees) west side. This is a fine, demanding tour requiring a solid skitouring or splitboarding background.
Alternatively, there is the Huinnarčohkka (1788 m) east glacier. This route does not lead to the summit, but rather the top of a large glacier. Nevertheless, due to its exposition. this route has usually the best snow conditons, and there is great skiing on the way down. A long tour due to a lengthy approach, but one of my favourites. This route is also one of the best summer ski tours in the region, and often possible well into July. 


Date/Periods:
  • March 2020: weekends only
  • April - June 2020: Any day on request.

Max. number of guests: 4
Guiding Fee (incl. transport from Narvik):
  • 1 person private guiding: NOK 6000
  • Group of 2 people: NOK 3000 pp.
  • Group of 3 people: NOK 2500 pp. 
  • Group of 4 people: NOK 2000 pp.
Required gear:
  • Ski touring/splitboard setup
  • Avalanche rescue gear
  • E-side glacier: Harness + carabinersr
  • Hut sleeping bag
  • Full gear list upon booking


Storsteinsfjellet as daytour (June - July, possible as alpine summer tour also)

When the Norddal road opens early in the summer, Storsteinfjellet is a fine, but long daytour. I also guide this tour in summer or autumn as alpine tour. Inquire about details.

Multi-Day Trips 

If you wish to do a multi-day trip and combine several peaks in like Storsteinsfjellet and Huinnarčohkka, contact me regading your request and I will get back to you about options and pricing. 

Other peaks/routes 

If you are interested in skiing other peaks or routes - incl. steep skiing classics like Gagnesrenna - with me, just get in touch.





Skiing around Lossi Hytta, Skjomen. Narvik region, Norway from PS Avalanche Consulting on Vimeo.