Skitouring mountain range "Raundalsryggen" with Wild Voss

Raundalsryggen (The Raundals ridge) is the skyline up the highest mountains of Voss. Horndalsnuten (1461), Skipadalsnuten (1496), Seldalsnuten (1548) and Olsskavlen (1576) are its dominant peaks. Raundalsryggen offers alpine terrain, with steep lines and possibilities for ski alpinism. These mountains also offer mellower terrain through big open faces, perfect for cruising in soft snow. There are a lot of different possible link ups, but our original grand traverse is an athletic challenge that will take you from the valleys of Raundalen, with its spectacular turquoise and silvery waters, all the way through high mountain terrain. This can be the perfect introduction to ski alpinism. Join us in this incredible 1800 vertical meter and 22km journey!

What do you get to experience?
On this trip, you get to experience nature in Raundalen at its best. From the old pine forest along the blue-green Raundalselvi to wild and alpine mountain peaks. The silence in the valley floor is only broken by the whistling from the toga that passes. Look forward to getting in contact with beautiful high mountain nature!

The trip over Raundalsryggen gives you a nice collection of peaks, including the highest mountain on Voss. We start with Horndalsnuten (1461) furthest to the west. Then we lay the track over Skipadalsnuten (1496), Seldalsnuten (1548), and Olsskavlen (1576).
This is a long ski trip with a total climb of about 1800 meters. This means that the trip is well suited for you who are comfortable when the body has to work for several hours. There are enough slopes here, but the terrain is not very difficult or exposed.

On the guided tour, you can learn a lot about safe travel in the winter mountains by enjoying the guide's knowledge. We set up open group processes that ensure active participation and learning for everyone.

Typical itinerary
We meet at 7.45 at the parking lot near Skiple in Raundalen (Google maps). There we go through the plan for the day, safety letter, and check that all equipment is in place. We drive a car up to Voll, where the trip ends in the afternoon.

The trip starts in easy terrain along unpaved forest roads. After a quarter of an hour, we aim for Horndalsnuten. Up there we spend about 4 hours. The trip follows Raundalsryggen in varying terrain, but never particularly difficult or exposed. Up towards Skipadalsnuten, we fasten skis on the backpack, otherwise, we have skis on our legs all the time.

After about 9 hours, we approach the top of Olsskavlen. We remove the traps from the skis for the last time and prepare for the beautiful descent to Voll.
The expected time use is 9-11 hours, depending on the lead, the weather, and the group.

For a detailed description of the trip over Raundalsryggen, check out our blog.

From 15.february to 15.mai. Open dates for 2023: 18 march, 25 march, 1 april, 8 april, 15 april, 22 april, 29 april, 6 may, 13 may.

Requirements for participants
This is a demanding summit hike in challenging high mountain terrain. We leave behind 1800 meters of ascent and about 22 kilometers in total distance. You must be in good shape and be confident in your ski equipment to be able to participate in the trip. You have been on top hikes in the mountains before and are used to long days of skiing.

Participants must otherwise be without symptoms of a cold or respiratory infection. We follow the current Covid-19 measures.

Necessary hiking equipment
Top touring skis or solid mountain skis with long traps. Wind and waterproof trousers and jacket with a good hood, wool underwear, extra wool sweater, warm hat, gloves/mittens, thick warm jacket. All go with avalanche equipment (shovel, search bar, and transmitter/receiver). We recommend wearing a helmet. Wear ski goggles and sunglasses, sunscreen, plenty of lunch, and at least 2 liters of drink.

Landslide equipment can be borrowed from Wild Voss at no extra cost.

Price and terms
​This tour costs kr 2450 per person (minimum price is kr 4900,-). The lower age limit is 16 years old. Due to the complexity of the terrain, this tour is limited to a maximum of six participants per guide. Larger groups, should contact us by email so we can fix several guides and set on place the logistic that makes more sense for such a group. We do have group prices on demand.

​Every season we have some open groups. Press the buying button for checking our open dates and buying your spot on the group. If you would rather have another date, please send us an email.

The price includes:
Planning and tour preparations.
Traveling cost for the guide.
All necesary safety equipment.
Borrowing avalanche safety equipment.
Guided trip with a certified guide.
Coaching moments along the way.

​​Not included in the price:
Renting of ski gear.
Personal accident or travel insurance. Such service must be covered by the participant itself.
By booking this trip, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed upon our Terms of service and Risk and liability statement.

Reservations, questions or inquiries
Please call Øystein on +47 93484041 or email us at [email protected] .

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