From summit to seaweed

The common denominator for the ski regions of Sunnmøre and the Northwest are massive mountains, panoramic fjord views, excellent snow, and long downhills. Meditative skiing trips in the mountains are well rewarded with epic views and the sound of slaloming all the way down to the fjord. The proximity between the coastal and fjord landscapes is remarkable, with just a short distance from summit to seaweed, or from snowboard to fjord, if you prefer.

Some of the most breathtaking experiences Norway has to offer

Spectacular mountain and nature experiences await those eager to ski. For a truly epic experience, forget the ski lift and let your legs do the work. On the way up,as you catch your breath and behold the landscape, you’ll witness some of the most breathtaking nature Norway has to offer. Glaciers, steep mountains, deep fjords and the nearby open sea.

Mastering vertigo

Speeding off through the soft powder snow, from the snow-topped peaks that tower over 1,000 meters above sea level, and gliding down to the deep blue fjord, makes the experience of high-altitude skiing even more memorable. A fear of heights may sometimes be put to the test, but the descent from the summit can be less than 30 degrees, giving skiers of all levels a wonderful feeling of mastery. Quite simply, there are unique opportunities for outstanding skiing adventures almost all year round.

Home of Norway's best mountain skiing terrain

In Sunnmøre and the Northwest you can combine experiences, with everything from snow-filled skiing weekends at ski lodges farthest in the fjord, to skiing & sailing, or combine city life and skiing by starting in Ålesund or Molde.

A couple of favourites

  • Trolltinden mountain in Sunndal (1,347 m.a.s.l.)
  • Skarven mountain in Romsdalen (1,048 m.a.s.l.)

The art of making good choices and finding the best snow

If you're planning a skiing trip in the mountains, it’s essential to know about the snow, navigation, first aid and avalanches. All over Western Norway, there are local and trained guides who are experts in the area you want to experience. Not least, they know the art of finding the best snow. Professional ski guides understand the local weather and wind conditions and know where and how the snow settles.

A selection of guides for those wanting a skiing holiday that reaches new heights

  • Contrast Adventure
  • Urpu Ski & Mountain Guiding
  • Romsdal Lodge & Guide Romsdal
  • Hotel Aak
  • Uteguiden
  • Fjord Nature
  • Ræin Adventures

Safety and that little something extra

With a local guide, you get tailor-made tours suitable for everyone in your group – and their expertise makes the experience a cut above the rest. They might just know a little-known gem that you may not have considered. Please also read this case about safety on trips:

Safety when skiing in the mountains

Avalanche warning


In Sunnmøre and the Northwest, après-ski means relaxing in good company with other skiers. A chance to charge your batteries before the next trip. Warm up aching limbs in one of the land-based or floating saunas in the area. Visit a cafe that serves succulent pastries and delicious drinks, or a restaurant where the chefs have been busy picking the ingredients while you've been skiing.

If you fancy a day of rest, it's not far to well-known attractions such as Geiranger, the Atlantic Road and the art nouveau town of Ålesund - or you may prefer to relax at a spa, swimming pool or with some yoga. The options are plenty.

Getting to Norway's skiing mecca


  • Sunndalsøra, Åndalsnes, Molde, Ålesund, Hjørundfjorden og Sunnmørsalpane
70 23 88 00


  • Spring
  • Winter

Where is Skiing in Sunnmøre and the Northwest?

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