Trollheimen Skitouring offers ski guide services and avalanche, snow safety and backcountry skiing courses.
Our mission is to facilitate and provide the tools and experiences necessary to inspire a generation of educated and aware backcountry enthusiasts - and to have as much fun as possible along the way.
Beginner level 1
This entry level course will introduce participants to safely traveling in avalanche terrain with a focus on tour planning and reading terrain in diverse conditions. At the end of the course, participants should have the ability to make knowledge-based decisions in avalanche terrain in order to aid in balancing safe and fun skiing in various alpine conditions.
Advanced Level 2
This course is designed for individuals who are already independent in the backcountry but are interested in advancing their skills in comfortably recording detailed field observations, making detailed assessments of the snowpack using snow profiles and various snow stability tests, and understanding basics of avalanche forecasting.
This course is designed to introduce participants to the gear, techniques and philosophies of ski touring. Participants will be introduced to basic avalanche safety and tour planning, the use of relevant backcountry ski/snowboard gear and relevant techniques for both the ascent and descent.
In addition to the above courses, we offer custom courses.
Please use the contact form below to send us an email and we can discuss options, if interested!
Trollheimen & Sunndalsøra
Trollheimen and Sunndalsøra (~3hrs from Trondheim) are by any standard world-class for ski touring. They offer an alpine experience on par with any in Norway. Most tours start and end with fantastic fjord views and are some of Norway's longest descents! The areas here include the legendary Eresfjord, Øksendalen & Innerdalen as well as Storlidalen & Todalen, among others.
Bodø & the
Bodø and the northern coast are spectacular areas for ski touring - easily Norway's version of mainland Lofoten but with less people. A world class destination offering spectacular alpine experiences overlooking the open Norwegian sea or high mountain inland skiing overlooking large glaciers. The season here can be long, and includes areas Glomfjord, Meløy, Gildeskål, Bodø & Beiarn.
Ski & Sail
Sjunkhatten National Park
Sjunkhatten is a wild National Park with spectacular skiing just north of Bodø that is generally only accessible by boat. This experience is a new offer for us in 2022, and due to the logistics, only plan 1-2 trips here a season (April or May). The weather and conditions can be tricky but when its good it may be some of the best in the world. Guaranteed an adventure you will remember!
In addition to the above areas, we can offer guiding across Norway, including but not limited to:
- Lofoten and Vesterålen
- Tromsø & Lyngen
Please use the contact form below to send us an email if interested in any of these, or other, adventures!
Our main services are centered around avalanche courses and guiding. We offer a variety of set courses at all levels covering avalanche awareness, snowpack assessment, and backcountry first aid. Many of our courses, particularly at the beginner level, also incorporate skills in ski technique and the use of a variety of backcountry tools and equipment. All our operation focus on safety, practical skills and spending as much time as possible outside in the backcountry environment where we believe the best learning and the richest experiences are found. We have central operations in Trollheimen/Sunndalsøra in central Norway and Bodø region in northern Norway. However, we do also offer custom experiences and in other areas across Norway.
Our instructors and guides, Bastien Dupuy and Daniel Weiss, have over 30 years of skiing and climbing experience in alpine environments. This experience ranges from competitive alpine racing at the international level, to alpine climbing in Europe and North America, to backcountry skiing experience in Europe, Asia, and North America. They also hold extensive experience with wilderness first aid and rescue as well as many years of combined experience leading and instructing in various settings. Both hold advanced avalanche certifications from the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE).
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