Purkeryggen på ski Skiing

  • Photo: Hallgrim Rogn

  • Photo: Hallgrim Rogn

  • Photo: Erlend Eggen

  • Photo: Erlend Eggen

Essential info

  • Destination: Valdres
  • Season: January-March
  • Difficulty: Expert
  • Distance: 5.8 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 630 meters
  • Duration: 2.5-5 hours

About Purkeryggen på ski

Purkeryggen is one of many fine summits in Vang. The tour starts at Haukåsen and follows at first the cross-country trail up the road to Lerholshøgda. On the way up you cross the bridge over Remmisåne. Continue along the road until you get to the first hump, turn right before the ground tilts and goes down again. From here you will follow the straight line into the woods until you pass the power line. If the snow is unstable, it is fine to take off the skins and run under the power line to the south. From here you have great forest skiing right down the way that you went up . There are many different lines through the woods to choose from. On days with stable snow, you can choose a safe way all the way up to Purkeryggen.


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