Blåe Berge Skiing

  • Topptur til Blåe Berge, Valdres

    Topptur til Blåe Berge, Valdres Photo: Bjørn Tjomsland

  • Topptur til Blåe Berge, Jotunheimen, Valdres

    Topptur til Blåe Berge, Jotunheimen, Valdres Photo: Bjørn Tjomsland

  • Topptur til Blåe Berge, Mjellknapp, Valdres

    Topptur til Blåe Berge, Mjellknapp, Valdres Photo: Bjørn Tjomsland

Essential info

  • Destination: Valdres
  • Season: January-March
  • Difficulty: Demanding
  • Distance: 14 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 990 meters
  • Duration: 5.5-7.5 hours

About Blåe Berge

From the top of Blåe Berge you get a fantastic view of several 2000 meter peaks in Jotunheimen. Torfinnstindene loom majestically between Eidsbugarden and Bygdin. Blåe Berge is one of many fine skiing trips in Valdres located on the ridge between Slettfjellet and Rysntjednet. The descent starts in a valley formation between Blåe Berge and the 1681-peak and is sheltered in the lee of the wind from the west. You have 700 meters of height before it flattens out. Here the snow stays for a long time (May). It is perhaps the most fun to follow the bottom down. You pass east of Klantetjednet and continue down to Grønstølane before slide out Rysndalen and down Slettefjellvegen back to the car at the boom barrier. You can somewhat decide the steepness yourself, but is between 25-35 degrees. The bottom is normally safe from landslides, but you have to consider the conditions yourself because they will vary from day to day. Some major drifts often build up a little down the side, but you avoid them if you follow the bottom down. Upwards follow Delete Fjellvegen to the mouth of Rysndalen, before you take off and go into the depression just east of Sandhødn. Here, head slightly left and go on the south side of Belgjenøse and up on top in 1681 m. Getting there: Take the E16 at Hemsing bridge and follow Fv 293 past Åsvang school. Park your car at the start of Slettefjellvegen.


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