Morkenløypa Cross-Country Skiing

Easy and popular cross-country ski trail

  • The traditional shelter by the tracks.

    The traditional shelter by the tracks. Photo: Hallbjørn Langstein

Essential info

  • Destination: Lesja
  • Season: January–April
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 6.4 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 0 meters
  • Duration: 1 hours

About Morkenløypa

This is one the most popular cross-country skiing tracks at Bjorli, and it is considered to be a quite easy one. The track is well sheltered for wind, and you'll find some areas along the track by some south-facing fields which is suitable for skiing games.

Getting there

Exit the roundabout at E136 in Bjorli towards Bjorli ski resort. Here you can park at the big parking lot. Parking fee.

Otherwise you can start at a smaller parking lot east of Vetlegrenda. Drive towards the alpine skiing slope, but then turn right onto Skriuvegen right after the grocery store Bunnpris. Follow this road and you'll have the parking lot at your right hand side just before Vetlegrenda.

Trail description

Morkenløypa goes south-east from the ski resort. At the beginning you'll cross an open field before you are at the upper side of Vetlegrenda. The ski slope runs in flat and varied terrain in the forest, with a slight increase towards the Morken-farms. The trail runs through several cottage areas, and thus you'll have to be careful when crossing the roads. The track is well marked. Close to the easternmost part of the trail, you'll find a traditional shelter. From this point the trail returns in a slightly more hilly terrain further up in the valleyside. Recommended skiing direction is counterclockwise.

Facts

The cross-country skiing track is made up of two calssic trails. It will be prepared from Friday through Sunday by 10 o'clock.

Amenities

You can make a bonfire close to the traditional shelter, but then you need to bring your own firewood.

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