Rånåkollen Roundtrip Cross-Country Skiing

Ski-in ski-out access to the cross-country skiing trail from the railway station at Bjorli

  • Photo: Solveig Græsli

Essential info

  • Destination: Lesja
  • Season: January–April
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Distance: 13.3 kilometers (loop)
  • Elevation Gain: 0 meters
  • Duration: 2–2.5 hours

About Rånåkollen Roundtrip

This is a popular and nice cross-country ski trail that rolls around the characteristic mountain peak Rånåkollen.

Getting there

To get to the starting point of the ski-trail, you can either go by train to Bjorli station or you can park close by the recycling station in about 300 meter west from the roundabout in Bjorli. Free parking.

Trail description

There is no special recommended skiing direction in this cross-country ski trail, but it is easiest to go clockwise if there is a hard and icy track. Close to Kårebu, where Brøstdalsløypa enters, you'll find a traditional shelter - this is a nice place to take a rest.

The cross-country trail consist of two classic trails and a freestyle trail. 


The tracks are prepared in the weekends during the season, provided weather conditions.  


Traditional shelter with a campfire pan. Bring firewood. 


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