Snowshoeing, ski touring, cross country skiing and winter walking. It's all possible at Mt. Hoven. Loen Active offer guided tours. And when there is a Full Moon between November and February maybe we'll invite you for a unforgettable tour at Mt. Hoven. The evening sky is magnificent up here.
An easy way to explore the winter landscape, 1011 meters above the fjord. There are countless winter walking opportunities around Mt. Hoven, most offering fabulous views of the fjord and valleys. Snowshoes are preferred, but there are also 200-1000 meter long groomed trails in connection to Loen Skylift. Conditions dependends on the weather. For a more safe and informative trip we offer guided trips.
After your exertions, warm up in the Hoven Restaurant. Maybe a hot chocolate sounds tempting?
Enjoy the free and fun Family Slope, or the Action Slope for a real adrenalin rush.
We have divided the offer in a family slope that is free and accessible to all, and a more fast-paced slope where you have to rent Loen Active toboggan and helmet.
After spending our time in the snow, enjoy the view from Hoven Restaurant with something to eat and drink before returning to the lowland with Loen Skylift.
Use of the road/tracks to Oppheim
The road to Oppheim is prepared and maintained for transportation of equipment and for evacuation. Loen Skylift does not take responsibility for the safety, or that the road is open at all times. All activity on the road is at your own risk.
We ask those who plan to use the road to show consideration, and to adapt their speed. In the road you might meet machines, hikers, skiers and people on snowsledges. The road goes through areas with avalanche danger. Everybody should therefore consider the risk. See avalanche bulletin here.
Please note: From the parking lot at Oppheim it is 5 km back to Loen Skylift.
Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
The mountains surrounding Loen and Stryn invites you to great ski touring and backcountry skiing with views of fjords and mountains. Our experienced guides will adjust the trip based on the weather and snow conditions.
You have many summits to choose from, and even more downhill runs. Remember that that all skiing is on your own risk, and make sure you have the necessary skills for safe skiing, or bring along an experienced guide. Contact Loen Active for booking. Check the avalanche bulletin before heading out, and read the safety tips for Norwegian mountains.
For guided ski touring Loen Active cooperate with the certified IFMGA mountainguides from Breogfjell. With mt Hoven as the point of the departure, a suite of alpine ski touring opportunities opens up. Most of the skiing in this area is in complex terrain and some descents are on glaciers.
Short hike / Skitouring and freeride introduction:
From the top station there is just 150 vertical meter ascent to Mt.Skredfjellet. From here we can choose between several descents from between 300 vertical meters up to 1000 vertical meters, depending on the snow- and weather conditions.
Medium / Long hike
From the top station we continue up to Mt. Staurinibba (asc 400 vertical meters). From this peak we'll enjoy the stunning fjord view and prepare for the first 600 m descent towards Lohøgsætra. From this small summer farm we can either head back to Loen Skylift, go down to Loen Village, or go for a second ascent to Mt. Sundshyrna, Mt.Dispahyrna or Mt.Geitafjellshyrna. From these peaks we can drop down 1600 vertical meters to Stryn Valley. After a day you will have a total dsc of 2000 vertical meters with only 1400 m ascent.
Long / Extra long hike
We start by using the lifts at Stryn Vinterski to 1000mas. From the top station we hike to Mt.Natakupa (asc 400 vertical meter) before we drop down 1300 vertical meter to the Stryn valley. After a lunch at one of the nice local restaurants – we drive by taxi to the Loen Skylift and finish the day with the medium to long hike alternative. If the snow conditions all the way down to the fjord, you will be able to ski 3300 vertical meters, and skin up 1800 vertical meters.
One of the most spectacular traverses in Stryn is the Hoven – Storskredfjellet traverse. This is a long hike with many alternatives. If you would like to do the shortest version, you will have to ascend a total 1400 vertical meters which gives a total descend of 2100 meter skiing. For better skiing it is also possible to drop down many of the valleys on the way to Mt.Storeskredfjellet.
The program will be adjusted to meet your skiing/hiking skills and snow/weather conditions.
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When the weather allows, we'll make goomed Cross-Country tracks with world class view of the fjord, mountains and the Jostedalsbreen Glacier. Tracks will vary according to snow conditions and weather.
Status 19th of January 2018: Tracks to Mt. Skredfjellet, approx. 4 km both ways. Not cross-country standard.
Remember to bring skiing equipment, warm and wind/waterproof clothes, hat and gloves. Instructor can be provided on request. We recommend lunch or a hot chocolate in Hoven Restaurant before the return by Loen Skylift.
Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life