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  • #635598
    lameboard
    5 Posts

    Hello fellow Norwegian splitters!
    I study and live in Sogndal. I’m 23, been riding for 13 years and splitting for 3 years now.
    I just recently got my second splitboard, a Lib Tech T. Rice 164,5, after my first split, a Prior AMF 159 broke while attaching the climbing skin. I have the first generation Spark R&D Ignition bindings, but are looking to upgrade them to the Edison system this coming season if it’s gonna be as good as it looks. I recently switched out some older three-piece Black Diamond poles with the new Black Diamond Compactor poles, which is probably the smartest thing I’ve done in a while. They fit so nice inside my backpack while collapsed, and I don’t have to worry about them falling off like the old ones that I had to attach on the outside of the backpack.

    I can highly recommend splitboarding here in Sogndal, the last 2 years it’s been just ridiculously good snow and the terrain is really accessible(Svarteholten, Grånipa, Togga, Frudalshesten, Barnakona, Sogndalseggi, Synnevaskjer, Skjerdingane) with everrything from nice short hikes in the trees to longer and more alpine hikes with incredible views and desencts. Avalanche wise, it seems like Sogndal might be blessed with more stable conditions than closer to the ocean(Sunnmørsalpene, Lofoten, Tromsø) or further east(Hemsedal) in Norway. The reason for this is that it doesn’t get as much wind, nor does it get those long cold periods that can freeze high unstable avalanche conditions for a long period of time.

    Sogndal has two smaller ski resorts within 20 minutes of driving from town. Hodlekve, in Sogndalsdalen has a small lift that takes you above the treeline, and from there you can access the funnest snowboarding terrain in Norway with a 30 minute hike on your splitboard(bald claim, I know, but everyone that goes there agrees ;)). It’s a steep and open birch forest with alot of pillows and small(and some big) drops that is about 3 km wide and 500 meters of vertical drop down to the road, where you wait for the powder bus to take you back to the resort(30kroner a trip). You can easily get in 4 of the funnet runs you will ever take in one day(and the day after and the day after, as it rarly gets all tracked up before another dump hits it).

    Also, Sogndal is close to Jostedalen, which provides for great splitboarding(less crowded, and when tired of skinning up the same skin tracks week after week) all winter and spring at Vangsen, Hest and other great peaks. An hour of driving east of Sogndal, you will find the south-western and most alpine part of Jotunheimen, Hurrungane. Hurrungane is a range that provides great fall, spring and early summer splitboarding, with longer trips and many options for base camps with steep and challenching ascents and descents(some really steep and nice couliors) like Store and Midtre Ringstind, Dyrhagstind, Lauvnostind, Austabotntind, Steindalsnosi and Fannaråken.

    If anyone ever considers going to Sogndal for some split(or solid)boarding, hit me up and I will gladly show you around if I have the time(maybe in exchange of some guiding in other parts of this great country of splitboarding opportunities)!

    Have fun and be safe out there!

    #635599
    psycho_sw
    21 Posts

    Hi my name is Christoffer and i live/work in Tromsø, been riding for ever but it aint easy booting the big mountains around tromsø/tamok and lyngen so the last 3years ive been spliting.
    Im currently on a Prior spearhead/Spark burner lt/t1s and a couple solids.
    This season is gonna be awsome :thumpsup:

    #635600
    thowaa
    3 Posts

    Hi all! :santa:

    I started snowboarding in 1996 after ten years on telemark skis. I got snowshoes and started hiking summits with the board on my back in 2000. In 2007 I got my first splitboard :thumpsup:, a Voilé SD mojo 161 with Sparks R&D bindings. Summer 2011 I bought a new Voilé mojo RX 161 on a trip to the US, but it is unfortunately still unused. I lost the whole 11/12 season because of concussion :banghead:, so I am very keen on going splitboarding again. I’m still not fully recovered, but should be fit enough soon.

    For the most I go splitboarding in the Hemsedal area. I have also been to places like Rosendal, Voss and Sunnmøre. All my friends are on skis :shock:, so it would be fun to hook up with some other splitboarders. :grouphug:

    #635601
    psycho_sw
    21 Posts

    Im gonna try out my new spearhead and burner lt combination in tamok this weekend. Just shout out if someone is intrested to join.

    :thatrocks:

    #635602
    Tallak
    11 Posts

    Hi’y’all Norwegian splitters!

    I’m Are Tallak, snowboarding since -88 and splitting for a couple of years.

    Currently living in Hemsedal and shredding the Jones Solution Carbon 163w with Karakorams and G3.

    We’re holding another splitboardfestival here in Hemsedal late january together with RÅ Sport and Hemsedal Sport.

    BE THERE – it will be lowkey, cheap as a bun and all are welcome.

    http://www.haglevsworld.no/splitboardfest/

    This was last year in Romsdalen (VIDEO)
    http://vimeo.com/40466758

    #635603
    NorwegianDan
    109 Posts

    Hi guys.
    I live in Oslo. A long way from the mountains, so my pajero gets alot of mileage!

    Been snowboarding since 95 and done a lot of climbing the last 10 years. Got my first set of snowshoes in 2007 and my first splitboard in 2009. Currently own a Venture Odin which I ride with F2 bindings and Scarpa rando boots, and I have just ordered a 167 Furberg and Phantoms :disco:

    In love with Hurrungane and the surrounding areas, and really want to get more splitboard mountaineering done there.

    Would like to hear from anyone with similar interests!

    #635604
    ozsnowbum
    62 Posts

    Hey guys, Im from Australia and planning a trip around Norway for a month in May.
    Im wondering what you think my best plan of attack would be?
    I have the ski touring in Tromso guide book so should I just spend most of my time up there or should I be checking stuff out further south too?
    Cheers

    #635605
    y0k0
    4 Posts

    @ozsnowbum

    I would asume the conditions are a bit better in that area. I’m located in Bergen myself (a tad south), and mostly do trips in Voss & surrounding areas (1-2hrs out). Depending on how much snow falls before spring sets in, it’s hard to tell how the conditions will turn out. I haven’t had the chance to check it out around May, due to school, but hopefully this year me and a friend will have some time to test a few peaks. If you eventually plan to head down around here, I’m always looking for a chance to get out and ‘board some. Give me a shout if you want a local along 🙂

    #635606
    NorwegianDan
    109 Posts

    Difficult to give you a good answer!

    Norway is a very long country, so if you want to travel around you will be doing alot of mileage.

    May should be awesome regardless of where you go.

    I think my recommendation would be to pick an area, and then try to cover that in the time you have. That saves you the travelling and gives you more flexability with regards to the ever changing weather and conditions.

    I have never been, but Tromsø should be a good place to start. Also, check out Lofoten….

    Do what you can to get in touch with some locals so you can get around.

    Wish I could help out more.

    #635607
    the_dragon_no1
    43 Posts

    Heeeello there. Ronni is the Name, 29 years of age.. :scratch:

    Live up in the north of Troms, a place called Skjervøy (3.5 hour drive north from Tromsø)
    Been snowboarding for like 17 years preaty much.. but not much the last 10 maybe 🙁
    BUT yesterday i started building my DIY splitboard, couse i’m REALY ready to get back out there !!
    :headbang:

    #635608
    ozsnowbum
    62 Posts

    So it looks like due to limited time, I will only get early May to check out the mountains in Norway.
    This means I won’t get the chance to drive up north but will probably stay around The Sunnmore Alps, Sognefjord, Romsdalen areas.
    I’ve been trying to find more information about these areas, like maps, approaches, routes etc but cant find much.
    Any of you have experience in these areas?
    I will be riding solo most likely, so I’m looking for easy mellow terrain, preferably more popular routes with a few people around.
    Suggestions?

    #635609
    RuneG
    20 Posts

    Here is a good page for description of mountains in the Sunnmøre and Romsdal region.

    http://www.westcoastpeaks.com/Norway/more.html

    #635610
    NorwegianDan
    109 Posts

    @ozsnowbum wrote:

    So it looks like due to limited time, I will only get early May to check out the mountains in Norway.
    This means I won’t get the chance to drive up north but will probably stay around The Sunnmore Alps, Sognefjord, Romsdalen areas.
    I’ve been trying to find more information about these areas, like maps, approaches, routes etc but cant find much.
    Any of you have experience in these areas?
    I will be riding solo most likely, so I’m looking for easy mellow terrain, preferably more popular routes with a few people around.
    Suggestions?

    I’ll pm you my email adress and we can take it from there 🙂

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