Norway is a veritable paradise for backcountry skiers. It has everything from incredible powder conditions, large remote tracts of backcountry and superb natural scenery. Best of all, there are no shortage of places to see and ski.
Aside from the aforementioned locations, there are plenty that are easier to reach from foreign starting points as well as even more remote than those listed above.
Svalbard is a perfect example of the latter. The small archipelago sits higher up that almost any other landmass and offer plentiful opportunities for intrepid backcountry skiers. Head to Spitzbergen for some incredible skiing by the sea and get the chance to see polar bears too.
Just a few hours south of Oslo, Sogndal is home to plenty of picturesque scenery and great skiing. It’s also generally winner and lighter than any of the aforementioned spots. Better for families, but still plenty scenic and exciting.
The Scanadanavian Mountains, which run along the border with Sweden are also closer to the capital and great for backcountry adventures too.
During the ski touring season, the weather in Norway varies depending on where you are. The west and south tend to be warmer and receive plenty of precipitation. Farther north it will be much colder and a bit drier, but there will still be plenty of snow.
Any trip to Norway likely begins with a flight into Oslo Airport (OSL). From here, you can take a connecting flight to anyone of the various regional airports throughout the country.
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