• Svarthøi
  • 1883 m
  • Primary factor 600 m
  • Oppland, Norway
  • Location: North 62.32318, East 008.33299 (GPS on the summit)
  • Difficulty: YDS class 2
  • Climbed May 25. 2020


How to get there:
Locate the alpine ski area Bjorli. Bjorli is located on the main Hwy. E-136 connecting Dombås and Åndalsnes, about 55 kilometer from Dombås. Turn off the Hyw. in Bjorli and drive towards the ski area. There is parking (pay in season) on your left hand side. This location is N62.26529, E008.21175, elevation around 560 meter.
Route description:
From the base of the skilifts, ascend the leftmost slope and continue to follow this run left where it forks. The upper part of the skiing area bends slightly right again, one should then continue to the top of the ski lift. This is location N62.28893, E008.22724, elevation near 1235m (Bjorlihøe). From here, one can ski a nice, almost horizontal line towards Mjølrakkhøi at 1384m. However, well before this, bend more right, cross shallow valley well below lake 1303m in order to arrive at the lower part of the Svarthøi slope near location N62.31553, E008.23726, elevation 1320 meter. From here, just head directly uphill, then more left directly towards the summit as you are near the 1800 meter level.
We drove up from Åndalsnes and started up the downhill slope at 0810. The entire ski area was closed due to the Corona pandemic. We had a rest at the top of the highest ski lift, then a second rest in the nice weather at the base of the final hill. We arrived at the cairn at 1330, the view was excellent and the weather likewise. We dug a sitting bench at the cairn and enjoyed being up here for 45 minutes. Finally returning, the downhill skiing was quite nice, predictable stable crust with some thin layer of newer snow on top. We were back at the car by 1650, a very nice way to end our days of skiing in the Romsdalen area.