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Submitted By: merrick on June 01, 2010

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From the top of Agassiz the line descends to down the high alpine ridge to the east.  Just short of the saddle it descends to the skiers right towards the south and town.  This route then followes the avalanche path and drainage for long beautiful run.  At the bottom you begin meandering right towards the Leroux fire scar.  Once you hit Freidlein Prairie Road this is the end of the run and you follow the road to skiers right back to snowbowl road. This is a long run, make sure you carry a map.  It flattens out at the end and you would like to get back to snowbowl road so you can get a ride back up to the ski area.  Please also be advised that this is the ski run where the only Arizona avalanche fatality occured, be smart.

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Romsdalen is an ideal climbing and skiing destination in Norway. It is easily accessible by train from either Oslo or Trondheim (nsb.no) or fly to Mølde. The access town is Åndalsnes. Most of the back country skiing needs a car but it is easy to hitch hike in this area because most locals are avid skiers/climbers and work offshore in the North Sea so they work 2 weeks then have 4 weeks free, so it isn't a problem to hitch. If you like warm, 24 hour light skiing. There is a road called Trollstigen that opens end of May or early June where you can ski right from your car at 2am. The best time for skiing here is spring..march, april. You ski right up from the fjord so each peak has amazing views. The classic mountain is Kirketakke.  I think Vengatind, Nonstind, and Finnan are also classics with over 1000 m runs.

How to Get There

It is easily accessible by train from either Oslo or Trondheim (nsb.no) or fly to Mølde. The access town is Åndalsnes.

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