Første skitur i Marka

2 Nov

Season’s first ski in the local forest. Took the 41 bus to Sørkedalen Skole and then walked about 5km up Heggliveien before putting my skis on. Skied another 5km a little past the three-way saddle where you get a choice of going on to Søndre Hegglivann or up to Oppkuvvann:

sign

At this point the snow was over 20cm deep. Wet, but very skiable. Came back down the way I came up.

This was a satisfying first trip. It feels so right to go up from rain into freezing rain into slush into light snow and finally into heavy snow. The thick layer of frosting all over the forest made me warm and happy. All alone in the middle of the night with snowflakes sparkling in my headlight I was repeatedly dumbstruck by the beauty of it all.

Trip details:

  • Wax: Red.
  • Style: Classic. Unprepared trail.
  • Distance: 10km foot, 10km ski.
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