Official information for Åndalsnes and Romsdalen since 1930
You follow the south-west ridge to the summit. Photo:

Kjøvskartind in Isfjorden is a wonderful alpine mountain, especially for Telemark skiing. The bowl shaped south faces offer a great variety of lines to ski. Spring snow, or good, stable winter conditions are best for the descent. The summit of the ridge can be windswept, so beware of rocks covered by light snow on the upper part.

Øvre Kavli in Isfjorden is a good starting point. Park the car by the bridge about 1,5 kilometres further from where you pay the toll for driving the road. You follow the route in the direction of an another famous mountain; Kirketaket, but after you cross the bridge you head stright to the east, and continue past the south flank of Kirketaket. There is a 5 kilometres gentle stretch rising 550 vertical metres up to the foot of Kjøvskardtind.

Follow the south-west ridge to the summit. Fantastic view in a majestic environment!

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Plenty of space down the south flank. Photo:

The book Ski touring in Romsdal also describe an alternate route to the top; a longer and more challenging descent from Grøvdal.

The regular route back down is the south flank. The snow is often good on the sheltered south flank. Look for the best snow and enjoy 800 vertical metres downhill.

The flank to the north of the couloir is an excellent alternative when there is enough snow and the quality is good.