New, deep and dry snow needs wider skis. And longer skis carry better.
Some backcountry skis have steel edges, which provides safer skiing in icy and sloping conditions.
Backcountry skis with a waist are more fun for downhill skiing with the traditional telemark turn.
Climbing skins provides unmatched grip on steep slopes. When going downhill, the skins are removed.
Ski camber is not as important for backcountry skis. Ski length follows body weight and height.
Backcountry skiing is best done off-track and is not as dependent on waxing. But good glide does not hurt.
Park at The Panorama. Choose either (1) to follow the groomed ski trail towards Solgropen. At Solgropen you turn off the ski trail and continue straight to the right of the privy and up towards Digervålen. The second alternative (2) is to leave the groomed trail directly at Panorama in untouched snow straight up north over the frozen fens, continue up towards Digervålen. Here you can cross between mountain birches and enjoy the beautiful nature before you finally reach the top and have a first-class view of Hovärken and the mountains on the south side. Both tour tips are shown on the map above. Tip: look for and dare an exciting ride down the Secret Valley (Hemliga dalen).
A fun and challenging ride.
Park at The Panorama. Follow the ski trail to Solgropen and out on the Strådalsleden trail. Turn right/north and ski on the western slope of Digervålen through sparse birch forest. Round the waist of Digervålen and keep as much right and up as the terrain allows. Once at Digervålen’s northwestern shoulder, you see The Sonfjället mountain massif and perhaps the occasional shy mountain grouse.
Easy skiiing in sloping terrain. Some small hills.
Challenging skiing with wonderful views.
Quite easy skiing except for a steep slope.
Easy skiing and no steep slopes.