Smørkoll - round trip is a family friendly slope in Beitostølen that follows groomed tracks. This is a very populat trip and at times can be quite crowded. If the winds are strong or you have smaller children in your party, you can turn left in the 3rd crossing and continue the loop along Green 2. This shortens the trip with approx. 5,7 km.
This trip is 11.5 km (ca. 17 km).
Follow road 51 to Beitostølen and turn left in the centre towards Beito. After 600 m there’s a parking lot on the right hand side. The tour starts here.
Take the track Green no. 1 to the right uphill into the birch forest. In the first crossing after 1.5 km, you continue to follow Green 1 but you will come back from the other track Blue 2. The next crossing is just a kilometer ahead, and here you follow the track Blue no. 2. After another kilometer, you reach the forest edge. In the crossing here you turn right uphill towards Blue 3. You can already see the next crossing which is 500 m ahead. Here, turn left onto Blue 7. You can now enjoy a wide view and a slightly downhill run towards the summer farming area of Smørkoll, just below the hill with the same name. Here, the trails turns 90 degrees to the left. For a prolonged trip of an extra 5.7 km, you can choose to follow Blue track 4, but we continue along Blue 7 until the next crossing about 1 km ahead (where Blue 4 comes back from the right). Just before the crossing you'll see a shelter hut you can warm up in or just take a break. In the crossing you turn left, and after 600 m you reach Blue 2 again. Follow it to the right. After 2 km you are back on Green 1 which again you follow to the right downhill back to the parking lot.
Be aware! Parts of this trip cross open, flat country and can be very exposed to wind and weather.
Please check the latest grooming status at http://skisporet.no/oppland/beitostolen