This tour follows groomed tracks. Please check the latest grooming status at http://skisporet.no/oppland/aurdalogkrukloypelag
Drive from Fagernes towards and past the Airport to the mountain lodge Nythun Høyfjellsstue (12 km). Parking at the lodge against fee (NOK 40,-).
The trails start on the other side of the road. Keep to the left uphill towards Tveitastølen. After the ascend you cross a wide, open plateau (approx. 2 km) until you come to a crossing at its other side. Take left here, for another ascend. Keep straigh ahead in teh next to crossings. The tracks climb all the way around the mountain of Smørlifjellet until you reach the highest point of the tour in the saddle southeast of the summit. In nice weather we recommend a side trip outside the groomed tracks to the summit point (1160 m.a.s.l.).
From the saddle, the tracks turn right, and you can now enjoy a beautiful long downhill run with the mountain of Binnhovdknatten ahead.
In the next crossing, where there’s a nice place for a rest in the sun in nice weather, turn right for a short, but steep ascend and then a fairly steep and curvy, potentially challenging (in hard snow conditions) downhill run to the summer farming area of Pilset. In slightly rolling terrain with small ups and downs you pass Smørlie and head back to Nythun.
We recommend sitting down for a coffe and the best homemade cinnamon rolls in Valdres at Nythun before you head home.