Recommended clothing and equipment when skiing in the Norwegian mountains

Right clothing and equipment are essential for successful skiing tours in the Norwegian mountains. Here are our recommendations for a pleasant and safe tour.

Publisert: 14. oktober 2023

Your clothing and gear does not have to be the latest fashion, but it should protect you against weather and wind.

The innermost layer should keep the skin dry and provide insulation. Choose wool garments that fits snugly. The intermediate layer provides insulation and transport moisture away from the body. They may be made of wool or fleece. The outer garments must provide wind and moisture protection.

A loaded winter back pack should not weigh more then 14 kg. Weigh your back pack for control.

The following list is a suggestion of what you should bring on a ski tour from cabin to cabin in the Norwegian mountains.

Pack light and don’t take too much!


  • Long underwear (wool)
  • Thick sweater (wool/fleece)
  • Wool socks
  • Long windproof mountain hooded jacket or anorak
  • Mountain ski trousers or wind proof trousers
  • Woollen gloves and windproof mittens
  • Gaiters/leggings
  • Skis (minimum 50 mm wide, with steel edges)
  • Strong mountain ski poles with substantial baskets
  • Sturdy ski boots (leather)
  • Ski wax, scraper

Protection against weather

  • Sun glasses and goggles
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Extra pair of gloves/mittens
  • Balaclava/Turtleneck
  • Extra woollen underwear
  • Raingear (if you do not have waterproof mountain clothing)
  • Thick sweater, fleece jacket or down jacket
  • Skins for skis

Emergency equipment

  • Personal first aid kit
  • Light repair kit
  • Emergency ration food (chocolate, raisins, nuts, etc.)
  • Emergency bivouac for mountaineers
  • Shovel
  • Thermos and lunch packet
  • Headlight/flashlight with extra batteries
  • Knife
  • Matches/lighter
  • Sleeping mat
  • Sleeping bag
  • (Probe)

In the cabins

  • Light indoor shoes/clothes
  • Toilet articles, small towel
  • DNT-membership card
  • Cash/credit card
  • Evt. sleeping liner 
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