|Estimated net time||3-4 hours|
|Difficulty||No difficulties, but beware of cornices on the right (north) side above 1200 metres.|
|Drinking water||No access to running water during winter, but several streams in the lower section during spring.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (May 2013).|
|Parking||Room for many cars at trail head.|
|Start height||425 metres|
|Vertical metres||1025 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||8.3 km|
From Ålesund drive road E39 to Sjøholt. Drive through Sjøholt centre, and turn right onto road 650, signed for "Geiranger" and "Stordal". Drive approximately 40 km and turn right to the Linge-Eidsdal ferry. Get the ferry across to Eidsdal, and turn right towards Geiranger when you exit the ferry. Drive 7.6 km and park on the right hand side of the road, outside some large garages belonging to the road maintenance team.
Start your hike by walking 180 metres back along road 63, and then turn left up a farm road (this is not the farm road next to where you've parked). Ski below the farm and around it on the right hand side. Then aim for an old wooden building above the farm, and pass this building on the right hand side. From here find your best route through the open forest, making sure you stay on the left hand side of the stream. From 550 metres ski directly west, aiming for Smogehornet's rounded east ridge. There's likely to be cornices on the right (north) side so don't ski too far right as you follow the ridge all the way to the summit, which is marked by a cairn and a post box that might hold a summit registration book.
Descend by reversing your ascent route.
17. May 2013
Sigurd and I drove from Brattvåg to Eidsdal on this warm constitution day, and the plan was to ski Smogehornet before driving to our cabin at Fjellsetra, where the others would meet us later in the day. We drove a little back and forth without finding a good trail head, but a helpful farmer gave us excellent advice on where to park and where to walk/ski.
We had to carry our skis up to 715 metres, after having walked easy terrain, and from here it was continuous skiing all the way to the summit. The snow was mostly firm, and allowed for fine skiing while descending.