I bought new equipment (Randonee) for ski touring a few weeks ago and the alpine mountains of Romsdalen in Norway was the first place I tested it. I attended a ski touring course there last weekend and it was great.
The mountains of Romsdalen are perfect for all levels. We went to Smørbotntind (1188 masl) and Kjøsen (1130 masl), both great for beginners as I am. I'm pretty good at walking up hills and really really bad at down hill skiing so I must admit it was a bit to scary for me. I should probably have started of at a ski resort.... But I do prefer the mountains :)
The views from the mountains were stunning and the length of the trips was great. There are many many tops in Romsdalen, new mountains to explore day after day.
We stayed at Hotel Grand Bellevue in Åndalsnes, good location. But I would also check out Romsdal Lodge in Isfjorden, run by one of our ski instructors Ida and her husband. They are both guides and from the area so they can both guide you and advice you on where to go.
Mountains of Romsdalen - I will be back!
The view from Smørbotntind!