Raudåvatnet

Wind

Good: Easterlies // OK to poor: Westerlies // Poor: anything more South then W

The wind on the lake is approximately 60-70% of the yr forecast. With  SE winds the northern side of the lake gathers a lot more wind than the southern side. Gustiness is medium. The yr forecast needs to be above 5 m/s before it is worthwhile going up to the lake. One can kite here when there is a storm blowing elsewhere. It can get a bit gusty though. On NW wind it is kiteable but gusty. There are however lots of better spots for NW wind.

Level

Beginner

Ride

The lake offers good condition for a quick ride and people wanting to learn how to snowkite. The small hill in the center has trees on it which makes for a bit of terrain riding even if the light is flat. The ridge in the west of the lake can be used to jump a bit but care of the shrubs must be taken. Unfortunately it does not seem to be able to use the lake as a starting point to gain higher grounds. The vegetation surrounding the lake is too dense for that.

Dangers

It is a non regulated lake. Check the ice and keep way from the outflow.

Getting there

There is a public car park at the eastern end of the Solheimsdal. If you park close to the where the road ends and walk up to the lake it takes about 35 minutes to get to the lake. The snow on the road to the lake is often very hard from all the motor scooters. This  means one can easily walk up there with the snowboard boots.

On weekends and during the holidays there are motor scooters that can be hired for a lift. Cost is approx. 300 nok one way for up to 4 people to the center of the lake. Call Kåre 90121225 or any of the other numbers from the picture in the gallery.