Aarønes played 111 international matches for Norway between 1990 and 1999, scoring 60 goals. She was the top scorer at the 1995 World Cup, which was won by Norway. Also with the Norway team she won Bronze at the 1996 Olympics. In 1993 she became a European Champion with Norway, having been a runner-up in 1991. Aarønes also played for Norway in the 1997 European Cup and the 1999 World Cup. At club level with Trondheims-Ørn she won six cup competitions and five league championships between 1993 and 2000.