Ski Norway


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Ski Norway

 

Norwegian ski resorts may be popular, but there is still plenty of room for everyone – lovely, wide pistes and superb lift capacity makes skiing in Norway very much a carefree experience. Facilities and equipment hire are nothing short of brilliant in Norway, and tuition with helpful, English speaking instructors for adults and children is found almost everywhere. In many resorts, children get free lift passes, and often free equipment too. Children have their own areas on many of the slopes and crèches and nannies are normally available.

 

Off piste there's plenty to keep everyone entertained. Norway's après ski is amongst the best to be found in Europe and after a hard day on the piste you won't be short of great restaurants and bars.

 

Then there's the husky sledding, tobogganing and ski fishing plus much, much more.
It is also worth noting many of Norway's resorts are perfectly positioned should you fancy a day trip to the magnificent fjords, or perhaps shopping in Oslo or Bergen.

 

NORWEGIAN SKI RESORTS

 

 

Lillehammer / Hafjell

Lillehammer was the host to the 1994 Winter Olympics. The resort offers great snow and excellent amenities for the whole family. An excellent mix of great snow conditions and long standing winter sports traditions will make your holiday experience in one of Norway's most established resorts hard to beat.

 

Lillehammer is the ideal Alpine town during the winter months and offers a large number of award winning restaurants and a wide selection of shops. The excellent ski centre is located at Hafjell, just 15 minutes away by bus, and offers a mountain village feel with full amenities and a great range of accommodation.

 

Lillehammer Information
Ski Hafjell

 

Geilo

Geilo is perhaps one of best all round ski resorts in Norway and certainly close to unique when it comes to the closeness of the town to the ski lifts. This pleasant village has grown in popularity but still maintains its charm.

 

The pistes around Geilo are of international standard but there is plenty of space for the beginner. Situated half way between Oslo and Bergen on the scenic railway line which runs between these two cities, Geilo lies on the northern edge of the Hardangervidda, Northern Europe’s largest mountain plateau, and is is easy to get to. It even has its own airport.

 

Ski Geilo

 

Beitostolen

The fantastic resort of Beitostolen is ideally suited to those looking for a more relaxed kind of slope, with very little in the form of lift queues and great accommodation at the bottom of the mountain. Located just 40 km from the airport this resort provides skiers and snowboarders with all the usual amenities in a relaxed atmosphere.

 

Family activities run throughout the winter and can offer a sometimes much needed break from the slopes. The centre of Beitostolen is located at the base of the mountain, next to the lifts and within just metres of many of the hotels and apartments. The town also boasts a good selection of shops, bars and restaurants.

 

Gaustablikk

Located south west of Oslo and standing at the centre of a magnificent landscape in upper Telemark. The scenery alone, over the tree filled plateau up to Gaustatoppen, is a spellbinding natural sight.

 

Gaustablikk is the place to visit for a combination holiday as all of the accommodation is ski in/out from both the slopes and the numerous cross country trails.

 

The town of Rjukan, which is located just to the north, provides a fantastic array of shops and restaurants; as well as being a site of historic importance. The entire resort has a heart warming and ultimately friendly atmosphere.