A very real alternative to the Alps, that is provided that you are satisfied with limited downhill skiing. The largest resort in Norway is Hemsedal and that offers 47kms of pisted runs. If you are looking for alternatives then this could be the place for you, the cross country ski scene in the Scandanavian countries is huge and you will be spoilt for choice with long trails linking all areas in the valleys with refuges on the way where you can stop for refreshments and shelter. 

The snow is reliable and the season is long. The daylight hours in mid winter are short, in December you have 6 hours of daylight January, 7 hours and February, 9 hours for this reason most people will choose to go in March or April. The well known resorts in Norway are Geilo 34kms pisted runs andVoss 40 kms pisted runs. The town of Lillehammer is well known for the 1994 Olympics but it is a lakeside town and not a ski resort the skiing is some distance from the town.

Ski Resorts in Norway


Geilo Hemsedal Lillehammer
Voss

 

Accommodation Options for Norway


It may be important to point out to clients that the cost of Alcohol in Norway is very highly taxed and as a consequence of this après ski is quiet, apart from weekends when all the resorts fill up with locals.

 

 

 

Ski Hotels & Apartments in Norway

There are many hotels and apartments in Hemsedal with the Hotel Skogstad highly recommended as is the Alpin Lodge Apartments. In Geilo there are four catered chalets two sleeping 10 people and two sleeping 8 people these are catered and are very popular in the UK market Chalet Forest I.

 

 

 

 

Weather

 

The weather at Northern latitude is very important to the comfort and convenience of British skiers so here is a chart to give you some idea of average daylight hours, snow depth and temperature.

 

 

 

 

Travel Options

 

The main airports are Fagernes(VBD) and Oslo (OSL) flights from the UK are available from Gatwick Heathrow and Manchester all of these are charter flights and are available on weekends only.

 

 

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