At Kvitfjell you will find everything from steep Olympic "black diamond" runs, to innocent green slopes and children's skiing areas where speed is not the first priority.
The snow production facilities cover as much as 85 percent of the slopes, making Kvitfjell one of the first ski areas to open in Norway every year, as well as one of the ski areas with the most skiing days every season. Kvitfjell can boast enviable levels of snowfall, ensuring a snow-filled season stretching from the early part of November until the end of April.
The resort, which has 11 lifts, has a lift capacity of 13,500 persons per hour, and a drop of 854 metres. A total of 28 kilometres of immaculately groomed slopes lie waiting for you.
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The terrain park is situated on Kvitfjell's Middle Station. There are three courses with 30 elements. Here you will find many challenges with varying degrees of difficulty. The two main areas provide endless hours of fun for both the careful and the care-free, whether on alpine skis, snowboard or twin-tips. Choose from exciting jumps, rails, and a host of other thrilling elements.
The Middle Station: Separate children's area equipped with two lifts (belt lift for the youngest). Here you will also find a heated recreation lounge full of exciting activities for kids.
The Westside: Nursery slope with separate lift. Children under eight years of age wearing a helmet can ride the lifts free of charge.
Buying your lift pass at Kvitfjell also allows you the freedom to try the slopes at the other centres in the Lillehammer ski-pass area, currently comprising of Hafjell, Skeikampen, Gålå and Sjusjøen.
Prices for the 2012/2013 season
Key card NOK 75 in addition to the ski pass if needed.
Kvitfjell's ski school can be found by the equipment hire at Kvitfjell Plaza in front of GudbrandsGard Hotel. Book ski lessons online. .
At Kvitfjell there are two ski rentals, one on each side of the mountain. At the Middle Station you can hire your equipment at Sport 1 Kvitfjell. On the west side of Kvitfjell you can hire your equipment at White Mountain Sport.
Kvitfjell can offer 130 kilometres of perfectly groomed trails all starting in Kvitfjell. Starting points to choose from include the hotels, the summit or the west side of the hill.
The trails at Kvitfjell join together with those of Skei and Gålå giving a total of 600 kilometres of cross-country trails.
At Kvitfjell Ski Resort, your safety is of the utmost importance. The Skipatrol is a highly qualified team of safety and rescue personnel who cover all trails and slopes daily. Kvitfjell accepts no responsibility for skiers who venture outside of the marked areas, and it is strongly advised against it.
Unforeseen dangers and obstacles can be present when free skiing in these hazardous areas. Never underestimate the possibility of an avalanche. Respect all warning signs and marking.
Where to stay
Kvitfjell has a wide range of accommodation options, most of them right by the slopes. You can rent a cabin or apartment with ski in / ski out throuh Kvitfjell Booking.
GudbrandsGard Hotel is Kvitfjell's "Mountain Castle", and is considered one of Norway's finest hotels.
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Dining and nightlife
All that fresh air and snow is almost certain to give you an appetite. At
Kvitfjell you will find a range of good quality restaurants and cafés - simple or sophisticated, whatever takes your fancy. Fresh cotton tablecloths and a fantastic wine cellar; or perhaps you would be happier with the best hot dogs for kilometres around.
Gourmet hot dogs, soups and a variety of drinks. Popular venue for après-ski.
Fully licenced ski café. Comprehensive menu and après-ski.
Situated on the west side of Kvitfjell. Lunches, pizza, coffee and cakes. Après-ski and private parties. Fully licenced.
Restaurant offering local culinary traditions with an international touch. GudbrandsGard Hotel also has a ski bar, wine cellar and après-ski.
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Getting to Kvitfjell
Driving directions to Kvitfjell Middle Station: Exit E6 at Fåvang and follow the signs towards Kvitfjell. After 10 kilometres, follow the sign towards Middle Station and hotels.
Driving directions to the Westside: Exit E6 at Fåvang and make take it left after two kilometres following the sign towards Kvitfjell Vest. Follow the same road for about six kilometres and you will pass a lift on the right-hand side.
Take the Kvitfjell Ski Bus between Lillehammer and Kvitfjell Westside.
Departures from Lillehammer Train Station 9:30 am. Departure from Kvitfjell's Westside 15 minutes after the lifts close.
Price one-way: From Lillehammer/Øyer NOK 50. From Tretten NOK 40. From Fåvang NOK 30.
There are daily departures from Oslo to Ringebu station with the Norwegian State Railways (NSB). Complete the short journey from Ringebu to Kvitfjell by taxi.