The list of the largest ski resorts in Norway is based on figures from the Norwegian Alpine Resorts Association.
Trysil is Norway's largest ski resort, with 39 lifts and 71 kilometres of runs connecting three sides of the mountain into a varied alpine facility. Trysil is popular with families and has a good ski school.
One of Norway’s largest ski areas and considered by many the best. Hemsedal is versatile with 24 lifts, 51 slopes and activities for all ages.
As the site for the giant slalom and slalom events during the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics, Hafjell, located 15 kilometres from Lillehammer, offers cool skiing. Take the gondola to the top and choose between many long cruisers - the resort has 40 kilometres of slopes divided over 31 runs.
One of Norway’s oldest ski resorts, with 40 slopes and four terrain parks, Geilo is recognised as a world-class area for kite-skiing. It is also a family-friendly resort, with designated slopes and plenty of activities on offer for children.
With 18 slopes and 7 lifts, Oslo Winter Park Tryvann is smaller than other Norwegian ski resorts, but nevertheless offers good skiing only 20 minutes from Oslo city centre. The World Snowboarding Championships (WSC) were held here in February 2012.
Good vertical runs and a convenient location only 100 kilometres from Oslo, make this a popular ski resort. Norefjell was the site for the alpine skiing events during the 1952 Oslo Olympics.
A total of 39 slopes spread over four mountains, together with 18 lifts, offer a good mix of options, from steep pitches for advanced skiers to gentler runs for beginners. Oppdal lies about 130 kilometres south of Trondheim.
The largest ski resort in southern Norway, located in the Setesdal Valley, Hovden boasts 27 slopes, 8 lifts and over 27 kilometres of groomed descent.
This relatively small ski resort just north of Lillehammer, features the magnificent Olympic Downhill Run used for the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics. By the way, the last pitch of the run is much steeper than what appears on TV. You will also find a large children’s area at Kvitfjell.
Just over an hour’s drive from Oslo, Kongsberg is a modern ski resort with a mixture of easy, medium and more challenging slopes. These are not among the longest you will find in Norway, but they nevertheless offer good skiing. Kongsberg also has a slalom hill for competition, a terrain park and a separate slope and lift for children.
All the Norwegian ski resorts above have in recent years developed excellent facilities for children - they are as a result very family-friendly destinations.