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At the top of Stryn Ski Centre with a view over Nordfjord, Norway - Photo: Kåre Tonning
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At the top of Stryn Ski Centre with a view over Nordfjord, Norway Photo: Kåre Tonning

Winter in Stryn and Nordfjord

White snow, beautiful slopes and groomed cross-country trails all await in Stryn and Nordfjord.

Alpine/snowboard/Telemark

The period from November/December through to April usually offers excellent snow conditions in Stryn and Nordfjord, although because of the high mountains and the climate skiing is possible almost year round here. Ski lifts are available in Stryn, Gloppen, Eid and Hornindal.

Cross-country

Go skiing in vast areas with powder and several kilometers of groomed trails. The area boasts both national and international trails, which were used for the Nordic Championship in 1996, and the Nordic Junior World Championship in 2004.

Back-country skiing and snow-shoeing

The mountains in Stryn and Nordfjord range from a few hundred to about 2,000 meters above sea level. Alpine enthusiasts can choose between over 30 different mountain tops. Guided tours are offered by BergtattStryn,
 Norway AdvenTURes and Briksdal Adventure.

Ski resorts

Stryn Winter Ski Center 
Located four kilometers from Stryn town centre. Two ski lifts: 1,180 and 1,400 meters. Vertical drop of nearly 700 meters. Six runs with different levels of difficulty. Lifts for children. Ski rental. Cafeteria. 300 parking spaces. Night skiing. Artificial snow production. Two kilometers of illuminated cross-country tracks. Great starting point for exploring the mountain tops in the area. More info about Stryn Winter Ski Centre.

Ullsheim, Markane
Ski stadium, 40 kilometers of cross-country tracks. Large park. Floodlit track. New biathlon park. Artificial snow production. Kiosk/cafeteria. Locker room. Sauna. Well-equipped kitchen. Large preparation room. Function hall available for rent. Arena for the 1996 Nordic Championship and the 2004 Nordic Junior World Championship. More info about Ullsheim, Markane.         

Nordfjord Fritidssenter, Nordsida
Activity park, cross-country and ski jump. 13 kilometers of groomed cross-country trails, five kilometers available for night skiing. Cafeteria open on Sundays. Large ski jump park. Five jumps: K10, K25, K40, K70, K90. Preparation room. A 400-meter long rope lift. Locker rooms, showers. Accommodation. Great starting point for cross-country skiing in the nearby mountains. Arena for the 1996 Nordic Championship and the 2004 Nordic Junior World Championship. More info about Nordfjord Fritidssenter, Nordsida.

Harpefossen Ski Center
Arena for county championships in alpine skiing. Good lift capacity and groomed slopes. Large area for powder runs. Arena for biathlon. Night skiing available for alpine and cross-country skiing. More info about Harpefossen Ski .  

Breimsbygda Ski Center
Located 600 meters above sea level. 250 meter vertical drop. Four ski lifts: Two main lifts, one children's lift and one lift suitable for disabled people. Groomed slopes, day-and night skiing available. Pipe and big jump. Three kilometers of groomed cross-country trails, also available at night. Cafeteria. Ski and helmet rental. More info about Breimsbygda Ski Centre

Hornindal Ski Center 
Located five kilometers north of Grodås. Cross-country, alpine and ski jump. Two-and-a-half kilometers of groomed cross-country tracks, also available at night.  A 450-meter long rope lift. Excellent groomed slopes in beautiful surroudings. More info about Hornindal Ski Centre.

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Last updated:  2013-07-15
 - Photo: Kåre Tonning
 - Photo: Arvid Hatledal

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At the top of Stryn Ski Centre with a view over Nordfjord, Norway - Photo: Kåre Tonning

Winter in Stryn and Nordfjord

White snow, beautiful slopes and groomed cross-country trails all await in Stryn and Nordfjord.

Winter in Stryn and Nordfjord

Source: Visitnorway

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