If you thought that springtime signals the end of the skiing season, remember that there are high-altitude resorts in Norway where you can have fun on snow all summer long.
However, early starts are essential. The glaciers can be icy at first, but softens with the first rays to provide hours of good skiing. By about midday, the slopes might turn to slush – a perfect time for a cold beer, a swim and to sunbathe.
It depends on the snow and weather conditions when these summer ski centers open and close, so check the snow report before you go.
Stryn Summer Ski CenterThe center has a great terrain park that attracts snowboarders, jibbers and twin tip skiers from around the world. In addition there are several slopes varying in difficulty level.
Two lifts take you up to nearly 1,600 meters above sea level. From here you have wonderful views of mountains, green valleys, waterfalls and fjords. There are also possibilities for cross-country skiing from the top. Close to the Stryn Summer Ski Center lies the Old Strynefjell Road, one of Norway’s scenic national tourist routes.
Stryn Summer Ski Center is isually open from May to medio July, depending on the snow and weather conditions.
Galdhøpiggen Summer Ski CentreLocated below Norway's highest mountain Galdhøpiggen (2,469 meters above sea level) and on the Juvbreen Glacier, this is the summer ski center with the highest altitude in Norway. Here you have possibilities for powder even during the summer. The centerhas one slope suitable for snowboarders, downhill skiers and Telemark skiers.
The Galdhøpiggen Summer Ski Center is isually open from May to the end of October.
Folgefonna Summer Ski CenterEnjoy skiing on the Folgefonna Glacier, the third largest glacier on mainland Norway. Here you can go cross-country skiing, alpine skiing or try tricks and jumps in the centre’s terrain park. From the slopes at Folgefonna Summer Ski Centre you have a magnificent view over fjords and mountains.
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