Alpine skiing and snowboarding
Each one of Oppdal's four mountains is big enough to make it a good resort in Norway. And with the four mountains connected with one ski pass, Oppdal Ski Resort offers good variations in skiing. 39 different ski slopes in all difficulties, from easy, green runs to challenging black ones.
Ex-World Cup skier Marc Girardelli claims that Oppdal is the best giant slalom hill in the world.
There are two children and beginner areas, one terrain park and best of all - all four mountains face the sun. Check out the Oppdal trail map.
For the children
There are two children's areas at Oppdal Ski Resort, one in Vangslia and one in Stølen. They both face the sun, so cold temperatures are seldom a problem, even for the youngest skiers. Both hills have special slopes for kids, and every weekend there are kids' races with prizes for everyone.
With one single ski pass, you get access to Oppdal's four mountains, and a total of 18 lifts and 39 slopes.
Kids under the age of seven ski for free if they have a helmet. Helmet-rental is free.
Prices for the 2013/2014 season
Book your Oppdal ski pass online
There are three ski rental outlets in Oppdal, two in Vangslia and one in Stølen. Brand new and well prepared gear ensures you get the most of your skiing holiday. Snowboards, telemark and alpine skis, as well as cross-country gear are all available for hire.
Price example: Complete carving gear for adults: NOK 300 for one day. Check out the Oppdal ski rental site for details.
Get the most of your skiing holiday with an experienced instructor. Oppdal offers ski school for both experienced skiers and beginners. A varied terrain and experienced instructors ensure you get to try anything you want, and make the most of your holiday. Check out the Oppdal ski school site for details.
There are over 60 miles of perfectly groomed cross-country tracks in Oppdal. You can start your trip in the center of Oppdal, and reach scenic and beautiful mountain ranges. There are many kinds of cross-country trails in alpine valleys and/or slopes close to the center. A trip to the beautiful Gjevilvasshytta Cabin is recommended.
Because of its size, and the huge areas that are accessible from the lifts, Oppdal is good for off-piste skiing. You can find untouched powder several days after a snowfall. But be aware of avalanches, and please respect the avalanche forecast which can be found on the information boards at the lifts in Vangslia, Stølen and Hovden. Do not hesitate to ask the experienced ski patrollers about the avalanche risk.
The ski school offers guided tours, and the mountain guide Tor Olav Naalsund offers complete off-piste packages including randonnee tours outside the ski resort.
Winter without skis
Oppdal offers a wide range of activities for the visitor without skis. You can choose between exciting outdoor activities, or just a calm day indoors.
Oppdal Culture center has a swimming pool, cinema, theatre and a library, and free wifi.
You can also go bowling, curling or shopping in one of Oppdal's many fine shops, or take a break in one of the cosy coffee shops.
Where to stay
There are plenty of accommodation options in Oppdal, with many price ranges to choose from.
If you want to stay close to the ski lifts you can for example stay at Vangslia Fjelltun Apartments or hire a cosy cabin at Vangslia Cabins.
In the center of Oppdal you can stay at the brand new Skifer Hotel, Hotel Nor or Oppdal Gjestetun Apartments.
Dining and nightlife
The new restaurant and pub Spisbar is one of the nicest places to eat or spend an evening in Oppdal. Great food and a cosy atmosphere.
The best after-ski offers are in Loftet in Vangslia, Carving Café in Stølen and Låven in Sletvold.
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Getting to Oppdal
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From Oslo and Trondheim you follow the main road E6, and from Molde/Sunndalsøra you follow the road rv. 70.
Daily departures with the Norwegian State Railways (NSB) to Oppdal from:
- Oslo, travel time approximately 5 hours
- Oslo Airport, travel time approximately 4.5 hours
- Trondheim, travel time approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes
- Trondheim Airport Værnes, travel time approximately 2 hours
For more information, please visit the official website for Oppdal.