Both natural and artifical snow ensures that Bjorli is usually the first ski centre in the country to open, normally during the second half of October.
Bjorli Ski Centre is often used for training for ski teams from both home and abroad.
Bjorli has eight downhill slopes and four lifts, one of which is the new six-seater chairlift. The slopes also consist of two half-pipes, rails and a terrain park. There is also a nursery slope with its own two lifts for children and novices alike.
You will find many cross-country ski trails across Lesja with varying courses for both experienced and beginner skiers. Bjorli has many great marked courses in the surrounding forests and mountains. Bjorli Lesja Reiseliv is responsible for maintaining the ski trails and below you will find some brief details on some of the main courses:
Morkenløypa (8 kilometres)This trail has the start and finish point at the same place and starts by going eastwards from the ski centre. A popular course and one of the easiest with mostly flat terrain through the forests. You should be careful as there are several road-crossings to ski over. Nystuguberget (8 kilometres)This course is a little rough in parts but it is still an easy one. The course is round and it is nice to follow it in the direction of the sun. A pleasant and scenic ski trail. Einbuløypa (12 kilometres)The course starts in the Konleberget area and goes above the Einbu Farms through easy terrain. The trail is groomed every Friday morning. Fjelløypa (18 kilometres)A great round trip where you must take the ski lift up to the top of the mountain. One at the top, the trail goes in flat terrain. It comes down via Lake Bøvervatnet with many bends. The course is marked with branches in the mountain. Rånåkollen (15 kilometres)A popular course which goes around Rånåkollen. This round ytip is easiet to take against the sun's direction, but is better to go in the sun's direction when skiing down. Brøstdalen (14 kilometres)A little rough but still quite easy. This trail starts at the train station and goes through some nice scenery through the forests towards Brøstdalen. This course has just one track with the exception of the winter and Easter holidays when it is groomed with two sets. Barneløypa/Tidligløypa (2 kilometres)Both a child and training course with the intention of being ready for use as early as possible, even with artificial snow if necessary. Course are groomed on the following days:
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Bjorli is known for large snow amounts from early October to late April.
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