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Off-piste addicts will love racing down the mountains at Geilo, Norway Photo: Geilo Tourist Information
Photo: Geilo Tourist Information
Photo: Terje Bjørnsen
Photo: Nils Erik Kjellman
Photo: DESTINASJON GEILO
Photo: Terje Bjørnsen
Photo: Keith Warrick
Photo: Nils Erik Kjellman

Winter in Geilo

Geilo offers a selection of family-friendly slopes, some of which are floodlit at night. There are 341 miles of prepared cross-country trails.

Geilo offers alpine and Telemark skiing for all levels with a total of 39 slopes. Snowboarders and jibbers can revel in 4 terrain parks and Geilo is recognised as a world-class area for kite-skiing.

Geilo has 18 ski lifts of different types, and its maximum capacity is more than 25,000 passengers per hour. There are rarely queues.

The ski season lasts from the beginning of November until the end of April.

Piste map.

For the children 

Geilo is a children's paradise, with activities for children of all ages, both outdoors and indoors.

At the ski resort there are children's slopes, sledging slopes, treasure hunts, cross-country skiing orienteering, ski schools and great skiing tracks that are suitable for children. 

The youngest children may enjoy spending time at Trollklubben kindergarten at Geilolia Ski Centre whilst the adults are out on the slopes. This is an approved kindergarten for children between one and six years old. It is open from Christmas until the end of season. 

Ski passes

Prices for the 2013/2014 season  
Book your ski pass online

Ski hire

The ski hire outlets in Geilo offer the most modern and newest skiing equipment in all categories. You can hire top-quality skiing equipment adapted to your skill level and needs at the following places:

Ski school

The ski schools in Geilo are for everyone, whether you wish to learn to master carving, alpine skiing, Telemark skiing, snowboarding or cross-country skiing. Choose between the following schools:

Cross-country skiing

Altogether, Geilo and Ustaoset have 341 miles of prepared cross-country tracks in both forest and mountain terrain. The tracks are suitable for freestyle cross-country skiing, and some of them are illuminated in the evening.

You can get a map of the trails from the tourist information in Geilo, or at most hotels and cabins. You can hire cross-country equipment from the ski hire outlets mentioned above.

Winter without skis

Sleigh rides: Enjoy a winter adventure by sleigh with wonderful nature, some good stories, torches and "gløgg" (Norwegian mulled wine).

Dog sledding: Choose from several dog sledding trips - different durations are available. 

Guided tour on snowshoes: Join a local guide for a wintry walk. 

Where to stay

In Geilo you can choose from traditional, fashionable or modern hotels, apartments, cabins, mountain lodges or camp sites. Book your accommodation online.

Ski in/ski out
Stay in one of the modern apartments at Havsdalsgrenda or a hire a cosy cabin at Hallinggrenda Holiday Cabins at Kikut.

Next to Geilolia Ski Center you can stay at Geilolia Cabins.

Read more about where to stay in Geilo.

Dining and nightlife

You will be spoilt for choice when eating out and drinking in Geilo. Here you will find many exciting bars, pubs, cafès and restaurants in all price categories to choose from.

Try the traditional restaurant Hallingstuene with the famous Norwegian TV-chef Frode Aga, or the tasteful club sandwich at Sofias Café and Bar at Bardøla Høyfjellshotell.

If you want to try the after ski in Geilo you can go to Dr. Holms Hotel and check out Recepten Pub or Skibaren. Off-Pist Lounge also offers after ski in Geilo centre.

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Last updated:  2013-09-20
Geilo ski resort - Photo: Geilo
Geilo ski resort
Ski resort facts
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15
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  • Slopes

  • Slopes in total (km)
    35
  • Floodlit slopes
    6
  • Terrain parks
    4
  • Nursery slopes
    5
  • Off-piste
  • Cross-country trails (km)
    550
  • Lifts

  • Surface lifts
    13
  • Chair lifts
    5
  • Gondola lifts
    0
  • Children’s lifts
    9
  • Vertical drop

  • Vertical drop (m)
    378
  • Ski school and ski rental

  • Guided trips
  • Alpine ski school
  • Snowboard school
  • Ski rental
  • Accommodation

  • Hotel
  • Cabins/chalets
  • Apartments
  • Rooms to let
  • Mountain lodge
  • For the children

  • Children’s ski school
  • Children’s ski rental
  • Ski kindergarten
  • Free ski pass
  • Places to eat

  • Piste cafés/restaurants

Interest:  Skiing, Mountains

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Alpine skiing in Geilo, Norway - Photo: Geilo Tourist Information

Winter in Geilo

Geilo offers a selection of family-friendly slopes, some of which are floodlit at night. There are 341 miles of prepared cross-country trails.

Winter in Geilo

Source: Visitnorway

Hiking in Geilo

Recommended hiking areas around Geilo include the Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau and Geilotoppen Mountain.

Hardangervidda Mountain Guiding

Bring your walking boots and join a guided hike on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau between Oslo and Bergen.

Summer activities in Geilo

Hike from the top of Geilolia, join a riding trip, try river rafting in Numedalslågen or go off-road biking - all this is possible in the Geilo area.

Tour suggestions in Geilo

Here are some suggestions for excursions in and around Geilo. Drive your own car, use a bicycle or go for a journey with the Bergen or Flåm Railways.

About Geilo

Tourist information in Geilo

The tourist information office is located in the centre of Geilo, and provides all the information you need to make the most of your stay in the area.

Key facts about Geilo

Geilo has 2,500 inhabitants. The village centre is located 798 metres above sea level.

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