Geilo offers alpine and Telemark skiing for all levels with a large number of slopes. Snowboarders and jibbers can revel in several different terrain parks and Geilo is recognised as a world-class area for kite-skiing.
Geilo has a lot of 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.
Check out the 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.
Check out the latest ski pass prices or book your ski pass online.
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:
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:
Altogether, Geilo and Ustaoset have hundreds of 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 floodlit 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 the Norwegian mulled wine known as "gløgg".
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. The Ski centre and several other hotels in the area also offers after-ski.
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