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Off-piste addicts will love racing down the mountains at Geilo, Norway - Photo: Geilo Tourist Information
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: 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. Hundreds of kilometres of cross-country trails await.

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. 

Ski passes

Check out the latest ski pass prices or 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 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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Last updated:  2014-09-18
Geilo ski resort - Photo: Geilo
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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. Hundreds of kilometres of cross-country trails await.

Winter in Geilo

Source: Visitnorway

Skiing in Geilo

Geilo has 40 slopes and 18 lifts on two sides of the centre. In Geilo you can ski right down to the centre of the town.

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.

About Geilo

Tourist information in Geilo

The tourist information office is located in the center 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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