The Olympic resorts
The two Olympic ski resorts, Hafjell and Kvitfjell, have become one destination. One lift pass gives you access to alpine slopes, several terrain parks, hundreds of kilometres of groomed cross-country trails, lots of ski lifts and even a gondola. Here you will find alpine challenges worthy of an Olympic champion, but at the same time Hafjell/Kvitfjell embraces the needs of families, with an extensive range of suitable slopes and activities. Not to mention the terrain park enthusiasts, who can enjoy one of the Nordic countries' most extensive facilities. Hafjell and Kvitfjell are connected by a free shuttle bus, which takes you between ski resorts in just 30 minutes.
- Combined Hafjell/Kvitfjell lift pass
- Shuttle bus on specific days throughout the season
- Alpine slopes, som of which are illuminated for night skiing
- Many ski lifts and a gondola
- Several terrain parks, from beginners to experts.
- One of Norway's biggest network of cross-country trails.
- Plenty of accommodation options including hotels, cabins and apartments.
- Large selection of restaurants.
- Areas for children and teenagers.
45 minutes north of Lillehammer you will find Kvitfjell, the ski enthusiast's winter paradise. Here you will find challenges and excitement for all skill levels, whether you brave the Olympic downhill course or enjoy your first ski experience in the family areas on Kvitfjell’s west side. The west side is a perfect starting point for families with children, with easy access from the E6 and a new service building with a ski café, ski rental and a sports shop.
The ski enthusiast's winter paradise
Kvitfjell is a varied and snow-safe ski resort with challenges for all levels. The resort is often the first ski resort to open its slopes in the autumn and one of the last to close at the end of April. VG, Norway’s biggest newspaper, named Kvitfjell Norway's best alpine resort for skiers. The key to its success is that is offers skiing of the highest quality. Over 100 snow cannons and the same crew who prepares the annual World Cup races, means you can always look forward to perfect, freshly prepared snow under your skis.
In Kvitfjell, children can play their way to new skills and knowledge through "Junior Ski Patrol" and Snow Robber Land. In Snow Robber Land the little snow robbers can go on treasure hunts and try out the snow robber ships, but watch out for the snow robber cannon. The area has been expanded with a ski practice area and terrain park elements, jumps and a junior ski cross slope, as well as a new carpet lift. The Snow Robber Fort itself is also the headquarters of the "Junior Ski Patrol", the crew that keeps an eye on the ski resort. Young skiers get their own vest, walkie-talkie, sticker and a voucher card, which gives them a discount on hot beverages in the food outlets.
Cafés, after-ski and luxury
On the slopes Kvitfjell offers cosy cafés and after-ski venues with character. Choose between places like the Ski-café or the bodega by Tyrihanstunet, Koia or the new Skitorget Café on the west side. In the middle of the slopes you will easily spot one of Norway’s best and most distinctive hotels, GubrandsGard. With its swimming pool, night club, restaurants and spa facilities you have everything you need to spoil yourself in rugged luxury.
Service and cross-country skiing
From the top of Kvitfjell the cross-country trail network spreads out both to the east and the west. You will find ski rental and a sports shop on both sides of the mountain. With the ski school's highly skilled instructors you can let your children gain their first alpine ski experience or improve your own technique. If you feel like giving your alpine skis a rest, you can enjoy the unique nature of the Norwegian mountains and roam freely on the hundreds of kilometres of prepared cross-country trails.
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Snow guarantee in Kvitfjell
There are ski lifts on both sides of the mountain and a certain amount of alpine slopes that are guaranteed to be operational and open. These are guaranteed by GudbrandsGard Hotell, Kvitfjell Booking and Kvitfjell Alpine Resort.
The snow guarantee is only valid for cancellation of pre-booked stays and lift-passes (excluding season passes) if the snow guarantee is not fulfilled.
First expected day open: 2 November
Last expected day open: 21 April
Opening hours (2 November – 1 February): 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Opening hours (4 February – 28 February):
- Sunday - Thursday: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
- Friday - Saturday: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Night Skiing: (Except on national holidays)
- Tuesdays and Fridays: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
- Thursdays (17 december - 11 April): 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where to stay
Kvitfjell has a wide range of accommodation options, most of them right by the slopes. You can rent a cabin or apartment with ski in / ski out through Kvitfjell Booking.
GudbrandsGard Hotel is Kvitfjell's "Mountain Castle", and is considered one of Norway's finest hotels.
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Dining and nightlife
All that fresh air and snow is almost certain to give you an appetite. At Kvitfjell you will find a range of good quality restaurants and cafés - simple or sophisticated, whatever takes your fancy. Fresh cotton tablecloths and a fantastic wine cellar; or perhaps you would be happier with the best hot dogs for kilometers around.
Gourmet hot dogs, soups and a variety of drinks. Popular venue for après-ski.
Fully licenced ski café. Comprehensive menu and après-ski.
Situated on the west side of Kvitfjell. Lunches, pizza, coffee and cakes. Après-ski and private parties. Fully licenced.
Restaurant offering local culinary traditions with an international touch. GudbrandsGard Hotel also has a ski bar, wine cellar and après-ski.
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Getting to Kvitfjell
Driving directions to Kvitfjell Middle Station: Exit E6 at Fåvang and follow the signs towards Kvitfjell. After 10 kilometers, follow the sign towards Middle Station and hotels.
Driving directions to the Westside: Exit E6 at Fåvang and make take it left after two kilometers following the sign towards Kvitfjell Vest. Follow the same road for about six kilometers and you will pass a lift on the right-hand side.
There are daily departures from Oslo to Ringebu station with the Norwegian State Railways (NSB) . Complete the short journey from Ringebu to Kvitfjell by taxi.
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