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Skiing in Nesbyen, Norway Photo: Nesbyen turistkontor/Birgit Rustberggard
Photo: Nesbyen turistkontor/Birgit Rustberggard
Photo: Thomas S. Mørch
Photo: nesbyen.no
Photo: nesbyen.no
Photo: Thomas S. Mørch
Photo: Marit Haug
Photo: Ola Arnfinn Haraldset
Photo: nesbyen.no

Winter in Nesbyen

Nesbyen is a complete winter sport destination with an alpine ski center, kilometers of cross-country tracks and good possibilities for snowkiting.

Alpine skiing and snowboarding

Nesbyen Alpine Center is located in the sunny Natten area, 13 kilometers from Nesbyen town center. There are 5 lifts and 13 slopes, and one of Norway's longest snow parks. The center is known for its good children's areas, well screened from the rest of the ski center.

From the peak station you have a great view over the famous mountains Hallingskarvet, Reineskarvet and Jotunheimen. At the bottom of the ski center you will find Skistua, a modern service center, where you can buy food and drinks.

For the children

The children are in focus at Nesbyen Alpine center. There is a separate children's area with two lifts that are shielded in relation to the rest of the slopes. Own course and wave shape trail are also exciting attractions well suited to learn the smallest balance and ski technique. 
  
At the bottom of the children's area, there is an extended area where parents can accompany their children whilst skiing.

Ski passes

The touch-free ticketing at Nesbyen Alpine center makes key-card compulsory for all types of cards. If you do not have a key-card, you can buy one for NOK 75,-.

Price examples for the 2013/2014 season

Ski pass Adult
(< 16 years)
Youths
(7–15 years)
1 day NOK 335 NOK 265
4 days NOK 1005 NOK 755
7 days NOK 1,470 NOK 1,120
Children lift (10 trips) NOK 185 NOK 145

Children 0 - 6 years ski for free if they use a helmet.

Ski hire

The ski hire offers rental of all types of high-quality skis: Alpine, snowboard, Telemark, cross-country and snowblades.

Ski school

Whether you are a beginner, want to improve your skills or want to try something completely new - Nesbyen's ski school is there to help you. The instructors are trained through the Norwegian Ski Academy. 

Cross-country skiing

Nesbyen offers 225 kilometers of well-prepared cross-country tracks and with its varied terrain and scenery, it is a winter wonderland for cross-country skiers. Here you will find challenges for families, as well as for the more daring who wish to climb the various summits in the area. Choose between sheltered forest tracks, easy round trips, or challenging expeditions to peaks like Åkrefjell or Hallingnatten.

From several peaks in Nes Nordmark, like Dyna or Såtenatten, you can enjoy the view of Hallingskarvet and Jotunheimen. From Vardefjell in Nes Østmark you will have a good view towards Gol and Valdres with the Hemsedal mountains in the background.

From Nystølen in Trondrudmarka you can follow the trails over Nes Mountains. Here you can choose between easy round trips or set out on something tougher towards Åkrefjell and Hallingnatten.

In the Myking area you will find ski trails in gently forest and high mountain terrain.

From the tops of Dyna and Såtenatten you can see the majestic mountains Hallingskarvet and Jotunheimen.

Kiting and sailing

The mountains of Nesbyen offer great opportunities for those who want to sail on skis with ski sails or kites. Both Buvann by Buvassbrenna and Myking by Fagerhøy Lodge are great places to get started for beginners.

Fagerhøy
Drive through Rukkedalen from Nesbyen to Rukke. Turn right towards Myking. Great plateaus for ski sailing close to Fagerhøy Lodge.

Buvann
Drive the same road through Rukkedalen from Nesbyen, passing Rukke up to Buvassbrenna. Parking at Buvann. Great training grounds on the frozen lake for both ski sailing and kiting. The wind conditions are at their best when the wind blows from the east or west.

Sailing tours in Nesfjella
The southern part of Nesfjella is ideal for those who want to sail in the mountains. Drive through Rukkedalen towards Nesbyen Alpine center and turn right towards Nystølen. Follow the yellow ski track from Nystølen to Øyvann (about 45 minutes). By Øyvann, you have arrived at a high mountain plateau that goes on for kilometers to the south towards Norefjell. This high mountains area is ideal for exciting sailing tours.

Winter without skis

Dog sledding
For booking, please contact E.K.T. Langedrag Nature Park or Ole Christian Haga on +47 906 09 852.

Sleigh rides
For booking, please contact Nesbyen Horse center.

Tobogganing
For booking, please contact Ranten Hotel or Nystølen Café og kjelketrekk on +47 918 45 238.

Riding
For booking, please contact Nesbyen Horse center or Nesbyen Riding School and Equestrian center. 

Go swimming
Relax at Ranten Bad where you will find a heated pool and a separate children's pool.

Visit Hallingdal Museum
Hallingdal Museum from 1899 is among the oldest open air museums in Norway. There are 29 buildings and 30,000 objects representing the entire region on the museum’s premises.

The Staveloft from Ål was build around 1330 and is today one of the country’s best preserved wooden buildings from the medieval period. The history of emigration is represented by the Skratte farm house from North Dakota. A Hallingdal native who emigrated built the house in 1892. In 1998, it was brought to Nesbyen.

There is a permanent exhibition showing the nature and culture of Hallingdal. In addition there are changing summer exhibitions. On activity days, there are demonstrations of old traditional crafts.

A visit to the museum should be combined with a pleasant walk through Old Nes, the old town.

Where to stay

In Nesbyen you can go camping, stay in a comfortable cabin or enjoy the service of a hotel. Read more about where to stay in Nesbyen

Dining and nightlife

You will find traditional and international cooking in and around the town center. Read more about dining in Nesbyen.

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Last updated:  2013-10-24
 - Photo: Marit Haug
Ski resort facts
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  • Slopes

  • Slopes in total (km)
    14
  • Floodlit slopes
    3
  • Terrain parks
    2
  • Nursery slopes
    2
  • Off-piste
  • Cross-country trails (km)
    150
  • Lifts

  • Surface lifts
    5
  • Chair lifts
    0
  • Gondola lifts
    0
  • Children’s lifts
    2
  • Vertical drop

  • Vertical drop (m)
    355
  • 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

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Skiing in Nesbyen, Norway - Photo: Nesbyen turistkontor/Birgit Rustberggard

Winter in Nesbyen

Nesbyen is a complete winter sport destination with an alpine ski center, kilometers of cross-country tracks and good possibilities for snowkiting.

Winter in Nesbyen

Source: Visitnorway

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