Alpine skiing and snowboarding
Rauland has three ski resorts: Vierli Skisenter, Rauland Skisenter and Raulandsfjell Alpinsenter. Rauland also boasts one of Norway's best snowboard parks, Vierli Terrengpark.
There are in total 44 slopes, 17 lifts and one magic carpet for the youngest. 10 black slopes, 18 red, 9 blue and 7 green slopes. A joint ski pass for all three ski resorts makes Rauland the largest alpine destination in Telemark. The free ski bus connects the Vierli Ski resort and Rauland Skisenter.
Vierli Skisenter has five ski lifts and 11 ski slopes of varying difficulties, so whether you are an expert alpine skier or a novice, you will find the right challenge here. Part of Vierli Ski Resort is Vierli Swag Terrengpark, which was recently voted Norway’s top terrain park for snowboard and twin tip by both the Norwegian Snowboard Association and VG newspaper (Norway's second largest newspaper). Evening skiing on floodlit slopes in the park every Wednesday and Saturday from 6 pm to 9 pm. At Vierli Skisenter you will also find a large toboggan center, with three special toboggan slopes. Here you can hire all the necessary tobogganing equipment.
See video from Vierli:
Rauland Skisenter is perfect for beginners, families and young people. The ski resort covers a large area from Rauland Høgfjellshotell to Holtardalen, and is the largest ski center in Rauland with 26 ski slopes, one magic carpet and nine lifts, including two chair lifts. Here you can ski and explore new slopes the whole day. Evening skiing every Tuesday and Thursday on floodlit slopes from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Raulandsfjell Alpinsenter offers a combination of tough black slopes, red slopes and children slopes. With seven slopes and two lifts, it boasts the steepest and most demanding ski slopes in Rauland. Here you can find top level free riding opportunities. Evening skiing every Monday and Friday on floodlit slopes from 6 pm to 9 pm.
More information on ski resorts in Rauland.
Piste map (PDF - 6 Mb)
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For the children
Vierli Skisenter has its own activity area for the children offering for instance a slow moving ski tow, mogul skiing slopes, jumps, mini rails, children toboggans, trampolines, igloos, Sami tent and good outdoor seating places. The Vierli Adventure Card in the activity area includes three rounds with a mini snowmobile and a four-wheel, mini toboggan and more. Accompanying adults need a lift card. The activities start at 2 pm.
Raulandsfjell Alpinsenter and Rauland Skisenter offer children slopes giving them space to frisk about in the snow, and figures and sticks in the slope make the skiing experience even more fun. Rauland Skisenter also has a magic carpet for the youngest.
Ski passes and prices
Rauland is now part of Telemark Super Ski network, which means that with one valid pass you can now ski in all eight Telemark Super Ski resorts. Children up to the age of 6 ski for free when using a helmet.
Price examples for the 2013/2014 season
||Children/youths 7-15 years
Key card NOK 75 in addition to the ski pass if needed.
See snowboarding video from Rauland:
The ski rental in Rauland offers snowboards, alpine skis, cross-country skis, telemark skis and freeride skis. Price example: Complete alpine carving equipment from NOK 235 per day.
Rauland offers ski school at all three ski centers. There are skilled ski instructors who will help you improve your skiing skills and ensure a fun skiing experience. Price example: Two persons for one hour lesson (45 minutes) NOK 300 per person.
Rauland offers good terrain for off-piste skiing at Raulandsfjell Alpinsenter and Rauland Skisenter.
Free riding/off-piste skiing is always at your own risk. Skiing outside the groomed pistes of Raulandsfjell Alpinsenter and Rauland Skisenter is also considered free skiing/off-piste skiing and at your own risk.
Rauland offers cross-country skiing, with a 150-kilometer long network of groomed tracks in both high mountain and forest terrain. Approximately 60 kilometers of the net is prepared for free style, the rest is prepared with two double classic tracks.
Use the free ski bus service to get around and explore different starting points for your skiing trip.
Rauland has six kilometers of floodlit cross-country tracks between Rauland Høgfjellshotell and Vierli Turistsenter. With the aid of artificial snow-making machines, the tracks normally open at the end of October/beginning of November, and this helps to ensure Rauland has a long cross-country season.
There is also a lit trail of eight kilometers from Rauland center to Attføringssenteret. The ski tracks in the center and at Vierli are lit daily until 10 pm.
You can buy a map of the marked cross-country tracks at the tourist office or shops and accommodation places in Rauland.
Winter without skis
Rauland offers a lot of fun winter activities besides skiing. Some of the most popular ones include:
See video about tobagganing in Rauland:
Where to stay
Rauland offers modern hotels, cabins, apartments and mountain hostel - all with their own personal style, atmosphere and location.
Enjoy ski in/ski out, for example at Raulandsfjell Apartments for NOK 990 per person for five days including ski pass (midweek offer, week 1-7 and 10-15).
Rauland Høgfjellshotell offers accommodation and ski pass from NOK 3,300 (4 days/3 nights) per adult in a double room (Sunday - Friday). Ski in/ski out to Rauland Skisenter.
There is a free ski bus service that connects the accommodation areas and the slopes.
Read more about where to stay in Rauland.
Dining and nightlife
Rauland offers eating places serving traditional meals based on local ingredients. The restaurants and eating places in Rauland pride themselves on serving locally produced or harvested food, providing visitors with unique food experiences.
Eating places/restaurants in Rauland:
Raulandsfjell and Fjøllhalli offer after-ski every Saturday from 3 pm to 8 pm during the skiing season.
The webcam is from Vierli Skisenter and delivered by visitrauland.no