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Try alpine skiing in the wide vistas of Hafjell in Eastern Norway - Photo: Esben Haakenstad
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Try alpine skiing in the wide vistas of Hafjell in Eastern Norway Photo: Esben Haakenstad

Winter at Hafjell

Hafjell is a large and complete alpine ski center with a varied selection of runs. The center is located 15 kilometers from Lillehammer.

The Olympic resorts

The two Olympic ski resorts, Hafjell and Kvitfjell, have now become one destination. One lift pass gives you access to over 70 kilometers of alpine slopes, several terrain parks, hundreds of kilometers of groomed cross-country trails, as well as many lifts and 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 lift pass for both Hafjell and Kvitfjell
  • Shuttle bus between the two centers on specific days throughout the season
  • Over 70 kilometers of alpine slopes (some of which is floodlit for night skiing)
  • Over 50 slopes
  • Many lifts, as well as a gondola
  • Five 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.

Hafjell offers a family area at Mosetertoppen, alpine challenges on the Olympic slopes, terrain park facilities at international standards and a freshly groomed and illuminated track that leads on to what is possibly the world’s most extensive cross-country skiing area.

Hafjell SkiMovie and SkiLine

At Hafjell you will find free Wi-Fi in all the restaurants, most accommodation and many hubs on the slopes. Hafjell is the first resort in the Nordic countries to offer SkiMovie, a separate slope equipped with automatic timing and filming equipment. Here you can compete with your ski buddies and share the films directly on Facebook. Hafjell SkiLine logs your vertical meters, kilometers and lift trips. Both SkiMovie and SkiLine are free to use.

See the ski pass prices here 

Piste map and snow report

Check out the interactive piste map here.

Before you go, check out the snow report. The same page also has updated information on how many lifts, slopes amd other facilities are open at any given time.

Opening hours

The Hafjell Ski Resort opening hours and dates can be found here.

Ski rental

Ski rental is available from Skitorget, which is located centrally and rents out all the equipment you need for slalom, telemark, snowboard and cross-country skiing. Snowblades, pulks and helmets are also available for hire.

Ski school

The ski school at Hafjell can introduce you to everything from the most basic ski techniques to the most advanced and modern ski styles. The ski school offers courses in all disciplines and at all levels. Choose between a personal trainer, skiing in groups or take part in one of the ski school's Snow Camps. Active downhill skiers can also register for the Kjus race school, which was established in collaboration with the former top alpine skier Lasse Kjus.

Winter without skis

With its unique location next to the Olympic town of Lillehammer, Hafjell can offer a wide range of winter activities besides skiing as well. Norway's only winter-open family park, Hunderfossen Winter Park, is just a few minutes' drive from Hafjell. Here you can spend the night in Scandinavia's southernmost ice hotel and visit the ice cathedral. Sledging and driving snowmobiles and ATVs are just a few of the other winter activities offered at the family park.

Where to stay

Due to the close proximity to Lillehammer, Hafjell can offer accommodation alternatives ranging from quiet forest huts to downtown luxury suites. There is also a large range of ski in/ski out accommodation in cabins, apartments and hotels (approximately 4,000 beds).

Dining and nightlife

In Hafjell you will find five dining options and three after-ski venues with ski in/ski out. Try one of the tempting lunch dishes at the new family restaurant Skavlen, with a picturesque view over Gubrandsdalen. The guest service at Skitorget will welcome you and give you a complete overview of the services such as ski school, child care, activities, events and ski rental, which is centrally located by the chair lift.

Dining possibilities range from a quiet dinner prepared in your own kitchen to a wide range of restaurants and nightclubs. With eight restaurants, four cafes and three nightclubs on or close to the slopes, Hafjell has plenty to offer. Lillehammer is just a 15-minute drive away and offers an extensive range of accommodation, dining and nightlife options as well.

Getting to Hafjell

Hafjell is easily accessible whether you are travelling via Oslo Airport, by boat to Oslo or by car. The car trip from Oslo takes about two and a half hours (two hours from Oslo Airport).

Distances by road:
Oslo: 195 kilometers 
Trondheim: 355 kilometers 
Lillehammer: 15 kilometers

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Last updated:  2014-10-01

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Try alpine skiing in the wide vistas of Hafjell in Eastern Norway - Photo: Esben Haakenstad

Winter at Hafjell

Hafjell is a large and complete alpine ski center with a varied selection of runs. The center is located 15 kilometers from Lillehammer.

Winter at Hafjell

Source: Visitnorway

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