Alpine skiing, Telemark skiing and snowboarding
Norefjell Ski Resort offers alpine skiing and Telemark skiing for all levels, from first timers to advanced skiers. Snow conditions are normally very good from December to April, and the ski resort also has very good snowmaking facilities.
Enjoy early morning skiing down nicely groomed slopes. Norefjell also offers evening skiing a couple of evenings a week.
At Norefjell you can enjoy variable skiing – the ski resort offers 13 lifts (3 chair lifts, 5 T-lifts and 5 plate lifts) and 26 slopes with different levels of difficulty, from very easy green slopes, to difficult black ones, all in all 25 kilometers of slopes.
In the centre of the ski resort, which hosted the alpine events during the Oslo Olympic Games in 1952, you will find a terrain park which contains rails, big jumps, jibbing and other challenges.
For the children
At Norefjell there are three children's areas which are suitable for children and beginners.
Prices for the 2012/2013 season
||Children/youths 7 - 15 years:
|Choose 2 of 3 days
|Choose 5 of 7 days
|Kids (0 - 6 years) ski for free when accompanied by an adult.
At Norefjell Ski Resort you must buy a Key Card for hand-free passage. The card costs NOK 50.
At Norefjell, you will find a well-developed network of tracks for cross-country skiing.
Choose between 120 kilometers of well-prepared mountain tracks in beautiful surroundings or 40 kilometers of tracks down in the valley along Lake Krøderen.
The different tracks are marked with different colors, corresponding to a special map which you can buy at the ski resort (NOK 30).
One track (yellow) crosses the mountains to Høgevarde (1,459 metres above sea level) where you will find a self-service cabin owned by The Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) .
The other tracks marked blue, green and red take you through different elevations between 600 to 900 metres above sea level.
Some of the tracks pass the new Quality Spa & Resort Norefjell and the mountain village at Bøseter.
Newly prepared equipment for both alpine and cross-country skiing is available for hire. There are four ski-hire shops at Norefjell Ski Resort:
- Skistua, Norefjell Øvre
- Norefjell Skiutleie at Skiloftet, Norefjell Nedre
- Ski rental shop at Quality Spa & Resort Norefjell
- Norefjell Skiutleie at the Mountain Lodge, Norefjell Øvre
Use your ski holiday to improve your skiing skills. Become a better skier and have more fun in the winter adventure. Norefjell Ski School, in the central ski resort area, offers courses at all levels in alpine, snowboard, Telemark and cross-country techniques.
Winter without skis
Besides skiing, there are plenty of other things to do at Norefjell. Some of the most popular activities during the winter are for instance:
- Winter walking in the mountain area or down in the valley
- Sigdal Motor Centre - ATV
- Sleigh rides
- Dog sledding
- Skating at Quality Spa & Resort Norefjell
- Indoor climbing at Quality Spa & Resort Norefjell
- Veikåker Gård – farm visit, shop and restaurant
- Enjoy different spa treatments at Quality Spa & Resort Norefjell
Where to stay
- The Quality Spa & Resort Norefjell, ski/in ski/out, in the middle of the ski resort.
- Mountain Lodge – apartments or cottages, ski/in ski/out, in the middle of the ski resort.
- NoreFri– apartments, ski/in ski/out, at the bottom of the ski resort.
- Noreheim (pages only in Norwegian) – cosy cottages offering high standard, ski/in ski/out.
- Best Western Sole Hotell & Herregaard down in the valley at Noresund close to Lake Krøderen.
- Norefjellhytta (pages only in Norwegian) - a 'chalet' with restaurant and accommodation located in the middle of the ski resort.
Dining and nightlife
Up in the mountain you will find the Skistua Café with its fantastic terrace, view and après ski. Quality Spa & Resort Norefjell is also a very good choice for a tasty meal in different restaurants or enjoying après ski in a good atmosphere.
Norefjellhytta, located on the slopes, offers dishes made with local ingredients and inspired by Norwegian as well as foreign cuisines.
Down in the valley you will find Heishuset Restaurant & Pub, Alpinstua Café and Best Western Sole Hotell & Herregaard.
Getting to Norefjell from Oslo
Norefjell is a mountain range between the valleys of Eggedal (west) and Hallingdal (east) in Norway. It covers parts of the municipalities of Flå, Sigdal, and Krødsherad, all in the county of Buskerud.
Follow the main road E18 to Sandvika, then follow the E16 in the direction of Hønefoss. Take road rv. 7 in the direction of Gol until you reach Noresund. From Noresund follow the sign to Norefjell Ski Resort.
Every Saturday and Sunday during the winter season, you can get to Norefjell Ski Resort by bus. During Christmas, winter holidays and Easter there are extra departures. Travel time: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.
NorWay express buses only run daily between Oslo, Hallingdal and Western Norway, and stop in Noresund on the way.