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Skeikampen in Norway has alpine slopes for the entire family - Photo: Esben Haakenstad
Skeikampen in Norway has alpine slopes for the entire family Photo: Esben Haakenstad

Winter in Skeikampen

Skeikampen is a family-friendly ski resort located just three hours from Oslo and 35 minutes from Lillehammer.

With custom slopes and lifts for the youngest skiers, two parks for older children and red and black runs for parents, Skeikampen has something for everyone.

Skeikampen Alpine Center is a snow-secure resort located at 2,624 feet altitude, with a dry climate and snow from the end of November to the beginning of May. With an average snowfall of 6.5 to 13 feet a year, good skiing conditions are guaranteed.

Alpine skiing and snowboard

At Skeikampen you can choose from 17 slopes of varying difficulty levels covering 13 miles - three green, five blue, six red and three black slopes. And nine lifts to take you where you want. The Ole lift, the express eight-seater chairlift, will take you to the top in less than four minutes.

Should you also like to ski in the evening, night skiing is available two days a week. On well-lit slopes you can enjoy skiing after dinner.

Skeikampen has two terrain parks. A blue park with easier jumps and rails, suitable for beginners, and a black park with more challenging elements. Do not be surprised to see a 720 on the jump; there are many good local talents. The terrain park is also lit up two evenings a week.

For the children 

Skeikampen has a separate children's area tailor-made to allow children to gambol about to their heart’s delight in a safe environment. With more than 3,000 square metres to explore, there is plenty to keep children occupied at Skeikampen.

The slopes are gentle and wide for young skiers, to make training easier. And the two wonder carpets will easily bring them up to the top again. Fun figures are set out daily in the area to help them practise their slalom skills. There is also a separate children’s lift designated for this area.

The children's area is not only open for children, but anyone who wants to learn to ski in gentle conditions.

Cross-country skiing 

Skeikampen has had a reputation as a cross-country skiing destination for over a century. This area is renowned for its splendid cross-country terrain and extensive ski trail network that leads you into the realm of Peer Gynt. Perfect for short and long trips, with over 372 miles of ski trails of varying difficulties to enjoy.

Skeikampen is located between mountains and forest - this gives a great variation in the terrain.

Ski pass

Children aged 0-6 years ski for free when using a helmet. NOK 50 for the Key Card in addition to all ski pass rates (no refund). Skeikampen is also included in the Lillehammer Ski Pass, which allows the ski pass purchased on Skeikampen to also be used at Gålå, Hafjell, Kvitfjell and Sjusjøen.

Ski rental

Rent your skis at Skeikampen Ski Rental, which offers skis, normal and advanced, snowboard, Telemark, cross-country skis and snow blades. Skeikampen also have sledges for children to use with an adult in the ski trails. You can also prepare your skis here.

Find prices and more information about ski rental rates.

Ski school

Do you need to learn to ski or want to improve your technique? Skeikampen Ski School can teach you what you need. Here you can learn alpine, carving, snowboard, Telemark and cross-country skiing.

Both group classes and private lessons are on offer, based on your needs. Minimum age is three years. All instructors have a ski instructor diploma and speak English.

Winter without skis

Holidays at Skeikampen are not just for those with skis on. Recreation for body and soul is available in the SPA at Thon Hotel Skeikampen, where you can relax after a long day on the slopes or have a treatment with heated oils. Or spend some time in the swimming pool and sauna at the Welcome Center.

If you want to spend the afternoon outdoors, you can go on a sleigh ride with torch lights in the beautiful surrounding forests. In Paradise, you can even take a run with the dog sled.

After the slopes are closed, you can whiz down the slopes on the go-cart sledges and air board. And should you like to go ice skating, Skeikampen also has an illuminated ice rink.

Read more about activities at Skeikampen

Where to stay

At Skeikampen you can choose to stay in an apartment, a cabin or a hotel. The units are situated from 164 feet from the slopes/trails to two and a half miles away.

For more information about accommodation, contact Skeikampen Booking by email, phone +47 61 22 50 00 or online at Skeikampen booking.

Dining and nightlife

During daytime when the slopes are open, you can buy hot and cold dishes and drinks at Kampen Kafe, Nystua, Ski in Bar and Galten. They are situated by the ski in/ski out on the slopes.

At Skeistua, they serve traditional home-made dishes. Skeistua is also easily accessible with skis on.

Thon Hotel Skeikampen serve delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner for the whole family.

During the season there is live music in the hotel bar and after ski with live music at Skei Vikingland.

Read more about Food and Nightlife at Skeikampen here.

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Getting to Skeikampen

By plane: Fly to Oslo Airport. Continue by train or bus to Lillehammer, and get on the bus directly to Skeikampen.

By bus: Take the bus to Lillehammer and get on the bus directly to Skeikampen.

By car from Oslo: Follow E6 to Lillehammer. Follow the road north passing Lillehammer and take the exit off to Gausdal (rv. 255). Drive through Segalstad Bru. Turn left at Svingvoll towards Skei (Skeisvegen) and follow this road for about 10 kilometres.

By car from Trondheim: Follow E6 to Tretten. Take the exit towards Gausdal (Musdalsvegen, rv. 254). Follow the road to Svingvoll and turn right towards Skei (Skeisvegen). Follow the road for about 10 kilometres.

Oslo - Skeikampen: 136 miles
Trondheim – Skeikampen: 205 miles
Lillehammer - Skeikampen: 23 miles

Read more about getting to Skeikampen here.

Last updated:  2013-09-18
Skiing in Skeikampen, Norway - Photo: Esben Haakenstad
Skiing in Skeikampen, Norway
Alpine skiing in Skeikampen, Norway - Photo: Esben Haakenstad
Alpine skiing in Skeikampen, Norway
Cross-country skiing in Skeikampen, Norway - Photo: Esben Haakenstad
Cross-country skiing in Skeikampen, Norway
Ski resort facts
  • Slopes

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

  • Surface lifts
  • Chair lifts
  • Gondola lifts
  • Children’s lifts
  • Vertical drop

  • Vertical drop (m)
  • 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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Skeikampen in Norway has alpine slopes for the entire family - Photo: Esben Haakenstad

Winter in Skeikampen

Skeikampen is a family-friendly ski resort located just three hours from Oslo and 35 minutes from Lillehammer.

Winter in Skeikampen

Source: Visitnorway

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