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Velkomstsenter (The Welcome Centre)

  • Sanatorieveien 25a, Gausdal
  • +47 61225000
  •  /  km From You
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Velkomstsenter is centraly located at the foot of Skeikampen. The rooms are available during winter seasons and is a popular place to stay when going on ski holidays.

The Velkomstsenter (The Welcome Center) is located at the foot of Skeikampen at 850 m.a.s.l. in proximity to the alpine-center, cross-country tracks, dining, tennis courts, mountain biking- and hiking trails and the golf course. With a pool and a large play room this is a popular place to stay for the entire family.

The Velkomstsenter have history of having been the former Thon Hotel Gausdal, which was the oldest mountain hotel in Norway, established as early as in 1876. The hotel management were closed down in the spring of 2012, and is today a self catering concept. This means that when you arrive the beds are not made and there is no daily cleaning. Room standards is the same as before, but it is no longer hotel service.   

The Velkomstsenter is also the check-in/check-out for all units of Skeikampen Booking and tourist information center of Skeikampen Resort. This also applies to the summer season. During the summer season there is tennis rental, rental of fishing equipment and selling of fish-cards.

Rooms in Velkomstsenter
Rooms at the Velkomstsenter is available during winter season. The Velkomstsenter has 106 rooms in various sizes, from 1 to 6 bed rooms for self catering. We have several different room categories and large familiy-rooms. We offer allergy rooms and otherwise dogs are allowed.  

Bedding set and towels can be rented if desired. The rooms are cleaned after the stay and mandatory final cleaning fee applies. If you wish cleaning during the stay it can be ordered as well. 

In corperation with Kampen Kafé we offer packages with breakfast, lunch and dinner. This can be ordered toghether with the room. 

Guests at the Velkomstsenter has access to a ski storage room, with waxing tables. Here there are ski lockers for rent. The Velkomstsenter also have some storage cabintes available.

Food and beverage in Velkomstsenter 
Kampen Kafé  serves breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. This is a family friendly restaurant comprising of healthy food customized for active people and inspired by the Norwegian food culture for cottage life. 

Bar Agnes is our in-spot for pizza and a cozy atmosphere. Possible to watch sport on big screen, and during the peak season there are activities such as quizzes and bingo for the whole family.

The Velkomstsenter has a separate lunch pack room where you can enjoy your self-made lunch. There is a separate entrance on ground level just below the ski slopes. Here you can take a well deserved break from the activities of the day and get the energy back on top. 

Welcome to a genuine mountain experience at Skeikampen!

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  • Guide dogs are welcome
Effort level
  • Easy
  • Medium
  • Forest area
  • Mountain area
  • Autumn
  • Spring
  • Summer
Target group
  • Kids & family


  • Number of bedrooms: 83
Hotel facilities
  • Bar
  • Conference facilities
  • Fitness room
  • Lunch pack
  • Sauna
  • Spa
Ski resorts
  • Ski-in & ski-out
  • Snowboarding

Outdoor Activities

  • Bicycle tours
  • Bike rental
  • Bike route/tour
  • Bike trails
Cross-country skiing
  • Marked cross-country ski trails
  • Prepared trails
  • Marked trails
  • Short hikes (1-4 hours)
Winter activities
  • Alpine skiing
  • Telemark skiing

Plan Your Trip

Getting here
  • Outdoor parking - free
  • Free WiFi

Things To Do

  • Tennis
Facility Info
  • Number of beds 310
  • Sleeping Rooms 83


Green Travel
The Velkomstsenter (The Welcome Centre) has obtained certification for their environmental efforts by:
Environmental certification of private and public enterprises, also tourism.
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Gausdal, Norway
The latitude and longitude
61° 20' 15" N / 10° 5' 3" E
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