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This is where to find snow in Norway, right now

If you want to go skiing during the Norwegian winter holidays, there is no better chance of snow than at an alpine resort.

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As the Norwegian winter holidays kick into high gear, a lot of people are itching to spend a few days with skis strapped to their feet.

Parts of the country have had a challenging winter, snow-wise. However, Camilla Sylling Clausen of Alpinanleggenes Landsforening (the organization for Norwegian alpine resorts) has a few words of comfort.

"While we can't pretend that we wouldn’t have liked some more help from nature, we're producing snow ourselves and have done so for many years."

Klart for ny dag på fjellet! #Skeikampen #langrenn #fnugg #visitlillehammer

Et innlegg delt av Visit Skeikampen (@visitskeikampen)

Even though December and January provided somewhat wet and difficult weather conditions for a lot of resorts, Clausen says that snow canons and cold November weather made it possible to start the season early and build a good base of snow that has since been well maintained.

"Most of our resorts are in good condition this winter holiday. Right now it also looks like there is major snowfall in Western Norway, so a lot of resorts have reason to be optimistic about a natural refill."

Today, the resorts in Myrkdalen and Røldal report respectively eight and ten centimeters of snow, while the resort in Finse is watching snowflakes tumble from the sky at this very moment. Resorts in Sollifjellet and Sulitjelma are also expecting snow today.

Looking at the larger alpine resorts, both Hafjell, Gautefall, Kvitfjell, Norefjell and Skeikampen are reporting both sun and excellent conditions for skiing. At the same time, Clausen wants to remind people that they don't have to travel that far.

"Even in Grefsenkollen in Oslo and in the lower regions near urban centres you can find good places for skiing. However, you need to find the correct information. If you go onto Instagram and search the hashtag #fnugg, a lot of people are posting images from resorts where the conditions are good."

As for Clausen, this Monday she's got her skis in her car and is headed to Hemsedal, ready for some downhill action.

"In the middle of work?"

"Some quality control is all but required."

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