Choose between numerous pistes of varying difficulty, check out the terrain parks and the floodlit pistes. There are also great opportunities for free boarding, some through the forest.
The chairlift to the summit Nos in Hovden has been in operation since 1968. Today, the Hovden Alpine Centre is modern and well adapted to every age and skill level - from the youngest children to extreme skiers and snowboarders.
With its 34 pistes, nine lifts and a total of 34.4 kilometres of groomed descent, Hovden Alpine Centre offers a variety of slopes for every skill level.
The service building has ski rental facilities and a ski repair shop, café, cafeteria, after-ski and bistro, all under the same roof.
Altitude: 763 - 1183 m / Vertical drop: 420 m
A small, but very family-friendly alpine centre. One 3-seat express lift and three ski-tows.
The service building has a cafeteria and ski rental facilities with alpine skis and snowboards.
The alpine centre is open in weekends.
Altitude: 550 - 780 m / Vertical drop: 230 m
The terrain park is the place for those who want to explore their acrobatic skills. Big jumps, quarter pipes, funboxes and rails are some of the elements.
In Hovden Alpine Centre the 1250-metre Bukkerittet (the Buckride) terrain park is considered one of the best snowboard parks in Norway. The park offers exiting features such as rails, boxes, big jumps, funboxes and various other jumps.
The terrain parks are suitable for beginners as well as for more advanced skiers.
In Hovden, the winter season lasts from November to May. Hit the slopes in the region’s largest alpine centre, or explore our vast network of cross-country trails.
In the southern part of the Setesdal valley, in Evje and Hornnes, the local sports club has an elaborate network of ski trails, mainly in the forest. Further north is the ski resort Brokke in Valle. Here, the trails are closer to the mountains, approx. 700 metres a.s.l. Even further north you may enjoy the extensive trail network at Hovden, leading up to mountain plateaus at an elevation of about 1200 metres.
Setesdal is known for its steep mountainsides, rising from the valley floor and easily accessible from the main road RV 9. In the upper part of the valley, in Valle and Bykle, several mountains are suitable for randonee skiing. Berg in Valle is the starting point for a trip that will give you a 1000-metre descent, and at Hovden you may conquer several summits in just one day.