Stunning leaps leading to deserted expanses of powder snow, or large ski resorts with all modern conveniences. Either way, it all goes downhill from here.
Downhill skiing journalist and alpine authority Thomas Kleiven recommends these slopes:
The chairlift to the summit Nos has been in operation since 1968. Today, the Hovden Alpine Centre is a modern and well-adapted facility for the whole family. The children's area "Tusseland" has become an eldorado for our youngest guests; and the terrain park "Bukkerittet" is more spectacular than ever.Read more
Skiing can be fun, but also a bit frustrating if you don’t quite master the art forms. Luckily, there are a bunch of ski schools in Norway, for complete novices as well as for the more advanced skier. Did you think that ski school is only for kids? Think again, there are several options for adults as well.
Here are some of them:
Norway is an incredible place to explore, with untamed mythical landscapes, mountains, valleys, and fjords. Before you enter the outdoors, get familiar with the nine simple rules of the Norwegian mountain code to help you stay safe.
Norway is a country of outstanding natural beauty, with dramatic waterfalls, crystal clear fjords, majestic mountains, and spectacular glaciers. Preserving this landscape, its communities, and the way of life is essential for locals and visitors alike.
Norwegian philosophy is very much that conservation is everyone’s responsibility. Enjoying nature and the outdoors is considered a national pastime, and this is reflected in our attitude towards the preservation and use of the wilderness.
Whether it’s skiing in the mountains or on the trail, Norwegians try to leave as small a footprint as possible. Leave it as you would like to find it is the mantra, regardless of where you are.
Quality of life is what it is all about, not only now, but for the time to come as well. It’s about recognizing that everybody else are just as important as ourselves, and taking steps to implement that thought in all aspects of life. It’s neither easy nor quickly done. But it is definitely worth it.