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Alpine skiing

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Four or forty, professional or newbie – it doesn’t matter! In Norway, everyone can go alpine skiing.

Skiing in Hemsedal .
Photo: Kalle Hägglund
Alpine skiing in Hemsedal .
Photo: Kalle Hägglund

Enjoy a ski getaway with your friends …

Alpine skiing in Trysil .
Photo: Ola Matsson
Alpine skiing in Trysil .
Photo: Ola Matsson

… bring your family and let your kids find their flow on the slopes with an instructor …

Skiing with Valle in Trysil .
Photo: Skistar Trysil
Skiing with Valle in Trysil .
Photo: Skistar Trysil

… or show off your wicked moves in off-piste heaven.

Alpine skiing in Geilo .
Photo: Vegard Breie
Alpine skiing in Geilo .
Photo: Vegard Breie

Norway is an alpine skiing paradise. The season is long, the resorts are nice, and the views are impeccable. And there is something for everyone here.

Many of the largest resorts are easily accessible, in close proximity of airports and ferry ports.

In winter, we swap our hiking boots for skis to enjoy the snow-covered mountains. Some kids even hit the slopes as soon as they’re able to walk.

You see, the majority of Norway’s best ski resorts are super family-friendly, with children’s slopes and ski schools.

But family-friendly does not mean boring. These ski destinations also offer challenges for the more advanced skiers. You can cruise down a diamond piste, challenge yourself on jumps and rails, or chase the perfect powder further up the mountains.

It’s this combination of beginner’s fun and action-packed slopes that make the Norwegian ski destinations so popular. Friends and families can go on ski holidays together, even if they’re not at the same skill level.

If you travel without kids, head for a cold one in a lively "after ski" bar and enjoy a good meal in a nice restaurant.

You can read more about the various alpine destinations further down.

Learn the basics

If you’ve never tried alpine skiing, don’t worry. Most destinations have ski schools for adults as well, with skilled instructors who are eager to help you discover the magic of skiing.

Want to get a head start? Check out pro skiing tips from three fearless youngsters!

Ski in, ski out

Many Norwegian resorts have ski lifts literally right on the hotel doorstep – which also means that you can ski all the way back to your room after a long day in the slopes. And after a quick change of clothes, you can lean back and relax with tasty and often local food and drinks in front of you.

In many resorts, you can even round off the holiday with some quiet time in a nice spa, play in a swimming pool, and even surf on an indoor wave!

Summer skiing

After Easter, spring skiing marks the end of the busy winter season, but also the start of the relaxed “enjoy a beer in the sun” season.

If you thought those signs of spring mark the end of the skiing season, think again. There are high-altitude resorts in Norway, where you can have fun on snow all summer long.

However, getting an early start is essential. The glaciers can be icy at first but will soften with the first rays of sun to provide hours of good skiing. By about midday, the slopes might turn more slushy – a perfect time for a cold beer, a swim, and some sunbathing.

When these summer ski centres open and close depends on the snow and weather conditions, so check the snow report before you go.

If you find yourself near Oslo, you can also find your flow indoors at SNØ all year round.

Alpine destinations in Norway

From slopes between snow-capped trees in inland valleys to ski resorts above the fjords or below the northern lights – each alpine destination is unique in its own way. Take it from Olympic champion Aksel Lund Svindal, who says it’s been an eye-opener to have skied all around the world, only to realise that Norway has some of the most wicked conditions on earth.

These are some of the best places to go alpine skiing in Norway:

Eastern Norway and the Oslo region

Several of the country’s largest – and most snowsure – ski centres are located in Eastern Norway, within easy reach of the capital and close to airports. Oslo has a varied and exciting winter park just over 30 minutes from the city centre, as well as a nearby indoor ski arena, SNØ, that’s open all year.

Fjord Norway

In Fjord Norway, you’ll find dramatic scenery with high peaks and fantastic possibilities for powder hunters. In most resorts, you’ll get a magnificent fjord view all the way down!

Southern Norway and Telemark

Southern Norway is usually known as a summer island paradise, but the region also has some great ski resorts. In Telemark – the cradle of modern skiing – you can take the cable car Gaustabanen inside Mount Gaustatoppen, and freeride down the mountainside with or without a guide.

Trøndelag and Northern Norway

In Northern Norway, you get a panoramic view of the fjord from the ski centre Narvikfjellet. And if you’re lucky, you’ll be joined by the northern lights! The largest alpine resort in Trøndelag is spread over four mountains in Oppdal.

10 rules of conduct for skiers and snowboarders

1. Do not put yourself or others in harm’s way.

2. Adjust your speed according to skills, terrain and conditions.

3. Respect your duty to yield to skiers and snowboarders in front of you.

4. Always leave room for voluntary/involuntary movements when you pass another skier or snowboarder.

5. When you ski into or upwards a slope, make sure to yield to others.

6. Do not stop or sit down in areas that are narrow or obstructed from view.

7. Use the outer edges of the slope when you move around on foot.

8. Always follow signs, markings and directions.

9. Everyone is obliged to assist in the event of an accident or injury.

10. All witnesses (responsible party or not) are obliged to leave their contact information at the scene of an accident.

Source: skialo.com

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Alpine skiing destinations

In addition to our most popular ski resorts, there are many smaller alpine skiing destinations that are worth a visit. Here, you can see where our ski centres are located.

Popular alpine resorts
Family-friendly Trysil is Norway’s largest ski destination. Surrounded by unspoilt nature, Trysil was one of the first holiday spots in Europe… Read more
Trysil
In Hafjell you can enjoy both great skiing conditions and have a pleasant skiing experience with your family. Read more
Hafjell Ski Resort
Kvitfjell Ski resort is situated 45 minutes north of Lillehammer, and offers excellent snow conditions. This is a ski enthusiast's paradise. Peace,… Read more
Kvitfjell Ski Resort
Voss Resort is one of the largest ski resorts in western Norway. The resort has 40 km of well-groomed slopes for all levels and an exciting off-piste… Read more
Voss Resort
Myrkdalen is a modern ski resort with family-friendly ski areas, slopes with all levels of difficulty, terrain parks and a great off-piste terrain. Read more
Myrkdalen Mountain Resort
In Hol Municipality, you and your family will have the opportunity to experience and challenge the skiing skills. There are several resorts to… Read more
SkiGeilo
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… Read more
Hovden Alpine Centre
The alpine skiing venue Narvikfjellet is located near the far end of the deep Ofot Fjord, 220 km north of the arctic circle. Narvikfjellet is North… Read more
Narvikfjellet Ski Resort
Oppdal Ski Centre is Central Norway’s largest alpine skiing area, with 4 mountains bundled into one lift card. The joy of skiing starts here! Read more
Oppdal Ski Centre
Gausta is one of the first resorts to get snow in Norway. Situated by the foot of Gaustatoppen, just 2,5 hrs from Oslo! Read more
Gausta Skisenter
Stranda Ski Resort is located east in the magnificent "Alps og Sunnmore",in the western part of Norway. 7 lifts (including 2 chair lifts)… Read more
Strandafjellet Ski Resort
From one of northern Europes highest base areas, 800 m.a.s.l, six lifts transports you all the way to 1300 m.a.s.l. The entire resort is situated… Read more
Røldal Ski Center
The largest ski resort in the Oslo area, with 18 slopes and 11 lifts, just 30 minutes from the city centre. Skimore Oslo includes a terrain park… Read more
Skimore Oslo
Beitostølen Ski Center is perfect for families, beginners and carving enthusiasts. There's a fun park with 15 rails and several jumps of… Read more
Beitostølen Ski Center
Skeikampen Alpine Centre offers 11 lifts and 21 slopes totaling 21 kilometers, with an vertical drop of 350 m Read more
Skeikampen Alpine centre
Sirdal Ski resort Tjørhomfjellet and Ålsheia is the largest ski resort in the south-west and have parts that are adapted for the whole family to enjoy… Read more
Sirdal Skisenter
Rauland Ski Center is part of Telemark's largest ski destinations. Read more
Rauland Ski Resort
With its snow-safe location and fantastic vista towards Jotunheimen, at Tyin-Filefjell you can experience the ultimate in alpine sports. Choose from… Read more
Tyin-Filefjell Ski Center
Hodlekve has a 1200 meter long ski lift, who takes you up about 290 meters and have 4 possible downhills. 3,5 km of prepered hills is waiting for you! Read more
Sogndal Skisenter- alpine resort
Welcome to snowy Bjorli! Bjorli is located between Dombås and Åndalsnes, and offers 11 slopes and frequent powder alarms. Read more
Bjorli Ski Resort
Sauda Ski Centre in Ryfylke is situated approx. 8 km from Sauda town centre. Read more
Sauda Ski Centre
Eastern Norway
Book ski school - Invest in skiing pleasure that last a lifetime! Read more
Geilo Ski School at Slaatta Skisenter
Welcome to Winter Paradise for the whole family! Read more
Slaatta Skisenter
The largest ski resort in the Oslo area, with 18 slopes and 11 lifts, just 30 minutes from the city centre. Skimore Oslo includes a terrain park… Read more
Skimore Oslo
Ski resort north of the city centre with five slopes, four lifts, ski/snowboard lessons, cross-country trails, a sledding hill, ski/snowboard rentals… Read more
Oslo Ski Center
In Hafjell you can enjoy both great skiing conditions and have a pleasant skiing experience with your family. Read more
Hafjell Ski Resort
Kvitfjell Ski resort is situated 45 minutes north of Lillehammer, and offers excellent snow conditions. This is a ski enthusiast's paradise. Peace,… Read more
Kvitfjell Ski Resort
Sjusjøen Skisenter is situated 20 km east of Lillehammer. Our first winter was in 2003, and we have already received good feedback from enthusiastic… Read more
Sjusjøen Skisenter
Rauland Ski Center is part of Telemark's largest ski destinations. Read more
Rauland Ski Resort
Nesbyen Alpinsenter offers an active holiday and challenges for the whole family. Read more
Nesbyen Alpine Resort
Tough and challenging trails in mount Raulandsfjell - a perfect destination for wild off-piste. Raulandsfjell also offers slopes for children and… Read more
Raulandsfjell Mountain Ski Resort
Skeikampen Alpine Centre offers 11 lifts and 21 slopes totaling 21 kilometers, with an vertical drop of 350 m Read more
Skeikampen Alpine centre
Ringkollen alpine centre/Ringkollen snow park Just an hour's drive from Oslo you will find one of Norway's best snow parks, suitable for downhill… Read more
Ringkollen Alpine Resort / The Ringkollen Park
Beitostølen Ski Center is perfect for families, beginners and carving enthusiasts. There's a fun park with 15 rails and several jumps of… Read more
Beitostølen Ski Center
The Valdres Alpine Center is easily accessible from the E16 in Aurdal, only 15 km from Fagernes. The alpine center has 4 lifts, 11 runs and stretches… Read more
Valdres Alpine Center
The Ski Center at Vaset is small and intimate which makes it enjoyable for the whole family - from beginners to the intermediate skier. Two Poma… Read more
Vaset Ski Center
Vrådal is a winter destination for the whole family. Read more
Vrådal Panorama Ski Center
Gausta is one of the first resorts to get snow in Norway. Situated by the foot of Gaustatoppen, just 2,5 hrs from Oslo! Read more
Gausta Skisenter
Hallingskarvet Ski Resort is a well-hidden skiers paradise, centrally located in the southern mountains of Norway. Our long, wide, varied and well… Read more
Hallingskarvet Ski Resort
Welcome to the reopened Middagsåen Ski resort, the winter sports resort in Østfold! Read more
Middagsåsen Ski resort
Some students can practice freely in the plant, but we'll have a parking fee per. running at NOK 50, -- NB! Shooting range must be booked in… Read more
Lygna Skisenter
In Kanthaugen you can 3 days a week alpine ski and snowboard. Read more
Alpine skiing in Kanthaugen
Lemonsjø Ski Resort is situated in scenic surroundings close by Jotunheimen National Park, a short distance from Vågå in Gudbrandsdalen. Read more
Lemonsjø Ski Resort
Raudalen Alpine Center offers untouched mountain terrain and it's making it an excellent spot for off-piste skiing as well… Read more
Raudalen Alpine Center
The ski resort Gautefall is one of Telemark's largest ski resort, located in central south Norway on Gautefallheia between Drangedal and… Read more
Gautefall Skisenter
In Hol Municipality, you and your family will have the opportunity to experience and challenge the skiing skills. There are several resorts to… Read more
SkiGeilo
Spåtind Skisenter is a childs kingdom! Read more
Spåtind skisenter
The apartment is located on the second floor above the ski rental. Plenty of life during daytime and quiet and calm when the ski centre is closed for… Read more
Apartment in Ål Ski Centre
Welcome to snowy Bjorli! Bjorli is located between Dombås and Åndalsnes, and offers 11 slopes and frequent powder alarms. Read more
Bjorli Ski Resort
Dagali Fjellpark is a pleasant alpine center located in Dagali, between Geilo and Uvdal. Fjellparken has a T-hook lift and 5 long hills to suit both… Read more
Dagali Fjellpark - Skisenter
Spidsbergseter ski slope on Venabygdsfjellet offers fun for the whole family. Read more
Spidsbergseter Skisenter | ski rental
With its snow-safe location and fantastic vista towards Jotunheimen, at Tyin-Filefjell you can experience the ultimate in alpine sports. Choose from… Read more
Tyin-Filefjell Ski Center
If you drive in an eastern direction from Rena or Koppang you will reach Rendalen. Near Åkrestrømmen you will find Renåfjellet… Read more
Renåfjellet - cabins and alpine skiing
Hire of complete equipment includes everything you need for alpinski, snowboarding, snowblade or telemark. Read more
Sjusjøen Skisenter | Ski rental
Uvdal  Ski Resort offers steep challenges or long slack slopes, with 620 meters in height difference. Our longest slope at 6200 meters will suit… Read more
Uvdal Alpine Ski Resort
On the sunny side of Hallingdal 2,5 km outside the town centre you will find Gol Skisenter. Minifacts: • Own area for children • 3 lift and 6 slopes… Read more
Skagahøgdi Skisenter Gol
Welcome to the ski rental at Hallingskarvet Ski Resort Read more
Hallingskarvet Ski Resort Ski rental
Southern Norway
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… Read more
Hovden Alpine Centre
Sirdal Ski Center Tjørhomfjellet and Ålsheia are the largest in the south-west and have parts that are adapted for the whole family to enjoy and have… Read more
Sirdal Skisenter
Ljosland Skisenter has an area for kids with a ski carpet and to two ski lifts thats 375 metres and 700 metres. Read more
Ljosland Skisenter
Bortelid the slopes vary in technical difficulty, from a children's run to a precipitous, almost-vertical drop. If you need a break, Bortelid Bistro… Read more
Bortelid Skisenter
Tveit ski centre is situated close to Kjevik airport. Read more
Tveit Ski Center
Sirdal Ski resort Tjørhomfjellet and Ålsheia is the largest ski resort in the south-west and have parts that are adapted for the whole family to enjoy… Read more
Sirdal Skisenter
Fjord Norway
The ski lift at Heggmyrane, Hafslo, is one of the longest in the country and will lead to lots of tracks. Ski lifts 1845 meters / 51meters. Ski lift… Read more
Sogn Ski Centre - alpine resort
Vik Ski Centre is situated in Kålsete in Vik, and it provides facilities for among others biathlon and roller skiing. It has 5 different inruns and… Read more
Vik Ski Resort
Stranda Ski Resort is located east in the magnificent "Alps og Sunnmore",in the western part of Norway. 7 lifts (including 2 chair lifts)… Read more
Strandafjellet Ski Resort
Hodlekve has a 1200 meter long ski lift, who takes you up about 290 meters and have 4 possible downhills. 3,5 km of prepered hills is waiting for you! Read more
Sogndal Skisenter- alpine resort
SOGN Skisenter Hafslo is situated along the National Tourist Route Sognefjellet and close to the well known backcountry capitol of Norway,… Read more
Sogn Skisenter - cross country skiing
Vik Ski Centre is situated in Kålsete in Vik, and it provides facilities for among others biathlon and roller skiing. It has 5 different inruns and… Read more
Skistova at Vik Ski Centre
Ørsta Ski centre is located in the middle of the beautiful Alps of Sunnmore, in the western part of Norway. The ski centre is suitable for… Read more
Ørsta Ski centre - alpine
Sauda Ski Centre in Ryfylke is situated approx. 8 km from Sauda town centre. Read more
Sauda Ski Centre
FONNA Glacier Ski Resort is a summer ski center on the Folgefonna Glacier. From the banks of the Hardangerfjord in Jondal you can drive up the… Read more
FONNA Glacier Ski Resort, summer ski
Family ski resort 2+2 Action during the day, calm and quiet during the evening? Stay at Uteplassen and spend your days up at the ski resort. Hodlekve… Read more
Family Ski Resort 2+2 Sogndal Valley
Lifts: 1 Vertical drop: 373 m Slopes: 3 Lenght: 1950 m Cafè with basic service. Read more
Surnadal Ski Center
Ski Resort Freeriding in Stranda by the fjords, Sunnmørsalpane, Norway. Winner of Norway´s best off-piste ski destination many years in a row!… Read more
Ski Resort Freeriding
Fjellhaugen ski centre is a versatile ski facility which has 5 km of floodlit cross-country ski tracks prepared for both classic and skating styles -… Read more
Fjellhaugen Ski Centre
From one of northern Europes highest base areas, 800 m.a.s.l, six lifts transports you all the way to 1300 m.a.s.l. The entire resort is situated… Read more
Røldal Ski Center
Tusten Skiheiser is a 10 minute drive from Molde town centre. The Alpine skiing centre is built around 3 lifts, and offers up to 20 kilometres of… Read more
Ski and snowboard - Tusten Alpine Center, Molde
Top training conditions with well-groomed trails in beautiful and magnificent nature! Welcome to Sognefjellet Summer Ski Center. Read more
Sognefjellet Summer Ski Centre
Siplo ski resort located in Hoyanger in Sogn og Fjordane. The center hosts resided by volunteers, and annually hosts approximately 3,000 volunteer… Read more
Siplo Ski Centre
A guided day of freeskiing is the perfect intro on your first day in Stranda. We have been guiding and freeskiing here since 2006. Our guides have… Read more
Freeskiing Stranda Ski resort
Well prepared skitracks of 5 km, 3 kilometres of which are with floodlit. 10 kilometres of well prepared crosscountrytracks, leading you to a mountain… Read more
Sogndal Skisenter - Cross country skiing
A family friendly ski resort situated in the triangle of Ålesund, Molde and Åndalsnes. It is only a 30 minute's drive from… Read more
Ørskogfjellet Ski Centre
Trøndelag
Like heaven for active people! Grong Skisenter is located between the cities of Trondheim and Mosjøen, not far from E6 (10 km from Grong city),… Read more
Grong Skisenter
Get the most out of your skiing experience in Oppdal. Read more
The Oppdal skisenter ski school
Need to rent skis to explore the ski area in Oppdal? Rent skis at Oppdal Skisenter in Vangslia. Read more
Oppdal skisenter - Ski rental
5 slopes, 2 lifts, ski rental, free children's lift, large terrain park with rails and jumps, warming room/fully licensed café. One of Norway's… Read more
Ålen Skisenter
Northern Norway
The alpine skiing venue Narvikfjellet is located near the far end of the deep Ofot Fjord, 220 km north of the arctic circle. Narvikfjellet is North… Read more
Narvikfjellet Ski Resort
Summer ski centres
FONNA Glacier Ski Resort is a summer ski center on the Folgefonna Glacier. From the banks of the Hardangerfjord in Jondal you can drive up the… Read more
FONNA Glacier Ski Resort, summer ski
Galdhøpiggen Summer Skiing Resort is located by Norway's highest mountain at 2469 metres (8,098 feet). The resort is open for skiing and boarding in… Read more
Galdhøpiggen Summer Skiing Center | Juvass
Top training conditions with well-groomed trails in beautiful and magnificent nature! Welcome to Sognefjellet Summer Ski Center. Read more
Sognefjellet Summer Ski Centre
How about a ski vacation in the middle of the warmest summer? Towering mountains and Nordic climate makes skiing possible almost all year in Stryn.… Read more
Stryn summer ski
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