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Snow magic guaranteed!


Hit the Norwegian slopes

Small, glittering crystals fill the air, covering the trees, hills and mountains.

Are you as excited as we are?

Soon, the ground will be blanketed in white, powdery snow...

Snowy Norway .
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Winter Norway .
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...ready for you to play!

“Snow evokes a sort of playfulness. It does not matter how old you are, snow is always fun.

Camilla Sylling Clausen, CEO of the Norwegian Ski Industry Association

Playing in the snow .
Photo: Visit Norway/ Trigger
Playing in the snow .
Photo: Visit Norway/ Trigger

Due to its geographical position in the far north, most of Norway is blessed with a magical, white carpet during the winter months. In the biggest resorts, snow-covered slopes are always guaranteed!

A winter wonderland

"There's something unique about the first snowfall of the season. I often say you can hear the snow, even though you can't. When everything gets covered in snow, it's almost like a special kind of silence. You just have to experience it," says the CEO of the Norwegian Ski Industry, Camilla Sylling Clausen.

It's no secret that Norway has snowy winters, and the season usually starts early. Between late September and the start of October, the highest mountain peeks get their first white coat of the season. When November turns into December, lower-laying areas will often be covered too, and when December arrives, most of Norway's ski resorts have opened for the season. The peak season for the ski resorts is between December and April. Some resorts open earlier, but this may depend on the weather and snow conditions.

The ski resort in Bjorli is known for being one of the places that opens first, usually in November, if the weather conditions are right. It is normally soon followed by some of the biggest ski resorts in Eastern Norway, like Hafjell, Kvitfjell, Trysil, Geilo, and Hemsedal, as well as Oppdal in Trøndelag.

In western Norway, ski resorts like Voss/Myrkdalen and Strandafjellet are considered true powder paradises.

Even the more southern ski resorts, like Gausta, Vrådal and Rauland, enjoy a lot of soft, white magic during the whole season.

Spring skiing

During January, February and March you can enjoy long days of skiing, and most resorts offer night skiing with lit runs. 

Easter often marks the final part of the season, but that does not mean you have to put your skis away!

"Even though Easter may be late in the season, it's often a very nice period to visit the ski resorts. You can wear lighter clothes, and with more daylight, you'll have more time to play," says Camilla.

Some resorts have fantastic snow conditions even longer. At Narvikfjellet Ski Resort in Northern Norway, you can usually go skiing from November until June, when the midnight sun and summer skiing season starts.

Children playing with the snow in Hemsedal, Norway.
Snow in Hemsedal.
Photo: Visit Norway/ Matias Fosso Kristiansen

Let it snow

"When the ski resorts have opened for the winter, you're guaranteed to have lots of snow to have fun in. The staff at the resorts are experts in preparing for the alpine season, as well as making sure that the slopes have plenty of snow throughout the season," says Camilla.

Sometimes, when mother nature is not producing enough snow, the ski resorts need a little help from snow cannons. The extra snow is made in quite a clever way, according to Camilla.

"Water from pools is pushed into the cannons under pressure. That, combined with low temperatures, results in fresh, new snow. No chemicals are added. When the snow melts again, the water pools are refilled. So we like to say we are only borrowing the water," explains Camilla. According to her, the ski resorts always try to produce as little artificial snow as possible, and always plan carefully when it's best to add extra snow, which will last throughout the season.

Alpine skiing in Hemsedal, Norway.
Alpine skiing in Hemsedal.
Photo: Visit Norway/ Matias Fosso Kristiansen

Getting there is easy

Several of Norway's biggest, and most snow-sure, ski centres are located in Eastern Norway, and are easy to reach from Oslo by car or by public transport in just a couple of hours.

Others are within a reasonable distance of cities like Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim and Kristiansand, all well-connected by airplane, ferries, trains and buses.

You can check travel routes and timetables at Entur.no or on the Entur app.

Camilla Sylling Clausen

Portrait of Camilla Sylling Clausen, CEO of Norwegian Skiing industry

"Everyone should experience winter in Norway. There's something magical about it."

- Camilla Sylling Clausen, CEO of the Norwegian Ski Industry Association

Alpine skiing destinations

In addition to our most popular ski resorts, there are many smaller alpine skiing destinations that are worth a visit. Find the perfect ski centre below.

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
Winter in 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
Geilo - winner of Norway´s Best Ski Resort 3 years in a row! Geilo is a classic winter sports resort, with a proud history as one of Scandinavia's… Read more
Alpine skiing in Geilo
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
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 Ski Resort
Stranda Ski Resort is located east in the magnificent Alps of Sunnmøre, in the western part of Norway and provides a wide range of skiing… Read more
Stranda Ski resort
Vrådal Panorama Ski Center has slopes in all categories and 5 lifts in addition to children's and beginners' area with treadmills. Read more
Vrådal Panorama Ski Center
Go skiing in Hardanger. Røldal Ski Resort, with one of Norway's most stable snow and winter conditions, is perfect for both beginners and experienced… Read more
Røldal Ski Resort
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 Skisenter is the largest ski resort in the south-west and have parts that are adapted for the whole family to enjoy and have fun. There are 8… 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
Sogndal Skiresort 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… 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
Eastern Norway
Welcome to Winter Paradise for the whole family! Read more
Slaatta Skisenter
In Hafjell you can enjoy both great skiing conditions and have a pleasant skiing experience with your family. Read more
Hafjell Ski Resort
In Kanthaugen you can 3 days a week alpine ski and snowboard. Read more
Alpine skiing in Kanthaugen
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
Book ski school - Invest in skiing pleasure that last a lifetime! Read more
Geilo Ski School at Slaatta Skisenter
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
Skeikampen Alpine Centre offers 11 lifts and 21 slopes totaling 21 kilometers, with an vertical drop of 350 m Read more
Skeikampen Alpine centre
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
Vrådal Panorama Ski Center has slopes in all categories and 5 lifts in addition to children's and beginners' area with treadmills. Read more
Vrådal Panorama Ski Center
Nesbyen Alpinsenter offers an active holiday and challenges for the whole family. Read more
Nesbyen Alpine Resort
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
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
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 Ski Resort
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
Welcome to the reopened Middagsåen Ski resort, the winter sports resort in Østfold! Read more
Middagsåsen Ski resort
The largest ski resort in Asker and Bærum with 4 slopes and safe children area, ski rental and free parking just 10 minutes from Oslo centre. Easily… Read more
Kirkerudbakken alpine center
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
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
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
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
Geilo - winner of Norway´s Best Ski Resort 3 years in a row! Geilo is a classic winter sports resort, with a proud history as one of Scandinavia's… Read more
Alpine skiing in Geilo
Spåtind Skisenter is a childs kingdom! Read more
Spåtind skisenter
A fun family ski slope in Lommedalen where you may spend the whole day skiing downhill or snowboard. The slope is suitable for all skill levels. We… Read more
Lommedalen alpine center
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
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
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
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 Skisenter is the largest ski resort in the south-west and have parts that are adapted for the whole family to enjoy and have fun. There are 8… Read more
Sirdal Skisenter
Fjord Norway
Stranda Ski Resort is located east in the magnificent Alps of Sunnmøre, in the western part of Norway and provides a wide range of skiing… Read more
Stranda Ski resort
Sogndal Skiresort 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… Read more
Sogndal Skisenter- alpine resort
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
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
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 everyone,… Read more
Ørsta Ski centre - alpine
Vik Ski Centre is situated in Kålsete in Vik, and it provides facilities for among others biathlon and roller skiing. Read more
Skistova at Vik 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
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
A family friendly ski resort situated in the triangle of Ålesund, Molde and Åndalsnes. Three lifts and five down hills with all skill levels catered… Read more
Ørskogfjellet Ski Centre
Go skiing in Hardanger. Røldal Ski Resort, with one of Norway's most stable snow and winter conditions, is perfect for both beginners and experienced… Read more
Røldal Ski Resort
Lifts: 1 Vertical drop: 373 m Slopes: 3 Lenght: 1950 m Cafè with basic service. Read more
Surnadal Ski Center
A guided day of freeskiing is the perfect intro on your first day in Stranda. We have been guiding and freeskiing here since 2006. Read more
Freeskiing Stranda Ski resort
Fjellhaugen ski centre is a versatile ski facility which has 5 km ocountry ski tracks prepared for both classic and skating styles - if enough snow.… Read more
Fjellhaugen Ski Centre
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
Sogndal Skisenter Hodlekve is about 15 minutes drive from Sogndal center. The ski center is high up, so it is very snow-sure! Read more
Sogndal Skisenter - Cross country skiing
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
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
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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    Alpine skiing at Strandafjellet .
    Photo: Haavard Myklebust / Strandafjellet / Fjord Norway
    Alpine skiing at Strandafjellet .
    Photo: Haavard Myklebust / Strandafjellet / Fjord Norway

    Norway's best ski resorts

    Wide, family friendly slopes or off-piste adventures in powder snow with friends? Either way, you'll definitely find a ski resort that's perfect for you!

    Alpine skiing in Trysil .
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    Alpine skiing in Trysil .
    Photo: Ola Matsson / www.skistar.com/trysil

    Family friendly holidays

    Want to ski like a pro? Get a mini masterclass from these youngsters!

    Small guides to big ski adventures .
    Photo: Fredrik Myhre
    Small guides to big ski adventures .
    Photo: Fredrik Myhre

    Spring skiing

    Springtime is when Norwegian ski resorts become sexy, says freerider Fredrik Luytkis. Enjoy skiing with a touch of summer and let outdoor concerts and festivals add to a festive mood. 

    Skiing in Hemsedal .
    Photo: Ola Matsson / SkiStar
    Skiing in Hemsedal .
    Photo: Ola Matsson / SkiStar

    More winter fun

    Go dog sledding, relax in a steaming hot sauna, or cruise down a toboggan run. No skis required!

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