Norway is a mythical place filled with spectacular views of the Northern lights and fjords. What people may forget is that Norway is also blessed with some epic mountains for epic skiing.
So, whether you’ve been skiing to Norway before or you’re looking to explore some of the best ski resorts in Norway for the first time, you’ve come to the right place. Today, we’ll be counting down our top ski resorts in Norway, all of which have spectacular ski areas, hundreds of lift links and of course, stunning chalets and hotels for you to rest in after a long day on the slopes. Once we’ve helped you decide on your dream Scandinavian ski resort, get in touch with the Ski Arrangements team so we can help put together a ski package holiday completely tailored and personalised to you.
Geilo is Norway’s second largest and oldest ski resort situated between Bergen and Oslo, on the edge of Hardangervidda national park. It offers stunning scenery with snow-covered fells and overlooks the Hallingskarvet mountain range that catches the hues of Scandinavian winter light. Beginners and first timers are accommodated for very well as Geilo has nursery slopes as well as easy runs for beginners to progress onto and also superb ski schools with English speaking instructors. Its wide and open cruising red runs are ideal for intermediates and there are e a few black runs from the same lift tops as well as a few off piste sections for experienced skiers.
Consistently ranked as one of Norway’s top resorts, Hemsedal is home to lively après ski scene, a great mountain and for Norway, some serious ski vertical. Nestled in an unspoilt valley three hours north of Oslo, the ski resort of Hemsedal is home to some of Norway’s best skiing. Unlike many other resorts in this Scandinavian country, the vertical of over 800m rivals many in the Alps and the runs as a result are longer and you can quickly clock up decent ski vertical. A slick lift system whisks skiers and boarders up to 44km of varied pistes, which include a fantastic beginner area, winding blues and unusually for this part of the world, some steep blacks.