Innovative architecture, UNESCO fjords and reliable snow cover. Combine the culture of Oslo and Bergen with unparalleled skiing and memorable experiences in Norway. If you’re fortunate, you may even witness the aurora borealis dancing across the night’s sky. We take a look at four of the best ski resorts in Norway.
Inspired by an average snowfall of five metres, Myrkdalen opened in 2003. Just two hours from Bergen, this little-known ski resort has quick chairlifts, uncrowded beginners’ runs and superb off-piste. Following a busy day, evenings can be filled with sledging, sleigh rides, indoor skydiving and maybe even the northern lights. Combine skiing with a fjord experience and wind along the scenic Flåm railway to Sognefjord. Cruise past snow-covered mountains, inlets and rural villages to Nærøyfjord.
The largest of the ski resorts in Norway, Trysil has two main villages, Høyfjellssenter and Turistsenter. The wide, open runs have forests either side, and floodlights make it possible to ski at night. Family-orientated, they have created a piste map for children, which includes a section in the snow park. There’s also plenty to challenge more advanced skiers in the Høgegga area. Trysil is less then 3 hours from Oslo airport making this is a good choice if you are looking for skiing near Oslo.
One of the oldest ski resorts in Norway, Geilo is snow-sure from December until May. Take in the striking views on the train from Oslo, a perfect cultural inclusion to your ski holiday. With a combination of nursery slopes, terrain parks and backcountry powder, Geilo caters for all abilities. Families can forge memories, for instance, driving husky sleds, learning to ice fish or spotting arctic foxes, lynx, yak and reindeer at nearby Langedrag Nature Park. If you are looking for skiing near Oslo, Geilo is just over 3 hours from Oslo airport.
Beitostølen is a charming village with traditional Scandinavian architecture. The slopes are quiet with reliable snow cover, making them well suited to both beginner and intermediate skiers. Appealing to visitors for its alternative winter activities, why not try snowmobiling, sliding down the slopes in an inflatable boat and later, navigating the extensive web of cross-country skiing? If you are looking for skiing near Oslo, Geilo is just over 3 hours from Oslo airport.
Overlooking the Arctic Sea and icy fjords, the Lyngen Alps certainly have an untamed landscape. Embark on a four-day ski touring adventure through the backcountry’s flawless powder, with a day sailing around the Arctic Sea. Afterwards, warm up in the Lyngen Experience Lodge’s sauna or hot tub overlooking the unspoilt, isolated setting. All in all, this is a truly special experience.
Speak to one of our ski experts on 0207 471 7700 to find out more about the best ski resorts in Norway. We can help you with the best options for skiing near Oslo.