Considering your next snowboard trip and not sure which resort to pick? We have created a list of the resorts we believe offer the best snowboarding for a holiday in Norway, for beginners to advanced boarders. Ensuring lift queues are short, and steep black runs are long, read below to find your perfect snowboarding getaway.


Trysil is Norway’s oldest and largest ski resort and is deemed one of the country’s best resorts. The region is home to over 70km of pistes, with a variety of terrain suited for any snowboarder.

Trysil provides something for all abilities, ranging from cruisy greens to exhilarating blacks. The off-piste in the region is some of the best in Norway, perfect for powder hounds. With a fantastic lift system and virtually no queues, snowboarding in Norway can be stress-free and fast-moving.

The season is also one of the longest in Europe, beginning in November and running all the way to the end of April. Not only that, the resort is so confident of its winter conditions that lift passes come with a refund guarantee if they are not up to scratch.

Early morning snowboarding is offered by the resort on Wednesdays and Saturdays. This allows first-up last-down snowboarders to make the most of the fresh powder and earn first lines. You can also go snowboarding on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in the evenings. This is for those who aren’t quite up for first lifts but do want to take advantage of the fantastic resort of Trysil.

Trysil is a short transfer distance from nearby Oslo. It is just a two-and-a-half-hour drive before you enter one of the best snowboarding resorts in Norway.

Stay At:

The upscale Radisson Blu Resort in Trysil offers its guests first-class facilities in a ski-in ski-out location.

Trysil ski holidays

Snowboarding in Trysil


Geilo is a popular ski resort in Norway that has a total ski area of 40km. The town is between two national parks, adding to the exceptional scenery.

The resort is home to an equal variety of runs, from green to black giving the perfect assortment for a multi-level group. The difficulty areas are split over either side of the Ustedalsfjord, linked by a shuttle bus. Most nursery slopes are located on the Geiblia Vestlia Skisenter side.

The Geilohysen side is more advanced. The majority of red and black runs offering steeper descent and challenging piste. On both sides of Geilo, you can find half pipes, with a snow park adjacent to the one at Geildia.

Stay At:

Vestlia Resort in Geilo is an amazing four-star hotel located just 50m from the ski school, lifts and childcare.

Geilo ski holidays

Snowboarding group in Geilo


Norefjell ski resort is a great choice for a snowboarding holiday. It is seen as a hidden gem with British travellers and is relatively quiet. Meaning boarders can take advantage of the empty runs and extremely short lift queues. Norefjell is the largest ski resort in southern Norway.

For thrill-seeking and experimental snowboarders who enjoy honing their freestyle skills, there are two excellent snow parks. Both have different levels of jumps, rails, and wall rides perfect for those who seek to polish their freestyle flair. The added bonus is that you are more than likely to have the park to yourself!

Norefjell is famed for its tree-lined pistes and hilly terrain, music to the ears of any boarder. Despite being home to the country’s highest vertical drops and exhilarating black runs, Norefjell’s slopes are best suited to beginners and intermediates. Meaning it is a resort that has something for everyone.

Visitors can take in the serene mountain views and catch a glimpse of the tranquil Lake Krøderen as they cruise down the wide pistes. Conveniently located just a two hours drive from Oslo airport, the resort has everything a snowboarder would need when looking for the best snowboarding in Norway.

Stay At:

Situated within the Noresund Ski Resort, Norefjell Ski & Spa is the ideal accommodation.

Norefjell ski holidays

Sunset over Norefjell ski resort


Hemsedal is possibly Norway’s most popular resort. Known for being snowboarding press’ most photographed resort. Not only is Hemsedal a picturesque alpine region it also boasts fantastic runs for snowboarding, some of the best in Norway. You can enjoy amazing views of the valley whilst on fantastic snowboarding terrain.

Hemsedal has a brilliant range of terrain, with seven kilometres of steep black runs and plenty of winding greens, there is something for all abilities. The resort is 1450m above sea level which provides the best and most consistent snow in Norway.

For those advanced boarders who seek thrilling off-piste action, there are lots of powder fields accessible from the piste. With such easy access, it allows beginners to practice their turns too.

Stay At:

Fýri Resort in Hemsedal is a beautiful hotel perfect for a luxury ski holiday with a group or family.

Hemsedal ski holidays

Freestyling snowboarder in Hemsedal


Myrkdalen is the largest ski resort in western Norway and has an average snowfall of a mammoth five meters. The resort is known to be so snow-sure that the ski season is extended from mid-November to the beginning of May.

The resort was built in 2003 and is relatively new in comparison to most in Europe. This is a huge advantage as they had snowboarders in mind when building the slopes. With flat runs limited and steep slopes in excess, you can consider Myrkdalen resort as some of the best snowboarding in Norway.

With 55km of piste and excellent conditions throughout the entire season, it is a great resort for snowboarders to ride the wide-open pistes. Myrkdalen has some of the highest snowfall in Europe. It is a playground for riders to explore the fantastic and challenging off-piste the resort has to offer.

With a range of runs, from green to black it is a brilliant resort for snowboarders to improve their turns. The short lift queues allow visitors to make the most of their time on the slopes and become well accustomed to the runs.

Stay At:

Myrkdalen Hotel has a fantastic ski-in ski-out location, perfect for maximising time on the slopes.

Myrkdalen ski holidays

Myrkdalen snow park


Voss is located just 90-minutes’ drive from nearby Bergen. It is a fantastic resort for a short-break or for a snowboarding weekend. There are 45km of varied piste, with 11 lifts including 1 brand-new gondola which gives direct access from the town centre. The ski resort is perfect for beginner snowboarders, with the majority of slopes being blue runs.

For those seeking an adrenaline rush there are two snow-parks. As the ski resort is relatively unknown to Brits, visitors can brush up on their freestyle skills at ease. Voss ski resort also offers night skiing/snowboarding three times a week.

Stay At:

Scandic Voss is a contemporary hotel located directly on the ski slopes of Voss in Norway.

Voss ski holidays



Gausta is an excellent all-around ski resort. The resort sits at 1,346m and reaches an elevation of 3,150m, ensuring superb snow throughout the season. The ski area has a well-balanced mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced slopes. Snowboarders will have a blast with the two well-equipped snow parks. Practice your freestyle flair on the jumps, rails, and boxes in one of the most beautiful settings, overlooking frozen lakes.

If you prefer to explore the slopes of Gausta, we recommend snowboarding Svart’n, a challenging black slope with plenty of off-piste opportunities.

Stay At:

Gaustablikk is a unique ski hotel in the heart of Gausta. The contemporary yet cosy retreat is the perfect escape for nature lovers. Immerse into Scandinavian luxury as soon as you arrive.

Gausta ski holidays


To find out more about the best snowboarding in Norway, please contact our ski experts on 0207 471 7700.

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