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 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 allowing for those first-up last-down snowboarders to make the most of the fresh powder and earn first lines. Contrasting this, evening snowboarding is offered on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 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, with just a two-and-a-half-hour drive before you enter one of the best snowboarding resorts in Norway.
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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 with 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.
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Norefjell ski resort is a great choice for a snowboarding holiday as 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.
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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. The views of the valley below are unmatched and so are the fantastic runs on offer.
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.
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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.
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To find out more about the best snowboarding in Norway, please contact our ski experts on 0207 471 7700.
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