Beitostølen is a fantastic family ski resort, particularly perfect for beginners. The village is charming and its traditional Scandinavian architecture makes for an authentic, comfortable stay.
The snow in Beitostølen is consistently fantastic, the amazing powder and sheer quantity of snow mean that guests are guaranteed great skiing all season long. As well as skiing why not try some exciting traditional Scandinavian activities? Dog sledding is an unforgettable experience that the whole family would enjoy.
Beitostølen is a true gem, the perfect resort for families looking to enjoy skiing in Norway.
Resort Altitude: 900m
Resort Skiing: 1,100m
Green Runs: 3km
Blue Runs: 5km
Red Runs: 7km
Black Runs: 5km
Cross Country: 320km
Travel date 24/02/2019
Booked by: Steve Graham
Beitostølen has great range of beginner and intermediate slopes. There are two main ski areas, nine lifts and more than 320km of cross-country tracks. The children's slope, equipped with their own lift, is adjacent to the slopes in the village centre so you're never too far away if your children are having lessons.
One ski pass covers both ski areas (Alpinsenteret and Beitostølen Ski Centre) and the shuttle bus will transfer you between the two.
The slopes here are especially quiet during the week, which means that they’re perfect for beginners looking to learn or those wishing to refine existing skills. For keen skiers, two of the slopes are floodlit on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, extending the day and allowing for a different type of ski experience.
For most people, the best thing about Beitostølen is how quiet the slopes are, children can fly off without parents worrying about losing them.
There's a great snowboard park in Beitostølen, with its own lift, plenty of rails for boarders of all levels and a number of jumps (including two large ones). The slopes here are also well-adapted for snowboarders.
Beitostølen Aktiv & Ski School have been around since 1965 and offer instructors to help with skiing, snowboarding, telemark, cross-country, freestyle and off-piste. They're a friendly ski-school that cater well for families of all abilities.
Après ski in Beitostølen is a different experience to that of better-known European resorts, taking a more relaxed and traditional Norwegian approach.
There are beautiful cosy bars for you and your family to relax in after a day on the slopes and, while the town may be relatively small, there's still an excellent choice of bars, restaurants and shops to enjoy.
Beitostølen is very well-equipped for tobogganing, with a separate toboggan run and a special lift servicing it. The runs are fast-paced and exhilarating, whether you choose to team up or ride solo.
There's an abundance of activities for the non-skiers in your group, from snow rafting and airboarding to a horse-drawn sleigh ride or husky dog sledding. These are all brilliant ways to experience Beitostølen's beautiful scenery while you're in resort.