Gausta Ski Resort

Gausta is a hidden gem resort set in Telemark, a region of Norway, known to be the birthplace of modern skiing. Perched at 960m altitude with skiing up to 1,880m, Gausta sees reliable snowfall and fantastic skiing conditions for most of the season. The magnificent Gaustatoppen Mountain towers over this pretty resort, serving outstanding views for lucky skiers on their snowy explorations. Travel to the heights via the unique train that transports you directly into the mountain. You can even visit the secret military base that was used by NATO during the Cold War. The resort itself is beautiful, with wooden cabins, pine forests and an icy lake that creates a magical, Scandinavian mountain-feel throughout the resort.

Gausta is an all-round excellent resort for avid and beginner skiers alike. The main ski area is comprised of three peaks: Fjellheisen, Skipsfjell and Vatnedalheisen. Courtesy of the resorts’ convenient lift systems and well-kept pistes, these areas are easily accessible, and cater well to all abilities and preferences.

Gausta Transfer Time
Map Marker 3h 15m

Best For...

  • All abilities
  • Stunning scenery
  • Superb restaurants

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 960m
  • Skiing Altitude 1,883m
  • Total Ski Area 35
  • Lifts 12
  • Blue Runs 50%
  • Red Runs 40%
  • Black Runs 10%

Ski Accommodation in Gausta, Norway

Our collection of Gausta ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

Gausta Ski Accommodation
Gausta Ski Areas

Ski Areas in Gausta

Gausta boasts 35 glorious pistes across varied terrain, offering exceptional skiing across its three different peaks. Courtesy of the resort’s high altitude, visitors can enjoy marvellous ski conditions for much of the season. Well-positioned lifts are peppered around the resort, making it easy for skiers to explore this wonderful resort in its entirety. The slopes are expertly maintained and offer ample skiing for all abilities.

Gausta Skiing

Skiing in Gausta

Skiing in Gausta is magnificent, skiers are spoilt for choice, with a range of slopes accompanied by impressive views of the Gaustatoppen Mountain. Gausta is a great place for those still finding their ski legs. There is a gentle nursery area with varied terrain for a rounded learning experience. To level up, there are some spacious green runs just a drag lift away.

Intermediate skiers will feel at home in Gausta, with an enviable selection of well-groomed red slopes, each boasting expansive views of the surrounding valley. For those more experienced or those looking for a challenge, there are some daring black runs and exciting off-piste areas to explore, especially on the route down from Gaustatoppen Mountain.

Gausta Snowboarding

Snowboarding in Gausta

Gausta is proudly home to two snow parks, equipped with jumps, rails, and boxes, perfect for avid snowboarders who want to practice their tricks.

Gausta Ski School

Ski Schools in Gausta

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

Book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re traveling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Top Ski Runs

A long and cruisy green run with magnificent mountain views. Perfect for those finding their ski legs.

A challenging but rewarding red slope which is kept immaculately groomed for a smooth ski experience.

One of the resort’s longest and most vertical black slopes with plenty of opportunities for off-piste adventures.

Gausta Apres Ski

Après Ski in Gausta

Loftet Afterski is a popular slopeside venue, drawing in skiers for a lively post ski tipple with live music and classic mountain drinks. Located at the bottom of the slopes, Den Lykkelige Sportsmann is a popular spot to gather after the last run of the day, serving good quality pub food and a range of drinks.

Gausta Restaurants

Restaurants in Gausta

There are some wonderful dining spots peppered around Gausta. Head to the mountain restaurant, Stova, for hearty pizzas, grills, and its famous Fondue Friday. Gausta Grillhuts are the perfect slopeside pit stop, serving warming food to hungry skiers on their mountain descent. Blikk Fjellbrasserie is the main restaurant in the resort, with a tasty à la carte menu serving Norwegian favourites, crafted from local and seasonal ingredients.

Gausta Non-Skiers


There is an abundance of winter experiences away from the slopes. Relax in true Scandinavian style at one of the resort’s floating saunas. Sizzle inside a traditional wooden sauna, before dipping into an ice-cold lake outside. For the ultimate mountain experience, take a train ride through the inside of the mountain and arrive at the summit of Gaustatoppen. If you are looking for a unique winter activity to try out, head to the world-famous frozen waterfalls for some thrilling ice climbing.

Map of Gausta

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