Possibly Norway’s most popular resort. Hemsedal has a brilliant range of terrain. Whether you are skiing exciting blacks that run through the trees to long green runs that snake from the highest point down to the base, there’s something for everyone.
The resort is known not only for its brilliant skiing but also for its breathtaking scenery. It claims to be the snowboarding press' most photographed resorts, and the views from the mountain down the valley will stop you in your tracks in order to take a quick photo or ten.
Hemsedal’s height and location provide it with some of the best and most consistent snow conditions in Norway. The off-piste skiing here is brilliant with plenty of powder fields that are easily accessible from the pisted runs.
The village itself feels typically Norwegian thanks to the traditional restaurants and wood-clad buildings. In addition, it has trendy bars, cool restaurants and some lively clubs. The village is well set up for European après ski, with a Nordic twist of course.
Resort Altitude: 625m
Resort Skiing: 1450m
Total Ski Area: 44km
Green Runs: 23
Blue Runs: 13
Red Runs: 13
Black Runs: 7
Hemsedal ski resort is one of the largest ski resorts in Norway, with more than 50 slopes and 21 lifts, as well as ski cross arenas and snow parks. Skiers will be able to make use of the fantastic beginner area located at the foot of the hill. After mastering the beginner area, skiers can progress on the long winding green that runs the entire length of the Hollvin Express chair. For intermediates, the slopes at Tinden and Roni are fantastic and the 4km long blue back to Hemsedal Sentrum is excellent too.
SkiStar Skischool in Hemsedal offers private and group lessons for children and adults. First-time skiers will be able to make use of the designated learner slopes, which come complete with a host of private lifts and connections to the nearby green run.
Hemsedal has a bustling après ski scene with a good range of restaurants on and off the slopes.
Fjellkafeen is situated at the top of the Hollvin Express; enjoy breakfast and lunch or get something sweet with your coffee.
Harahorn Restaurant comprises multiple large cosy cabins and stunning mountain scenery; enjoy the relaxing atmosphere here whilst sampling some traditional Nordic dishes.
Home to some legendary après ski venues, a night out in Hemsedal is not to be missed.
Hollvin Bar is located in the middle of Hemsedal Ski Center; here skiers can enjoy a quick bite and lively après ski scene with live music Friday and Saturday during the high season.
Skistua is one of Europe's best après ski destinations, with live artists and bands every weekend.
Hemsedal resort offers a wide range of off-slope activities within its charming resort centre, such as bowling, cinemas and a host of nordic spas. For non-skiers looking for a bit of adventure, Hemsedal is the perfect destination with activities including snowmobile trips, tobogganing, dog sleigh rides, paragliding and heli-skiing tours.