Kvitfjell ski resort is one hour north of Lillehammer and offers slopes for all abilities, from beginner nursery slopes to more challenging black diamond runs. Made up of three distinct sides, the ski area at Kvitfjell has recently been expanded and is now a regular venue on the alpine skiing world cup circuit. Additionally, Kvitfjell has more than 600 km of cross-country trails all beginning in the resort centre.
Kvitfjell enjoys an excellent season starting in mid-November and lasting until late April, making it the perfect family-friendly destination. These ideal snow conditions attract many professional skiers. Every year the alpine ski World Cup heads to Kvitfjell. The resort offers 34km of pistes connected by an efficient modern lift system. The longest run in Kvitfjell is 3.5 km, the resort's snowpark has 12 rails/boxes and 8 jumps for more adventurous skiers.
Resort Altitude: 854m
Resort Skiing: 1039m
Total Ski Area: 34km
Green Runs: 6
Blue Runs: 12
Red Runs: 6
Black Runs: 3
Cross Country: 600km
Three distinct sides make up the ski area at Kvitfjell: the newly expanded Varden area, Kvitfjell Vest and the original ski area of Kvitfjell, home to the Olympic downhill. A modern lift system links these areas allowing easy access to differing terrain.
The slopes in Kvitfjell range from gentle uncrowded green level slopes to Olympic standard downhill runs.
In Kvitfjell, you'll find everything from steep black runs to family-friendly slopes. Skiers can enjoy this modern high-quality resort with efficient lifts and long runs. Snow cannons cover 85% of the slopes in Kvitfjell, making it one of the first ski areas to open each winter.
Kvitfjell is the ideal snowboarding destination, with peaceful, quiet runs that allow you to enjoy your time on the slopes without queuing. The resort's modern lift system also ensures snowboarders don't have to endure time spent on drag and button lifts.
Kvitfjell ski school has a reputation for being one of the best-established ski schools in Norway. There is ski tuition available for skiers and snowboarders at all levels, whether you are a seasoned skier looking for a guide or it's your first time on the snow.
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Kvitfjell is the ideal destination for families with young children. In Kvitfjell families can make use of childcare groups for 3-6-year-olds and 7-15-year-olds. Children will be able to enjoy the family area located in Kvitfjell Vest where there are specific lifts for children, a 'Kid's park' and barbecue cabins for lunch.
Nightlife in Kvitfjell is regarded as laidback, with no major party venues. Guests can enjoy warm welcoming hangouts with great food and friendly service. There are a number of ski lodges at the base of the slopes including the must-visit bar-restaurant Koia. A traditional Norwegian cabin perched on the mountain, renowned for its gourmet sausages and goulash.
For non-skiers, there are many activities to be enjoyed, including dog sledging and ice climbing, which are traditional activities in Kvitfjell. For guests after a little relaxation, the Gudbrandsgard hotel offers a pool and spa to be enjoyed with wellness facilities, including saunas, steam, and treatment rooms.