Myrkdalen is the largest ski resort in Western Norway and one of the most snow-sure resorts in Europe, boasting an average snowfall of five metres and an extended ski season stretching from mid-November to the end of May. These great conditions mean that guests are sure to enjoy some sensational skiing.
Ski resorts don’t get more child-friendly than Myrkdalen. The quiet, wide pistes and designated family-friendly ski areas make it a fantastic resort for children of all ages. Every weekend and throughout school holidays Myrkdalen hosts complimentary skiing competitions for children, in which everyone wins a prize.
Resort Altitude: 450m
Resort Skiing: 1,060m
Total Ski Area: 55km
Green Runs: 6km
Blue Runs: 20km
Red Runs: 17km
Black Runs: 12km
Myrkdalen is a new and modern resort, with the first lift there opening in 2003. Their pistes are quiet and wide, making them brilliantly suited for children and beginners, while the off-piste is great for experienced skiers or for those wanting to develop their off-piste skills. This resort receives some of the highest snowfall in Europe and, as a result, skiing conditions here are very reliable.
Despite Myrkdalen’s focus on catering for beginners and families there’s certainly something for everyone. The resort boasts 55km of slopes varying in difficulty. The resort also has great off-piste terrain and the high snowfall means there's plenty of powder to go around, we'd suggest hiring a guide.
On Friday evenings the runs are floodlit and the lifts stay open so you can enjoy some extra hours and a different slope experience.
Myrkdalen Ski School is truly fantastic for all ages and abilities, whether you're wanting to improve your skiing, snowboarding, telemarking or cross-country skiing. You can choose between private or group lessons and you can rest assured your instructor will have been internationally approved and educated at Snowsports Norway.
You'll find both young and experienced instructors that focus on having fun while you ski.
The Myrkdalen Ski School offer a childcare service for children of all ages that aren't skiing. You can book your child in for up to three hours a day between 9:30am and 4pm, giving you the chance to get a good amount of skiing in before or after lunch.
Indoor skydiving, not a traditional ski resort activity, is available in Myrkdalen and anybody above the age of 5 can have a go. This is a great alternative if the weather isn't great.
You can also enjoy sledging, horse-drawn sleigh rides and, something that comes highly recommended, a boat cruise to see the spectacular Fjords which are only 30 minutes from the resort.