Ski resorts in Norway
Norway is called the land of trolls, fjords and the northern lights. And this state on the Scandinavian Peninsula is considered almost the birthplace of skiing, and therefore there are many resorts that can offer both professional athletes and green beginners perfectly equipped tracks, modern lifts, comfortable hotels and the best snowboard and ski equipment. Norwegian snow parks rightfully bear the title of one of the best on the European continent, and the evening entertainment program here includes dog sledding, sleigh rides, and tasting of local specialties in restaurants and cafes..
It is Hamsedal, located at an altitude of just over a kilometer, that is considered the most significant ski resort in the country. The total length of its tracks is about 47 km, of which almost half are for beginners. The local children's ski area has the largest area in the country. It is absolutely free to play sports for little ones and older children, and weekly entertainment and themed events are held for them. All this makes the resort an ideal destination for a winter family vacation..
However, parents and young people also have something to do. Borders will appreciate the five snowparks, equipped with the latest sports fashion. In addition to parks in the ski areas of Hamsedal, there are about 20 km of tracks of increased complexity, to go down which means to overcome your own fear.
Hotels in the resort are located both right on the slopes of the mountains and in the village at their foot. It is convenient for the guests of the first to start skiing right from the door of the room, and for those who settled in the valley, it is easier to enjoy the benefits of civilization in the form of restaurants and spa centers. Evenings guests of Hamsedal spend in get-togethers for delicious drinks, drive snowmobiles and take courses on safe riding during the avalanche season.
This place is also preferred by families with children, because its slopes with different categories of difficulty are located here in close proximity to each other. This enables parents with their children to use the same lift system. The season at the resort lasts from mid-November, when permanent snow cover is guaranteed, until May. In case of unforeseen weather conditions, good snow is provided by 418 cannons covering almost 30 km of local tracks.
The ski area in Trysil starts at an altitude of just over 300 meters and extends to an altitude of more than a kilometer. This, of course, is not the Alps, but more than a dozen of difficult tracks have been laid here. And the longest slope exceeds 5 km in length.
Borders love Trysil for the superbly equipped Blaparken and Parken Trysil snowparks, which have halfpipes, traps and kickers. The opportunity to go down the slopes three times a week at night, thanks to the artificial lighting on the tracks, is also of constant interest..
As part of the 1994 Olympic Games, which was hosted by Norway, the downhill stages took place at this resort. The current state of the local ski track is more than excellent, it is not for nothing that meticulous Norwegians themselves prefer to rest here. The season in Kvitfjell opens at the beginning of November, and the last skiers and boarders come here in April. The height of the slopes above sea level is from 200 to 1000 meters, and their total length is 29 km..
The main joy for snowboarding lovers here is the snow park, which has an excellent half-pipe. In addition, you can warm up on three quarters and fly from six trampolines. Off-piste skiing is also possible if the level of training is appropriate.
There is a ski school in the resort of Kvitfjell, where Russian-speaking trainers will help you learn the basics of snowboarding or work out especially difficult pirouettes. In this the resort compares favorably with the rest. The local ski areas are located just 200 km from the capital of the country, and the hotels in the village are some of the best mountain pensions in Norway..
The local two ski areas are united by a common ski pass and are located opposite each other. The resort is especially suitable for beginner skiers and family skiing, because the height difference in it does not even reach 400 meters, and difficult tracks are only one quarter of the total. Geilo provides a great opportunity for cross-country skiers, for whom 40 km of excellent ski tracks have been laid in the forest alone, not counting 175 km in the highlands..
Boardmen prefer the resort because of the decent, well-equipped snowparks. And two half-pipes allow even experienced boarders to test their vestibular apparatus for strength. In Geilo, you can also ride in the evening, as some slopes are equipped with artificial lighting.