Airports Near Geilo
Oslo Gardemoen 180mins
For more on skiing in Geilo on peak dates, browse the pages with Geilo ski holidays at Christmas, New Year, Half Term or Easter.
Review of snowboarding and skiing in Geilo Norway.
Geilo Ski Holiday Facts
Established in 1890 the Norwegian ski resort Geilo lies at 800 metres altitude in the Buskerud region of the Norwegian ?. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 1178m Geilo ski area is not snow sure. Over ? snow cannons ensure artificial Geilo snow making covers 24km of ski trails, which equates to around 70 of the ski slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Geilo (Norway) is Oslo Gardemoen at a distance of 245km or approximately 180 minutes driving time. Geilo ski season runs from November to April.
alpine downhill runs to ski in Geilo Norway
10 runs 5km
9 runs 4km
15 runs 18km
5 runs 5km
Skiing in Geilo
Skiing Geilo you'll enjoy 39 pistes and trails and that means approximately 34km of ski runs. Geilo lifts number 20 with the capacity to uplift 22000 skiers up the mountain per hour. The longest ski run in the Norwegian ski resort of Geilo is over 2km long.
Geilo Ski Area
Geilo ski area has 25% beginner ski runs or nursery slopes, 23% intermediate, 38% advanced ski slopes and 12% for expert skiers - the most difficult Geilo piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. You can ski Geilo after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.
Geilo for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Snowboarding in Geilo
If you snowboard Geilo you'll want to know that, of the 20 ski lifts in total, 14 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives a good indication of how modern the lift system is and well set up Geilo snowboarding is - especially for beginners learning to snowboard. Geilo snowboard facilities include 3 terrain parks and 2 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 130 metres), 1 quarter pipe and 1 boardercross courses.
Geilo for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall
Geilo Apres Ski
The apres ski Geilo scene and off-slope or "non-skier" activities include:
10 apres ski bars 12 restaurants 0 bowling 3 night club 1 cinema 1 billiards / pool 1 games room 0 concert 6 indoor swimming 1 outdoor heated pools 13 saunas 0 hot tubs 1 solariums 2 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 2 indoor sports centre 11 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 1 horse riding 10 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 0 golf 1 fishing 1 museum 3 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Ice Fishing, Night Skiing, Ski Orienteering, Sleigh Rallies, Snow Kiting.
Geilo for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
More Geilo Snow Ski Area and Resort Information
Geilo resort - ski Geilo by any other name
The Norwegian ski resort of Geilo ski resort is also known as Geilo and has the following common misspellings:
Geilo ski area has ski slopes which face N S
The direction which the various Geilo ski slopes face can make or break your skiing or snowboarding holiday. If you want to guarantee good snow and ski conditions, you should choose a resort with ski slopes which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.
- In the coldest winter months of January and February you need a ski resort with some sunny south facing ski slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a ski resort with some cool and shady north facing slopes will ensure you're not skiing on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best ski resorts have ski areas and slopes which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating skiing whatever the weather. Geilo ski resort has ski slopes facing N S.
Geilo for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall
Geilo reviews, 3.5 star rating and resort and ski area information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.