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Location - where is Forest Cabins

The Forest Cabins are located on the other side of the river to Geilo’s resort centre, in a quiet area next to the luxurious Vestlia resort. This side of the river is home to one half of the pistes, accessed from the Vestlia Skiarea. You can also catch a free ski bus over to central Geilo from the Vestlia resort in just 6 minutes. Here you’ll find restaurants – like Geilo Sushi and Pepper’s Pizza – bars, supermarkets and the other half of the ski area, with a huge variety of runs.

Overview - hotel description - Forest Cabins description

The picture-perfect Forest Cabins are tucked in amongst the trees on the Vestlia side of the resort. If you want the real Norway experience, then these are an absolute must – and how can you say no to a private sauna?

We’ve got a range of sizes catering to all kinds of groups, from semi-detached six-person cabins to those sleeping up to 12 people. Each is very spacious - with wood-cladded interiors, laminate flooring and a toasty wood-burning fireplace - and comes with a large lounge area and a cosy corner sofa, that you can put your feet up on after a day on the mountain. Plus, there's a full kitchen perfect for cooking up a storm at dinner time.

You’re never far away from the slopes and ski school, which are an easy walk from all the cabins. When you make it back to your cosy retreat, you can relax in front of the fire or soothe any aches in the sauna. Eating out isn’t cheap, but the supermarkets in town are great value.

If you’ve got any little ones who don’t want to ski, the kindergarten is right next to the cabins, so they really are ideal for families.

Please note:

On check-out day it is possible to store your bags and suitcases at Vestlia Resort, which is approximately one minute's walk from the check-in cabin. The Vestlia are able to securely store your luggage and you can make use of the bar, lounge and restaurant facilities. The spa at the Vestilia is also available to use at an additional cost.

Getting Here

When you arrive in Geilo, the coach will drop you at the Forest Cabins check-in building. Once you've received your key, you will have to walk to your cabin with your luggage. The duration of the walk depends on where you've been allocated a cabin, so make sure you wear some sturdy shoes and warm clothing - it can get a bit snowy underfoot.

Facilities - Forest Cabins features

· private sauna · private ski lockers · free WiFi · wood for fireplace · Christmas tree and decorations for stays over Christmas day

Customers can use the facilities at the nearby Vestlia Resort for an additional charge per day - the hotel is 50-200m away, dependant on which cabin you are in. Approximate costs: spa 50NOK per person (approx £5, 16+ years only); pool 100NOK (approx £10) per adult and 80NOK (approx £8) per child under 16 years, and play room 80NOK (approx £8) per child. Costs are per day and may vary.

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

All cabins have a large entrance area for storage, a living area with log fire (free bag of firewood included), TV and sofas, dining table, open kitchen with oven, hob, fridge/freezer, coffee maker and dishwasher, ski boot dryer, balcony with table and chairs, and a private sauna. Due to the design, all cabins have sloping ceilings on the first floor. Bed linen, towels and end-of-stay cleaning are included but beds are not made for you.

Type F1 Cabin - sleeps 1-7: Semi-detached cabin. Ground floor has one bedroom with Austrian twin beds, and bathroom with shower, WC and sauna. First floor has two twin bedrooms and a mezzanine with single bed.

Type I Cabin - sleeps 1-10: Attached or detached cabin. Ground floor has one bedroom with Austrian twin beds, one bedroom with two sets of bunk beds, and two bathrooms both with shower and WC and one with sauna. First floor has two twin bedrooms.

Type K Cabin - sleeps 1-12: Detached cabin. Ground floor has one bedroom with Austrian twin beds, one bedroom with two sets of bunk beds, and two bathrooms both with shower and WC and one with sauna. First floor has three twin bedrooms.

Austrian twin beds
Austrian twin beds are very common in most of Europe. They’re simply one large bed frame containing two single mattresses, both with separate duvets and linen sets, that cannot be separated. Separate twin beds are less common and can often be head to head beds, rather than side by side, if they are available.

Meals - food and drink in Forest Cabins

· free lunch voucher for the Geilolia Mountain Base caféteria, to be exchanged for the hot meal of the day and a cup of tea or coffee - once weekly · optional upgrade to bed and breakfast with buffet breakfast taken at the Vestlia Resort · optional upgrade to dinner with three-course evening meals taken at the Vestlia Resort

Supermarket costs*
frozen pizza £3.50 / mincemeat £3.30 / bacon £3.90 / ham £2.30 / cheese £2.80 / Milk 1L £1.50 / cereal £2.20 / jam £3.30 / juice £1.80 / bread £2.20 / pasta £1.90 / pasta sauce £1.10 / big bottle of coke or pop £2.30 / big bag of crisps £1.60 / 10 pack of branded beer £25 / bottle of spirits £15-£20 / bottle of wine £6** / 10 pack of imported premium beer £15
*costs are to give an idea of price and based on the Post Office exchange rate, prices in resort may fluctuate slightly from this
**wine is only available from liquor store

Please note: Breakfasts/Dinners are taken at the Vestlia Resort and are payable directly to Vestlia.

We update Forest Cabins's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

Resort - about Geilo - about holidays in Geilo - about ski holidays in Geilo - about ski holidays in Geilo Norway

Small Norwegian town Kite skiing capital

One of Scandinavia's best known places to ski, Geilo's a modern resort but with a long history, having welcomed visitors back in 1890. Slopes on both sides of the valley provide excellent terrain for beginners and families.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Cross country Beginners Families

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Snow History: December average depth 36.5cm

Geilo trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Oslo Gardermoen (OSL)210mins
Fagernes (VDB)75mins
Region:Buskerud, Norway
First opened:1890

Geilo lift pass price last reported as 1830 NOK (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Forest Cabins.
Night skiing: No
Geilo has N, S, E facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing Nov - May.

Town altitude: 800m
Top of slopes: 1178m
Bottom of piste: 800m
Vertical drop: 378m
Total length of trails:34km
Longest piste:2km
This small mountain town in eastern Norway is easily one of the nation’s top ski resorts, home to some of its longest established ski areas which we’ve been enjoying for over a century and a half. In the district of Hol, Geilo’s one of Norway’s five national park villages, with the Hardangervidda and Hallingskarvet mountains on either side. A collection of hotels, apartments and shops are bundled together between the fells. Home to 2500 residents, the town feels modern and friendly – it’s easy to navi...
Separate kids ski areas provide an environment for tots to learn safely away from the crowds, and with different areas linked by a ski bus there’s plenty to explore. On one side, the Geiloheisen area near the centre of town has a mix of runs, with the kid’s area accessed from the Havsdelen lift besides a red, green and blue piste. Vestila on the other side is home to slopes of every colour, including some lovely blues that stream down between the trees. Advanced skiers and snowboarders might miss the amou...
When it comes to mealtimes, we like Taubanekroa for burgers and comfort food, but for a good view, get lunch at Top Skicafe which looks out over the Hallingskarvet National Park. For something special, book a table at Restaurant Hallingstuene, where one of Norway’s favourite TV chefs, Frode Aga, whips up modern twists on Traditional Norwegian cuisine. On a Saturday, Havsdalskroa pleases the crowds with good drinks and grub, promising only to close when the last guest has gone home... Stugu over in Vestila is a ...

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