· ski-in, ski-out access in good conditions · 500m from the nearest lift · 3km to ski school meeting point · 6km downhill to resort centre - free ski bus with a valid lift pass (this bus runs a limited service morning and evening - pass valid until 8-9pm most nights, small charge without a pass) · night skiing until 7.30pm (some nights) · taxis cost approx £25 to get between the hotel and Hemsedal town · there are some steep stairs within the hotel
Please note: Due to the location of this hotel, we don’t recommend it for complete beginners. The ski school is at the base area which will mean using the shuttle bus or taxi (approx £25) to get to there. It’s an easy run down from the hotel for intermediates but not complete beginners.
The Skarsnuten Apartments are a truly special place to stay. It really feels like you are in a luxury, secluded ski lodge - and that isn’t too far from the truth.
Perched at the top of the ski area, the apartments enjoy incredible views of the ski area. In the evenings, watch the sun set over the mountains from the hotel's bar and restaurant with its award winning chef serving traditional Norwegian cuisine and it's floor-to-ceiling windows.
Clip your skis on in the morning and you’re just a short walk - or ski in the right conditions - away from lifts F and J. You can’t beat that for access and, thanks to night skiing several times a week through some of the season, you can stay on the slopes until 7.30pm.
Getting to and from the village is easily accessible by a ski bus. While this does run a limited service in the morning and evenings, you’ll be pushed to want to leave this little mountain oasis.
· use of communal areas in the Skarsnuten Hotel, as well as restaurant and modern bar, both with great views of the slopes and live music some nights (no meals/drinks included in package price) · WiFi in hotel
All apartments have a lounge with dining table, sofas and fireplace; underfloor heating; and a fully equipped kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher, and fridge-freezer. Linen and towels are included, but beds are not made. Cleaning included. Cots are available for 95NOK (approx £9).
Type D Apartment (46m²) - sleeps 1-5: In ‘Skarsnuten A’. Master bedroom with twin beds or double bed, second bedroom with Norwegian bunk beds (single bed over a double bed), and bathroom with shower and WC.
Type F1 Apartment (82m²) - sleeps 1-7: In 'Skarsnuten C' building. Master bedroom with double bed, second bedroom with bunk beds, third bedroom with Norwegian bunk beds (single bed over a double bed), private sauna and bathroom with shower and WC.
· optional upgrades for hot and cold buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, three-course dinner or half board at the Skarsnuten Hotel
frozen pizza £3.50 / mincemeat £4.50 / 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 are based on the Post Office exchange rate - prices in resort may fluctuate slightly
**wine is only available from liquor store
•Unspoilt surroundings •Norway’s #1 resort •Nation’s best après
Often hogging the title of Norway's greatest place to ski, this small resort with its trio of peaks has a lot going for it. The cragginess of the mountains here has earned them the nickname of the "Scandinavian Alps" - and it suits them.
Great for •Snow sure •Scenery •Après ski
Snow Report: Top 190cm, Bottom 190cm
Snow Forecast: 6cm expected this week
Snow History: April average depth 77.5cm
Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:
|Oslo Gardermoen (OSL)||210mins|
Hemsedal lift pass price last reported as €194 (adult 5 day). Ask for a quote when booking Skarsnuten Apartments.
Night skiing: Yes
Hemsedal has N facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing November - May.
|Top of slopes:||1450m|
|Bottom of piste:||640m|
|Total length of trails:||43km|
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