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Location - where is Skarsnuten Apartments

· 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.

Overview - apartment description - Skarsnuten Apartments description

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.

Facilities - Skarsnuten Apartments features

· 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

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

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.

Meals - food and drink in Skarsnuten Apartments

· optional upgrades for hot and cold buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, three-course dinner or half board at the Skarsnuten Hotel

Supermarket costs*
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

We update Skarsnuten Apartments'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 Hemsedal - about holidays in Hemsedal - about ski holidays in Hemsedal - about ski holidays in Hemsedal Norway

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.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Snow sure Scenery Après ski

Hemsedal webcam

Snow Report: Top 175cm, Bottom 175cm

Snow Forecast: 5cm expected this week

Snow History: March average depth 84.33cm

Hemsedal trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Oslo Gardermoen (OSL)210mins
Fagernes (VDB)75mins
Region:Buskerud, Norway
First opened:1961

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.

Town altitude: 625m
Top of slopes: 1450m
Bottom of piste: 640m
Vertical drop: 830m
Total length of trails:43km
Longest piste:6km
Location-wise, you'll find Hemsedal between the big Norwegian cities of Oslo and Bergen. Oslo Lufthavn Gardemoen and Fagernes Airport Leirin are the two closest airports. The Nettbuss Express goes between the airport and the resort. Sentrum is the original village, with a collection of hotels, restaurants, lively bars and shops and a single blue run leading through the forest and back to the centre. There's also the Skisenter area (also known as the Mountain Village), where the accommodation, ski shops, ba...
One of our favourite features here is the huge children's area, which is kitted out with seven slopes, 8 lifts and a mini snow park. The Norwegian ski schools have a terrific reputation with learners and improvers - Valles ski school runs for children and there are separate group and private lessons for adults. Lovely long green runs take you from the top of the Totten and Tinden mountains – perfect for when it comes to getting your ski legs back at the beginning of the week. The Totten run is the longest in...
In Sentrum, Kjokken Kroken has a great gourmet menu featuring the likes of moose tartar and monkfish. It’s sister restaurant T-Kronen does insanely good burgers and milkshakes. You’ve also got China Garden for Chinese cuisine and the Lodgen Spiseri for pizzas in the Ski Centre. For lunches, head up to the Skigaarden for pizzas in the sunshine (and stay on for apres ski from 2pm). Later on, the Ski Centre’s Stavkroa club is built like a Viking church with high ceilings and has long tables ‘built to dance...

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