· ski-in, ski-out in good conditions · 500m to the nearest ski lift · 2km to ski school meeting point - first timers will need to take the free shuttle bus to the base of the mountain · 6km downhill to the resort centre · free shuttle bus running a limited timetable in the mornings and evenings (until 8-9pm most nights) · night skiing - ski back to the hotel until 7.30pm, Tue-Fri · taxi to/from Hemsedal town is approximately £25
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 (extra cost, approximately £25) to get to the base area. It’s an easy run down from the hotel for intermediates, but not for complete beginners.
The Hotel Skarsnuten is such a special place to stay. With modern Scandinavian design and extensive use of natural materials, it really feels like you are in a secluded ski lodge - and that isn’t far from the truth. Perched near the top of the ski area, overlooking the valley, the views are incredible.
The best place to watch the sunset over the mountains is in the Brygga 11 restaurant, with its floor-to-ceiling windows – plus its award-winning chef serves up some superb traditional Norwegian cuisine.
Another way to end the day is looking out over the valley from one of the hotel’s two outdoor Jacuzzis, where you can even have a glass of bubbles served to you. If you’ve got the energy for some après, there’s a DJ on in the multi-level bar and lounge from 3pm until dinnertime at 7pm – plus if the sun’s shining the doors to the terrace will be open and the grill fired up.
You can’t beat the Skarsnuten for slopeside access either – just clip on your skis in the morning and there's a lift station just below the hotel. You don't even have to worry about getting home early, as thanks to night-skiing running four times a week, you can ski back to the hotel until 7.30pm most nights.
If you do want to get down to the village, it’s easily accessible using the ski bus. The timetable is limited during the morning and evenings – but then you won’t want to leave this little mountain oasis.
Just so you're aware, the design of the bedrooms may vary, as well as the views.
free WiFi · large modern restaurant and bar area with open fires, floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning views · outdoor terrace · DJs and live music some nights · ski lockers · outdoor whirlpools with a view (extra charge) · fitness room · lift · 37 rooms
All rooms have minibar, telephone, satellite/cable, flatscreen TV and free WiFi.
Twin or double room - sleeps 1-2: double or twin beds, private bath and WC.
Superior twin or double room - sleeps 2: double or twin beds, private shower and WC.
· extensive hot and cold buffet breakfast · three-course evening meal from a set menu in restaurant with floor-to-celing windows and the best views in Hemsedal
•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 Hotel Skarsnuten.
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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