Hotel Skarsnuten, Hemsedal

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Location - where is Hotel Skarsnuten

· 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.


Overview - hotel description - Hotel Skarsnuten description

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.

Please note:

Just so you're aware, the design of the bedrooms may vary, as well as the views.


Facilities - Hotel Skarsnuten features

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


Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

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.


Meals - food and drink in Hotel Skarsnuten

· 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

We update Hotel Skarsnuten'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.
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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 190cm, Bottom 190cm

Snow Forecast: 6cm expected this week

Snow History: April average depth 77.5cm

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 Hotel Skarsnuten.
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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