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Lillehammer, Norway

Lillehammer ski holidays

Established in 2003 the Norwegian ski resort Lillehammer lies at 208 metres altitude in the Oppland region of the Norwegian ?. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 980m the area is not snow sure. Over 6 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 1.1km of trails, which equates to around 50 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Lillehammer is Oslo at a distance of 180km or approximately 240 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.

SNO-man says

1994 Winter Olympic Games, five ski area. This is the Freestyle area with Moguls, freestyle and jumping facilities, close to the olympic ski jumps. Lillehammer is the oldest resort in Norway.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 0 runs ?km
0%  Intermediate Trails
 4 runs ?km
45% 
Advanced Trails
 3 runs ?km
35%  Expert Trails
 2 runs ?km
20% 

Resort and Holiday Stats

View our detailed Lillehammer snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Lillehammer snow history.

Beginners
Intermediate
Advanced/Expert
Snowboarders
Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Snow-Sure
Ambience
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day) 1380 - 1380
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2020
Resort ClosesApr 2021
( snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs 2.2km
total length of Lillehammer trails
Longest Lift-Served Run 2.2km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation E
direction Lillehammer area faces
Top Altitude 980m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude 730m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude 208m
centre of Lillehammer ski resort
Vertical Drop 250m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical ^v 250m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Snow Report

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Web Cam

Lillehammer web cams
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Skiing in Lillehammer

9 pistes and trails means approximately 2.2km of runs. 4 Lillehammer lifts have capacity to transport 4500 per hour. The longest run in the Norwegian ski resort is over 2.2km.

The mountain has 0% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 45% intermediate, 35% advanced slopes and 20% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of 60%. There is no night skiing.

Rating for skiing gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Lillehammer

Of the 4 ski lifts, 3 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Lillehammer is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 0 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is ? metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

Rating for snowboarding gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Lillehammer Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

0 apres ski bars 40 restaurants 1 bowling 0 night club 1 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 1 concert 1 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 0 saunas 0 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 1 indoor ice skating 0 outdoor ice skating 1 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 1 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 1 horse riding 0 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 1 golf 1 fishing 3 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Gliding, Hunting, Ice Fishing, Olympics, Parachuting, Survival Camping.

SNO-man says

Lillehammer's rich history is celebrated through a collection of cultural treasures, including the century old Banken Cultural Centre where concerts and theatrical productions are staged, and the Lillehammer Art Museum which houses a prestigious collection of Norwegian art from the1820s. The Norwegian Museum of Historic Vehicles and the Norwegian Museum of the Public road, both of which are open all year, are also here. There's a cinema with three screens and a library. Lillehammer's Olympic facilities mean that it can offer winter sports attractions on a par with the best in the world. It's possible to try out bobsleigh or luge on the Olympic course, either taking a 'taxi' ride behinds professionals in a proper four man bob, achieving speeds of up to 120kph (75mph), or riding the family bob sleigh, self steering at about 70kph (42mph). At the Kanthaugen Freestyle Park you can try out freestyle and ballet techniques under supervision. Groups of 20 or more can arrange to stage their own Olympics complete with award ceremonies. In addition to the Olympic facilities there is a ski simulator, which enables you to try luge, bob sleigh on the downhill at Kvitfjell without actually being there if you don't fancy the real thing. Håkons Hall was the main Olympic venue for ice hockey and is now a multi-purpose sports hall. With a seating capacity of 9000, activities in addition to ice sports include four squash courts, shooting, athletics, dancing, gymnasium, weight training and ball games. There are dozens of possibilities. The Hall also incorporates a state of the art climbing wall, 20 metres high, which uses hydraulic equipment to change its features. Away from all the Olympic facilities Lillehammer's long standing history offers the natural attractions that appeal to so many. It's possible to try ice fishing on the Lågen lake, or hunting, take a winter hike or an elk safari. Visits to some of tiny mountain cheese farms are another reminder of the rich history of the area. For the most active, wilderness experiences include dog sledding, survival camping, wilderness treks with bow and arrow, lassooing contests and even snowshoe relay races. Lillehammer houses one of Europe's largest open air ,museums at Maihaugen, where the Sandvig Collection of 170 buildings from the Gudbrandsdalen Valley and Lillehammer create a dynamic and unique museum of old log buildings in a beautiful open air landscape.

Rating for apres ski gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

"Lillehammer" by any other name

The Norwegian resort is also known as Lillehammer Hafjell, Nordseter, Sjusjoen and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Lillehammer slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Lillehammer has slopes facing E.

Rating for snow gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Childcare in Lillehammer, Norway

Lillehammer day and evening care plus snow ski schools and babysitting.

Hafjell boasts a skiing arena especially for children. The Snowman Club 4-12 years (Wed. and Sat.) with skiing for all, sledding, open air experiences and barbeque. Designated playing area with heated cave, sleighing hill, skiing area, figures, and a mogul run for the tots. Diplomas and surprises for everyone at the end of the day. Families can of course make use of the ice skating and multi-sports facilities at Håkon's Hall or the Olympic bobsleigh run. Although children must be at least 15 to go on the taxi-bob, children 10 and over can join in the family bob, and those 8 and over can try luge, although under 12s must be accompanied by an adult for luge, and under 15s by an adult for the family bob.

4 stars out of 5 overall    

Lillehammer Shopping

Lillehammer shopping - fashion boutiques, outdoor gear and food shops

Lillehammer is a major shopping centre with more than 250 shops. The central shopping area is pedestrianised around the historic Gågata main street which is flanked by wooden houses dating back over 150 years. Shopping complexes include the Mesna Senter, the town's old industrial centre now converted in to an attractive shopping and service centre and Standtorget, linked by bus to the town centre and containing three dozen stores. There are plenty of outlets selling local carving and knitted products in addition to a glass studio and art association, both of which provide demonstrations as well as finished products for sale.

Lillehammer value for money gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Ski Equipment Rental Shops in Lillehammer

Lillehammer hire shops - overview of all shopping in Lillehammer

Lillehammer is a major shopping centre with more than 250 shops. The central shopping area is pedestrianised around the historic Gågata main street which is flanked by wooden houses dating back over 150 years. Shopping complexes include the Mesna Senter, the town's old industrial centre now converted in to an attractive shopping and service centre and Standtorget, linked by bus to the town centre and containing three dozen stores. There are plenty of outlets selling local carving and knitted products in addition to a glass studio and art association, both of which provide demonstrations as well as finished products for sale.

Lillehammer ski rental shops value rating gets 5 stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Lillehammer

Lillehammer ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Sjusjoen Skisenter and has ? teachers teaching in English, Norwegian and taking students from a minimum age of ?.post@sjusjoen-skicenter.no www.sjusjoen-skicenter.no -95299066

Lillehammer for beginners         gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Lillehammer for intermediates  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Lillehammer for expert skiers   gets 2 stars out of 5 overall    

Lillehammer for snowboarding  gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Lillehammer

Lillehammer snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Lillehammer: 200km X C ski trails, Lessons available? N

Easy XC Ski Trails: ?km     Intermediate XC Trails: ?km   Difficult XC Trails: ?km

Telemark Tuittion: N     Telemark Rental 0      Paragliding schools: 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 0km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Lillehammer

Lillehammer snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 0 Indoor Ice Rink: 1 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 0 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 1

Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 0

Lillehammer non skiing facilities also include Gliding, Hunting, Ice Fishing, Olympics, Parachuting, Survival Camping.


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