Hemsedal is Norway’s number 1 ski destination and one of the most visited resorts of North Europe. The snow sure conditions and long season (it gets some of Europe’s best snowfall) are huge draws; as is the varied terrain which includes deep powder, superb snowparks and the biggest children’s area in the country. The village itself has everything you want from an alpine resort: unspoilt surroundings, oodles of charm, a lovely chilled-out atmosphere and some of the nation’s best après ski.
Geilo’s chocolate-box charm, amazing cross country terrain and superb offerings for families makes it another of Norway’s highly frequented resorts. Gentle tree-lined slopes and highly acclaimed ski schools make this a terrific place for beginners while as Europe’s kite-skiing capital with free-style opportunity galore it caters for the more adventure-hungry too.
Trysil is the country’s largest resort, encompassing 4 ski areas for every level of skier and the biggest and best Snowpark in the country. The conditions are so good here that the tourist office have been known to boast a snow guarantee and with loads of ski in / ski out accommodation, it’s an easy favourite for keen snow lovers.
It could be Hafjell’s proximity to Lillehammer or its hosting of the slalom events during the ’94 Olympics that make it so popular – or it could be the lovely long cruisers. This resort is paired with Norway’s other Olympic resort, Kvitfjell and they share a large ski area with a terrific history of snow. While the world-class terrain and serious powder is a magnet for experienced skiers, the resort is ideal for families too, making this a great all round destination.