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Hafjell Lillehammer

Hafjell Lillehammer's Olympic facilities from the 1994 Winter Olympic Games mean that it can offer winter sports attractions on a par with the best in the world. Established in 2003 the Norwegian ski resort Hafjell Lillehammer lies at 208 metres altitude in the Oppland region of Norway.





At a glance: • Former Olympic resort • 5 ski areas • Amazing powder

Great for: • History and culture • Families • Value for Money

Hafjell Lillehammer's Olympic facilities from the 1994 Winter Olympic Games mean that it can offer winter sports attractions on a par with the best in the world. Established in 2003 the Norwegian ski resort Hafjell Lillehammer lies at 208 metres altitude in the Oppland region of Norway.


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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.

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 Hafjell Lillehammer is Oslo at a distance of 180km or approximately 240 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.

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.

The Norwegian resort is also known as Lillehammer Hafjell, Nordseter, Sjusjoen.

Stats & FAQ

Location: Oppland, Norway

Established: 2003

Open: Dec - April

Downhill: 40km

View our detailed Hafjell 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 Hafjell Lillehammer snow history.

Nearest Airport & Transfer Time:
Torp / Sandefjord300mins
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • 4runs 44%

  • 3runs 33%

  • 2runs 22%

Top Altitude:980m
Bottom Altitude:730m
Resort Altitude:208m
Longest run:2.2km
Slope Orientation:E
Vertical Drop:250m
Skiable Vertical:250m
Night Skiing:No

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Downhill Runs:40km
Beginner slopes:44%
Advanced slopes:22%
Lift Pass Price: SEK1380 (adult 6 day)
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Skiing/BoardingSkiing in Hafjell Lillehammer

There are 5 ski areas. This is the Freestyle area with Moguls, freestyle and jumping facilities, close to the olympic ski jumps. Lillehammer is the oldest resort in Norway. 9 pistes and trails means approximately 2.2km of runs. 4 Hafjell 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, 44% intermediate, 33% advanced slopes and 22% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of 60%. There is no night skiing.

Snowboarding in Hafjell 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 Hafjell 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.

Hafjell Lillehammer Apres Ski

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.

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.

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Best time to ski Hafjell Lillehammer

When is the best time to ski Hafjell Lillehammer?

The direction which the various Hafjell 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. Hafjell Lillehammer has slopes facing E.

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