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Hemsedal

One of Norway's leading resorts Hemsedal, boasts some of the country's most testing terrain and has been the site of a World Cup Super Giant Slalom. The village, which markets itself as, 'The Scandinavian Alps' itself offers high quality accommodation, facilities and ever improving deals for families with young children.

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At a glance: • Unspoilt surroundings • Norway’s #1 resort • Nation’s best après

Great for: • Snow sure • Scenery • Après ski

One of Norway's leading resorts Hemsedal, boasts some of the country's most testing terrain and has been the site of a World Cup Super Giant Slalom. The village, which markets itself as, 'The Scandinavian Alps' itself offers high quality accommodation, facilities and ever improving deals for families with young children.

Hemsedal Resort

Established in 1961 the Norwegian ski resort Hemsedal lies at 625 metres altitude in the Buskerud region of the Norwegian ?. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 1450m the area is not snow sure. Over 130 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 17km of trails, which equates to around 40 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Hemsedal is Oslo Gardermoen at a distance of 240km or approximately 210 minutes driving time. Their season runs from November to May.

The spectacular Sognefjord, the world's longest fjord, is only an hour's drive away and as impressive in the winter as in the summer. The Flim railway round trip over the mountain and down to the fjord is a wonderful day trip through breathtaking scenery. Hemsedal itself has plenty of heritage and cultural attractions. The church was built in 1882 to replace the old Stave church, but eighteenth century altarpieces and a painting were saved. Hemsedal also has a library and a cinema.

"Hemsedal" by any other name

The Norwegian resort is also known as Hemsedal Hemsedal.

Stats & FAQ

Location: Buskerud, Norway

Established: 1961

Open: Nov - May

Downhill: 43km

View our detailed Hemsedal 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 Hemsedal snow history.

Nearest Airport & Transfer Time:
Oslo Gardermoen210mins
Fagernes75mins
  • Beginner
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  • Advanced
  • 19runs 39%

  • 31runs 43%

  • 8runs 16%

Top Altitude:1450m
Bottom Altitude:640m
Resort Altitude:625m
Longest run:6km
Slope Orientation:North Facing
Vertical Drop:810m
Skiable Vertical:810m
Night Skiing:No
Glacier:No

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Downhill Runs:43km
Beginner slopes:39%
Intermediate:43%
Advanced slopes:16%
Lift Pass Price: SEK1715 (adult 6 day)
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Skiing/BoardingSkiing in Hemsedal

The excellent Trollia Kindergarten takes children from 3 months and the Trollia also provides free safety helmets for children. Children up to age 7 ski free. The enhanced web site features a video cam pointing at the slopes which is updated three times daily.

48 pistes and trails means approximately 43km of runs. 22 Hemsedal lifts have capacity to transport 29000 per hour. The longest run in the Norwegian ski resort is over 6km.

SNO-man says: The mountain has 39% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 25% intermediate, 18% advanced slopes and 16% for experts - the most difficult piste is the 2km Totten run, with a steepness/slope angle of 55%. You can ski Hemsedal after dark as there is night skiing on ?km of illuminated piste.

Snowboarding in Hemsedal: Of the 22 ski lifts, 16 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Hemsedal is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 2 terrain parks and 2 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 100 metres), 4 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

Hemsedal Apres Ski

Hemsedal has developed a reputation for its 'active program' of extreme sports including ice climbing, winter mountain summit climbs, paragliding and you can even try out up-ski, being towed uphill on skis by a parachute. Snowmobile safaris are available throughout the season but there are gentler activities include dog sledding, horsesledding, and night skiing on three long floodlit slopes four evenings per week. There are plenty of attractions in the area to visit, including the Tropicana centre in nearby Gol, which includes a tropical swimming complex with water chutes and slides, squash courts, bowling and a discotheque.

Off-Slope activities include: 12 apres ski bars 12 restaurants 1 bowling 5 night club 0 cinema 1 billiards / pool 1 games room 0 concert 0 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 2 saunas 3 hot tubs 1 solariums 1 masseurs 0 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 2 prepare winter walks 1 climbing 2 golf 0 fishing 1 museum 1 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Ski Orienteeering, Sleigh Rallies, Skateboarding, Snowmobile Racing Track, Speed Skiing Track, Torchlit Descents, Treasure Hunt, Troll Race,Turkish Bath, Youth Disco.

Best time to go

Best time to ski Hemsedal

When is the best time to ski Hemsedal?

The direction which the various Hemsedal 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. Hemsedal has slopes facing N W.

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