Skiing in Norway: Long, snowy seasons well into May

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Norway probably isn’t the first destination that springs to mind when you’re choosing a ski holiday. But If you’re looking for something a little different with solid snowfall, sometimes well into May, then skiing in Norway might be the twist you’re looking for.

Skiing in Norway

The landscapes in and around the resorts are stunning and worth the trip alone. Travel by train to the resorts for a special visual treat.


Trysil, Norway’s largest ski resort, is a fantastic family destination. If you’re considering skiing in Norway would then Trysil has it all: 31 lifts and 68 slopes spread across three sides of Mount Trysilfjellet, it’s a haven for skiers of all ages. Trysil’s family-friendly atmosphere is complete with friendly ski instructors and a large family ski area.  Trick your way through the terrain parks, test your skills on black slopes, and experience cool world cup pistes. Also, learn the art of turning from Valle, the resort’s adorable mascot.


Hemsedal, midway between Oslo and Bergen, consistently ranks in the top 3 ski resorts in Norway. Its 53 slopes served by 21 lifts have something to offer everyone from beginner to advanced. There’s a couple of ski parks with jumps, rails and boxes and for the adventurous there are plenty of opportunities across the 3 surrounding peaks for off-piste and forest trails. Enjoy a long season, with skiing well into April. The small mountain village is known for its lively après-ski scene.

Hafjell and Kvitfjell

Olympic Standard and Black Trails! Hafjell: With 19 lifts and 50 kilometers of slopes, Hafjell is snowsure and offers excellent carving opportunities. Its terrain park is world-class. Just 30 minutes from Hafjell, Kvitfjell boasts 33 slopes and 14 lifts. Dare to tackle the longest black trail in the country, with a height difference of over 800 meters.

Voss and Myrkdalen

Take scenic train rides and sample the powder delights! The best way to arrive in Voss is undoubtedly by train. From Oslo it’s about 5 and a half hours and from Bergen, around 1 hour. Both journeys cut through stunning Norwegian landscapes on route and are a destination in themselves. The resort features 11 lifts and 24 slopes, including an international giant slalom run. Venture out of Voss city centre to Myrkdalen, where family-friendly slopes meet abundant powder. With nine lifts and 22 slopes, it’s a snow-filled wonderland.


Enjoy skiing under the Northern Lights! Skiing in the Arctic Circle has its benefits including plenty of snow and an extra long season (late November to early May), and the chance to stare up at the Aurora. The resort has around 20 kms of piste so not massive but there are lots of opportunities for off-piste and a terrain park. The Mountain Restaurant at 656 serves simple hearty meals (burgers, pizzas etc) and has stunning views of the mountain as it sweeps into the fjord below.

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