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Ski Resorts in Norway - Trysil, Hemsedal, Hafjell and Geilo

Southern Norway have many large and small ski resorts with downhill slopes and cross country tracks suitable for skiers of all skill levels. Some of the most popular winter ski resorts in Norway are Geilo, Hemsedal, Trysil and Hafjell.

Geilo and Hemsedal ski resorts are located within 75 minutes driving time from each other in the Hallingdal region of southern Norway.

Oslo Ski Resort

Fun in the snow park at Tryvann Vinterpark, Oslo Ski Resort

Fun in the snow park at Oslo Vinterpark.

Oslo, the host of the 2011 Nordic World Ski Championship, offer downhill courses at mount Holmenkollen close to the city. Oslo also offer a large selection of prepared tracks for Nordic cross country skiing in Nordmarka, a large forest just north of the city. Both Holmenkollen and Nordmarka are easily accessible by public transport from downtown Oslo.

In just 30 minutes you can travel on the No 1 Metro Line from downtown Oslo to the ski slopes in Holmenkollen.

If you are traveling to visit the alpine slopes at Oslo Vinterpark, exit the metro car at the second to last stop: Voksenkollen. From Voksenkollen you can either walk to the top of the mountain in around 20 minutes, or during the weekends, you can travel the same distance by bus.

At Oslo Vinterpark you can rent alpine and nordic skies, poles and boots for the day. You can also rent snowboards at the same place.

If you are traveling to Holmenkollen with your own equipment for cross country skiing, continue on the No 1 Metro line to the final stop: Frognerseteren. From the station there are tracks leading into Nordmarka. The tracks are generally well prepared and there are signposts at major track intersections. You should however bring a map. During the weekends there are several cabins offering hot and cold food and drink in Nordmarka. These are popular destinations for locals.

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