"bait-oh-stir-len) was voted "Best Cross-Country Ski Resort in Norway" in 2012. That's quite something, especially coming from a nation world renowned for this sport and producing some of the best cross-country athletes on the planet. With over 320km of groomed cross-country trails, many of which extend
into the Jotunheimen National Park, there is some exceptional terrain to explore.
Cross-country is certainly a highlight, but there is so much else on offer too. The downhill slopes maybe on a much smaller scale, but for beginners and cautious intermediates the terrain and tuition is perfect to bring on your skills and confidence. This resort really excels in the convenience category too. Everything you need is within a few minutes walk regardless of where you choose to stay - bars, restaurants, shops, equipment rentals, ski school, lifts - all on the doorstep. This makes it a particularly good choice for families and beginners.
Off the Slopes
There are some brilliant winter activities available. If you're looking for an adrenaline rush there's snowmobiling on a purpose built track and you can even take a large inflatable boat down the slopes - whitewater rafting on the snow! Then there are more sedate adventures too. Take your own team of husky dogs through the tranquil landscape or enjoy a traditional meal in a lavvo - a Norwegian tent that's not dissimilar to a tepee.