Beitostølen Ski Holidays

Norway Holidays

Expert Opinion Our Expert
Andy Hemingway

"I'm continually blown away by the friendliness of this resort. You'll meet truly genuine locals whose passion for winter sports and activities is infectious!"

Resort Info

  • Resort Scorecard
  • Beginners: 10/10
  • Intermediates: 6/10
  • Advanced: 2/10
  • Families: 9/10
  • Nightlife: 5/10
  • Village Charm: 9/10
  • Affordability: 7/10
  • Non Ski Activities: 10/10
  • Sustainability: N/A

Season: Dec - May

Nearest Airport: Fagernes via Oslo

Flight Time: 2¾ hours

Direct Flight: Indirect

Transfer Time: 45 mins from Fagernes. 3 ½ hours from Oslo

Transport: Transfer

Elevation: 1150 ft

Vertical Drop: 1095 ft

Avg Snowfall: 5 ft

Ski Area: 450 acres

Ski Lifts: 9

Runs: 21

Grade: 5% advanced
35% intermediates
60% beginners

Why Beitostølen?

Beitostølen (pronounced "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.

The Skiing

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 lavo - a Norwegian tent that's not dissimilar to a tepee.