Geilo Ski Holidays

As an ex-ski instructor who lived and worked in Geilo for five seasons, this is where I'd take my family skiing for the first time - superb ski tuition, amazing childcare and genuine hospitality. What more do you need?"
Andy Hemingway
Sales & Product Manager - Scandinavia
As an ex-ski instructor who lived and worked in Geilo for five seasons, this is where I'd take my family skiing for the first time - superb ski tuition, amazing childcare and genuine hospitality. What more do you need?"
Andy Hemingway
Sales & Product Manager - Scandinavia

Summary

5
Beginner
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Intermediate
2
Average: 2 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly
  • Village Charm
  • Non-Ski Activities

Geared towards families and first-timers, ski holidays in Geilo are an all-round winter experience that begins with a breathtaking rail journey.

For beginners and families, the conditions in Geilo (pronounced yay low) are world-class. The two ski areas of Geilo and Geilolia are linked by a shuttle and boast unintimidating slopes, helpful lift attendants and an award-winning ski school. Children under seven ski for free and the crèche takes babies from six months.

Arriving on one of the world's most scenic railways makes a memorable start, with the Bergen to Oslo line stopping in the village centre. This makes it easy to add a city stopover, visit the fjords or experience the dramatic Flåm Railway.

One of Norway's oldest resorts, Geilo fringes the country's largest national park. Experiencing nature is part of the appeal, with dog-sledding, fat biking, ice fishing and a tree-top ropes course, as well as cross-country trails and the Langedrag Nature Park & Mountain Farm.

Most amenities are clustered around Geilo station. Restaurant-wise, there's plenty of choice, from pizzas to local game and seafood. Families love the Bowl & Dine, while après bars are busiest on weekends, and Off-Pist and Recepten are best for nightlife.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224068 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Resort stats

Season
Mid December - Early May
Nearest airport
Oslo or Bergen
Flight time
2 hours
Direct flight
Yes
Transfer time
3 hours 30 minutes / 4 hours 30 minutes
Transport
Car hire / Train
Elevation
1,178 m / 3,865 ft
Vertical drop
373 m / 1,224 ft
Avg snowfall
1.25 m / 4 ft
Ski area
34 km
Ski lifts
20
Runs
40
Grade
6% advanced
39% intermediates
55% beginners

Maps

Resort Map

Google piste view

Accommodation

With unmistakable Scandinavian style, the properties in Geilo and Geilolia range from ski-in ski-out spa hotels, to self-catering apartments and cosy cabins with log fires & saunas. Geilo is also home to the famous Dr. Holms Hotel, which is steeped in history and has excellent facilities.

We’ve stayed at or visited all of our Geilo accommodation options, so call us for advice and we’ll recommend the best ones for you.

Featured accommodation

  • Close to Ski School
  • Close to Slopes
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Half Board Available
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Ski-in Ski-out
  • Spa
A firm favourite among Ski Safari guests, Vestlia Resort does a fantastic job of appealing to families and child-free couples alike.

Offers

See our Geilo offers for some excellent savings and superb package prices.

Giving you the best available prices, the offers below are based on our lowest cost departure dates. We can save you money on many other dates and properties but we can't show every single offer here - for more options, please call us on 01273 224068 or request a quotation.

Featured Offers

Reviews

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If you’ve recently returned from this resort, we’d love to hear from you.

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14/01/2019 Sophie Field

Geilo town is not particularly picturesque, quite functional but looked much better at dusk with the Christmas lights on! Good selection of shops, although we only used the Spar. Good bus service, think it is included in lift pass although no-one checked. There are a range of non-ski activities which can be organised from Geilo. We did Snow-shoeing (quite a gentle introduction which included a fire and marshmallows - always popular with kids!) and definitely the winner, which was the Husky Sledding... a fantastic experience, which we'll always remember.

13/01/2019 RUSSELL LYLE

Hotel Vestlia was excellent. Staff, food location perfect. Our hotel room 5211 looked directly onto the bottom of the ski slope so was excellent view.

13/01/2019 Kathryn Moore

Couldn't fault it. The instructors we had were really good and there was good skiing for all standards.

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News

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26th July 2018 - Andy Hemingway

We believe that every ski holiday should feel like a 'once-in-a-lifetime' trip, so we're always thinking of ways to add something extra to our packages. Our Scandinavia team put their thinking caps on and have come up with four new focus weeks in Norway for 2018/19, each with a different theme:...

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22nd December 2017 - Craig Charley

The 2017/18 ski season may be well underway, but booking late doesn't mean you have to compromise on adventure - there's still time to book a once-in-a-lifetime ski holiday. We asked our Product Managers to pick their favourite inspirational trips, all of which are still available to book this...