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 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 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

Read honest reviews, direct from our customers.

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

If no reviews are available yet, ask for first-hand advice from Ski Safari staff who have visited this resort. Call us on 01273 224068.

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29/05/2017 Janne White

Having the hotel next to the ski shop and ski lifts was ideal and whilst the number of runs was a bit limited on the one side of the valley, it was fairly easy to get to the other side by bus. Bus timings didn't always tie in with our arrangements but we were a diverse group of abilities plus non skiers so that made things more complicated anyway. All in all it worked very well.

24/04/2017 Michelle Pearce

Excellent for families with young children or children that haven't skied much before. Not so challenging for competent adult skiers. However, a lovely family holiday where you can ski with your children while they are learning in a safe non-crowded environment.

21/04/2017 Neerav Shah

Gelio is an amazing place and totally underrated. Perfect for families with great slopes catering for beginners and intermediate skiers.

Holiday ideas

News

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