Hafjell Ski Holidays

Hafjell has something to offer everyone both on and off the slopes. Gentle and uncrowded slopes for first timers, challenging Olympic terrain for experts, plus a fantastic range of winter activities to suit all ages.
Andy Hemingway
Sales & Product Manager - Scandinavia
Hafjell has something to offer everyone both on and off the slopes. Gentle and uncrowded slopes for first timers, challenging Olympic terrain for experts, plus a fantastic range of winter activities to suit all ages.
Andy Hemingway
Sales & Product Manager - Scandinavia

Summary

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

One of Norway’s largest ski areas, the Olympic resort of Hafjell has skiing for all levels. Whether you're advanced or a complete beginner, there’s a tree-lined run for you.

With regular trains departing direct from the airport, the journey to the resort of Hafjell (pronounced har-fee-yell) is simple and quick - less than two hours from the airport to the slopes.

Probably best-known for hosting the slalom and giant slalom events at the Lillehammer 1994 Winter Olympics, Hafjell continues to attract the world’s best skiers and snowboarders as a favoured resort for big events like the Youth Olympics in 2016 and the X Games in 2017.

The area retains its Olympic heritage with the skiing overlooking the iconic Fakkelmannen, an Olympian carved into the forest in the Gudbrandsdalen Valley. It’s also home to varied ski runs that suit all ability levels, with the majority of these within the tree-line. As well as being especially picturesque, the trees provide shelter from the weather too.

Hafjell’s gondola and lift infrastructure provides quick and easy access to the whole mountain. Even beginners can learn from the top in one of three dedicated areas, offering them an all-mountain experience from day one and easy access to on-mountain dining. Explore a bit further and you’ll discover wide-open runs, confidence building terrain and technical challenges for those more experienced on the Olympic runs. No matter what your ability, you're covered on a Hafjell ski holiday.

The town of Lillehammer is a short bus journey away so the non-ski activities and shopping opportunities are plentiful. The Hunderfossen winter park is a particular highlight for families with horse sleigh rides, a troll restaurant/museum and the chance to stop for a drink inside the ice hotel.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224068 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort stats

Season
November - April
Nearest airport
Oslo Gardermoen
Flight time
2 hours
Direct flight
Yes
Transfer time
2 hours
Transport
Train / private transfer / car hire
Elevation
1059 m
Vertical drop
864 m / 2,835 ft
Avg snowfall
1.5 m / 5 ft
Ski area
46 km
Ski lifts
18
Runs
29
Grade
30% advanced
40% intermediates
30% beginners

Maps

Resort Map

Accommodation

There’s a good mix of accommodation in Hafjell with hotels mostly located in the village, making access to the resort’s bars and restaurants easy.

Featured accommodation

Hafjell Hotel Entrance
  • Breakfast Included
  • Close to Ski School
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Half Board Available
In the centre of the village and close to the slopes, the Hafjell Hotel has comfortable rooms, friendly staff and serves an award-winning breakfast.
Nermo Hotel Exterior Night
  • Breakfast Included
  • Close to Slopes
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Half Board Available
One of few ski boutique hotels in Norway, the multi-award winning Nermo Hotel is highly regarded for its personal service and locally sourced food.

Offers

See our Hafjell 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.

Reviews

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03/06/2019 Jayne O'Brien

Good for beginners/intermediates, more limited for experts. Uncrowded pistes and not much in the way of lift queues even over the Easter weekend. Only a small village so not for those seeking night life, but everything within easy reach.There is a long green run from the top which had good snow even when snow was melting at the bottom. Impressed that almost all slopes were open at the end of the season.

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