Hemsedal Ski Holidays

If you’re an early-intermediate looking to stretch your legs on more challenging terrain, I'd choose Hemsedal every time. Plus, the great range of slope-side accommodation means you really can maximise your ski time.
Andy Hemingway
Sales & Product Manager - Scandinavia
If you’re an early-intermediate looking to stretch your legs on more challenging terrain, I'd choose Hemsedal every time. Plus, the great range of slope-side accommodation means you really can maximise your ski time.
Andy Hemingway
Sales & Product Manager - Scandinavia

Summary

4
Beginner
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Intermediate
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
Advanced
  • Family Friendly

This vibrant resort has easy off-piste, great family facilities, and a superb après scene.

Set in an unspoilt valley, Hemsedal holds wide appeal. In our opinion, the accessible off-piste is its biggest trump card, especially if you’re new to ungroomed skiing - the forgiving terrain helps to build confidence, and it’s easy to nip back onto the pistes when you need a break.

Relatively compact, learners love it here too, as you can ski on a continuous green run from the highest point to the base area. All slopes lead down to the same point, where there’s a kids’ zone and dedicated learning area - perfect for beginners to gain confidence. For more slopes (that are noticeably quiet), your lift pass also includes nearby Solheisen.

Off the slopes, the Mountain Village is relatively quiet on weekdays. The après bars and clubs tend to come to life on the weekends, when you can expect live music and dancing at several spots, as well as a vibrant atmosphere in the restaurants.

Every holiday is tailor-made, just for you.

Call 01273 224068 for advice from our ski specialists.

Resort Guide

Hemsedal Resort Guide

Make the most of your Hemsedal ski holiday with our insider tips.

Resort stats

Season
2 November - 1 May
Nearest airport
Oslo
Flight time
2 hours
Direct flight
Yes
Transfer time
3 hours 45 minutes
Transport
Shuttle bus or car hire
Elevation
1,497 m / 4,911 ft
Vertical drop
857 m / 2,812 ft
Avg snowfall
3.5 m / 11.5 ft
Ski area
47 km
Ski lifts
24
Runs
52
Grade
20% advanced
54% intermediates
26% beginners

Maps

Resort Map

Accommodation

Hemsedal specialises in high-end, ski-in ski-out apartments and cabins - these offer superb convenience with great home-from-home comforts. There’s also a choice of lower budget self-catering options and hotels.

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

Featured accommodation

Hemsedal Lodge Suites - Lounge © Frank Tolpinrud
  • Close to Ski School
  • Close to Slopes
  • Close to Village
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Self-Catered
  • Ski-in Ski-out
These brand new apartments are placed conveniently close to Hemsedal’s amenities, without being too near to the bars.
  • Close to Ski School
  • Close to Slopes
  • Hot Tub - Private
  • Self-Catered
The stylishly decorated Rådyrlia Cabins sit at the base of the slopes, within walking distance of ski school, the lifts, rental, and shops and restaurants.

Reviews

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04/03/2019 Emma Smith

We didn’t have as much snow as there would usually be at that time of year so no off piste skiing. The resort is really well organised, great ski hire.

01/03/2019 Friederike Boellert

Resort very good for us, mixture of cross country trails + alpine slopes, our children (teenagers - mid twenty) were beginners - intermediate ability, they thoroughly enjoyed it, lots of snow when we arrived + great conditions for the first two days, it then thawed + became very icy which made cross country skiing for us (beginners) very hazardous (this was less of an issue on the slopes further up the mountain), the cross country teacher (Helmuth - German) was outstanding.

28/02/2019 Sarah Burgess

Hemsedal is in a beautiful location with great views from the top of the slopes. It's a relatively small resort (at least compared to those in the Alps) but that was ideal for skiing with my son (8). He particularly enjoyed the fun ride (a slope with bumps and jumps). We also enjoyed skiing along a long quiet run into Hemsedal village, where there is a regular ski bus back to the main ski area. I also highly recommend dog-sledding with Hemsedal Huskies.

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29th January 2019 - Craig Charley

This past weekend has seen bumper snowfall in Norway - up to half a metre in places - resulting in heaps of fun on the slopes. Sadly, none of our team were there to enjoy it, but we've heard great things from our customers and from the resorts themselves. Geilo 'Magical' is the right word to...