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
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
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 day-care facilities for children from six-months old. 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

Alpin Lodge Exterior
  • Close to Ski School
  • Close to Slopes
  • Self-Catered
  • Ski-in Ski-out
Well appointed hotel-style rooms and apartments in a superb location. Available in a variety of sizes that sleep from 2 to 14 people.
Skarsnuten Hotel Exterior
  • Close to Slopes
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Ski-in Ski-out
The Skarsnuten Hotel is stylishly yet minimally furnished in a modern style with clean lines. Its location suits it well to couples looking for a quiet retreat.

Offers

See our Hemsedal 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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22/02/2017 Alison Turner

Great resort, not too busy and well suited to our needs.

06/01/2017 Sara Saunders

Excellent. Loved the resort, thought the ski runs and lifts were really well planned out and well run. Very few queues. The town of Hemsedal is very sweet with a variety of shops and restaurants. A few mix ups concerning taxi/bus transfers and timings - but it all got sorted. Everyone is so nice and helpful, and cheerful.

31/03/2016 Phillipa Bibby

Lovely and peaceful where we were, didn't really venture into main resort area. Skiing good all pistes open, no queuing.

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