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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22/01/2019 Marina Campbell

Perfect for families and mixed abilities.

12/01/2019 Jon Robinson

Great resort if kids are just learning, all slopes accessible directly from accommodation and excellent ski instructors for the kids. For more experienced skiers the runs are quite short and the severity and number of runs a bit limited. So probably not the place to go for advanced skiers. Fitted our brief very well, but as now the kids can tackle all slopes and runs may fancy somewhere more challenging next time.

28/04/2018 Mark Gibbs

Amazing snow, fun ski area and with no wait time for lifts but the friendly and accommodating hotel staff and locals combined with exceptional food and apres ski is what made the resort as truly outstanding as it was. Cannot recommend enough.

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