Kvitfjell Ski Holidays


Norway is renowned for great snow conditions but Kvitfjell ski holidays stand out. The resort is consistently one of the first ski resorts to open and the last to close.
  • Family Friendly
  • Honeymoons
  • Learn to Ski
  • Off the Beaten Track

At Kvitfjell (pronounced quit-fee-yell) the snow arrives in mid-November and stays all the way through until late April. Originally developed for the downhill alpine events at the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics, it's now a regular venue on the Alpine Skiing World Cup circuit. The Olympiabakken downhill course (designed by Bernhard Russi) is highly regarded among the world’s best skiers. The consistent snowfall, long season and combination of world-class slopes make it a ski enthusiast’s dream.

Ski holidays in Kvitfjell aren't just for experts though. There’s also a wonderful range of wide-open slopes and gentle terrain for less technical skiers which are perfect for learning and building confidence - including dedicated off-piste areas that are ideal for taking your first powder turns. Many of the slopes are pretty tree-lined runs with beautiful views of Gudbrandsdalen, Rondane and into the Jotunheimen National Park. The scenery from the area provided inspiration for Henrik Ibsen’s fairy-tale stories about Per Gynt.

Three distinct sides make up the ski area: the newly expanded Varden area, Kvitfjell Vest (west) and the original ski area of Kvitfell itself - home to the Olympic downhill. The modern lift system allows you to easily access the full ski area and terrain to suit all levels of ability. Excellent on-mountain dining options complement the all-round experience: from the traditional Norwegian cabins at Tyrihanstunet & Koia to modern cafes like Plaza & Gondolen Fjellbistro.

"The world’s best skiers come here to train & race every winter and yet Kvitfjell is relatively undiscovered by recreational skiers. That means you can access world-class slopes with limited queues."

Andy, Helen, Jack and Ross in Hafjell & Kvitfjell

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Resort Guide

Late November to late April
Nearest airport
Oslo Gardermoen
Flight time
2 hours
Direct flight
Heathrow, Gatwick, Edinburgh, Manchester, Aberdeen
Transfer time
2.5 hrs by train and 20 mins by road (via Ringebu) / 1.5 hrs by train and 1 hr by road (via Lillehammer)
Train / car hire / private transfer
Top elevation: 1,039 m (3,409 ft). Base elevation: 185 m (607 ft)
Vertical drop
854 m (2,802 ft)
Avg snowfall
209 cm
Ski lifts
Advanced 35% Intermediates 40% Beginners 25%