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Geilo Ski Resort, north-west of Oslo

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Geilo ski resort is a fantastic family friendly ski resort and excellent for cross-country skiing holidays.

Family skiing in Geilo

With well-kept and beautifully quiet rolling slopes, Geilo is the perfect destination for family ski holidays. The passionate ski schools combined with gentle greens, rolling blues and engaging red runs makes Geilo perfect for beginner and improvers to really get the confidence flowing. There is loads to do off the slopes as well, like winter high ropes and giant rib-boat sledging, making Geilo ski resort a great destination for even the most active families.

Cross-country skiing in Geilo

Cross-country skiing is very popular in Geilo. The rolling fells and wide valleys in and around the village host more that 200km of cross-country skiing trails meaning there is new routes to be explored every day.

“There is loads to do off the slopes as well, like winter high ropes and giant rib-boat sledging.”

Stay in Geilo

Ideally located on the main trainline between Oslo and Bergen, Geilo has a wonderful family friendly charm, but is also perfectly located for bespoke short breaks, multi-centre holidays and city add-ons. Our skiNorway specialists have handpicked a selection of luxury accommodation ready to create your bespoke travel itinerary this winter. Get in touch to discuss your personalised suggestions.

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The right slopes for me?


Excellent: An ideal choice for those new to the snow. The passionate and experienced ski school instructors are all English speaking and perfect for building confidence to explore the awaiting mountains.


Good: Uncrowded slopes and virtually no lift queues make this a haven for mixed ability families and groups.


Average: The selection of advanced runs in Geilo is suited toward the newly advanced skiers with a choice of black runs and some challenging mogul fields to hone your skills. For those more adventurous on skis or snowboard, the off-piste can offer some variation and challenges.

Cross country

Excellent: There are 220km of cross country trails in and around Geilo, from gentle tracks around the resort to expert trails in the rolling fell tops. With access to even more in the nearby surrounding areas, Geilo is a fantastic destination for those interested in this Nordic sport.


Good: There is a well-equipped fun park in Geilo with everything you’ll need to work on your freestyle skills.

Activities & Après


Make your holiday to Norway even more memorable by taking part in some unique Scandinavian activities.

  • Dog Sledding
  • Mountain Top Tours
  • Night Skiing/Snowboarding
  • Snow Scooter Safari
  • Horse Sleigh Riding
  • Ice Climbing
  • Snow Shoe Safari


Après & eating out

The resort is generally family orientated with a few relaxed bars and cafés to choose from. In Geilo village centre there is a good choice of cafés and restaurants to choose from while there is fine dining available in various hotel restaurants.

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