The alpine peaks of Hemsedal will feel reassuringly familiar as you approach. The mountainous resort has all the charm and warm welcome of an alpine resort as well as a varied selection of runs. Hemsedal offers the high-standard of accommodation and limited lift queues that Norway is renowned for, but unlike the European Alps can guarantee snow from December until April.
SkiNorway has handpicked a selection of luxury cabins, fantastic family friendly lodges and deluxe hotel rooms that make Hemsedal the ideal skiing and snowboarding resort for families and groups.
The slopes are suitable for those new to the snow but also offer a fantastic range of more advanced and off-piste skiing, meaning this is the perfect destination for groups of mixed abilities. Whether you are interested in trying out cross-country, giving husky sledding a go, or just fancy a week of fantastic cuisine, Hemsedal has something for everyone.
The right slopes for me?
Excellent: Hemsedal has a wonderful beginners area that is great for those new to the snow whatever your age. The ski school provides instruction at an international standard and all instructors are English speaking.
Excellent: There is a fantastic range of intermediate runs, from cruisy blues to more challenging reds, you can try your hand at the ski and boarder cross, speed tests, or slalom courses that are spread across the resort.
Excellent: There is a nice selection of black runs, but it is its unrivalled off-piste where Hemsedal really exceeds expectations for skiers and snowboarders alike.
Good: There are 220km of marked and maintained trails spread across 3 locations in and around Hemsedal, making it a great destination for those interested in cross country skiing.
Excellent: With a choice of 5 snow parks, Hemsedal has some of the best snowboarding and freestyle facilities in Scandinavia. You can even practice your tricks under floodlights thanks to areas of the parks being open at night. Hemsedal is host to several international snowboarding and big air events and there is excellent freestyle tuition available.
Activities & Après
As well as the facilities in your unique accommodation there is a whole host of on and off slope activities to get involved in.
- Dog sledding
- Snowmobile safari
- Ice climbing
- Night skiing & snowboarding
- Slalom courses, time trials & boarder cross
- Mountain touring
- Horse sleigh rides
Apres ski & eating out
Apres ski is lively at the weekends and during Norwegian holidays, with a relaxed atmosphere during the week. There is a wide choice of restaurants and bars available in Hemsedal village centre from sophisticated a la carte to relaxed family orientated cafes and diners.