The historic town of Lillehammer is an internationally celebrated ski centre and one of Norway’s most established snowsports resorts. With so much on offer across the 2 towns, Lillehammer and Hafjell are the perfect destination for those looking for more than just a skiing holiday.
Skiing in Lillehammer and Hafjell
The ski slopes and ski accommodation are in Hafjell where many of the 1994 Winter Olympics skiing events were hosted. Hafjell is lovely self-contained village with a choice of shops and services. The ski slopes are quiet and well-maintained and offer something for the full range of abilities, from beginners to experts.
"The ski slopes and ski accommodation are in Hafjell."
Cross-country skiing in Lillehammer
Lillehammer is a hugely popular destination for cross-country skiing. There are more than 450km of marked and maintained cross-country skiing trails in Lillehammer and the surrounding areas, making this a haven for advanced and budding cross-country enthusiasts and those looking for a more relaxed mountain holiday.
"There are more than 450km of marked and maintained cross-country skiing trails in Lillehammer."
Where to stay
Where you stay depends on what aspect of your holiday you’d like to focus on. We have a range of accommodation by the slopes in Hafjell and in the vibrant town of Lillehammer so please get in touch for personalised suggestions on which accommodation would suit you. There are also a range of other fun activities available in the area, such as husky sledding.
Exclusive to skiNorway:
- Create your bespoke holiday with a city stop-over and additional activities
- Receive personal service from your skiNorway expert
The right slopes for me?
Excellent: Whatever you want to try your hand at Hafjell offers ideal slope and snow conditions to give you the best possible start. Whether you fancy alpine skiing, snowboarding, telemark or cross-country, the professional ski school will provide English speaking instruction in a relaxed atmosphere.
Excellent: The efficient lift system and quiet slopes mean you can ski non-stop all day and test your newly honed skills on the pistes used in the 1994 Winter Olympics.
Good: On-piste advanced slopes are limited but Hafjell has a fantastic offering of extreme off-piste. With reliable powder conditions, Hafjell is a great place to hire a guide and explore out of bounds.
Good: With over 450km of marked tracks in an around the resorts of Lillehammer & Hafjel no cross country fan is going to get bored any time soon. From short sprints to whole day treks there is something for everyone.
Good: The snow park at Hafjell has everything the freestyle enthusiast could need from boxes and rails to kickers and big hits.
Activities & Après
Make your holiday to Norway even more memorable by taking part in some unique Scandinavian activities.
- Dog Sledding
- Olympic Bobsleigh & Luge
- Night Skiing/Snowboarding
- Horse Sleigh Riding
- Ice Skating
Après & eating out
The resort of Hafjell is generally family orientated with a larger choice of bars and pubs in Lillehammer itself. Hafjell has a good selection of relaxed restaurants and cafes while Lillehammer has a wide choice of eateries from international a la carte to traditional cuisine.