Hemsedal ski holidays Skiing & snowboarding in Hemsedal, Norway


Ski holidays in Hemsedal - one of Scandinavia's largest skiing areas and is known for its breathtaking scenery and steep runs. In Hemsedal, sport is the top attraction, with the focus on families and couples. However, at weekends, the place is transformed into Norway's equivalent of st Anton or Ischgl with an awesome après-ski scene that takes some beating.

Most of Hemsedal's million visitors a year are Norwegians themselves or tourists from Sweden and Denmark. Russia is just catching on as is the UK with many returning year after year. The ski season is longer than many European resorts, starting on 1 November and running right through until May, with an average 170 days skiing every year.

Key information (whole area)
Altitude 625 m
Top lift 1920 m
Piste (km) 47 km
Nearest airport Fagernes ( km)

Featured Hemsedal cabins

Do cosy log cabins surrounded in deep snow sound attractive? These idyllic winter refuges are typical of the accommodation in Hemsedal and are very popular with families. There has also been quite a lot of new developments over recent years with more holiday rentals in the form of apartments and chalet style cabins that have sprung up to cater for the ever increasing number of tourists.

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Our view on Hemsedal ski holidays

Hemsedal is an incredibly beautiful ski resort with fantastic skiing across three main peaks for all levels. Uncrowded slopes, friendly locals, guaranteed snow and spectacular Northern Lights make Hemsedal one of Norway's best loved ski resorts. Just don't forget to pack lots of thermals if you are planning a trip in December or January and watch out for the bar prices!

For more information on skiing in Hemsedal, please see our resort guide.

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