Ski Holidays in Beitostolen
Overlooking the Lake Oyangen at the upper northern side of the Valdres Valley, Beitostolen is a scenic and tranquil resort with rolling hills, lakes and a beautiful backdrop of the Jotunheimen National Park mountains. It offers 14km of pistes as well as a variety of non skiing activities.
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Skiing in Beitostolen
Beitostolen has two separate ski areas covered on the same lift pass. These consist of the Beitostolen Ski Centre and the Winter Park next door as well as the Alpine Ski Centre at Raudalen on the Gyriklanten mountainside, 6km away.
The local area covers the majority of the easy slopes that descend back to the resort village. This area does also have some more intermediate level terrain with a few red runs and is a good area for beginners to start off in the centre zone, working their way up to more challenging runs as they build their confidence.
The resort has a dedicated kids ski zone and a beginner area very close by, which is ideal for families to learn on the same slopes together.
The area won’t satisfy advanced skiers who will find the slopes pretty tame. But intermediates will find more runs suited to them over in the Alpin area above Raudalen. It has tougher reds and blacks only and has scope for off-piste trails with a guide.
Snowboarders and freestylers will enjoy the snowpark which features some basic rails and jumps.
Beitostolen is a host venue for the Cross Country World Cup and Biathlon World Cup so the resort is perfect for cross country skiers, offering of 320km of trails. The trails are situated on the plateau beyond the top of the upper lifts and some extending into the Jotunheimen National Park.
Snow conditions in Beitostolen
The winter season in Beitostolen lasts from early November through to April and is one of the most snow sure resorts in Europe.
Après ski, restaurants and other activities in Beitostolen
The resort is family friendly and excellent for non skiers as it is marketed as a ‘Winter Park’ and not just a ski resort, hosting a range of outdoor activities. These include tobogganing, snowmobiling, horse drawn sleigh rides, dog sled rides as well as an evening trip for a traditional dish in a lavoo (a Norweigen tent) in the countryside. In the village there are also a few shops, restaurants and leisure facilities in the Radisson Blu Hotel. The hotel has a 25 metres indoor pool, sauna, fitness suite, squash court and a wellness spa.
Apres ski is relaxed in Beitstolen with a few cosy pubs and bars like Arnolds and Svingen Bar which have live music, DJs and dancing on the weekends.
Transfer times to Beitostolen
Oslo (OSL) - 3 hrs 10 mins
Great place, nice skiing, chilled, relaxed and fun. Great for beginners and intermediates.
Apres Ski: 3/5