Superb snow, empty slopes and lovely people make this one of the best resorts for beginners and families.
- Norway's second largest resort has superb snow coverage and largely empty slopes.
- Geared towards families and first-timers, there's an award-winning ski school and childcare.
- Cosy, traditional log cabins surrounded by the nature of the country's largest national park.
Incredible snow conditions, arguably the most reliable in Europe, plus perfectly groomed and empty slopes make Geilo a unique resort. Although there’s not too much to test the experts, most skiers will be happy on the impeccably maintained pistes. For beginners, your ski instructor will speak virtually fluent English, which always helps. The resort itself is a low-rise village overlooking a frozen lake. You’ll love the log cabins hidden in the trees, perfect for families or groups.
In the evenings, après ski tends to be low key - so no dancing on tables - just a relaxed drink in one of the friendly bars around the village. The village is actually split in two, the Slatta village is the main area, and 2km away you’ll find the quiet Geilolia. Just the luxury Vestlia Hotel and the Forest Cabins are found here but it’s got the ski school, rentals and slopes just a few steps away. From Geilolia accessing the main village and ski runs is easy on the shuttle bus.
It’s not just all about the skiing in Norway. Off the slopes there’s some amazing activities to try – from dog sledding to a high rope course in the treetops. Stay in a cabin over Christmas and you’ll have your own Christmas tree and may even get a little visit from the big man himself.
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Dr Holms Hotel
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