Myrkdalen Ski Breaks - Overview
Myrkdalen is one of the largest ski resorts in Western Norway. A family friendly ski in, ski out ski area with pistes for all ski levels, terrain parks, cross-country skiing, kids areas and plenty of off-piste skiing. The whole resort is ski in, ski out. In fact, the resort is based around the hotel and apartments. There's a welcome centre for lift passes and a small grocery shop and café, three restaurants and an après ski bar - that's about it. There's one road into to this perfectly positioned little ski area. The resort's landscape is incredibly wild, fresh and pure, it's very much an 'into the wild' experience; as much to explore besides the skiing as there is on the slopes.
Myrkdalen is a two hour drive from Bergen airport and the roads are so well maintained you won't need a 4wd or even snow chains to reach the resort - even though it's consistently ranked amongst the highest yearly snowfalls in Europe. Being in west Norway, towards to the coast, the temperature is nowhere near as cold as it gets in the east. Temperature averages around the -5-celsius mark. But the major draw for being in the west is the fact that it's in the heart of fjord country. You can easily tie in a stunning fjord cruise or breathtakingly scenic railway ride with your ski break. The perfect place for more than just a ski holiday.
Flåm is less than an hour away and you can cruise through the fjords, visit spectacular viewpoints and experience one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world on our Norway ski and fjord experience.
Skiing in Myrkdalen
Myrkdalen markets itself as a family-friendly resort and rightly so with a fabulous kids area with a magic carpet and button on a wide open slope and some more progressive terrain through the forest. However, if you're looking for some more challenging freestyle slopes there's an absolute abundance of lift-served off-piste routes to take full advantage of. The ski school is a big draw for instructors as the resort is where many come to qualify or gain more experience, so you'll find the cream of the crop here whether you're an absolute beginner, looking for some technique improvement, off-piste courses or simply a guide to take you to the best powder stashes. Take a looks at this snow and fjord adventure video if you need some inspiration.
There's a kids club and full supervision during the holidays, as well as two terrain parks and JibCamp for youngsters (again during the holidays). You can even try your hand at giant slalom training if it takes your fancy. The resorts peak dates are at the weekends as residents of Voss or Bergen come up on their time off, but, the resort simply does not get busy and during the week you'll feel like you have the resort to yourself. During January the lifts close around 15:30 and this gets progressively later as the months go on, it gets dark around 17:00 in Feb-ish but there is night skiing most Fridays and Saturdays until 20:00.
Après ski in Myrkdalen
Myrkdalen isn't the resort for table dancing and rowdy après ski, but you will find a great atmosphere at Pudder (powder) après ski bar on a Saturday and there's a nightclub on a Friday and Saturday night. That said there's plenty of non-ski activities to try out such as the sledging where you take the last lift up and cruise down the empty slopes back to Myrkdalen. There's also the popular snow rafting, horse sleigh rides, ice skating, snowshoeing tours, fitness classes, concerts throughout the winter and Tesla test driving during the holidays. You can even sleep in a snow-cave - perfect for small groups or families or if you'd prefer a little more comfort there's a secluded farmhouse where you can spend the night in the mountains.
If you're looking to ski over the Christmas period there are usually plenty of activities and events to get excited about.
There's also an event list for Christmas that includes live music, kid's ski races, sleigh rides, wind tunnels and ice fishing.