at a glance...

25km of pistes
815m resort height
2 hours transfer time
Beginners & intermediates great for
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Norefjell resort overview

Hosting the Winter Olympics in 1952, Norefjell ski resort is awash with wooded slopes and family-friendly skiing, a ski retreat with seriously crisp mountain air and the largest vertical drop in Norway.

The resort is just two hours from Oslo airport by car, up in the Scandes Mountains, the closest 'real' mountains to Norway's capital. Pronounced 'Nora-fee-yell' the resort is about as quiet as it gets, if you manage to sniff out a lift queue during the week we'd be amazed. The only accommodation is halfway up the mountain with easy access to the mountain each morning and there are a couple of restaurants and cafés to choose from for your post-ski replenishing meal from burgers and pizza to tapas made from local produce.

Skiing in Norefjell

The resort is home to the largest vertical drop in Norway, the 1,010m drop means you can ski from the mountain peaks right down to the frozen lake Krøderen below at just 130m above seas level. For the adventurous, the resort is home to some of the steepest blacks in Norway (they're still not that steep) however, the advanced terrain is all about the off-piste access, it's so quiet you may even find powder covered pistes after a fresh snowfall.

The majority of the 25km of terrain is suitable for beginners and intermediate skiers, with the ski school, being run by Norway's former national ski team coach, means you know you'll be in safe hands. There's also some very kid friendly slopes as you'd expect from such a family-friendly resort and the terrain park as features suitable for novices and adrenaline unkies alike.

Après ski in Norefjell

Après is more geared towards the non-ski activities than the bars. Try a spot of ice-skating or indoor climbing rather than a round of Jager bombs. Watching the sunset from the hotel's outdoor hot pool would be our après highlight or perhaps a round of diminishing wist around the fire - we don't go anywhere without a pack of cards.

What we like

- Ski in, ski out accommodation halfway up the mountain
- A tranquil retreat of a resort, you can feel the crisp mountain air in your lungs
- Cruisy skiing through the trees right down to the frozen lake

Worth knowing

- You can only reach the resort by car, there's no train link from Oslo
- Don't be expecting wild après ski
- A very family friendly resort but would be perfect for beginners or nervous skiers

Best for...

  • Short breaks
  • Short transfer
  • Ski in, ski out
  • Families
  • Value
  • Relaxing
  • Groups
Accommodation in Norefjell

The Norefjell Ski & Spa hotel is our only accommodation in Norefjell, half-way up the mountain, it's ski in, ski out with some impressive facilities such as outdoor hot tubs, indoor climbing wall and a swimming pool. A great option for families.

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4* Norefjell Ski & Spa
4* Norefjell Ski & Spa

Ski in, ski out 4* Hotel Norefjell Ski & Spa is in the middle of the slopes. Outdoor hot tubs to watch the sunset and surrounding wilderness.

  • Ski in / ski out
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Spa
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The resort
Lake krøderen - 130m
Resort height - 815m
Highest point - 1,188m

Ski areaNorefjell - 25km of piste

Heavily wooded and fantastic beginner and intermediate terrain. The resort also has Norway's largest vertical from the mountain peaks to the frozen lake below.

Green runs 30%
Blue runs 37%

Red runs 23%
Black runs 10%

Lifts - 13

Season length - December to April

Resort ratings
Beginners - 4/5
Intermediates - 3/5
Experts - 2/5
Snowboarders - 3/5
Families - 5/5
Après - 1/5
Scenery - 4/5
Eating out - 2/5
Off-slope activities - 3/5

Ice skating | indoor climbing | swimming

Transfer time
Oslo - 2 hours by car

Norefjell area lift pass
3 day lift pass from £116
6 day lift pass from £167

Pete General Manager "Skiing down to the frozen Lake Krøderen is not something you get to do in many resorts, impressive scenery I'll remember for a long time." View Pete's profile
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