Resorts in Norway

Norway is located on the same latitude with Alaska, Greenland and Siberia yet climate of the country is milder. Warm air masses from above the Gulf Stream are forming mild climate of coastal areas of Norway. Inland and north most located territories are colder and drier.

Stable snow cover with comfortable temperature range and significant duration of skiing season are making perfect resort of central mountainous parts of the country. To be honest the rest of Norway is attractive for travelers too. Picturesque fjords, carefully preserved nature and peculiar local customs will please curios tourists.


Climate and Seasonality

Geilo

Geilo

Geilo is small town located roughly halfway between Oslo and Bergen. It is the oldest resort in Norway with great variety of skiing routs and developed infrastructure. Routs are located on slopes of nearby mountains and in valley.

Climate in Geilo by Seasons

Snow cover remains through whole year. At spring massive skiing activities are scaling down to several mountainous tracks. Daytime averages are growing from 1 °С (34 °F) at March to 10 °С (50 °F) at April. At summer Geilo turns to small recreation locality with mild warmth between 15 °С and 17 °С.

Between September and November air cools down from 11 °С (52 °F) to 0 °С (32 °F). Time between November and early March is the heist of skiing season with marginally low averages of 0 °С to -3 °С (26 °F).

Climate and Seasonality by Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
-9°C
 16°F
-8°C
 17°F
-5°C
 24°F
0°C
 31°F
+5°C
 41°F
+10°C
 49°F
- -
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
+11°C
 53°F
+11°C
 51°F
+7°C
 44°F
+2°C
 36°F
-4°C
 26°F
-7°C
 19°F
- - - -

t° - average daily; ⛷ - ski season

Kvitfjell

Kvitfjell

The Kvitfjell resort is located in 50 km from Lillehammer town and included in the resort complex of same name. It is one of newest resorts with difficult skiing tracks on steeper eastern slopes and gentle western slopes (9 tracks total with 25 km (15.5 miles) lengths plus 400 km (248.5 miles) for cross-country skiing). The resort is equipped with complicated machinery that allows covering up to 85% of slopes with snow. Hence skiing season starts here earlier than in other resorts.

Climate in Kvitfjell by Seasons

Skiing season lasts from early November to late April. Through spring temperature rises from 3 °C (37 °F) to 15 °C (59 °F). During summer air warms up to 21 °C (70 °F) at July.

At autumn process inverts and air starts to cool down from 15 °C (59 °F) at September to about 2 °C (35 °F) by last days of November. Though whole winter temperature hovers between 0 (32 °F) and -3 °C (26 °F).

Climate and Seasonality by Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
-10°C
 14°F
-6°C
 21°F
-2°C
 28°F
+4°C
 39°F
+12°C
 54°F
+16°C
 61°F
- - -
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
+17°C
 63°F
+16°C
 61°F
+12°C
 54°F
+5°C
 41°F
-1°C
 30°F
-7°C
 19°F
- - - -

t° - average daily; ⛷ - ski season


Norefjell

Norefjell

Norefjell is known as skiing resort from XIX century. Unlike other central Norwegian resorts it manages to preserve special coziness of small town in mountains. In addition it offers 20 tracks with 23 km (14.2 miles) of total length and 120 km (74.5 miles) of trails for cross-country skiing. It is located in 110 km (68.3 miles)from Oslo and only available by bus. The road takes one and a half hour.

Climate in Norefjell by Seasons

Skiing season in Norefjell lasts to early March. Further at spring temperature crawls from -5 °C (23 °F) up to 7 °C (44 °F).

At summer air warms up to about 11-13 °C (52-55 °F) and by the late November hits -5 °C (23 °F) again. Daytime temperature average for winter is about -7 °C (19 °F). Visitors should also mind probability of strong winds.

Climate and Seasonality by Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
-12°C
 10°F
-9°C
 16°F
-4°C
 25°F
0°C
 32°F
+6°C
 43°F
+12°C
 54°F
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
+14°C
 57°F
+13°C
 55°F
+9°C
 48°F
+1°C
 34°F
-4°C
 25°F
-10°C
 14°F

t° - average daily; ⛷ - ski season


Trysil

Trysil

Trysil is one of biggest resorts in Norway. It is located in 220 km (137 miles) from Oslo near the Trysilfjellet Mountain (1132 m or 3700 ft.) not far from border with Sweden. The climate of the region is recognized on of the best and most stable in Northern Europe due to massive barrier of coniferous forest.

Climate in Trysil by Seasons

Skiing season lasts from October 31st to May 2. At spring temperature grows as well as amount and frequency of precipitation. Daytime averages increase from 0 °C (32 °F) to 13 °C (55 °F). Summer average temperature is between 17 °C (63 °F) and 19 °C (66 °F).

 By September it drops to 13 °C (55 °F) and at November goes even lower to about 1 °C (34 °F). Through whole winter temperature stays in range of -2 °C (28 °F) to -3 °C (26 °F).

Climate and Seasonality by Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
-9°C
 17°F
-8°C
 18°F
-4°C
 26°F
+2°C
 35°F
+8°C
 46°F
+12°C
 54°F
- -
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
+14°C
 57°F
+13°C
 55°F
+8°C
 47°F
+4°C
 39°F
-2°C
 28°F
-7°C
 20°F
- - -

t° - average daily; ⛷ - ski season

 

Hafjell

 

Hafjell

Hafjel ski resort is located in 200 km (124 miles) away from Oslo and in 15 km (9 miles) from Lillehammer. It is third biggest resort with highest point of 1066 m (3500 ft.), however track starts at 1033 m (3390 ft.). Elevation range is 835 m (2740 ft.). Local weather offers plenty of sunny days and calm air. Snow cannons produce additional snow if it lacks.

Climate in Hafjel by Seasons

Skiing season starts at late October and finishes almost at April. From March to May mean daily maximum rises from -1 °C (30 °F) to 11 °C (52 °F) respectively. At summer daytime temperature hovers between 15 °C (59 °F) and 17 °C (62 °F).

  At September air cools down to 11 °C (52 °F) and later on, in November, to -1 °C (30 °F). Winter average is -3 °C (27 °F) to -4 °C (25 °F).

Climate and Seasonality by Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
-9°C
 16°F
-6°C
 21°F
-2°C
 28°F
+4°C
 39°F
+12°C
 54°F
+15°C
 59°F
- -
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
+17°C
 63°F
+16°C
 61°F
+12°C
 54°F
+5°C
 41°F
-1°C
 30°F
-7°C
 19°F
- - - - -

t° - average daily; ⛷ - ski season

Hemsedal

Hemsedal

Hemsedal is second biggest resort in Norway. It is located in 220 km (137 miles) from Oslo at the foot of the Totten Mountain (1497 m or 4910 ft.) near to Tinden (1444 m or 4740 ft.) and Rogjin (1370 m or 4495 ft.) mountains. There are tracks on each peak. Climate of the region is relatively dry hence snow cover stays excellent through while skiing season.

Climate in Hemsedal by Seasons

Skiing season is open between middle of November to early May. Spring starts with temperature of 1 °C (34 °F) at March which grows to 11 °C (52 °F) at May. AT summer air warms up to 16-18 °C (61-64 °F).

  September brings cool down to 12 °C (54 °F) and back to 1 °C (34 °F) at November. Winter range is optimal for snow and lies within two degrees between -1 °C (30 °F) and -2 °C (28 °F).

Climate and Seasonality by Month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
-9°C
 16°F
-8°C
 17°F
-4°C
 25°F
+1°C
 33°F
+6°C
 44°F
+11°C
 51°F
- -
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
+13°C
 55°F
+11°C
 52°F
+7°C
 45°F
+2°C
 36°F
-4°C
 25°F
-8°C
 19°F
- - - - -

t° - average daily; ⛷ - ski season


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