There’s no shortage of great ski resorts within easy travelling distance of the capital. For a family-friendly ski holiday in Norway, make the journey to picturesque Trysil. Just under a 3-hour trip from Oslo, this glistening ski resort offers six miles of sensational pistes, with a mixture of leisurely green runs, cruise-worthy blues, red trails on top of the mountain and challenging black runs – there is something for all abilities.
Venture out to Geilo ski resort, just over three hours from Oslo. With 20 miles of uncrowded pistes to play on, this place is great for a ski weekend getaway. Soak up the snowy Scandinavian scenery, discover open slopes and ski between the trees. After an active day on the mountain, savour an evening curled up by a crackling fire with coffee and cake. Vestlia Resort, Geilo is set in the quieter side of the resort with ski-in and -out access, a huge indoor play area, a large kids’ pool and waterslide, and plenty of winter activities nearby. Another good option is the Highland Lodge, Geilo. This unique design hotel offers a magnificent spa and pool area to relax in, plus a free shuttle serving the slopes just five minutes away.
Located close to Lake Vinstre in the popular ski resort of Beitostolen. Learners can hit the green runs, while more experienced skiers can carve the reds. Although there are just 13 miles of pistes, it’s worth the trip for the landscape. You can also try cross-country skiing across 200 miles of trails for a change, then enjoy the wonderful mountain village atmosphere, with cosy pubs for apres ski. Within walking distance of the slopes you'll find the Bergo Hotel which oozes classic Norwegian charm. Enjoy the sweeping mountain vistas of Jotunheimen from the sauna and make use of the Radisson Blu’s pool just along the road, for a small charge. Alternatively try the Radisson Blu Resort Beitostolen itself. Just across the road from the ski lifts, the hotel has a cosy fireplace with comfy chairs, and a well-equipped gym and wellness area with a sauna.
If you’re looking for a ski break in Hemsedal, check out the Skarsnuten Hotel, Hemsedal. Pairing modern Scandinavian design with old-world service, this hotel is nestled on the edge of the mountain and offers splendid views over the resort.
Situated just 70 miles from the capital, Norefjell is Oslo’s nearest mountain resort and is also home to Norway’s greatest vertical drop. The Norefjell Ski & Spa offers ski-in and -out accommodation, a Nordic-inspired spa and a 16-metre climbing wall.