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Beitostølen Resort Reviews

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Beitostølen Resort Reviews

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Visitor reviews for Beitostølen Ski Resort

  • November 22, 2016
    from United Kingdom

    Took the young grand kids there Jan 2016; our 3 year old had his first go on skis. Loved this place so now booked for the end of Jan 2017. Time to get him on his first snowboard this year. Ideal place for them to learn as not too busy.

  • Beitostølen Ratings

    Overall: 4.0. Based on 3 votes and 4 reviews. Vote

    Access: 4.0

    (1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of Beitostølen.

    Public Transport: 3.3

    (1) There are no buses or taxis to Beitostølen, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.

    Scenery: 4.7

    (1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.

    Accommodation: 5.0

    (1) No places to stay in/near Beitostølen, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.

    Cheap Rooms: 3.0

    (1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.

    Luxury Hotels: 5.0

    (1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Beitostølen.

    Ski in/Ski out: 5.0

    (1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.

    Childcare: 3.3

    (1) There are no child care facilities at Beitostølen, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.

    Snowsure: 5.0

    (1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) Beitostølen is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.

    Snowmaking: 2.3

    (1) Beitostølen relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.

    Snow Grooming: 4.0

    (1) There are no snow groomers at Beitostølen, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Beitostølen are groomed daily.

    Shelter: 3.3

    (1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) Beitostølen is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.

    Nearby options: 3.7

    (1) If snow conditions are poor at Beitostølen, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.

    Regional rating: 4.0

    (1) Beitostølen usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.

    Lift Staff: 4.7

    (1) The staff at Beitostølen are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Beitostølen are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.

    Crowds/Queues: 4.7

    (1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.

    Ski Schools: 3.5

    (1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.

    Hire and Repairs: 5.0

    (1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.

    Variety of pistes: 3.3

    (1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Beitostølen has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.

    Beginners: 4.7

    (1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.

    Intermediates: 3.0

    (1) No intermediate terrain at Beitostølen, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.

    Advanced: 2.5

    (1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.

    Snow Park: 4.0

    (1) Not even a kicker at Beitostølen, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.

    Off-piste: 3.5

    (1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.

    Cross-country: 5.0

    (1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Beitostølen, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.

    Luge/Toboggan: 3.7

    (1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Beitostølen has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.

    Mountain Dining: 3.5

    (1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.

    Eating: 3.7

    (1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.

    Apres-Ski: 4.0

    (1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.

    Other Sports: 4.5

    (1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.

    Entertainment: 4.0

    (1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.

    Winter Walks: 4.7

    (1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.

    Ski Pass Value: 4.3

    (1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.

    Value (National): 4.3

    (1) Overall, Beitostølen is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.

    Value (Global): 4.3

    (1) Overall, Beitostølen is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.

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  • November 17, 2014
    from United Kingdom

    Fantastic little resort. We went over Christmas and stopped on the Hovi cabins. The cabins are excellent. Two bedrooms, lovely dining area, open fire with small kitchen and nice bathroom. Excellent activities, ski bikes, slay rides etc. Radison Blu hotel very helpful with lovely swimming pool and sauna. Cafe, at lower slopes, very nice; the little pub is also very good. Supermarkets and some lovely places to eat. Alcohol is hard to buy over Christmas so stock up. Skiing is steady when all lifts open, night skiing is excellent. A lovely little resort with very friendly people. We will definitely return. The Goddards
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  • January 03, 2008
    from United Kingdom

    First ski trip made here, it was brilliant, great place to the learn. All the people at ski school were great. Stayed at the Radisson which also was excellent, specially in the evening. Maybe not a good place for more advanced skiing, but was perfect for us. If you go you must try the ice rafting what a buzz!

  • June 28, 2005
    from United Kingdom

    Beitostolen Resort Review - The excellent resort of Beitostolen is ideally suited to those looking for quiet slopes, no lift queues and accommodation at the base of the mountain. Located just 40 km from Fagernes Airport this fantastic resort provides skiers and snowboarders the opportunity to learn new skills within a safe and relaxed atmosphere. Daily family activities run throughout the winter season offering a break from the slopes. The centre of Beitostolen is located at the base of the slopes, next to the lifts within just metres of all hotel and apartment accommodation. A good selection of shops and restaurants are available to those visiting this relaxed and cosy resort.