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Geilo Ski Resort Guide

Geilo Ski Resort Guide

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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 26 Mar

  • Last Snowfall: 17 March 2015
  • Snow Depth (upper): 70 cm
  • Snow Depth (lower): 60 cm
  • Piste: Good
  • Off-piste: Varied

Today’s Weather (988 m)

light snow
0 SSE0
-4 °C F-Level
partially cloudy
10 WNW10
-3 °C F-Level
partially cloudy
20 WNW20
-2 °C F-Level

Geilo, in Norway, is a large resort with 18 lifts (including 6 chair lifts, 14 surface lifts) that offers skiers a respectable 375 metres (1230 feet) of vertical descent. Geilo has 35 pistes with a total length of 28 kilometers (18 miles). Geilo is suited for all skiers and snowboarders. There are 220 kilometers (138 miles) of cross country ski trails at Geilo. For snowboarders, there are 2 terrain parks and 2 half-pipes. Over half of the pistes at Geilo are covered by snowmaking. The closest airport is at Oslo but at 4 hours the transfer time is very slow. The nearest train station is at Geilo itself. There is accommodation located close to the pistes but we would welcome additional information about any hotels or chalets in Geilo.

Resorts close to Geilo include: Hallingskarvet (27 km), Hemsedal (32 km), Finse (40 km), Uvdal (44 km), Nesbyen (48 km),

Geilo Location Maps

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Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 35
  • Beginner: 20%
  • Intermediate: 17%
  • Advanced: 63%
  • Cross-country: 220 km
  • Snowmaking: 70%
  • Acres of ski: 4,980
  • Terrain Parks: 2
  • Halfpipes: 2


  • Restaurants: 12
  • Bars: 10
  • Slopeside accommodation: Y

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 375 m


  • Draglifts: 11
  • Chairlifts: 6
  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: -
  • Toplift: m


  • Season opens: 6 Dec 2014
  • Season closes: 26 Apr 2015

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Visitor Reviews of Geilo

Bruce Belfield from New Zealand writes:

Just spent early February mostly skiing at Slaata; about 5 days and across the road at Geilolia for a day.
I work as a ski instructor in NZ in our winter and having only skied in Australia it was good to try out cold dry snow.
We were skiing Canada, at Whistler, after this trip for more dry powder.
The cold at this latitude keeps the snow set and having no real heat in the sun stops any melting, causing ice.
If you got on the lifts early you could almost ski the whole mountain without cutting any skiers tracks and sometimes some runs weren't used for half the day.
if you wanted mogul runs then head for the black runs as some weren't groomed often so left you with a lot of lumps to play with.
The snow was so consistent that my wife, who is an intermediate skier, managed to improve her skiing to a greater level through having these wide open runs to use.
She managed to do a lot of the red runs as well.
I was also able to perfect my skiing as I like to turn as tight as I can and was using a lot of the soft snow left on the edges to play in, perfect!
There was enough new snow, while we were there, that there was a lot of people doing off trail. Did see one guy on a board sink to his waist while I was on the chair, and he was wondering how to get out!!
The self timers are a neat idea and help with the confidence to try some racing and to see if your skills are improving over the day and when a group of you do it makes it a great challenge.
They had also just got a new Adaptive ski which I got a chance to sit in and try down the slopes, also to give the instructor a workout (I can see why the adaptive guys love their skis).
There seemed to be a lot for the kids to do, with well set up jumps and a good rail park as well.
The café food was great as well as the staff.
Loved the Norwegian breads.
Expensive for food and drink but that is Norway (Europe) as a whole.
Deer skins and blankets were great to sit on outside, nice Norwegian touch and top notch with the fire going.
Loved the scenery and very friendly people in the ski centre.

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City Forecasts
Closest to Geilo

city forecasts
Drammen, Norway 141 km
Oslo, Norway 156 km
Hamar, Norway 158 km
Bergen, Norway 160 km
Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, Norway 162 km

Surf Breaks
Closest to Geilo

surf forecast
Saltstein or Saltstone, Norway 200 km
Hoddevik, Norway 238 km
Flo, Norway 240 km
Valnäs - Nord Koster, Sweden 241 km
Ervika, Norway 243 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Geilo

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Mountain Peaks
Closest to Geilo

mountain forecasts
Reineskarvet, Norway 23 km
Store Knutholstind, Norway 24 km
Folarskardnuten, Norway 28 km
Storehorn, Norway 34 km
Totten (mountain), Norway 34 km