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Hafjell Ski Resort Guide

Hafjell Ski Resort Guide

Hafjell Jan 2003 photo


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Christmas Holiday, Hafjell photo


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Gaiastova restaurant in Hafjell photo


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Christmas street of Lillehammer, Hafjell photo


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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 17 Apr

  • Last Snowfall: 6 April 2015
  • Snow Depth (upper): 100 cm
  • Snow Depth (lower): 20 cm
  • Piste: -
  • Off-piste: -

Today’s Weather (615 m)

15 NNW15
3 °C F-Level
15 NNW15
4 °C F-Level
snow showers
30 N30
3 °C F-Level

Hafjell, in Norway (in the East region), is a medium sized ski resort with 17 ski lifts (inc 3 chair lifts and 6 surface lifts) that offers skiers an impressive 830 metres (2723 feet) of vertical descent. Hafjell has 23 pistes with a total length of 80 kilometers (49 miles). Hafjell is best suited to intermediate skiers and snowboarders but there is some terrain for beginners and advanced skiers. There are 300 kilometers (188 miles) of cross country ski trails at Hafjell. For snowboarders, there is a terrain park and a half pipe. Almost half of the pistes at Hafjell are covered by snowmaking. The closest airport is at Oslo but the transfer time is 2 hours. The nearest train station to Hafjell is at Lillehammer. There is accommodation located close to the pistes but we would welcome additional information about any hotels or chalets in Hafjell.

Resorts close to Hafjell include: Gausdal (15 km), Lillehammer (19 km), Sjusjoen (22 km), Kvitfjell Alpine Centre (24 km), Gålå (40 km),

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Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 23
  • Beginner: 10%
  • Intermediate: 70%
  • Advanced: 20%
  • Cross-country: 300 km
  • Snowmaking: 48%
  • Acres of ski: -
  • Terrain Parks: 1
  • Halfpipes: 1


  • Restaurants: 8
  • Bars: 3
  • Slopeside accommodation: Y

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 830 m


  • Draglifts: 6
  • Chairlifts: 3
  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: 1
  • Toplift: m


  • Season opens: 29 Nov 2014
  • Season closes: 19 Apr 2015

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Hafjell Alpine centre is located at the entrance of the Gudbrandsdalen valley, 15 km north of Lillehammer. The Olympic trail network has been extended and disposes 30 slopes offering winner experiences for skiers of all levels. 15 lifts, including the Gondola, serves the 835 vertical metres from the base to the top of the mountain. Hafjell`s trademark are long runs, excellent snow and sunny climate. The snow system assists the weather in producing good conditions and covers about 80 % of total terrain. A normal seson starts mid November and closes late April.
Six restaurants are located ski in/ski out to the slopes. The guest service at the base gives you a sense of welcome and assists the guests in making reservations in ski school, child care and ski rental as well as additional information.

Hafjell Alpine Centre is one of the biggest resorts in Norway, but is the choice nr 1 for those who prefer twin tip skis or snowboards. The resort can also bost the most extensive flood light system in Norway, lighting 7 km of runs and prolongs the skiday 3 nights a week.
The floodlight also allows other non-ski activities in night time such as tobogganning and snowmobiles for kids.

Information supplied 21 Dec 2012

Visitor Reviews of Hafjell

paul collins from Ireland writes:

I have been going to Hafjell for the past 4 Christmas's with over 100 Irish school children. The slopes are excellent as are instructors and staff, nothing ever seems too much trouble. We stay in Birbebeinern in Lilehammer,15mins from slopes. Excellent accomodation, food and staff. Back again in 4 weeks with another 100 young people...can't wait!!

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City Forecasts
Closest to Hafjell

city forecasts
Hamar, Norway 65 km
Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, Norway 125 km
Oslo, Norway 150 km
Drammen, Norway 170 km
Moss, Norway 205 km

Surf Breaks
Closest to Hafjell

surf forecast
Farstadstranda, Norway 254 km
Saltstein or Saltstone, Norway 258 km
Valnäs - Nord Koster, Sweden 265 km
Alnes Lighthouse, Norway 267 km
Flo, Norway 269 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Hafjell

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Mountain Peaks
Closest to Hafjell

mountain forecasts
Skeikampen, Norway 18 km
Spatind, Norway 38 km
Storronden, Norway 74 km
Vinjeronden, Norway 76 km
Rondeslottet, Norway 77 km