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Hemsedal Ski Resort Guide

Hemsedal Ski Resort Guide

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October 2010 Snowfall in Hemsedal photo


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Latest Snow Report

Issued: 20 Nov

  • Last Snowfall:
  • Snow Depth (upper): 0 cm
  • Snow Depth (lower): 0 cm
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  • Off-piste:

Today’s Weather (1090 m)

light snow
25 SSE25
-3 °C F-Level
light snow
25 SSE25
-1 °C F-Level
light snow
30 SSE30
0 °C F-Level

Hemsedal in Norway is a large resort with 21 lifts (6 chair lifts, 15 surface lifts) that offers skiers an impressive 800 metres (2625 feet) of vertical descent. Hemsedal has 415 acres of terrain with 46 pistes. Hemsedal is best suited for intermediate skiers and snowboarders but there is a also a lot of terrain for beginners and experts too. There are 220 kilometers (138 miles) of cross country ski trails at Hemsedal. For snowboarders, there is a terrain park and 2 half pipes. About one quarter of the pistes at Hemsedal are covered by snowmaking. The closest airport is at Oslo but the transfer time is 2.5 hours. The nearest train station to Hemsedal is at Gol. There is accommodation located close to the pistes but we would welcome additional information about any hotels or chalets in Hemsedal.

Resorts close to Hemsedal include: Geilo (32 km), Nesbyen (37 km), Filefjell Skiheiser (44 km), Valdres (46 km), Hallingskarvet (51 km),

Hemsedal Location Maps

Hemsedal Location Map

All Hemsedal Resort Stats

Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 46
  • Beginner: 65%
  • Intermediate: 20%
  • Advanced: 15%
  • Cross-country: 220 km
  • Snowmaking: 23%
  • Acres of ski: 415
  • Terrain Parks: 1
  • Halfpipes: 2


  • Restaurants: 8
  • Bars: 7
  • Slopeside accommodation: Y

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 808 m


  • Draglifts: 15
  • Chairlifts: 6
  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: -
  • Toplift: m


  • Season opens: 8 Nov 2014
  • Season closes: 10 May 2015

Visitor Reviews of Hemsedal

Peter Smith from United Kingdom writes:

We have been going to Hemsedal for the last 17 years. On average we ski for three to four weeks a year in Hemsedal. We have two young boys now aged 13 and 14 who enjoy the whole slopes, which are quiet, uncrowded and provide a really enjoyable ski experience.

Over the years I have skied in many different countries, 10 so far and still counting. I can honestly say, if you want quite slopes, very few lift queues and plenty of vertical, then this is a great place to go. If you want the steep and deep I can think of better places, but for a family holiday without the stresses of trying to keep everyone happy this is in my view, as good as it gets.

Beware very cold January and February, although we have had -36c in March.

This year we went at Christmas and are going again over Easter (last two weeks of April) and can be certain of snow, even that late in the season.

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City Forecasts
Closest to Hemsedal

city forecasts
Hamar, Norway 136 km
Drammen, Norway 146 km
Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, Norway 151 km
Oslo, Norway 153 km
Bergen, Norway 185 km

Surf Breaks
Closest to Hemsedal

surf forecast
Saltstein or Saltstone, Norway 215 km
Flo, Norway 231 km
Alnes Lighthouse, Norway 233 km
Hoddevik, Norway 235 km
Ervika, Norway 240 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Hemsedal

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Mountain Peaks
Closest to Hemsedal

mountain forecasts
Storehorn, Norway 2 km
Veslehorn, Norway 2 km
Totten (mountain), Norway 6 km
Skogshorn, Norway 11 km
Harahorn, Norway 17 km