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Visitor reviews for Trysil Ski Resort
February 27, 2017
Andrew Falconer from United Kingdom
Visited Feb 2016 for a one week trip with friends. Stayed at the Park Inn hotel which was excellent although a little isolated from both the main resort and the smaller "high" village; which isn't really an issue if you keep within the hotel itself. Accommodation is either in a few big hotels which are ski-in-out or chalets which can be some distance from the slopes, but a free ski-bus (with lift pass) that tours around so you can always get home no matter where you stay.
Mountain has three sides, the "sunny" side (to the left of the ski map) which tends to be more popular and has lots of long open intermediate runs. The middle section which is where the black runs are and the colder "right" side which gets far less sun and tends to hold up better later in the day although can be a bit icy. The right side has far more beginner slopes and tends to be more popular with families. Overall, there is a good mix of runs for all abilities and some decent black runs in the middle section that are very very quiet. I would recommend spending the first day taking a tour of the mountain and working out what suits you best. There is usually an easy way down most runs so you can usually get off a difficult run if you get lost.
The lifts are very well maintained and if you avoid the local holidays there are hardly any queues; most times you can ski right onto the lift.
Apres-ski in the ski-village is busy as there aren't a lot of places to go. But the main village of Tyrsil is a bit further away and was very quiet when I visited. Prices were eye-wateringly high (but then everything is expensive in Norway) so remember to stock up on the duty free on the way in and save a few $$'s on going out; spirits are particularly expensive in Norway. I would warn that eating out has to be budgeted for carefully if you are going out as a family, but most accommodation has self catering and there are a few shops and these are well stocked so most people eat in most of the time.
I really enjoyed my trip to Tyrsil mostly as it was easy to get to from the airport and the quiet pistes and lack of queues were very refreshing from other places in Europe.
Last note: I enjoyed my trip so much I am off there again in a few weeks!
Overall: 3.6. Based on 5 votes and 5 reviews. Vote
(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 Trysil.
Public Transport: 4.0
(1) There are no buses or taxis to Trysil, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.
(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.
(1) No places to stay in/near Trysil, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.
Cheap Rooms: 2.4
(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.
Luxury Hotels: 4.0
(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in Trysil.
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.
(1) There are no child care facilities at Trysil, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.
(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) Trysil is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.
(1) Trysil relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.
Snow Grooming: 4.8
(1) There are no snow groomers at Trysil, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at Trysil are groomed daily.
(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) Trysil is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.
Nearby options: 1.2
(1) If snow conditions are poor at Trysil, 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: 4.2
(1) Trysil 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: 4.0
(1) The staff at Trysil are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at Trysil are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.
(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: 4.2
(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: 4.2
(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: 4.0
(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) Trysil has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.
(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.
(1) No intermediate terrain at Trysil, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.
(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: 3.8
(1) Not even a kicker at Trysil, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.
(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.
(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around Trysil, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.
(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) Trysil has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.
Mountain Dining: 3.6
(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.
(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.
(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: 3.4
(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.
(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: 3.0
(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: 3.0
(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): 3.2
(1) Overall, Trysil 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): 2.6
(1) Overall, Trysil 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.
March 06, 2012
Andrew Keeley from United Kingdom
Visited Trysil during Feb half-term holiday 2012. Snow was good and perfect for teaching my 10 year old son on his second ski trip. If you are looking for meg miles and mega slopes - not Trysil - but for the rest of us, the runs are reasonably long and with the good snow great fun.
Have a BIG breakfast and make up some sandwiches, take a bottle of water and have lunch in the warming huts around the slope - stay away from the beer, it will bankrupt you!
March 02, 2011
Laurence Campbell from Australia
Visited Trysil in January 2011. Snow was ok and most if not all run were open. limited slopes for advanced skiing. However not all lost as quite nice long runs. Very friendly place and great atmosphere on the mountain. No queuing which was great. Some of the lifts are quite slow, and they could probably do with upgrading some of the t-bars to double or triple chairs.
Hire of gear is quick and efficient and very well priced compared to the cost of everything eels in Norway.
Food and drink are quite expensive on the mountain have a good breakfast and take a bottle of water and it should see you through the day.
I took the Sunday ski buss as it got me on the mountain for a days skiing from Oslo S. You can buy a ski ticket on the bus as part of the fare but if your staying for a few days pay the smaller bus fare and then buy your ticket on the mountain.
I stayed at the Raddison Blue for Kr1,134 AUS$200 at night breakfast included, which for Norway was extremely good value, with ski in and ski out facilities.
If and when I ever travel to Norway again I would go back.
February 23, 2008
Ian Ferguson from United Kingdom
We have visited Trysil in April, 2 out of the past 3 years. We got there using the Ski Bus from Oslo bus terminal (Ryanair to Torp & bus to Oslo first).
It's a nice big resort, not too busy, lots of good snow though in late afternoon it melts low down. Plenty of on-mountain eating/drinking places, a few bars & good supermarkets.
Norway is pricey for food & drink but no more so than a French resort would be.
June 28, 2005
Ben Nyberg from United Kingdom
Trysil Resort Review - Trysil boasts one of Norwayâs largest ski areas set within the heart of Scandinavia. The imposing Trysil Mountain offers 64 runs in total with slope types to suit every standard and discipline. Trysilâs northerly location and 1132m altitude creates a snow sure ski destination. Trysil is exclusively for everyone who enjoys the mountain atmosphere and fantastic skiing. Families are well catered for with three childrenâs areas and an abundance of activities. Beautiful natural surroundings, excellent skiing and great activities will create a lasting impression of this fantastic resort.