Ski Norway

Geilo Ski Resort Guide

Ski Norway

Geilo Ski Resort Guide

Geilo Ski Resort Guide

dogsledging, Geilo photo


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View from Bjodnahovda across to Gullsteinhovda, Geilo photo


Photo credit: Robert Lee

Looking  towards Geilolia photo


Photo credit: Robert Lee

Slope Stats

  • 1175m

  • 375m

  • 800m

  • Acres of ski:4,980
  • Pistes:35
  • Snowmaking:70%
  • Halfpipes:2
  • Terrain Parks:2
  • X-Country:220 km
  • beginner20%
  • intermediate17%
  • advanced63%

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.


  • Nearest Airport:Oslo
  • Nearest Train Station:Geilo
  • Tourist Office Phone:+4732095900
  • Tourist Office
  • Slopeside accommodation:yes
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  • Season opens:23 Nov 2019
  • Season closes:26 Apr 2020
  • Lifts:18 (inc 6 chair lifts, 11 surface lifts)
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Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:7 Dec
  • Last Snowfall:5 December 2019
  • Snow Depth (upper):
  • Snow Depth (lower):
  • Piste:Artificial
  • Off-piste:-

Today’s Weather (988 m)view full snow forecast

snow showers
10 WSW10
-8 °CF-Level
moderate snow
5 ENE5
-10 °CF-Level
light snow
20 WSW20
-2 °CF-Level

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Visitor Reviews of Geilo

Edwin Harrell from United Kingdom writes:

I have skied at Geilo many times with my family. I have been told that Geilo is the oldest downhill ski resort in the world and that Dr Holms is the oldest ski-in ski-out hotel. Fly to Oslo/Bergen and take the train (easy to book online in English); one of the top 10 train journeys in the world. The resort is a brilliant place to learn to ski. The instructors are multilingual and very good with children. The runs are not challenging for advanced skiers but the cold crisp snow creates a perfect environment to improve technique.

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