Ski Norway

Hafjell Ski Resort Guide

Ski Norway

Hafjell Ski Resort Guide

Hafjell Ski Resort Guide

Hafjell Jan 2003 photo


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Christmas Holiday, Hafjell photo


Photo credit: Geir Kolstrøm

Gaiastova restaurant in Hafjell photo


Photo credit: Geir Kolstrøm

Christmas street of Lillehammer, Hafjell photo


Photo credit: Geir Kolstrøm

Slope Stats

  • 1030m

  • 830m

  • 200m

  • Acres of ski:-
  • Pistes:23
  • Snowmaking:48%
  • Halfpipes:1
  • Terrain Parks:1
  • X-Country:300 km
  • beginner10%
  • intermediate70%
  • advanced20%

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.


  • Nearest Airport:Oslo
  • Nearest Train Station:Lillehammer
  • Tourist Office Phone:+4761277000
  • Tourist Office
  • Slopeside accommodation:yes
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  • Season opens:23 Nov 2019
  • Season closes:19 Apr 2020
  • Lifts:17 (inc 3 chair lifts, 6 surface lifts)
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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

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  • Issued:15 Sep
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Today’s Weather (615 m)view full snow forecast

partly cloudy
45 W45
11 °CF-Level
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30 NW30
8 °CF-Level
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15 WNW15
5 °CF-Level

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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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