Skiing Norway - ski resorts near Bergen Norway

Norway has a right to call itself the home of skiing, with cross-country (or nordic) skiing, and telemark (alpine, but with only the toe of the boot fixed) skiing being invented here. It is very popular in all its forms - and growing fast.

Ski guide

You can see our full ski guide here - complete with resort descriptions and information on getting there, including ski-bus, ski-train or ski-boat options.

Main centres

Voss and Geilo are the 2 main resorts from Bergen, and both can be reached by train, with ski lifts close to the stations on the Bergen - Oslo railway line. Hemsedal is about 30 km north of the same railway line further east, and is the biggest resort in south west Norway.
Røldal is just beyond Odda in Hardanger, with fast boat services from Bergen then bus to Odda and Røldal

Sirdal, Sauda and Røldal are the big centres close to Stavanger, and all are growing fast.

Hovden is the big - and growing - centre in Setesdal, and is easily reached from Stavanger, Haugesund, Kristiansand and Oslo.

Snow conditions and global warming

Everyone is worried (and should be) about global warming, so how does Norway's skiing fare?
It is a very mixed story, with at one extreme one of the small lower resorts not opening at all in one recent season - but in the same season, other resorts - for example Røldal, Hovden and Hemsedal had 5 or 6 months of good snow conditions. The bigger (and higher) resorts should have good snow, and all major skisenters have invested heavily in snow-making equipment in the last few years, to take advantage of the usual clear cold weather in November.