Skiing during the day and Après skiing during the night


Hemsedal is known as the “Scandinavian Alps”. This is due to the fact the mountains are steeper compared to other Scandinavian ski areas. The Hemsedal ski area is characterized by three peaks that all reach above 1,000 metres. Hemsedal is the ideal destination for skiers and snowboarders looking for diversity and for challenging slopes.

Fun parks, competition arenas and steep slopes combined with countless off-piste possibilities make Hemsedal the perfect base for adventurers of all ages. The ski area is only a few hrs away from the Jotunheimen and Hardangervidda national parks. It is a small and snow-sure mountain village, where the ski season opens in November. Skiing in Hemsedal is usually possible until May. This gives Hemsedal an extremely long ski season.

On weekdays, it is calm in the village and on the slopes. How different it is on the weekend, when all of Hemsedal turns into a village where the roof goes off. Hemsedal is also known as the après ski destination of Scandinavia and has even been voted one of the best in Europe. You will find trendy bars and restaurants in the village, where you can enjoy both local cuisine and international dishes.

In the village, you will find the atmosphere of exclusivity, most accommodations are super modern. Luxurious hotels, such as Skarsnuten, and large chalets decorated by designers can be found directly on the mountain. As a result, many of these accommodations are ski-in / ski-out. Of course, it is also possible to stay in the village itself. The distance from the village to the slopes is a little bit further, but from here, a ski bus runs all day to the slopes and back.

The highest mountain in the ski area is Totten, with a height of 1,450 metres. From the top of the mountain, you will find wide slopes suitable for every level. These often go all the way to the base station, which means you can enjoy long descents. The ski area is a pleasant combination of steep, bald mountains and slopes through the forests. You will also find many possibilities for off-piste skiing, only a few steps from the slopes and the lifts.

Don’t want to go skiing or snowboarding? Choose a husky safari! Let yourself be pulled by a group of enthusiastic dogs, while steering a sled or sitting comfortably in the front. A unique experience, that will make your winter holiday even more unforgettable!

Hemsedal is easy to reach by plane and bus transfer or with your own car and the ferry crossing. There are several, daily, direct flights to Oslo Gardermoen. From Gardermoen, a direct shuttle will bring you to Hemsedal, it takes about 3.5 hrs. From the port of Oslo, you can drive to Hemsedal in about 3 hrs.


Highest mountain

1450 m

Height Hemsedal

620 m



Ski area

Snowfall 2018

500 cm


15 November


3 May

Why go on winter sports in Hemsedal


This ski area is known for its modern facilities: from trendy hotels and bars to the latest ski lifts.

Apres ski
Apres ski

This area has one of the most popular entertainment areas in Scandinavia. Here you go from ski to après-ski!


From steep slopes and fun parks to off-piste skiing, this ski area is ideal for adventurers of all ages!


Green slopes


Blue slopes


Red slopes


Black slopes


Ski lifts

Gondola lifts

0 lifts


6 lifts

Drag lifts

13 lifts


0 Funiculars

Cable cars

0 cable cars

Conveyor belt

2 belts

Accommodations in this skiing area

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