Kvitfjell is located 30 minutes from Lillehammer. Kvitfjell has everything from family friendly slopes to Olympic standard skiing.
Hafjell Alpine Resort is one of Norways biggest Ski Resorts and, thanks to its wide range of slopes ranging from beginner to expert, has become a favourite amongst families and winter sports enthusiasts alike. Situated just 15 minutes north of Lillehammer and boasting an impressive annual snowfall, Hafjell is the perfect destination for your next winter holiday.
The network of cross-country ski trails at Skeikampen is right on the border between the forest and the high mountain, and offers great variation. Enjoy a peaceful morning trip through the fir-tree forest, where you can hear the birds singing or see the tracks of an elk, and then, later in the day, take in the spectacular views of Jotunheimen and Rondane from the the top of Slagsfjellet. About our ski route you can read here.
Many of the world's most popular tourist sites are becoming more frequent every year. In Norway, there are places like Geiranger, Preikestolen, Besseggen, Bergen, Oslo, Trolltunga etc., which have thousands of people around. These are "MUST SEE" tourist places. But there are much more to see and enjoy! There are also more and more people who want to enjoy untouched nature and silence. Norway offers best wilderness in Europe!
Author: Andris Malasevskis (Ski instructor - alpine and cross country skiing)
Children can start lessons and skiing from 3 years old, however, I would recommend group lessons at this age if you learn alpine skiing. Children can start cross-country skiing from 2 years old. My daughters started with cross-country skiing on age 2 and then alpine skiing on age 3. To combine both is also a good idea because cross-country skiing learns to balance and feel the skis.
Magical winter moments on cross-country skis
Have you ever tried cross-country skiing? If not, you should try. This is a best way to experience the beauty of winter in Norway. Cross-country skiing is some kind of meditation. It gives you a lot of energy from nature and amazing refreshment to your body. This is also a great way to be in nature and to enjoy the wonderful winter landscapes.
Author: Andris Malasevskis
Winter swimming was one of my important goals in 2019. I started preparing for it in May 2018.
I took a cold shower every morning during the last months. I felt amazingly good! In combination with meditation, it was a great start of the day. The Iceman Wim Hof inspired me to explore more about winter swimming and I decided to try that in January 2019.
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