Stavanger Travel på norsk Norsk
Off-piste skiing in Sirdal - less than 2 hours from Stavanger Norway
Off-piste skiing in Sirdal -
less than 2 hours from
Stavanger Norway

Skiing Norway - ski resorts near Stavanger 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 resorts

Sirdal, Sauda and Røldal are the big skisenters 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.
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.

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 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.