Easy: 18 Medium: 12 Difficult: 4
Skiing is Norway is a unique experience and Geilo has the advantage of incredible snow conditions, arguably the most reliable in Europe, plus perfectly groomed and empty slopes.Set amidst beautiful scenery on the banks of Ustedalen Fjord, Geilo lies at the heart of Norway’s ‘Winterland’ region, with ski areas on both sides of the valley. It is a great choice for beginner and intermediate skiers and the instructorswill speak excellent English. The resort itself is a low-rise village overlooking a frozen lake and the log cabins are perfect for families or groups. With an excellent reputation as a family resort, this friendly and charming village has been welcoming international visitors since 1890. Geilo remains completely unspoilt, with its traditional Norwegian character very much intact.
Apres Ski: The après scene tends to be quite quiet but there are a few friendly bars around the village for the visitors and locals. The best atmosphere in town is Dr Holms, which is lively and has live music at the weekends.
Activities: Dog sledding, ice driving, ice fishing, snowmobiling / skidooing, cross-country skiing, floodlit skiing, snowshoe walking, toboggan run, sleigh ride, Swimming pool with spa, bowling, Husky Safari, Snowmobile Safari.
Eating Out: The resort hasabout 20 restaurants and, though the number is relatively small, there is a large choice of cuisines, of course from traditional Norwegian to Mediterranean, American and Indian. Food is of a very high standard wherever you choose.
Other Amenities: Winter walking paths.