Hemsedal Ski Centre

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Hemsedal Ski Centre
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Mar Ber
3 contributions
Poor service
Dec 2020 • Family
Service in this place is terrible. Sims like the scaming together with ski more Oslo, people with membership bs. We had to pay for attendance despiting having membership.what a f joke they are. Hard to talk to them.will never go there!!!!!!!!!!!
Written 15 January 2021
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Phayao13
Stockholm, Sweden3,175 contributions
The mountains are calling ...
Feb 2020
Let us quickly conclude that one of Norway's largest alpine ski resorts is also one of the best in the country. Then you can have comments that Skistar as owner folds like a blanket over the incredible commercialization of the ski resort.The days we went, in all weather and storms, we note that the resort is very exposed to the wind, as to and from the lifts shut down, and then the area becomes very limited.Effective new lifts and older people with poor performance struggle when the crowd pressure is high during high season.But definitely an area that works well for a couple of days of skiing, both for novice and expert. Missing some small eateries on the mountain, now it is large canteens that are difficult to impress us.
Written 3 March 2020
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cravengnrj
Oslo, Norway11 contributions
Fantastic
Nov 2019 • Business
Amazing place. Very helpful, professional, very friendly and all-around superb staff.
Breath taking scenery and lots of awesome slopes. Best ski resort in Norway - totally loved it and DEFINITELY will go back.
Written 15 February 2020
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Karin B
Horsens, Denmark49 contributions
Cosy skiing in Norway
Feb 2019 • Family
Hemsedal is worth visiting - both during winter and summer. The ski center is big enough to keep you busy for a little week, and the restaurants near the slopes are of good quality. Also, there are huts, where you can make a fire or barbecue, and places where you can eat your packed lunch and get warm. The town of Hemsedal is also worth visiting with several nice cafes and shops.
Written 1 March 2019
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griffinmk9
42 contributions
Great place
Mar 2018 • Couples
We visited here in Jan 2018. It's really good loved the place but crystal ski didn't do direct flights so 3.5 hour transfer ruled us out for 2019. I'd deffo recommend this place though
Written 8 February 2019
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TheAviator0765
Ripon, UK362 contributions
Well we enjoyed it!
Jan 2019 • Family
I think there's a few things to understand about skiing in Norway to give anywhere a fair review. Norwegians all ski naturally, and their instructors speak better English than most Brits. Some things may be considered as drawbacks, depends on your priorities really: Runs are fewer and shorter, there's less vertical involved, fewer dramatic or pretty views, fewer reds and blacks, less opportunity for off-piste. Smaller resorts mean you might get a bit bored over a week. Booze is expensive. But food in the restaurants may not be more expensive than the higher-end French resorts. It can be cold, but so can the Alps, and Norwegians all know how to dress for the weather! No bubbles, only chair lifts, t-bars and button lifts (think of it as a free gym). Plus points: less crowded, fewer queues, more politeness everywhere, more family friendly, less anxiety, more FUN! For kids, lots of jumps and bumps and fun parks, plus areas to test yourself against the clock on slalom or in a straight line! Lower altitudes (highest point at Hemsedal is only 3500ft), so I think less tiring on the body.

OK, now I've got that out of the way, a few things about Hemsedal. We enjoyed four days skiing there, with travel each end (it's about 3:40 drive from Oslo Gardermoen). Actually we lost one day due to high winds, but we knew it was coming (check out weather forecasting on yr.no, brilliant), and we were prepared with a nice meal and some good books. There's other things to do in a Hemsedal anyway. Mondays offer early doors skiing, with other evenings late / floodlit skiing.

Our accommodation was ski in / out. If driving for the day, lots of parking at the bottom. The resort base is incredibly compact, with adjacent ski hire, if required, and pass office, and then direct access to the learner slopes with buttons and two magic carpets. Quiet and gentle. At the top of this row of slopes are an eight seat and four lift chairs that take you to higher and longer greens, blues, reds and blacks. Now be warned, these beginner slopes will almost certainly be open when bad weather closes everything else, chances then of a refund are slim. So it might be wise to check the weather ahead, and buy ski passes to exclude forecast days of high winds or heavy snow.

As for queues, we queued once in our four days, five minutes, but it was New Year's Eve!

Hemsedal has fewer reds and blacks than larger resorts, and the majority seemed to be closed when we were there. That can happen anywhere though, and we had lots of runs and fun on what was available. Some might get bored by this, depends on the individual. The runs link together pretty well, and it's straightforward to find a number of runs from the highest point to the base resort without stopping.

We only used one restaurant in general for eating, and the one at the top of the eight seater for coffee and cake. But with access to two hotels on the mountain, plus other options at the resort, there's a fair amount of choice, and not just pizza or polser either! We've skied in Norway for over 20 years, and one of the significant developments we have seen is catering for skiers on the mountain.

So no bubbles. But the lifts aren't really that long, and I guess the investment required isn't really justified. Some modernisation would be welcome, weather covers on the larger lift would be great!

But in sum, we had a lovely time in a Hemsedal. I think we knew what to expect, and the advantages and disadvantages. Because of that, going in with our eyes open, we didn't suffer any disappointments. For the broad minded, families or learners, it really is worth considering.
Written 12 January 2019
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Kirsten Aa.
Gentofte, Denmark114 contributions
Great Scandinavian skiing
Jan 2019 • Family
Hemsedal is definitely on the top list of Scandinavian skiing areas within the reach of Denmark. Ski slopes are long an challenging if this is what you want OR child friendly if this is what you need. Mountain View is excellent and comparable to the alps.
We were there during New Year - meaning expect any kind of weather and be prepared for it. We will be back - family of ten - ages from 9 to 60!
Written 5 January 2019
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Carl S
1 contribution
Expensive and packed ski resort
Dec 2018 • Family
Very overpriced and packed with people.
Understand it will get even worse when the new hotel is ready.

this resort needs to invest in more lifts / slopes before this is the place to be.
Written 2 January 2019
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Elana G
New Mexico148 contributions
Older ski lift, went in summer with beautiful hiking opportunities
Jul 2018 • Friends
The ski lift was exhilarating even in the summer with views all around especially in nice weather. The hiking on the top was great. You can bring bicycles up as well, Staff were pleasant enough and handled crowds well. A great place to spend your time when in the area. I can imagine the skiing is great during the winter. As to price, nothing in Norway is cheap and I dont expect to find a Groupon for this activity!!
Written 21 August 2018
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spj68
Norwich, UK6 contributions
Superb place to ski ... quiet
Mar 2018
Superb place to ski ... quiet ..... no queues for lift ... ideal for families .... only negative is it is quite a drive from the airport, but very scenic drive !
Written 19 July 2018
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