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Hovden Ski Resort Guide

Hovden, Norway

Rated: 2/5 (from 6 ratings)

Hovden Ski Area Highlights
Total Piste Length1km1 miles
Highest Lift1,250m4,101ft
Resort Height800m2,625ft
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Hovden has the largest artificial snow making facility in southern Norway and with fifty per-cent of the area floodlit, it is a good choice in mid-winter. The swimming complex has warm indoor and outdoor pools, chutes, waterfall and river course.

Hovden Summary

The Norwegian ski resort of Hovden is at an altitude of 800m2,625ft, with 1km1 miles of marked runs.

Hovden has direct access to 1km1 miles of downhill skiing, with 11 marked pistes, served by a total of 6 ski lifts.

Snow cover is generally reliable due to the Scandinavian climate..

Skiing in Hovden

There is skiing to suit a range of abilities.

Hovden Snow Forecast

When will it snow in Hovden?

The next notable snow forecast for Hovden is 5cm2in, expected on 30 September.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Hovden

Ski Area Stats

Hovden Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Hovden
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 3 1km1 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
1km1 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
120km75 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Hovden Altitudes

Hovden Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Hovden
Highest Lift1,250m4,101ft
Lowest Piste800m2,625ft
Resort Altitude (Hovden)800m2,625ft
Max Vertical450m1,476ft

Hovden Rated

Ratings for Hovden
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Snowboarding in Hovden

Bukkerittet (the Buckride) - the Hovden terrain park - has one of Norway's widest selections of rails and boxes. Adding some jumps, wavepipe, some excellent windlips and forest pistes, a skating hall and lots of young people, you get a good idea of snowboarding at Hovden!

Location and Map

Where is Hovden?

Hovden is in Bykle, Aust-Agder, Norway.

Map of Hovden

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How to get to Hovden


Ski Lift Capacity

The six ski lifts of Hovden are able to uplift 10,200 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Hovden is able to make snow, on 3km2 miles of ski runs, with 6 snow cannons.

Hovden Season Dates

When is Hovden open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates for Hovden.

NOTE:- Lift and Piste openings are always subject to Snow Conditions in Hovden.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Hovden, but they may include any or all of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.

Visit the Hovden Tourist Office for the latest.

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