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Valdres

Valdres Ski Resort Guide

Valdres, Norway

Rated: 3/5 (from 4 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length11km7 miles
Highest Lift1,060m3,478ft
Resort Height700m2,297ft
 Nearest AirportFagernes
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Valdres

A wide variety of skiing opportunities on offer, with a reputation for telemark and snow-boarding. Alternatives include ice fishing, overnighting in snow caves, dog sledding, sleigh rides, hang-glinding or parachuting from the local airstrip. The local folk museum has over 15000 artefacts.

Summary

The Norwegian ski resort of Valdres is at an altitude of 700m2,297ft, with 11km7 miles of marked runs.

Valdres has direct access to 11km7 miles of downhill skiing, with 10 marked pistes, served by a total of 4 ski lifts.

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

Skiing

Valdres offers good sking, particularly, for Beginner skiers.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Valdres?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Valdres.

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Ski Area Stats

Valdres Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 2 1km1 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 3 3km2 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 3 5km3 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 2 2km1 miles
Downhill
Total Length
11km7 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
150km93 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
4

Altitudes

Valdres Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,060m3,478ft
Lowest Piste700m2,297ft
Resort Altitude (Valdres)700m2,297ft
Max Vertical360m1,181ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Valdres
Expert Skiers
Beginners
Snow
Apres-Ski

Valdres Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Valdres is 2km1 miles long.

Snowboarding

Some of the best snowboarding terrain in Norway.

Location and Map

Where is Valdres?

This ski resort is in Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Valdres is Fagernes, 15 minutes drive away.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The four ski lifts are able to uplift 3,500 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 7km4 miles of ski runs, with 7 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Valdres open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Valdres, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

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

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Valdres Tourist Office for the latest.

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