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Voss, Norway

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Voss Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders and Apres-Ski.
Total Piste Length40km25 miles
Highest Lift950m3,117ft
Resort Height50m164ft
 Nearest AirportBergen
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Voss at a glance

Largest, and until the Lillehammer Olympics' best internationally known Norwegian resort. An old lake-side town dominated by Mount Hangur and located at a northerly latitude/low altitude, close to Scandinavia's two largest fjords.

 When will it snow in Voss?

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

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Voss Facts, Stats and Ratings

Voss Rated

Ratings for Voss
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

How High is Voss?

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Voss
Highest Lift950m3,117ft
Lowest Piste50m164ft
Resort Altitude (Voss)50m164ft
Max Vertical900m2,953ft

Ski Area, Pistes and Lifts

Voss Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Voss
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 3 2km1 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 3 18km11 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 6 18km11 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 4 2km1 miles
Total Length
40km25 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
60km37 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
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Voss Summary

The Norwegian Ski Resort of Voss has direct access to 40km25 miles of downhill skiing, with 11 marked pistes, served by a total of 14 ski lifts.

Voss comprises the villages of Myrkdalen.

Voss Overview

Voss is one of the largest, and until the Lillehammer Olympics' was the best internationally known Norwegian resort. It is an old lake-side town dominated by Mount Hangur in the heart of Western Norway. It is located at a northerly latitude/low altitude (although with a 645m vertical), close to Scandinavia's two largest fjords and on the edge of the Vangs Lake. The setting is spectacular and the quality high.

The town is a mid-sized regional centre as well as a tourist destination so has a better selection of shops and apres ski venues than most ski resorts and also more down to earth prices.

The ski slopes are very easy to reach in just four minutes by cable car from central Voss and offer a variety of terrain and spectacular views. Previously there was sometimes a question about the snow reliability but excellent snow making facilities have been added.

Norway, and particularly Voss, was the top destination for Britons in the late 1960s and early 1970s when ski resorts were reached largely by sea. Norway eventually lost out to Austria as the leading British destination in the 1970s and 80s, itself overtaken by France in the 1990s.

On the Mountain

The longest possible descent in Voss is 4km2 miles long.

 Skiing in Voss

The alpine slopes at Voss on Mount Hangur are easily accessible with a cable car running from Voss centre or by driving to the car park in Bavallen and taking a lift there. The resort offers excellent nursery slopes as well as demanding terrain for the most experienced.

The skiing school is situated at the top station of Hangursbanen and offers instruction in alpine, telemark and snowboarding disciplines. It has a reputation for its high quality, friendly service. There is a sunny plateau here that's ideal for beginners, and the fact that it is reached quickly from the town centre without having to put your skis on makes it a wonderful place to learn. Rentals are also on site and there are great views to enjoy when not concentrating on those first turns.

Intermediates have the best selection of skiing at Voss with most of the terrain open to them, and some manageable powder slopes to learn the basics of off piste skiing on.

Voss has hosted many FIS World Cup races and believes it has fostered more Winter Olympic participants than any other place in the world. There are several trails for advanced skiers, although the options are limited compared to bigger ski areas. Descents from the Floytesteinen and Stettafjell are amongst the more challenging. The resort also has a reputation for off-piste powder when conditions are good.

Every Wednesday and Friday there is floodlight skiing in Bavallen up to 9pm.

Voss offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.

 Snowboarding in Voss

For boarders there's a big jump, half pipe and boardercross in the park and the powder fields are excellent for free riding when the snow is fresh.

Voss is a great place to get on a board for the first time as the cable car straight from the town to the nursery area at the top of the mountain means there's no need to master a drag lift too early on in your riding career..

When is Voss open?

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

Usual opening is late November (Usually opens last weekend in November or first in December depending on how the year falls), and usual closing is Mid April.

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

Snow Making

Voss is able to make snow, on 5km3 miles of ski runs, with 10 snow cannons.

Ski Lift Capacity

The 14 ski lifts of Voss are able to uplift 8,500 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Where is Voss?

Voss is in Hordaland, Norway.

How can I get to Voss?

 By Air

The nearest airport to Voss is Bergen which is 98 minutes drive away.

Off the Mountain

Voss Aprés Ski

When the ski lifts close for the day it's after ski time, in Voss which offers a modest selection of cafés, pubs and restaurants as well as several piano bars and night-clubs.

Popular venues include the Top Spot at Fleishers Hotel, the Night Club in the Jarl Hotel and the Pentagon at the Hotel Park.

The traditional local après ski drink is a glass of hot glogg.


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