Hemsedal has grown to become what many consider Norway's leading winter sports resort. It boasts some of the country's most extensive and testing terrain and has been the site of a World Cup Super Giant Slalom. The modern lift system includes four high speed detachable quads. Rich in heritage, Hemsedal village, which markets itself as 'The Scandinavian Alps' offers high quality accommodation, facilities and ever improving deals for families. The 'Alps' image is promoted to underline the fact that, unlike much of Scandinavia, the mountains around Hemsedal rise steeply and impressively rather than being the gentle rolling hills you're likely to encounter in most other northern European resorts. The local mountain peaks reach 2000 metres (6562 feet), the highest in Scandinavia. In common with other resorts on this latitude, the snow starts to fall early and the season can last from the middle of November in to May. However, Hemsedal has a large amount of artificial snowmaking equipment to ensure the availability of slopes throughout the season. The resort is located pretty well equi-distant from Oslo and Bergen in the heart of Norway and has an international, cosmopolitan feel with 65% of guests arriving from abroad - especially Holland, Germany, the UK and other Scandinavian nations.
One of Norway's leading resorts Hemsedal, boasts some of the country's most testing terrain and has been the site of a World Cup Super Giant Slalom. The village, which markets itself as, 'The Scandinavian Alps' itself offers high quality accommodation, facilities and ever improving deals for families with young children. The excellent Trollia Kindergarten takes children from 3 months and the Trollia also provides free safety helmets for children. Children up to age 7 ski free. The enhanced web site features a video cam pointing at the slopes which is updated three times daily.