OverviewClose to the Swedish border and only about two hours north of Oslo, this sizeable mountain is the largest and most varied snow sure skiing destination in Norway. It’s so confident of its snow quality, that if there’s no snow; you’ll get your money back.
A popular family destination, with a top ski school including English-speaking instructors, Trysil makes for a great place for both young and old to learn skiing or snowboarding.
The skiing here is on three sides of one mountain, which can easily be divided into three main areas for beginners, intermediates and advanced skiers. From the ‘Mountain Trysil Village resort’ mostly the pistes are green, making for a great beginners spot. The front side, up from Hogegga, is the expert area with six black runs falling steeply through the trees, while the area up from the main Trysil town, is mainly red pistes.
The top of the mountain is well above the tree line but that is not to say that there isn’t good tree skiing here, as many of the pistes flow through the forest. The pistes are well maintained and bashed flat every day and there are three designated children’s areas. There is also good night skiing on six floodlit pistes.
Another winner at the 'World Ski Awards 2013' was the Radisson Blu Resort Trysil, which won the title best ski hotel in Norway, and is by far the best hotel in resort. Another option is the Trysil Hotel, which is 2km from the lifts, which has roots back to the 17th century.
Off the slopes and apres ski
During the week it’s a pretty chilled-out place for apres ski, but at the weekend there is a lively scene, based around Trysil’s 12 bars and three nightclubs. If you’ve never skied in Scandinavia then you’re in for a stylish treat, as particularly the young adults have a real fashion style of their own, which rubs off in the style-conscious bars and clubs.
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