Hemsedal, one of Norway's leading resorts, has undergone improvements with an expanded ski area, a wider choice of lessons, and themed apres-ski activities.

The ski area now includes a ski cross slope in the Blue park; the Hemsedal slope has moved closer to the Såhaug slope and contains 20 new elements; extended snow production with more snow canons; and an increase in ski buses between Hemsedal Ski Centre, Skarnuten, and the town centre.

The new Skistar Experience combines lessons with winter adventures, including off piste, snow racing, 'burn your legs', ski racing, off piste for children, as well as easier trips. These adventures give lessons a whole new level. Book at www.skistar.com or at the ski school inside the Hemsedal Alpin Lodge. Also new this year is the Telemark and off-piste guiding.

New apres-ski activities includes the Raclette Evening at Fausko Skysstasjob every Wednesday and the Norwegian Evening at Fossheim Restauarant every Saturday.

Hemsedal has two ski areas: Hemsedal Ski Resort and Solheisen Ski Centre in Grøndalen. Together they offer 51 slopes and 24 ski lifts. Well-groomed slopes are set across the three peaks: Totten (1450m), Hamaren (1440m) and Roni (1250m).

The northerly location of Hemsedal ensures a long, cold winter lasting from Nov. 5 until early May.

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