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by: friedbread - 19th January 2009

  • 4
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  • 5All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 2Family Friendly
  • 1Aprés Ski
  • 3Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
Excellent lifts, ski hire and lockers, close proximity to hotels
Icy pavements and slopes, sky high prices for drinks

Full review

Easy journey flying to Oslo - train station at airport for scenic two hour journey to to Lillehammer - then a 20 minute bus journey to hotel. Plenty of snow but thaw followed by a freeze left streets and slopes treacherous. There are numerous runs for beginners and intermediates - there are long green runs from the summit. There cannot be many resorts which offer such a variety of green and blue runs coupled with such a high standard of lifts, lockers, and equipment at a reasonable price. Snow machines and floodlit skiing add an extra dimension during the short winter days. Hafjell only has a handful of hotels - we stayed at the Quality Hotel - the food is wonderful - the public rooms are very impressive - it is a convention centre - we saw only a handful of residents there for skiing - slopes are a 10 minute walk or a minute by free ski bus. Buses to Lillehammer are free with a lift pass as are the electronic lockers by the lifts. Drinks are expensive and apres ski is fairly low key. A bottle of wine will cost at least £30 whether bought in a restaurant or a pizza hut. We were unlucky with the weather and look forward to returning to Hafjell when we have won the Lottery.

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