Stryn Summer Guide

Stryn is located at the base of the Jostedalsbreen glacier in amongst the fjords, and is Norway’s most famous summer resort (in fact the only one of note really). The glacier gets so much snow during the winter, (five metres or more), that the lifts are usually totally buried so they couldn’t run them in the winter even if they wanted to!

The glacier opens at the end of May to late July. There are some beginners runs, but it’s best to head for the park. It’s got the usual arrangement of various kickers and rails but no pipe, although if there’s enough snow they have the ability to build one. Lift passes are 280 NOK/day or 1200 NOK for 6 days.

Stryn summer parkSummer Camp Snowboard Norge have been running camps in Stryn for almost 20 years so they must be doing something right. The courses runs from June 18th-22nd and prices are roughly £250 for a week long camp including instruction and lift pass but not accommodation. With the motto “No one too experienced, no one too inexperienced” this is truly a camp for all.

You can also bring the kids but anyone under 14 must be accompanied. Groups are split by ability and given instruction suited to their needs over the 5 days. It’s not just freestyle-they also do basic beginners tuition as well. Depending on the snow they normally have 20 or so jumps and a boarder cross track.

There’s the option of camping in your own tent 50 NOK/night or staying in a camp hut 135 NOK/175 NOK night, or if you have some cash you can book a Hotel www.hjelle.com There is also a big skate park to check out in the long warm evenings, and some great hiking. www.snowboard.no/camp

Stryn in summerGirlie Camps run a camp here in June, with top female riders instructing Girls only, (see Les Deux Alps in this section). Price is a little over 600 euros for a week riding and Hotel. All standards are welcome and many people travel to their camps alone.