Oppdal

Snowboard Guide rating 5 out of 10 “An okay, basic resort”

Freeriding

58%

Some trees & decent off-piste

Freestyle

45%

Terrain park & crap halfpipe

Pistes

52%

Lots of easy slopes

Mountain stats

Top lift:1350m
Vertical drop:790m
Bottom lift:545m

LiftsLift count : 2 x Chairlifts   14 x Drag-lifts  

48miles (77km) of pistes

Easy
31%
Intermediate
43%
Advanced
26%
Total Pistes:27
Longest Piste:2.5miles (4km)
Oppdal is situated 93 miles south of the town of Trondheim, where three valleys (originating in different parts of the country) meet. The resort is divided into four main areas, providing something for all riders with some of the best off-piste Norway has to offer. The snowboard scene is expanding in Oppdal (as everywhere else in the world) and most weekends the place is 'invaded' by boarders from the city of Trondheim. During the usual winter holiday period, the population doubles, so if you're not particularly fond of lines and crowds, try to stay clear. As one of Norway's biggest areas, Oppdal will appeal (as with much of this country) to easy going, piste loving freeriders. The 80 km of piste are for beginners mainly as there's nothing for advanced riders to get too excited about, and even intermediates will soon tire of the place. At the top of Vangslia there's a black run, but the mountain flattens out at the bottom making it a short and uneventful trail, unless you're a beginner joining at the top of lift A, where it becomes an excellent easy area.

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World Ranking

9th

Overall in Scandinavia

  • #6 best freeride
  • #11 best freestyle
  • #5 best piste riding

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