Trysil

Freeriding

Freeriders who venture here will find some okay tree riding and a bit of powder, but in the main the terrain is a bit dull and featureless. The runs up from Hogegga are the most challenging, with a series of interconnecting black runs that snake through the trees to the base.

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Freeriders who venture here will find it hard pushed to find any good tree runs, as the trees are all so tightly knitted together. The place where it is perfect for tree runs is unfortunately flat, so if you do try the piste lined trees, make sure you're wearing a helmet before you pinball your way out!

The black runs which run up from Hogegga offer the best boarding for good intermediates and advanced riders. Good steeps and numerous jumps present themselves on the sides of the pistes, especially when you criss-cross the seemingly unused mogul run in this area.

Freestylers

Freestylers make up a large number of the riders seen ripping up Trysil. To keep the air heads happy the management have provided them with a decent fun park and three halfpipes that are dotted around at various locations. These are all very well maintained, although on occasions a bit of ?do it your self? pipe shaping is called for though.

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After the families, the freestylers are also exceptionally well catered for. The park is impressive, ongoing now for 10 years and something they have been developing each and every season. Many pro-boarders will come to Trysil to train, film and get ready for their next big competition. As well as offering qualifying rounds to the Artic Challenge, they have been home to Burton's Slopestyle, Sweet Rumble in 2006 and the Norwegian halfpipe Championship. As they offer 5 seperate weeks of snowboard camps, get in there and compete on their home turf!

If the whole park thing just reminds you of banging your shin against a metal rail & falling on your ass, then Trysil can help out. Like any good decent resort, the park here offers something for the beginner whether it's an easy on flat box or nicely carved basic jump. Although, if you've just come out of the Knettsetra for lunch and sampled the expensive alcohol, you might as well go large and take it all on!

Pistes

Carvers if you must strap on boots that are better suited to skiers and insist on posing over your edges at speed, then Trysil allows you ample opportunity to put in some extremely wide turns (especially on the higher sections) but don't come here expecting a mass of long, super fast trails.

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Carvers if you must strap on boots that are better suited to skiers and insist on posing over your edges at speed, then Trysil allows you ample opportunity to put in some extremely wide turns (especially on the higher sections) but don't come here expecting a mass of long, super fast trails.

The pistes at the bottom two thirds of the mountain are tree lined, wide, well groomed and easy to navigate and the pistes on the top third are featureless but more expansive, natural and offer great views of the surrounding area.

Beginners

Beginners. there are two types of orgasm, one with a good looking Norwegian chick and the other is learning to snowboard at Trysil. The place is learner heaven, with a mass of easy slopes that are well linked and well serviced by the lift system.

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Beginners. there are two types of orgasm, one with a good looking Norwegian chick and the other is learning to snowboard at Trysil. The place is learner heaven, with a mass of easy slopes that are well linked and well serviced by the lift system. The only problem is the fact that there are only 5 chairlifts out of the 30 in total. With reasonable deduction you can work out that the majority of lifts are t-bars and button lifts, something not that appealing to the everyday beginner. To take in the views from the top of the mountain the t-bars which take you there can be something to put you off snowboarding once and for all.

If you don't mind this, then it can be great - wide, open, well marked, crowdless pistes and over 80 ski instructors in high season, surely mean you can't go wrong - just make sure you buy a bionic ankle to get you through the t-bar madness before you go!

For the complete newbie however, the Fjellekspressen and Liekspressen chairlifts can take you up to some nice meandering blue runs enabling you to practise that perfect technique. Unless it's your first week, you may get bored of the area after more than a day and may choose to be more adventurous and venture onto those t-bars.