Village life, accommodation and nightlife
The mountain resort of Trysil is based around two main areas which both offer quick access to the lifts. These consist of Trysil Hoyfjeelssenter and the Trysil Turistsenter, round the resort you can find lots of piste side restaurants and bars as well as more unusual things such as a fresh bakery.
If you want to try something other than riding in Trysil then you heading out on a husky dog sledding experience comes highly recommended, where you can experience the adrenaline rush of driving your own dog sled. The experience can last from an hour to a half day trek, if you have never drove a husky sled before it is an experienced not to be missed and feels even more special in the wilds of Norway.
For something totally out of this world book yourself onto a star trip with Star hunting Trysil, Tim Boocock a Yorkshire man who runs the tour spotted the opportunity for showing off the night sky in a true dark area. The Norwegians apparently questioned his sanity showing people the stars but the trip is proving extremely popular. The trip also involves a private transfer to Tim’s secret stargazing spot where he speaks passionately about stargazing and shows you how to get started on finding things. On a clear night you can easily see the Milky Way, seven sisters and other spectacles, shooting stars are also a common sight and if you are lucky enough you may even get an appearance from the Northern Lights.
Tim is also looking to bring the relatively new sport of Fat Biking to the area so he is a guy to speak too if you want to try something different around the slopes.
Round the town there are a small selection of shops selling ski wear and local merchandise and also a few great cafes where you can grab some quick fuel and cake, the Trysil tourist centre especially has a nice few shops to browse round.
If you want a little more choice The village of Trysil is just 2 km from the slopes and offers good local facilities, Most people don't venture into the town much, only for supplies but as 3 of Norway's largest grocery stores have outlets here it may be a wise move for those taking the self-catering route. If you want to get some ingredients closer to the slopes there is a well stocked supermarket in Trysilhoyfjellssenter.
Those venturing to Trysil have plenty of options for eating out with lots of options both around the resort centre and dotted around the mountain. Both Radisson hotels have excellent restaurants and the buffet options are especially good for those who book a half board option.
The Radisson at Trysil tourist centre also offer traditional Norwegian fare in the Brasserie T restaurant which offers excellent options including local fish and meat dishes such as baked char, game burgers and beef bourguignon., or for those after pizza La Piazza also proves a popular choice.
For excellent value near the slopes families can get special lunchtime buffet deal at the Puben Sankt Olaf, the resort has arranged a special lunchtime price for families which make eating lunch on slopes a much more affordable option.
If you are after something a little different the Kort & godt bakery built in the Radisson Blu mountain resort complex, offers freshly made breads, cakes and sandwiches as well as fresh pizzas cooked in a pizza oven.
The food here is really good and the prices won’t break the bank by Norwegian standards. The ingredients are totally fresh and you can get to try something different like a mosse pizza how can you go wrong.
Those who have decide to go down the self-catering option can head to the main town of Trysil which a larger variety of supermarket choices however if you don’t want to leave the resort catch the ski bus up to Trysil Hoyfjellssenter and here you will find a well-stocked supermarket, this may prove a good option for those wanting to do Trysil on a budget and cook for themselves.
If your nightlife starts with a good après session then Trysil gives you a flying head start. Knettsetra, an easily accessible mid station, kicks off the après ski.
Other watering holes include Staben after ski bar which is a good place to grab a few cold ones this is located near the Radisson blu mountain resort and is packed in the early afternoon but quietens down in the evenings.
Later in the evening bars/pubs/restaurants can be found in town but the Après is not too wild, Ski Puben - a more grown up English style pub is a nice place to head for a drink, nobody goes too crazy over here and you will find most Norwegians tend to gather in their chalets consuming their own supplies, and sometimes the lethal Norwegian moonshine. Look out for "karsk", a mix of coffee, sugar and 96% spirits. Small sips!
If you really want to go wild Laaven night club runs every Saturday in the Trysil Turistcenter and is the place to go if you want to stay out late, with live dj’s the place really gets going at Christmas and Easter time.
Trysil has lots of Accommodation options including a large number of cabins and hotels these are all mainly slope side with over 80% of the cabins, apartments & hotels been based on the pistes or next to the lifts.
Recent years have seen two high quality Radisson blue hotels pop up in the area, these are quite prominent on either side of the mountain and offer a mixture of high quality rooms and self-catering apartments. Furnished to a very high standard the rooms offer a touch of luxury for those coming to the resort.
As well as the rooms there are swimming facilities at the Radisson Blu Resort and a luxurious spa with outdoor Jacuzzi can be found at the Radisson blue mountain hotel. Further to this all of the Radisson hotels offer excellent restaurant facilities.
For those taking the do it yourself route a selections of online beds, chalets and rooms can be found on the following links.
In terms of amenities Trysil Hoyfjellssenter provides good options for self-catering, with the local supermarket near to accommodation and the slopes.
Accordingly to the Norwegians, prices are normal considering the country you are in & the activity you are doing. Go with a group, ensure you have some friendly Norwegians with you and it becomes more affordable.
To make life even easier, you can book from among 95% of Trysil's beds online, again at www.trysil.com
Crystal Ski Holidays (www.crystalski.co.uk; 020 8939 0726) offers a week's half board at the four-star Radisson Blu Mountain Hotel (formerly the Park Inn Hotel) in Trysil from £654 per person (based on two sharing) including flights from Heathrow to Oslo and transfers (price given is for departure in January 2018). Direct flights are available also from Manchester airport.