Hemsedal resort review

Snowboard Guide rating 7 out of 10 “Norway's best. Good variety of runs, a great park, cool but expensive nightlife.”



Trees and some good backcountry



3 terrain parks and 2 pipes



Well pisted -although short, easy slopes

Mountain stats

Top lift:1450m
Vertical drop:810m
Bottom lift:650m

LiftsLift count : 6 x Chairlifts   11 x Drag-lifts  

42km of pistes

Total Pistes:34
Longest Piste:3.7miles (6km)

Hemsedal has the claim of being the most photographed resort by the snowboarding press, and is no stranger to snowboarding having hosted major events for years including the Artic Challenge in 2001, and as a result has been attracting riders of all ages for years, especially freestylers. Its height, location and use of snow cannons all help to ensure a good snow record and a long season. The slopes lie about 3 kilometres from the main town and are reached by a free shuttle bus. The terrain will appeal to all standards, with 40 kilometres of well prepared piste for freeriders to carve up as well as being ideal for beginners. Freestylers will get to enjoy one of the best parks in Europe, and theres a load of good accesible back country routes. The runs are serviced by a good lift system which, unlike some neighbouring resorts, is not all drag lifts. Theres night riding for most of the season during the week until 9pm.

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