Geilo – the best ski resort in Norway

Geilo – the best ski resort in Norway

Norway, Geilo
Norway's oldest ski resort, Geilo, was named the best in the country according to the World Ski Awards.

Recently, the winners of the World Ski Awards were once again announced in Kitzbühel, Austria. The title of the best ski resort in Norway went to the oldest Norwegian resort, Geilo (or Yail, as the Norwegians themselves say), which managed to displace Trysil, which had been leading the national ranking for six whole years.

Traditionally, winners were announced in several categories. The best ski chalets in Norway are the Havsdalsgrenda cottages, which are also located in Geilo. The luxurious Radisson Blu Resort Trysil in Trysil was chosen as the country's best ski hotel, while the Nermo Hotel near Lillehammer was recognized as Norway's best boutique ski hotel.

The ski season in Geilo lasts from the beginning of November to the end of April, as, however, in most Norwegian resorts . In addition to the excellent ski infrastructure, the resort has 550 km of cross-country ski trails and offers a wide variety of winter activities: dog sledding, forest snowshoeing, horseback riding, snowmobile safaris, ice fishing, snow kiting, ice rally, fat biking and much more. .

One of the important advantages of Geilo is its excellent transport accessibility. The resort is located next to the Bergen railway. The journey from Oslo by train will take about 3.5 hours. There is also an express shuttle between Oslo Gardermoen Airport and Geilo from late December to early April.

The resort houses the chic historical hotel Dr. Holms Hotel, which opened its doors to its visitors at the beginning of the last century. The hotel now has 80 exquisitely decorated rooms. The local ski bar gained its popularity back in the 80s of the last century and still maintains its reputation. The hotel has a wonderful Elemis spa area and a warm outdoor Jacuzzi with stunning views of the surrounding area.

In fairness, it is worth noting that the largest Norwegian resort Trysil has become the country's best according to the authoritative national newspaper Dagens Näringsliv. Second place in this rating went to another resort of the SkiStar network - Hemsedal, which is commonly called the “Scandinavian Alps”.

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