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    Snow kiting in Geilo

Resort Scorecard

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Beginners


Intermediate


Advanced


Snowboarders


Après Ski


Families


Base elevation: 800 metres

Top elevation: 1,174 metres

Number of lifts: 20

Number of runs: 39

Access: Bergenbanen, the famous railway between Oslo and Bergen, stops in Geilo.

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.

More so than any other resort we feature in Norway, Geilo should be considered as an adventure resort rather than just a ski destination. It's about the activities as much as the pistes. Partly this is because of the location - in a pretty valley with mountain ranges on each side, National Parks close by and three large lakes (Slåttahølen, Vestlefjorden, and Ustedalsfjorden) within easy striking distance - but it's also because this is where Norwegians like to come to get outdoors. As well as the activities we've chosen to feature (see the 'Winter Activity' tab below), we can also organise kick-sledge safaris, paintball, sledging and ice fishing.

Geilo is well known in certain circles as one of the best places in the world for snow kiting - a new sport, growing in popularity. Both the World Championship and World Cup events have been held in here, as the topography and prevailing winds create ideal conditions. If you want to give it a go, it's easily arranged.

There are swimming pools in several of the larger hotels - Dr. Holms, Bardøla Høyfjellshotell and Vestlia - and also exercise rooms/spas. Even if you are not a guest, you will be able to gain access for a small fee.

Also at Dr Holms Hotell there is a bowling alley in their 50's style American diner, with red leatherette chairs, chrome and chequered floors and homemade hamburgers, mikshakes, pizza, and tasty desserts. A sure-fire winner with the kids.


Resort Scorecard

Snowsure


Beginners


Intermediate


Advanced


Snowboarders


Après Ski


Families


Base elevation: 800 metres

Top elevation: 1,174 metres

Number of lifts: 20

Number of runs: 39

Access: Bergenbanen, the famous railway between Oslo and Bergen, stops in Geilo.

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.