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Skiing in Norway
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After having a fantastic visit to Norway in July, myself and my friends would like to return in January for a 4-day ski weekend but we are struggling to find information.

Cheap flights are not a problem, Ryanair fly to Oslo and Haugesund.

What we are struggling to find is a ski resort which we can get around without a car (eg. walking distance to ski-lifts, ski-hire shop, bar, supermarket, etc) – within a reasonable distance from an airport – ideally we would like a transfer (on bus or train) of less than 3 hours.

We are looking for self-catering accom for up to 10 people (1 experienced skier, 2 intermediate and 7 beginners).

Any info would be appreciated (this to Don if you are listening !!).

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Have given up on the public transport option and gone for car hire from Torp Sandefjord Airport. Decided on Vradal for skiing and got a few websites for ski chalets.

Does anyone know if you can do dog-sledding in southern norway?

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Sorry, I wasn’t even aware this "Great Outdoors" forum was here until a few moments ago. (Don’t ask me what color my front door is, either! It’s been here all along(?), just never paid attention, I guess).

Anyway… Honestly, as much as I liked living in Norway, there is not great skiing in the southern part of the country. Hovden (resort) comes closest, but it takes so long to get to. Trysil, northwest of Oslo, is also good. Aare, actually in western Sweden, and 2 hours by local train from Trondheim, is very good.

If you’ve not already put a deposit down, then consider Voss. It’s on the train line between Oslo and Bergen (closer to Bergen, though). If you hire an apartment or chalet in the town, you will not need to hire a car.

http://www.inghams.c…