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Geilo Ski Resort Guide

Geilo, Norway

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length48km
Highest Lift1,180m
Resort Height800m
 Nearest AirportFagernes
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The Norwegian ski resort of Geilo is at an altitude of 800m, with 48km of marked runs.


Geilo has direct access to 48km of downhill skiing, with 45 marked pistes, served by a total of 18 ski lifts.

Snow cover is generally reliable due to the Scandinavian climate..


Geilo offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.


Geilo offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Geilo.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Geilo is 2km long.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Geilo?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Geilo.

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Snow Forecast by day for Geilo

Ski Area Stats

Geilo Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 4 3km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Geilo Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,180m
Lowest Piste800m
Resort Altitude (Geilo)800m
Max Vertical380m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Geilo
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Geilo?

This ski resort is in Hol, Buskerud, Norway.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Geilo is Fagernes, 105 minutes drive away.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 18 ski lifts are able to uplift 22,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 24km of ski runs,.

Season Dates

When is Geilo open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is mid November, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Geilo, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Geilo Tourist Office for the latest.

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