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Valdres Ski Resort Guide

Valdres, Norway

Rated: 3/5 (from 4 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length11km
Highest Lift1,060m
Resort Height700m
 Nearest AirportFagernes
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The Norwegian ski resort of Valdres is at an altitude of 700m, with 11km of marked runs.


Valdres has direct access to 11km of downhill skiing, with 10 marked pistes, served by a total of 4 ski lifts.

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


Valdres offers good sking, particularly, for Beginner skiers.


Valdres offers some good boarding and there is a Snow Park in Valdres.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Valdres is 2km long.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Valdres?

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

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Valdres

Ski Area Stats

Valdres Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 2 1km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 3 3km
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 3 5km
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
 2 2km
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Valdres Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,060m
Lowest Piste700m
Resort Altitude (Valdres)700m
Max Vertical360m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Valdres
Expert Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Valdres?

This ski resort is in Nord-Aurdal, Oppland, Norway.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Valdres is Fagernes, 15 minutes drive away.


Ski Lift Capacity

The four ski lifts are able to uplift 3,500 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 7km of ski runs, with 7 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Valdres open?

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

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 Valdres, 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 Valdres Tourist Office for the latest.

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