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Climb Your Mountain @ Hemsedal March 11 to 13.

We invite gays, lesbians, friends, family and fans to a 3-day queer ski festival. Hemsedal is Norway's largest ski resort, with the most stable ski conditions and was in 2009 voted as the best ski resort in Norway. It is known for its nightlife, Scandinavia's best après-ski and great nightclubs.

You can look forward to après ski, special offers for good restaurants, entertainment and shows, great music and festive parties with Oslo's best djs for those who want to party. There are also many opportunities to make new acquaintances.

Middle of March is the peak of the season with great skiing, both on and off groomed slopes. Scandinavian Ski Pride will offer ski lessons for the inexperienced, different types of activities on different levels and competitions and activities in the slopes.

Anyone can participate and enjoy the mountains with our slogan "Climb Your Mountain!"
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Hemsedal - the Scandinavian Alps

Soria Moria. Foto Frank Tolpinrud.
Hemsedals climate and location high above sea level ensures a long and snowy winter season with great skiing from November till May.

Hemsedal has Norway's highest ski-point during winter season at the peak Totten 1450 meters above sea level. Hemsedal Skisenter also includes the peaks Røgjin at 1370 meters and Hammaren at 1444.

Hemsedals high points

Hemsedal Skisenter is open daily from middle of November to the first weekend in May.

Hemsedal is known for it nicely groomed slopes, great snowboard parks, large children's ski area and easy accessible off-piste areas. The slopes are rarely crowded and the lift lines are short.

Hemsedal has a wide range of high standard cabins and apartments for rent. Most of the lodging is located ski in/ski out, or within walking distance to Hemsedal Skisenter.

Climate in average in Hemsedal


Average temp

Day light

Snow fall*


-5 oC

6-7 hours

70 cm


-6 oC

57 hours

78 cm


-7 oC

7-8 hours

95 cm


-6 oC

8-10 hours

102 cm


-4 oC

10-12 hours

113 cm


-3 oC

12-14 hours

109 cm

* = Average last 3 seasons.

Hemsedal Booking

Hemsedal Booking is our sales office and handles all our online bookings for accommodation, ski pass, ski rental and ski school.

Skischool Hemsedal

Skischool Hemsedal has about 40 ski instructors teaching all levels and all ages.

Skistar Skirental Hemsedal

Hemsedal Skisenter has 2 rental shops with equipment for alpine skiing , snowboarding and cross country skiing. Skirental Hemsedal also has a shop in Solheisen Ski Center.

Skistar Sportshop Hemsedal

Our large ski in/ski out sports shop sells equipment and clothing for skiing and snowboarding.