Surrounded by high mountains, Voss is an idyllic location, lying between the Sognefjord and the Hardangerfjord, and only a 90-minute drive from Bergen airport. Families, couple and groups of friends travel here all year round to experience Norwegian nature, locally produced food and extreme sports.
The uniqueness of Voss is that there are opportunities for anyone who wants to strap on a pair of skis, regardless of ability, and go cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, freeriding or ski mountaineering.
“Voss is the skiing region that has it all” says Linn Ravndal Norevik, marketing coordinator at Voss Resort.
Voss has two alpine ski resorts. The centrally-located Voss Resort is one of Western Norway’s largest ski resorts, with 40 kilometres of groomed alpine slopes, 24 downhill slopes, 18 kilometres of prepared cross-country trails, including off-piste and floodlit routes. Everything is ready for a great skiing adventure – whether you are looking for child-friendly and simple beginner slopes, or want to challenge yourself in the giant and super giant slaloms.
In addition, you will find Voss Ski and Tourist Centre - a cross-country skiing facility with trails at a national competition level.
The Myrkdalen ski resort is the other facility, a 30-minute drive from the city centre. Myrkdalen is one of the most snow-sure ski resorts in Europe (from December to May). Uncrowded, with quiet slopes for beginners and untracked off-piste for the adventurous. It offers family-friendly slopes, trails of all difficulty levels and off-piste sections. There is a great terrain for cross-country skiing in the surrounding area.
Looking for primo skimo?
If you’re on the hunt for powder or looking for your next summit trip, Voss is a natural destination. “There are hiking areas galore! There is a varied terrain and great opportunities for trips with mountain skis or ski touring” says Ravndal Norevik.
Ravndal Norevik recalls that Voss has northern Europe’s biggest gondola, a brand new system taking you from the centre up to the high mountains year-round. In winter, you can take the gondola from the centre, go to the top and glide straight out into the Voss Resort’s skiing facility.
Rich cultural life and sensuous food
Western Norway’s ski paradise has more to offer than just snow-based adventures. Ravndal Norevik highlights a lively centre with cafés, great shopping, swimming facilities and a wind tunnel. “We have a rich cultural life with many festivals and concerts”, she says, also mentioning that the region has an exciting food scene: “Many of the restaurants serve local and regional cuisine”. The region also has its own locally-produced beer, while Park Hotel Vossavangen boasts Norway’s largest wine cellar.
Fly with Widerøe to Bergen. Voss is only a 90 minutes’ drive from the airport – and you can order pick-up service from Voss resort.
A warm welcome to Voss!
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