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In Hafjell To Snowboard

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Snowboarding in Norway is great. No, truly it is. I never thought I’d write that sentence following ten years snowboarding in the Alps and just in the Alps, yet yes, snowboarding in Norway is great.

Where Did You Go?

We burned through five days in Hafjell as a major aspect of a developed voyage through Nordic Europe. Hafjell is one of a modest bunch of resorts in the fells (or fjells) simply north of Lillehammer. You can undoubtedly get to Hafjell from Oslo by means of a quick and agreeable train to Lillehammer that takes just under two hours and an agreeable mentor from just outside the station.(Image by Paul)

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How Are Conditions?

We arrived there toward the start of February. This implies that it is chilly, truly cool (up to -20 celsius with wind chill). I needed to wrap up somewhat more than I’d like (seven layers ought to be about enough) and consider holding warm than posturing under the sun. At the same time there was snow and huge amounts of it. While in the not so distant future has been a decent season for most resorts crosswise over Europe, Norway will basically dependably have great snowfall and I additionally detected the indications that they’re arranged for most detrimental possibility situations too with snow cannons dabbed along the piste deliberately.

Be that as it may it was a decent experience. With sunlight hours expanding very nearly observably by day, there was a feeling of earnestness about getting up on the mountain – well, fell – and getting the greatest number of hours in as you can before the sun’s had enough and is setting once more.

Where Do I Sit Tight?

In a lodging! We discovered the Quality Hotel & Resort sensibly evaluated – which for Norway is a tremendous reward – exceptionally agreeable, superbly warm and had a brilliant breakfast buffet. I additionally cherished dunking in the swimming pool after a day of snow and afterward sitting by the open log fire in the bar territory.

Shouldn’t We Think About Consuming?

Alright, here’s the place it gets a bit precarious. Consuming and drinking in Norway is famously lavish. This was maybe intelligent in the way that there weren’t that numerous restaurants in Hafjell along these lines we for the most part consumed at our inn restaurant requested room administration or pizza from the take away over the street. On the other hand we had an enormous dinner for lunch up on the slants. Be that as it may, we did hear great things about an upmarket restaurant, Fjøset, again near to Quality Hotel and Ilsetra, a mountainside restaurant with shocking perspectives. Here’s some more data about restaurants in Hafjell. Also an alternate tip – do telephone ahead to discover when they are open as don’t expect the restaurants are open each night of the week.

Regarding consuming on the inclines, we predominantly adhered to consuming ginormous home made cinnamon buns or chocolate biscuits at Skavlen restaurant found at the highest point of the gondola. It’s recently opened, staggering inside with loads of common light flooding in. The tea and cakes was top of the line as well.

In case you’re a gathering goer with a skiing or snowboarding issue then maybe Hafjell isn’t the resort for you. While most incline side restaurants serve liquor and at the base of the resort there is a gathering of bars, including Woodys a British pub run by ex-taps, this is not a resort that is going to opponent Chamonix or Tignes for the apres scene. Notwithstanding, if its all the same to you toning it down a little you can be consoled that there will in any case be climate and there will even now be lager in Hafjell.(Image by DAN)

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See, I knew you’d come around to my method for considering. All things considered, now is a decent a period as any. The sun is higher in the sky, the snow is still on the ground and the season has still got quite recently under a month to go. For more data go to Hafjell’s site. Content snowboarding, yes, in Norway!

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