Why Oslo Winter Park?
- Urban skiing at its best. Go skiing in the city, just 20 minutes from downtown Oslo!
- The only capital city in the world to boast slopes open from 10am-10pm (Mon-Fri). All slopes has floodlit lights
- Home to the World’s first children’s ski school.
- Europe’s only Superpipe open to the public.
- All slope is covered by a state of the art network of snow making facilities.
Skiing in the city
Oslo Winter Park is just 20 minutes from central Oslo, and is the largest ski resort in the area. It offers 18 downhill slopes and a vertical drop of 381 metres. The facility has 11 lifts, including one six-seater express lift. This is one of the few places in the world where you can easily combine big city pleasures with fantastic skiing.
The Winter Park has something for most people, from easy slopes in the beginner’s area near the bakery, to the only European superpipe open to the public. Oslo Winter Park is one of Norway’s largest activity parks with its own slopestyle line, and offers wide tracks for everything from family fun to carving.
At Oslo Winter Park you’ll find a ski school, ski rental, repair shop and café and everything else you expect from an alpine park that aims to cover all your needs. The location, at 531 metres above sea level, along with snow cannons at every track, insures a season lasting from early December to the middle of April. Throughout the season, all tracks are lit by floodlights and open for evening skiing five days a week.
Skiing in the middle of Oslo!
Perched high above the city, the resort has spectacular views. This is what really sets the ski area apart from others – in one direction you look out over the city and across into Oslo Fjord and in the other you are surrounded by nature and pine forests.
Oslo Vinterpark is only 20 minutes from central Oslo, and is the biggest ski area in the Oslo area. We offer a variety of challenges across a total of 18 runs and a vertical fall of 381 metres. The area has 11 lifts, of which 2 are 4-seater chairlifts and 1 is a new 6-seater express chairlift.
We have something for everyone, from the easier slopes in the beginners’ area to wide and exciting slopes for the whole family to carve down. In addition, we have one of Norway’s biggest snow parks with a slopestyle course and Europe’s only Superpipe open to the public.
We also offer amongst other things a ski school, rental, ski repair, and café; in other words everything you could expect from a ski area offering the full package.
Oslo Vinterpark is a compact ski resort that contain all aspect of modern skiing. Being the ski resort for the Oslo residents, we offer good beginners areas, but also black diamonds for the more skilled skiers. The resort also offers one of the best terrain parks in Norway, for every level of skiers and snowboarder. The terrain parks hosted last year’s XGames and formerly the World Championships in Snowboarding. Oslo Vinterpark is where natives learn how to ski and spend their weekdays and weekends with their family.
Our location 531 metres above sea level, together with snow production on every run, allows our normal season to run from early December to the middle of April. All the slopes are floodlit, with evening opening 5 days a week all season.
With more than ever to offer, and convenient access from the city centre, Oslo Winter Park should be your next winter destination!
Oslo Winter Park’s ski school aims to inspire and excite by focusing on play, fun and a sense of achievement, in order to create a life-long love of skiing and snowboarding.
The school offers both classes and private sessions at all levels, in disciplines such as cross country, alpine skiing, telemark and snowboarding. The ski school is open every day from December until Easter, both in the daytime and in the floodlit areas in the evenings, and tutoring is available in Norwegian, English, German and French.
We started it all back in 1934 when ski pioneer Tomm Murstad established the world’s first Ski school and is still operative today.
Ski rental and shop
At Oslo Winter Park we offer a wide range of equipment to rent – everything you need to have a good time on the slopes! We can provide you with alpine skiing equipment, snowboard gear, snowblades, snowskates, Randonee, and cross-country equipment, as well as ski clothing.
In addition, in Wyller we have one of Norway’s largest test centres for brand new models from leading brands, with over 100 pairs of skis and a large number of snowboards available to rent.
THINGS TO DO
What diverse Oslo From the rest of the World is the possibility to ski in combination with an urban lifestyle. Oslo offers top-rated Michelin-Restaurants, fine arts, architecture and a vast amount of cultural offers. How about a ski trip combined with fancy restaurants and opera, or maybe visit one of the hip Scandinavian fusion street food-restaurants and go clubbing until dawn, – Oslo got it all! Visit Oslo is a great place to start www.visitoslo.com
In addition to excellent ski and snowboard experiences in Oslo Winter park, the city offers a wide range of activities.
Oslo has more than 2,600 km (1,600 miles) of prepared cross-country ski trails run deep into the forests of Oslo. 90 km are lit for the special atmosphere of evening tours. Skiers can stop at 44 picturesque cabins, where some are only open for overnight visitors while others are open for refreshments and home made pastries. We have a big ski rental at Oslo Winter Park with all equipment needed for a day in the woods
Whether you seek a relaxing experience to enjoy the magic of silence and snow-capped pine trees, or you prefer to get a real workout, the trails await you. – See more at:
Sledding in Oslo
Just down the hill of Oslo Winter park, you find Oslo’s most popular toboggan run. It starts at Frognerseteren and ends at Midtstuen metro station. At the end of a run, you can catch the metro back up to Frognerseteren for another run.
Korktrekkeren is 2000 metres long, and the elevation drop is 255 metres. One non-stop ride takes 8-10 minutes. The metro from Midtstuen to Frognerseteren takes 13 minutes. – See more at: http://www.visitoslo.com/en/product/?TLp=182635
Exploring the city
Combine winter activities with shopping, dancing, dining and culture! Oslo has more than 50 museums, and beautiful outdoor attractions such as the Akershus Fortress and Vigeland Sculpture Park. In the evening, enjoy the nightlife, the restaurants and the exceptional music scene. – See more at: http://www.visitoslo.com/en/your-oslo/winter/
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Spend quality time with the one you love – and shut the rest of the world outside. Savour delicious food, discover our wine cellar, and enjoy the natural beauty around you. All our rooms feature a personal touch, charm and – of course – all the comforts and conveniences you expect. You will feel the care we extend to all our guests as soon as you enter your room. Read more
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Scandic Holmenkollen Park is perched high above the city like a palace out of a Norwegian fairy-tale, it offers stunning views over the city and the surrounding landscape.
A magical place for a family holiday, the hotel is just 15 minutes’ drive from Oslo city center and 5 minutes from Oslo Vinterpark. Restaurants, pizzeria, bar, SPA, gym in house and located close to the Holmenkollen Ski Stadium and Ski Museum. Read more
Hotels Close to the City
Live like an urban Norwegian, and book one of the many hotels located downtown Oslo. If you want an urban situation, we recommend Grunerløkka, Aker Brygge, Karl Johan or Holbergs plass. If you want to stay at the posh side of town, we recommend Frogner, Majorstuen or Bogstadveien. Pick a Search in your preferable search-engine
GETTING TO OSLO VINTERPARK
Getting to Oslo Winter Park is easy. Once you settle in Oslo, you can either use public transportation to the resort or go by your own car. Oslo Winter Park is located by the Tryvann Tower on top of Holmenkollen.
We encourage all our guests to think environmentally and use public transportation when you can – You avoid parking trouble at the resort as well.
Public transportation: Metro No.1 > Voksenkollen, Ski bus > Oslo Vinterpark
|Season:||Dec – April|
|Nearest Airport:||Oslo Gardermoen|
|Flight Time:||1hr 45mins|
|Direct Flight:||Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Aberdeen|
|Transfer Time:||20 minutes express train + 20 minutes on the metro|
|Vertical Drop:||381 metres|
|Ski Lifts:||11 (3 chairlifts and 8 drag lifts)|