Oppdal is one of Norway
’s largest ski resorts and features a lot of great amenities as well as great terrain for all levels of skiers and snowboarders alike. The resort has been host to numerous World Cup ski competitions and caters largely to the intermediate and advanced skiers. This is a great hill to learn more terrain park tricks as there are park runs for both learning and advanced skiers and snowboarders, full of jumps, boxes, rails and walls.
Crossing four sun-kissed mountains, skiers can access 39 different ski slopes on Oppdal. A total of 18 lifts will take you up-there are also terrain park-specific lifts should you want to spend more time doing that. Oppdal has two beginner areas featuring fun kid’s races on the weekends. For cross country skiers there are 100 kilometres of tracks for you to explore. Be sure to make a trip out to the Gjevilvasshytta Cabin.
Oppdal offers excellent off-piste skiing and snowboarding. Be sure to check with ski patrol or the avalanche rating to ensure safety or head out on a guided tour. It’s easy to find untouched lines of powder days after a snowfall.
Oppdal’s season runs from mid-November to early May. Night skiing is available from January to April on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 4 pm to 8 pm.
The Oppdal village features great accommodations options, from cabins to apartments to hotels, much right near the ski lifts. During the day you can make use of the ski bus, which will take you to various local locations for 20 NOK per person.
There are a number of excellent restaurants, pubs and après ski venues to enjoy the company of your fellow skiers and a well-deserved beverage after a day on the mountain. There are lots of other activities available here as well, including bowling, curling, and shopping. The Oppdal Culture Centre has a swimming pool, cinema, theatre, library and free wireless internet.