near Bergen Norway
is not normally usable snow in Bergen itself - although we remember
being able to take the Fløyen funicular railway, put skis
on and within minutes be far away from any city, deep in the mountains
- global warming means that is mainly a wonderful memory, but there
are many downhill resorts and cross-country ski areas within reach
- Voss is only 1.5 hours away by car or train.
Many people going further afield drive to Geilo
or Hemsedal in Buskerud, or take the train.
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You can fly
to Bergen from many locations. You can also arrive
by ferry from Denmark or England - with a car if you want.
There are many hotels in
the Bergen area - not so many close to the ski resorts.
is only about 1.5 hours away, by car, bus or train, making it an easy
daytrip - with good hotels and restaurants in the evening back in
in a lively town, with a cable car up from near the Bergen - Oslo
Voss Fjellandsby - Myrkdalen
is 30 km north of Voss. It has a skitog (train) + skibuss service.
It is a new resort and is growing fast with one 6 seat express chairlift and a second one planned for the 2010-11 season.
is a famous resort in Hallingdal, in Buskerud county, with quite
a few hotels and hyttes for rent. About 4 hours drive
from Bergen over Hardangervidda - an exciting drive. It is also
on the Bergen to Oslo railway line.
It is unusual in that the slopes are split between the north and south sides of the valley.
Hemsedal is a long way from Bergen - either RV 7 through Hardanger and over
Hardangervidda or E 16 and RV 52 - but is a fantastic resort with great
skiing and a long season. You can also take the train towards Oslo
to Gol and then a bus.
There is a wide range of hotels, apartments and hyttes to choose from.
Take the train towards
Oslo, get off at Haugestol,
for great kite skiing (not for beginners!). You can also drive
over Hardangervidda towards Geilo (which also has some kite skiing).