Norefjell Ski & Spa: Unwind with nature and leisure in the Norwegian mountains
By Åsa Hedvig Aaberge | Photos: Norefjell Ski & Spa
Set in the middle of some of Norway’s steepest and most stunning ski slopes, offering year-round nature and well-being experiences, Norefjell Ski & Spa makes for the perfect destination for the winter season to come.
The mountain resort Norefjell Ski & Spa, situated amid dazzling mountains within a two-hour drive from Norway’s capital Oslo, invites its guests to enjoy the diversity of nature in a relaxing environment focused on wellbeing, with activities such as skiing, crisp hikes and spa.
“Our value and mission are all about great experiences outside in nature and inside in a relaxing atmosphere. We offer something for everyone – all year round,” says general manager at Norefjell Ski & Spa, Sjur Aalvik.
In the winter, the area turns into a playground for skiers, where one can put on the ski boots inside the hotel, and slide onto the slopes just outside the hotel door. “Norefjell has slopes in every category, suitable for all ages and levels, from first-time skiers to the toughest ones out there seeking to push their limits,” Aavik adds.
Nature and leisure
The resort offers an unbeatable combination of nature and fresh mountain air with leisure and comfort in the Norwegian countryside. How about coming in from a cold day on the slopes, to then heat yourself in a warm sauna or an outdoor Jacuzzi with views over the mountains and a cold drink in your hand?
“The spa is a department devoted to relaxation with saunas, pools, heated bubble baths indoors and outdoors, and various treatments. Our aim is for our guests to find peace,” Aalvik says. The spa facilities are dedicated to adults only, but the premises offer wellness for all ages, with a swimming pool and saunas open for the whole family, old and young. And for those who aren’t that into only relaxing, an indoor climbing wall, playrooms, and other activities might spark more interest.
Norefjell Ski & Spa is an adventurous place to discover Norwegian culture and traditional mountain farm life, whatever the time of year. During the summer months, animals such as horses and goats frequently visit the resort, and outdoor activities for children, such as horseback riding, are available. The lake Krøderen is situated a few kilometres from the resort, and just in front of the hotel, there is a small swimming pond – perfect for a dip in the warmer months.
“The area surrounding the resort is great for hiking or biking in summer and autumn. The hiking terrain suits all ages and moods – whether you wish for a short stroll or a challenging hike. The views are great, too!” Aalvik adds.
A unique conference hotel
In addition to leisure and relaxation, Norefjell Ski & Spa makes a great setting to host conferences and events of all sizes and scales. “Our conference area consists of several meeting rooms, the largest fitting up to 650 people. Hosting meetings and conferences here makes for a unique experience, thanks to the location combined with the premises’ range of activities,” Aalvik says.
Restaurants and bars can also be found at Norefjell Ski & Spa, with fine dining as well as à la carte dinner, and a more laid-back pizzeria that stays open during holidays. Norefjell Ski & Spa is open year-round – even during Christmas. The hotel opened its doors ten years ago and offers a modern yet cosy atmosphere with apartment suites with kitchens, bedroom suites, and standard bedrooms – both double and single. The common area is, like most of the hotel, dedicated to relaxation both indoors and outside. The hotel’s suites and rooms can fit up to 1,900 guests in total, promising that there is plenty of room for guests from all over the world in need of some leisure and nature in the high mountains.
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