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Hovden Ski Resort

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last update on Mar 30, 2022
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Mountain Stats

Elevation2503 ft - 3881 ft
Opening DayDec 10, 2021
Closing DayMay 1, 2022
Capacity 10346 Persons/Hr.

Lift Ticket Prices

1 day adult NOK650
1 day child NOK550
All rates & fees


Total 10
Hours9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Skiable Terrain

Overall Slope Length 21.1 miles
Number of Slopes 33


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The Ski Resort

Hovden is located in the upper Setesdal and is the largest ski area in southern Norway. In total, the ski area on Mount Nos offers 34 kilometres of slopes and a huge network of cross-country ski trails, which covers about 150 km.

There are slopes of all levels of difficulty, but most of them are classified in the easiest (green) to simple (blue) category. Especially the pistes with the numbers 11, 12 and 13 are recommended for beginners. The slope with the number 11 also allows beginners in alpine skiing to ski down from the top of Nos. If you are a bit more sportive, you should not miss the slope with the number 9. It is marked in red and leads from the summit to the valley. For experts there are also some shorter, black marked downhill runs.For young up-and-coming skiers there is also a children's area called Tusseland at the "Hoven Skisenter", which is equipped with two practice lifts and a magic carpet. The ski carousel brings extra fun and those who have had enough of two boards can continue to enjoy the snow on the toboggan run.The fun park Bukkerittet is probably one of the best in Norway and offers everything your heart desires: rails, jumps, kickers, and, and, and...

Interesting facts

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  • Offering 21 miles of slopes and terrain, Hovden is among the 10 largest Ski Resorts in Norway.
  • Hovden is among the 10 best rated Ski Resorts in Norway.
  • It is among the 15 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Norway.
  • The vertical drop from summit to base is 1378 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Norway is 1388 ft. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 3881 ft.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 24 " at summit elevation and 41 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 39 " at summit elevation and 65 " at the base. Therefore Hovden is among the 15 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Norway.
  • Hovden features 35 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Norway is 43 sunny days. April is the sunniest month with an average of 19 sunny days.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
Snow Making Machines: 41
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
(in ")

On Mountain Dining

In Hovden there are two restaurants and seven cafés that invite you to stop for a bite to eat. You can get everything from a small snack for in-between meals to a hearty lunch. The restaurant in the Hovden Alpin Lodge or the Skikroa cafeteria are recommended.

Must-Ski Runs

The long pistes no. 9 and no. 11 are particularly recommended.

Longest Runs

Abfahrt Simlene
Length: 1.9 miles
Vertical Drop: 1184.4 ft

Most Difficult Runs

Length: 0.2 miles
Vertical Drop: 492.1 ft


Nightskiing possible
Lighted runs: 2.73 miles


It's especially fun to do your rounds on the 400-metre ice rink or play a little ice hockey. Snowshoeing is also a popular activity in Hovden. Whether alone or in a group, a trip through the snowy landscape is always a great experience. To get a real Norway feeling, you should also try a ride on a dog sled.

Après-Ski and Nightlife

The lynchpin for all party people is the offpiste Hovden. Every Friday and Saturday there is even live music. We also recommend the Hovdehytta Bistro, which is a bit quieter.

Dining and Restaurants

There are some very good restaurants in Hovden. If you prefer a more upscale cuisine, go to Hovden Høyfjellshotell and enjoy one of the house's 3-course menus. An exceptional restaurant is also Food Your Mood, where special attention is paid to healthy food. If you prefer pizza, Hovdestøylen Hotel & Lodge is the place to be.

Getting here

The easiest way to get to Oslo is by plane. From here you can either drive along the Rv9 or take the bus.


Hovden Alpinsenter
Hovden i Setesdal
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