Trysil has a host of undiscovered gems and others that not everyone knows of. Our destination experts have made a list of their top tips to make your ski holiday anything but ordinary.
Waffles in the Waffle House
Enjoying a newly-baked waffle and cup of hot cocoa in Knettsetra’s waffle house is something everyone ought to give themselves on their skiing holiday. In days of old, livestock used to be kept in the yard, but nowadays Knettsetra is a popular and unique eatery, right in the middle of the ski facilities. Listen to the crackling log fire, and feel the warmth radiating from the timber walls.
We’ve built an off-piste area at Høgegga for the whole family. Choose between two pistes, a blue (84) and a black (82). A lane has been prepared in the centre of the blue run, but you can detour into the fun wooded terrain at any time. Kids love it, and so do the adults! Try jumping a little, swinging around the trees and leave your tracks on virgin snow. Experienced off-piste skiers will also love it. It’s more demanding, hard and always unprepared. You can find Vihammerskogen marked on the piste map.
Valle’s on his skis almost every day throughout the week in the children’s area. And this popular snowman has his own show on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays on the outdoor stage in the children’s area at the Tourist Centre and Høyfjell Centre. Valle’s show is something the kids will not want to miss. More info on times and other Valle activities are in the SkiStar app. Valle has his own weekly programme there.
To get the most out of your ski holiday, we recommend a trip out on the mountain with our experienced guides. Guides who will take you onto the best off-piste, the ‘secret’ places, show you the best carving, or even teach you the basics of park skiing. An exceptional skiing experience can be the finishing touch, and give you a day to remember.
Skiing down a dark slope with a torch in your hand is a wonderful and atmospheric and experience for the whole family, and perhaps most of all for the youngest. Torchlit runs are held in Trysil every Wednesday evening on Slope 15 at the Tourist Centre.
On clear days, a trip up to the Brannvakt (fire guard) hut on the top of Trysilfjellet to watch the sunset is very popular. It’s not far from the top of chairlift F2, the Top Express, and S1 Ski Hut Express. The reward is a magical sunset and a fantastic view. On clear days, you can see all the way to the summits in Rondane to the west and our neighbour Sälen in the east. Absolutely worth the effort! Tips: Take your skis with you, so you can ski down again.
Ski on untouched snow
you’ve undoubtedly seen many pictures of skiers on newly-prepared, perfect snow. If you’re ready when the lifts open at 9 am, you can experience the same. The feeling of zooming down where no one else has been is almost indescribable. We recommend taking the lift all the way up to the summit of the mountain, giving you lots of kilometres down before taking the lift up again. There is early skiing in Høgegga as from 12 February. The lifts will open at 7 am, meaning you can enjoy the black slopes almost alone.
Finishing off the day with music and dance at one of the outdoor bars is popular, but a session in the SPA and relaxation department at one of our two fantastic Radisson Blu Resort hotels is just as good. Try a massage, a sauna, and slip into one of the jacuzzies. The choice is yours!
Who is the fastest on the ski-cross track?
Trysil offers a number of fun and family-friendly activities around the mountain. We have speed skiing on both sides of the mountain, parallel slalom, a children’s area, sledding hills, a Fun Ride on slope 74 and, don’t forget, a fun ski-cross track on slope 22. Here the whole family can compete and see who is the fastest. No matter who wins, ski-cross is fun!
Try it out in the park
SkiStar Snow Park Trysil has won the award as Norway’s best on several occasions. This is the place to see some of the country’s best freesking and snowboarders practice new tricks. But you don’t have to be world class to have fun in the terrain park. There are lines and elements for everyone here. From the green beginner’s jump and boxes in the children’s areas, to the red or black elements in the big park. Give it a go, but don’t get over-ambitious!