Lillehammer is Norway's oldest ski resort, having hosted the winter Olympics in 1994. The slopes are not in immediate proximity to the city, instead the ski area comprises a number of slopes spread out various distances from the city - Hafjell, Kvitfjell, Skeikampen and Sjusjøen. Combined, these offer 92 runs forming 116km of pistes, all served by 44 lifts.
Hafjell is a worthwhile little area with a vertical of 830m. The downhill and super-G races went to Kvitfjell, about 35km further north, developed specially for the purpose. It's steeper but smaller - 18km of pistes. Hafjell's slopes are varied, with some challenging reds and long blues through the trees.
There is an excellent terrain park and night-skiing is popular. The ski school is highly praised. Facilities for children are good, with a new snow garden and child care centre. Thanks to the latitude, the snow coverage will be gaunanteed all season.