Voss Ski Resort

Tucked away in the snowy mountain inland of the city of Bergen, Voss has long been Norway’s outdoor capital and is home to some of Scandinavia’s finest terrain.

Voss is a fully functioning town with the great outdoors as its lifeblood, which makes staying here much more of a lively experience than at some of Norway’s other major ski resorts. It is also very easy to get to from Bergen – indeed once the new Hangursbanen 3S gondola is complete in the summer of 2019, you’ll be able to hop off the train from Bergen and straight on to the ski lift. The network of pistes is fairly compact, but there is something for all abilities and the touring possibilities are limitless – hire a guide to experience the mountains around Voss to their fullest. Nearby Myrkdalen is linked by regular bus services and is well worth a visit if you’re coming here for more than a few days.

Our Voss Resort Ratings

  • Beginner ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Advanced ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Fast Lifts ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Resort Activities ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Après ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Value ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Pros

A great weekend destination from the UK and very easy to access

Compact ski area that is excellent for first timers in particular

Spectacular fjords and scenery can be found at every turn

Cons

Prone to long spells of bad weather

Local ski area limited for keener skiers – make sure you also go to Myrkdalen.

Food and drink is expensive in Norway

Voss Skiing and Snowboarding

The local slopes are extremely varied despite its size – for example the main high-speed quad has top to bottom green, blue, red and black runs. Many of these are floodlit to help through the winter and to add in the attraction of night skiing to the Voss armoury. Despite this, the area is best suited to beginners, who will love the dedicated children’s learning area and the shelter provided by the tree-lined slopes. Access to the slopes from the heart of town will be drastically improved next year when the new 3S gondola is complete.

Although there are some challenging slopes, especially pistes 6 and 19, keen intermediates upwards will find the extent of the area somewhat limited. But this is mitigated by the vast ski touring potential of the region and the short distance to nearby Myrkdalen – where another 30km of slopes are available, accessed by two fast 6-seater chairlifts.

  • Total Pistes: 40km
  • Green: 35%
  • Blue: 30%
  • Red: 20%
  • Black: 15%
  • Lifts: 10
  • Altitude: 284m – 964m

Voss Piste Map

The local area map can be downloaded here.

Voss Resort

The town of Voss has a permanent population of more than 14,000 people and it has a great buzz to it, even in winter – summer is definitely high season here. Lots of cafes, bars and restaurants can be found in the town centre, and although Norway is expensive you’re paying regular prices here rather than inflated ski resort prices. At weekends in particular the après ski at the foot of the slopes can become lively.

There are some bigger hotels in town as well as a good deal of self-catered cabins on the slopes next to the quad chairlift. For 2018/2019 if you have a family we’d recommend the latter, but once the new gondola opens in time for the 2019/2020 season, staying in town will be equally as convenient. Off the slopes there is huge network of cross country trails and you can even try indoor skydiving at Vossvind.

How to get to Voss

Voss is extremely easy to get to from Bergen airport by car. If you’re here for a weekend it might be quicker to catch the airport bus to the centre and then jump on a train – the whole journey takes around two hours.

  • Bergen airport: 2 hours (car or public transport)

Voss Contact Details

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