Enjoy the beautiful light and the arctic feeling! Short days, but still sunshine enough for good skiing. Our guide for the week gives you instruction and take you out on tours.
half term and special children's activities and guided ski tours and snow shoe tours. We have two tour leaders for the whole winter season.
Ski safaris - guided ski tours in the higher mountains for experienced skiers. Ordinary skiing for everbody is of course also possible.
Easter in Norway is a special event - then very many people go the mountains to do the last skiing during long days. Easter programme with children's activities. Lillehammer Troll-ski-marathon will be arranged on the 6th of april 2013. The track is 95 km and leads from Venabygdsfjell to Sjusjøen (near Lillehammer). This is the longest ski race on one day in the world. It starts directly from Venabu and most of the participants stay the night at the hotel. We finish the winter season with our traditional wintersportsweek for disabled people from the 6th to 13th of April.
The hotel is normally closed in May, unless we have bigger groups coming in. A very special month. Sometimes really good for skiing in the high mountains. Sometimes no snow at all - and very often something just between.
We open for the summer season - and June is a wonderful month with day both night and day. We do not have midnight sun, but is is light enough to read your newspaper without artificial light at midnight. Spring has just arrived with green leaves, and you can still spot a little snow on the peaks, just for decoration.
We start our guided walks/hikes on the 10th of June. Short and long tours changing from day to day. Stay for a whole week or only for some days - but enjoy the mountains and our program!
In June and July possible to go on moose-safari in the evening.
On the 30th June we start with something new:
Hiking on your own in the mountains of Venabygd and Rondane National Park.
7 nights including all meals.
Participants will get all information and maps for interesting tours on marked tracks. Arrival on Sundays.
The two first weeks of August are evenings with the performance Peer Gynt played in open air with the most beautiful setting by a mountain lake, and accompanied by Grieg's music. This is a really beautiful and unforgettable performance, and can be combined with a drive through Norway, or with a longer stay and hiking. We arrange with tickets and transfers, and we have really good guides who makes the event even more interesting.
September is the favourite month of many Norwegians, hoping to have the best of the automn coulors and the colder nights which give a very good sight during day time. To be pretty sure to have the best of the coulors, we recommend the first half. The last half is also beautiful for walks, but then the colours have mainly disappeared - and some times we see the first snow fall.
We normally close around 10th-15th of October, and then we are open mainly at week-ends for groups. But groups can order stay also during the week. Our cabins are open all year, also when the hotel is closed.
Mainly the month for good food - we have one weekend with all sorts of game. From the middle of the month we have ski clubs coming for training several weekends, and the same in the first half of December.'
In the first 3 weeks there will be skiing mainly at weekends. We open for the winter season on December 20th and start the winter season with the traditional Christmas celabration and New Year.
Lovely Christmas programme with Norwegian traditional Christmas celebration on Christmas Eve combined with skiing and cultural events the whole week. Quiet and peaceful New Year's Eve with good dancing music and lovely food.
Welcome to the mountains!