From a historical perspective, Oppdal residents have never had a winter without skiing conditions. Never. This predictably makes it a great deal for both cross-country and summit skiing-people.


Oppdal is one of the country’s best paradises in summit skiing. Oppdal stretches across a wide range from Dovrefjell in the south to Trollheimen in the north. Fjellheimen is hospitable with easily accessible summits. Here you can choose between ski trips for experts, exercisers or beginners. The size and variety nearly guarantees you a queue-free experience in the Oppdal mountains.

At the top at Okla, looking towards Trollheimen. Photo: Jon Strand
With randonee ski in Trollheimen. Photo: Martin I. Dalen


We give you a short intro where the ski trail runs. Also check for newly run ski tracks.

STORLIDALEN is spectacular and certain to have snow. This cross-country area sits all the way to the west in Oppdal and offers a fantastic mountain area in Trollheimen that attracts both summit and cross-country skiers.
Magnificent alpine scenery provides for some truly memorable ski trips. An extra bonus is that Storlidalen is generally certain to have snow throughout the entire winter season – from November to April.

How to get there: Drive 20 km west on Rv70 to Lønset. Take off to Storlidalen, and follow the road for anoter 20 km. Pay for parking.

Cross-country skiing in Storlidalen, Trollheimen. Photo: Terje Aamodt.
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SKARET AND GRØTSETRA SKI RESORT If you want a proper mountain experience, go skiing in Skaret. You’re guaranteed snow in this beautiful valley, and there are plenty of cross-country ski trails from as early as November and far into April. Skiers of all ages use these trails. The main trail network is connected with central Oppdal, and further north towards Nerskogen. There are many possible trails in Skaret – along Skarvatnet Lake, up to Lundalen, or out to Gjevilvassdalsporten. Or ski on down to Grøtsætra, where you will find a café and sledding slope for the kids. The trails start from the parking lot at Skaret.
How to get there: Drive west on Rv70 about 7 km. Take off at Nerskogen and drive another 7 km to Grøtsetra (toll road), og continue “Nerskogvegen”to the parking lot at Skaret (Pay for parking).

Have you tried the norwegian must-have on a sunny winterday; Kvikklunch and a bottle with cold Solo. Photo: Visit Oppdal

STØLEN AND FAGERHAUG From Oppdal centre the cross-country trail winds its way northeast towards Stølen and Fagerhaug. There are infinite opportunities for wonderful cross-country experiences here. Alone – or with others. Enjoy grilling hot dogs in sheltered forest terrain, or simply take in the experience of being far into the mountains. The Stølen and Fagerhaug area offers a wide range of nature experiences.
How to get there: Free parking and starting point; 100 m past Stølen, Oppdal Ski Centre. 

Oppdals most visited gapahuk "lean to". Photo: Visit Oppdal

OPPDAL SKI STADIUM Easily accessible ski stadium at central Oppdal with biathlon facilities and an illuminated ski trail. Oppdal Ski Stadium was built through many volunteer hours by tireless members of the Oppdal Athletics League. The stadium was completed for the winter season of 2014/2015, and has since been expanded. Thanks to artificial snow production, Oppdal Ski Stadium typically first opens in November. The trail network is divided into several well-marked km-loops, the longest of which is 4 kilometres with a 3.3-km illuminated trail. The stadium also features a site with 30 shooting targets.
How to get there: Drive E6 north. Just out of Oppdal center, take off to Industrivegen N and follow the signs.

Photo: Martin I. Dalen