Trysil is Norway’s largest resort and is owned by the same company that operates Hemsedal and Åre. It comes with quite a history in the development of ski racing, having hosted one of the first ever organised events. The Trysilgutten ski club goes all the way back to 1861!
- Highest Point: 1,100m
- Descent: 685m
- No. lifts: 30
It is located a short distance from the Swedish border, and about two and a half hours North East of Oslo airport. Everything centres around the Trysilfjellet Mountain and the four base areas – Turistsenter, Høyfjellssenter, Høgegga and Skihytta – that surround it. But it is the Turistsenter area that has the most life.
The lower two-thirds of the mountain is a picturesque tree-lined winter wonderland. The top third, by contrast, is bare and pretty featureless, but offers fantastic 360 degree views of the area. The off-piste isn’t the most fantastic, but you can snowboard around all sides of the mountain, and with a decent number of pistes, excellent terrain parks, and good nightlife, there is enough to keep you happy for a good while. And if you get bored you could always head over the border and checkout Sälen, Scandinavia’s largest area.
The Parks – 4/5
Trysil and Hemsedal have a long running battle as to which resort has Norway’s best terrain park, and it’s occasionally a very close call. Currently, we reckon that Trysil has the upper hand.
“There’s so much variety here“
The main parks always lay the features out along almost the entire length of a piste, giving you plenty of time to set yourself up for the next hit. For the past few seasons they’ve stopped building a halfpipe, but last season’s bowl-esque feature went down a storm. There’s so much variety here, you can guarantee you will never be disappointed with what is on offer.