Gaustatoppen’s ski area provides world-class skiing for both downhill and cross-country enthusiasts. The mountain’s 35 slopes and dozens of kilometres of cross-country tracks provide variety for beginners and experienced enthusiasts. The maintained pistes offer a range of difficulty levels, and cross-country skiing is available in beautiful surroundings thanks to the mountain plateau located approximately 1,000 metres (3,281 ft) above sea level.
SLOPES, CHILDREN’S AREA AND CROSS-COUNTRY TRACKS ON YOUR DOORSTEP
Gausta View is located in one of Gaustatoppen’s best ski-in/ski-out locations, with several slopes and cross-country tracks right on your doorstep. Just a few steps away from the apartments you will also find one of the area’s children’s slopes, as well as one of the mountain’s 13 lifts, connecting you to other points along the lift system.
EXTREME OFF-PISTE SKIING FROM THE TOP
The underground mountain railway Gaustabanen gives you the opportunity to take your skis to the very top of the mountain, at 1,883 metres (6,178 ft). From here, there is both controlled off-piste skiing suitable for the whole family, as well as more challenging slopes that can be tackled with a ski guide. The mountain offers an impressive 1,650 metre (5,413 ft) height difference, and challenges visitors with gradients of 40 degrees in places. After a vertical drop distance of 800 metres (2,625 ft), the off-piste area connects to the maintained ski area again.
NORWAY’S SEVENTH LARGEST SKI RESORT IS GROWING
Gaustatoppen is already the seventh largest ski resort in Norway, and several new slopes and lifts are under construction in the established ski system. The plans at hand include provisions for a maintained slope stretching the whole way down to the foot of the mountain in the town of Rjukan.