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Nordic skiing near Oslo this week?

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Denver
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Nordic skiing near Oslo this week?

Hi there. We have a car and are staying in a flat in Lillestrom this week and hoped to do some nordic skiing. No snow here. Does anyone have a recommendation of someplace within an hour's drive where we could rent skis and hit some trails for about half a day? Thanks.

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1. Re: Nordic skiing near Oslo this week?

There is snow at Oslo Vinterpark, but really foggy today it seems.

skiinfo.no/ostlandet/…snoerapport.html

It could be better if you go further north to the Lillehammer/Sjusjøen area, but check the web-cams and forecast.

skiinfo.no/ostlandet/sjusjoen/skianlegg.html

Oslo
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2. Re: Nordic skiing near Oslo this week?

Skiforeningen http://www.skiforeningen.no has detailed descriptions of condition around Oslo. Open in Chrome browser for translation. It looks like trails are freshly prepared around Frognerseter, so renting skis and touring from Oslo Vinterpark should be an easy option. Your problem might be preparing the skis (wax/klister) for these conditions. Let us know how much help you get from Vinterpark.

Denver
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3. Re: Nordic skiing near Oslo this week?

Since we're driving on to Copenhagen this week, we opted for an easier drive to VInterpark. The folks there were very helpful. The snow was so-so. Just too warm. But the trails were easy and it was a warm, sunny day. Even with the marginal temps, I was surprised how few people there were on the cross country trails, as well as the downhill park. People would kill for something that close to Denver. Thanks again to all of you for your help. Oslo was a great time.

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4. Re: Nordic skiing near Oslo this week?

I guess Oslo-people are spoiled or choosy. On cold days with dry snow, the tracks close to city are packed.

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