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Luxury Freeride Chalet Holiday in Roldal, Norway

Treat yourself to a decadent week of world-class powder skiing and chalet life with 7 nights at the Roldal Ski Resort.

The Roldal Ski Resort in western Norway is a hidden gem of powder skiing. Famed among professional free ride skiers and films, but not yet discovered by the crowds, you’re sure to find untracked powder all week long. Enjoy fresh-cooked meals, and relax at night in a well-appointed chalet. Your hassle-free trip includes:

  • 7 nights at a ski-in chalet
  • 2 half days of guided off-piste skiing with a local, professional, English-speaking guide
  • Airport transfers
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Daily afternoon tea
  • 6 four-course dinners with wine
  • Canapes on the first and last nights

Perfect for:
This trip is perfect for powder hounds seeking the perfect combination of wild off-piste skiing during the day and comfortable, relaxed decadence in the evenings.

  • Chalet
  • Roldal —
  • Groups up to 8 in 4 bedrooms
  • Features
    • Ski in/out
    • Hot tub
    • Wifi
    • Fireplace


The Plan

Day 1: Arrival

Fly into the Stavanger airport where your host will meet you and drive you 3 hours to the Roldal Ski Resort. Check into your chalet and enjoy a delicious fresh dinner and canapes before settling in for the evening.

Day 2: Guided off-piste skiing (half day)

Wake up with a freshly cooked breakfast, then meet your guide and head out for a half day of guided off-piste skiing. Your guide will give you a great introduction to the Roldal area, showing you the best areas while considering current snow and weather conditions and your personal skill level.

Continue skiing through the afternoon, or head back to your chalet to relax in the outdoor hot tub.

Days 3 – 7: Your choice!

Spend the rest of the week alternately skiing and relaxing at whatever pace you like. You have one more half-day of guided skiing that you can use at any time.

Each day you’ll enjoy a fresh-cooked breakfast, afternoon tea, and a 4-course dinner. The exception comes midweek when your guide has a day off, and you instead have a buffet breakfast and a night to dine out.

When not skiing powder, you can relax in the hot tub or around a bonfire, or enjoy the apres ski scene with the locals.

Day 8: Departure

Linger over your final breakfast, then take a shuttle back to the Stavanger Airport for your flight home.


You’ll be staying at a ski-in/ski-out chalet right in Roldal. The chalet is stand-alone and has a very private feel to it despite being just a 2-minute ski from the nearest apres ski.

The chalet sleeps up to 8 people in 4 rooms, 2 of which are ensuite. It features comfortable furnishings, a spacious layout, fireplace, wifi, and panoramic windows with beautiful views. Comfortable robes and slippers are provided, as well as complimentary toiletries.

Outside there is a hot Jacuzzi to relax in, and an area for a bonfire. If you’re lucky you might see the Northern Lights while relaxing at night!


Roldal Ski Resort is the best undiscovered skiing in Europe. Though served by only 7 lifts, you can access huge tracts of off-piste skiing. The snow at Roldal is comparable to the conditions you’d find in Japan or America, but much closer! High-quality powder skiing is practically guaranteed, and it’s not unusual for the resort to receive 50cm of fresh snow overnight. With good reason, this is a favoured area of international freeskiers and ski films.

The resort is located at the end of a valley near Lake Røldalsvatnet in western Norway. The village of Roldal is tiny, with just under 400 residents, but they’re all skiers and love to liven up the apres ski scene on weekends!

How much is the lift pass and ski hire?
A full area lift pass for six days skiing is 1720NOK (£140) and a standard ski and boot rental package for six days is 1500NOK (£120)*

Is there an apres scene in Røldal?
There are two bars, both crowded with fun, friendly locals who know how to party at the weekend, often with live music. In general, these places are only busy during the weekends so do not expect party goers there during the week, but the Saturday afternoon/night is something not to be missed!

There are 7 lifts, is the area big enough?
Skiing in Røldal is a rustic experience, its not about the lifts or the infrastructure, but you, your friends and the mountains. The lifts take you up in the mountain, from the top you have access to many valleys as well as large amounts of off-piste areas of various different difficulty levels.

Start point?
You will be picked up at the airport in Stavanger. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Finish point?
You will be dropped off back at the Stavanger Airport at the end of your stay. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Getting there and away?
Stavanger is served by an international airport with frequent flights to Oslo, London, and many other destinations. The airport is 3 hours from Rodal, and your trip includes airport transfers.


What extra costs are there?

The following are not included in the tour price:

  • Flights
  • Liftpass (approx. £140 for a 6-day pass)
  • Ski equipment rental (approx. £120 for 6 days)
  • 1 dinner
  • Lunches
  • Travel insurance that covers off-piste skiing
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for your guide (optional)

What’s the food like?

Your host will prepare delicious meals for you that combine traditional Norwegian cuisine with modern European fare. Ingredients are locally sourced whenever possible.

*Example menu:*

Breakfast: Fresh coffee, a selection of teas, Norwegian bread, jam and fruit, as well as a cooked main such as cinnamon pancakes with blueberries and bananas, bacon and honey.

Afternoon tea: Norwegian waffles with fresh cream and strawberry-chia jam.

Dinner: A starter of roasted beetroot, ginger and coconut soup; a main course of roasted lamb leg with watercress salsa verde, potatoes, broccoli and leeks; dark chocolate and salted caramel tart for dessert; a fresh coffee and a selection of teas to wind down.

Can my dietary needs be accommodated?

Absolutely! Just let us know at booking.

How good do I need to be?

Roldal caters to all skiers, but beginner terrain is limited. From the tops of the lifts you can access easy and intermediate off-piste terrain, and more difficult slopes beyond there. Your guide will help you find the best areas for your skill level so you can maximize your enjoyment.

What’s the weather like?

Winters in Norway are cold, but due to the warm Gulf Stream current it’s much more pleasant than other countries at the same latitude. Temperatures typically range from -15 to 4 °C in the winter, with snow falling more days than it doesn’t. Most days are overcast, but if you catch a sunny one it will take your breath away. Roldal typically has between 3 and 10 meters of snowpack at any given time!

What should I pack?

Bring your own ski equipment or rent at Roldal. Also pack plenty or warm and waterproof layers, including thermal top and bottom, fleece or merino pullover, down or primaloft jacket, waterproof jacket and trousers, hat, gloves, neck gaiter, goggles, and ski socks. Bring a small rucksack to carry your personal gear in during the day.