Cross country skiing at Venabu

Venabu Fjellhotell lies in the middle of the Venabygdsfjell plateau, south of the Rondane National park, 78kms north of Lillehammer. It’s a snow sure area with fantastic nature, a stable climate & great cross country skiing trails. We have more than 140 kms of marked & prepared trails in varied mountain terrain with summits up to 1400m. The area is one of the best in Norway for cross country skiing, for beginners, families and experienced skiers. The skiing starts on our doorstep! 

We run a cross country ski guiding programme every week during the winter from the 15th December 2018 until the Easter weekend in April 2019 (except for our Vintersportsuka 6th-13th April 2019), visit our guiding page for more information. Our guiding programme has tours to suit every kind of skier from beginners to experienced skiers, on track and our special off track ski safaris, including our new Gudbrandsdalen Ski Experience.

Enjoy your skiing more, improve your technique or try skating for the first time, we offer cross country ski lessons with our qualified nordic ski instructors. New for 2019 we are offering a cross country ski performance course.

For information on ski rental please follow the the link to the skistall. Most of our rental skis are wider, more stable nordic skis with metal edges. We find that these better suit our guests here. We do also have lighter track skis for hire.

Skisporet shows live maps of the cross country ski tracks close to Venabu and how recently they have been cut, useful information for planning your tour each day. This page is on the Norwegian version of our site however it is still easy to use for non Norwegian speakers. 

For additional information and booking please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring +47 6129 3200