New Year at Venabu

Our New Year's Eve celebrations have all the elements of a traditional Norwegian New Year including a New Year's Eve concert at the nearby mountain chapel and a special New Year's Eve dinner, not forgeting the King's speech.

Come and see in the New year with everyone here at Venabu!

Our ski guiding programme, snowshoeing, torch-lit sleigh rides and dogsledding all run throughout the Christmas and New Year period. 

We also offer yoga classes and massage on most days during this festive time: a perfect way to relax and unwind after a day's skiing.

Enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of Christmas and New Year at Venabu along with our delicious Norwegian food. 

 

Here is our programme for Christmas / New Year 2019:

Saturday 14th December: 
We open for our first Christmas guests.

Saturday 21st December
Our bus runs from the airport directly to Venabu.

Sunday 22nd December:
Ski instruction and skiing with our guides in the morning. 
Coffee and Christmas cakes in the living room with a cozy gathering around the fireplace in the afternoon.
Dinner buffet. 

Monday 23rd December:
Ski instruction and skiing with our guides in the morning. Hill skills for cross country ski lesson in the afternoon.
Coffee and Christmas cakes in the living room with a cozy gathering around the fireplace in the afternoon.
Dinner buffet. 

Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24th December:

Skiing with our guides in the morning. 
Coffee and Christmas cakes in the living room.
Christmas eve we gather in the living room for an aperitif before dinner. We serve a 3 course Christmas dinner with ribs as a main course.
In the evening the Christmas story will be read, we sing Christmas songs and walk around the Christmas tree. Santa Claus visits.

Christmas Day, Wednesday 25th December:
Skiing with our guides in the morning.
Religious service in Ringebu stave church. We will be back at the hotel for lunch.
Afternoon coffee and music. 
In the evening we enjoy the Norwegian Buffet.

Boxing Day, Thursday 26th December:
Guided tour on snowshoes to Myfallet with our guides.
Religious service (in Norwegian) in the Mountain Chapel at 11 am.
After lunch there is a guided visit of the mountain chapel.
Horse sleigh ride in the afternoon.
In the evening we enjoy a rich Christmas buffet
Afternoon coffee with Christmas story and music. Our musician plays for fun and dancing after dinner.

Friday 27th December:
Skiing with our guides in the morning.
Our musician plays for fun and dancing.

Saturday 28th December:
Direct bus return to Gardermoen.
Our musician plays for fun and dancing.

Sunday, 29th December:
Ski instruction and skiing with our guides in the morning. 
Pictures and stories about Venabu and Venabygdsfjellet in English.

New Year's Eve, Tuesday 31st December:
Skiing with our guides in the morning.
After lunch, the hotel organizes New Year's Eve Concert in the mountain chapel. The concert starts at 16.00. We have a torchlight procession back to the hotel.
In the evening we meet for an aperitif before dinner. We serve a special 3-course dinner and finish with a dessert buffet. We listen to the king's speech over the radio during the dinner.
It will be dancing and fun until midnight, when we serve a glass of champagne and welcome in the New Year. The celebration ends with a light meal.

New Year, Wednesday 1st January:
Enjoy a good breakfast then ski with our guides.
New Year's Eve lunch and dinner buffet in the evening.
The first evening of the New Year we enjoy peace and quiet in front of the fireplace.

 

There may be small changes in the programme.