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There's skiing to suit every level accessible from Hafjell and Kvitfjell, which form part of the Troll Pass ski area...
Life in the purpose-built Norwegian resorts of Hafjell and Kvitfjell is family focused, but does not ignore the needs of skiers and snowboarders without children.
Resort height: 200m
Hafjell, for example, is home to a great kids' ski area, but also makes the steeper slopes easy to get to thanks to the Hafjell Gondola, which zips you up to the top of the mountain in a flash. The resort also has a well-equipped terrain park, linked to a separate ski-cross course.
Kvitfjell, meanwhile, is smaller than Hafjell but has a reputation for tougher skiing as it was the place established for the downhill events of the 1994 Olympics, based in nearby Lillehammer.
Both resorts are part of the Troll Pass ski area, which offers access to a total of 80km of groomed slopes.
Snow cover shouldn't be a problem, whatever time you take a trip to the area - and the resorts also have several snow cannons, just in case.
The ski season here generally stretches from November to the end of April.
However, the best time to enjoy the slopes in Hafjell and Kvitfjell is later in the season, around March time, when there is more sunshine and the temperatures have risen a bit.
From the UK, it is best to fly to Oslo airport, from where the transfer to resort is about two hours...
From central Oslo, the time it takes to drive rises to about two and a half hours, although you could take the train to Lillehammer and get a bus or a taxi from there.
Hafjell is perfect for families and groups of beginners, while Kvitfjell is better suited to more advanced skiers and snowboarders...
Whatever your level, however, the ski area will seem small if you are used to visiting big Alpine resorts such as Courchevel or Val d'Isere.
Neither Hafjell nor Kvitfjell are really pumping, but party animals in search of a good time can always head to Lillehammer...
There is a good choice of restaurants, cafes and bars in Hafjell and Kvitfjell. For après-ski, try the Ski-café, Koia or the Skitorget Café. Nearby Lillehammer also has a lively après-ski scene, which is largely centred on the pedestrianised main street. It takes about 15 minutes to get there from Hafjell (or more like half an hour from Kvitfjell).
Sledging and snowmobiling are among the activities open to non-skiers staying in Hafjell or Kvitfjell. The nearby ice hotel is also worth a visit during your holiday, as is the impressive ice cathedral. Those seeking a greater choice of activities, including shopping, ice skating and swimming, can also head to Lillehammer, just a short drive away.
Cost of living 5/10
Norway is a rich country, thanks to its oil and gas reserves, and it's not cheap. Alcohol in particular is expensive compared with UK prices.
Attractiveness of the resort 6/10
Both Hafjell and Kvitfjell have a mix of modern and traditional architecture. But while some of the big, modern apartment blocks and hotels may lack charm, there are some attractive new buildings and the mountain views are bound to please.