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“Great ski school, good restaurant, fantastic activities for kids” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Slaatta Skisenter - Geilo Snowsports

Slaatta Skisenter - Geilo Snowsports
Timrehaugvegen 34, Geilo 3580, Norway
+(47)32090370
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Geilo
Type: Sports
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Owner description: Geilo Snowsport is all about helping you to enjoy the great outdoors. This can be on Alpine/Telemark/Cross Country skis, snowboard or adaptive equipment. We offer private instruction, social group classes, fun family and corporate activities. Geilo Snowsports is located at Slaatta Skisenter which is a great ski area for all abilities. We also offer ski passes, equipment rentals/servicing and cafe.
Haugesund, Norway
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“Great ski school, good restaurant, fantastic activities for kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Have been there with two daughters with intention to learn skiing. Well organized school for different ages and level of skills. English speaking teachers (actually older daughter classes were in English), nice restaurant (off lunch hours you can bring your own food), lifts connect to main north network of trails. In afternoon there are activities for kids (like slalom with Trolls)

Visited February 2014
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Geilo S, Front Office Manager at Slaatta Skisenter - Geilo Snowsports, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Hi,

Thank you for your kind review. Its always nice to receive good feedback from our guests. As you know all of our instructors are fluent in English so when we have mixed nationalities in a group we are well practiced at switching between Scandinavian and English.
Hopefully we will see you back here at Slaatta soon.
Thanks again for the review.
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St. Helier, United Kingdom
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“Perfect week snowboarding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Just spent a week at the Dr. Holms hotel in Geilo, learning to snowboard at the Slaatta ski school.

Our instructors (Jasper - 1 day and Gavin - 6 days) were absolutely brilliant; couldn't recommend the ski-school highly enough. We were delayed by half a day due to weather but this was no problem for the ski-school who without fuss re-scheduled our lesson for no extra charge.

The location of the ski-school could not be better, at the bottom of a lovely wide green run. Take another lift from the top of this green and you have the whole (Dr. Holms') side open up to you.

There is a very nice cafe at the bottom of Slaatta which is great for a quick lunch and a good place to have a break.

As a beginner, I couldn't recommend the Slattaa Ski school and its location more highly... we will be back!

Visited March 2014
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Geilo S, Front Office Manager at Slaatta Skisenter - Geilo Snowsports, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Hi Ian,

Thank you for the great review. I have passed on your feedback to Jesper and Gavin and they were very happy to hear that you had such a good week with them. We look forward to welcoming you both back to Slaatta next time.
Kind Regards.
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“Great stuff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We will defiantly visit here again, everything about the ski center is spot on. The instructors are excellent and all the ski center and cafe staff are very friendly and helpful. Brilliant holiday, 10 out of 10. Thank you all and hope to be back soon.

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Geilo S, Front Office Manager at Slaatta Skisenter - Geilo Snowsports, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
We also look forward to welcoming you back to Slaatta and Geilo Skiskole next time.
Mvh, kind regards.
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“Perfect base”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Situated at the base of the best group of green runs in the resort, Slatta is ideal - you pick up your hire skis and lift pass painlessly on the first day and store skis, helmets there indoors overnight for no charge, walking back to your accommodation in the comfortable boots you stored at the ski centre all day. There are plenty of areas to change boots, clean toilets, wonderfully soft reindeer pelts to sit on outside. The restaurant on the upper floor is well decorated and offers a great range of food at reasonable (for Norway) prices. We stayed at the excellent Bardola, our main concern being the walk to the slopes, but this was no longer a worry because Slatta was so convenient.

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Geilo S, Front Office Manager at Slaatta Skisenter - Geilo Snowsports, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Thank you for such a nice review.
We hope we can welcome you back to Slaatta in the near future.
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“Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Staying locally at Dr Holms, Slaatta is the nearest centre.

I found Slaatta to be perfect as I'm a very inexperienced and reluctant skier.

At the equipment hire they really worked to make sure my boots were a decent fit and that I had everything that I needed.

I had a 1-2-1 ski lesson with a guy from my home town (they must have known I was coming!) The instruction was second to none. I’ve done some skiing at an indoor centre in the UK and learnt nothing compared to one hour at Slaatta on real snow with a great instructor. Whether you’re a novice or a proficient skier the friendly instructors are more than happy to offer you the odd tip to improve your skiing even outside of lessons. They really have such enthusiasm for the sport and it came as a surprise to me as such advice and friendliness is normally only extended on the company clock.

The café above the skisenter reception and equipment hire is really comfortable with excellent views of Geilo to relax (even more) and make new friends. People were happy to share experiences and advice for all things snow and suchlike. Skiing at an indoor snow centre in the UK didn’t give me the impression that the sport was friendly but I’m really looking forward to going back to Slaatta for some more skiing.

Another hobby! Thanks for a great time Slaatta!

Visited January 2014
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Geilo S, Front Office Manager at Slaatta Skisenter - Geilo Snowsports, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Hei,

Thank you so much for your kind words. We try our best to make all of our customers as comfortable as possible, on and off the slopes. We are happy that you have found a great new sport to enjoy and we hope we can welcome you back to Slaatta and Geilo Skiskole next season. Gavin will hopefully be back for his 3rd season and I know he always enjoys working with our Brtitish guests.

See you next time in Geilo.
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