Hafjell Bike Park

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Hafjell Bike Park
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Hafjell Bike Park is considered one of Europe's best downhill bike parks and has expanded and developed the trail network and the riders' facilities every year since 2003. The bike park uses the Gondola and one chairlift and has a total vertical drop of 700 meters. Anyone who can ride a bicycle will enjoy downhill in Hafjell from day one. The 18 trails include a wide selection graded from entry level green (very easy) to black (difficult) with jumps and drops for the expert mountain bikers. Suitable for kids and adults between 8 - 60 years old. The Bike Park offers a rental service of 140 Scott Gambler downhill bikes, 10 Scott Genius trail bikes, 13 Scott Aspect XC bikes and 10 Scott E-bikes. There's also a bike shop, workshop, guided tours, skill coaching and 2 restaurants during the parks opening hours. If mountainbiking isn't for you, you can enjoy a scenic gondola ride up to the fantastic Mosetertoppen area, where you can enjoy a great meal at Skavlen Restaurant
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Ady O
40 contributions
Fantastic ski resort
Feb 2017 • Friends
Had the chance to visit Hafjell last year whilst on a weekend ski trip to Oslo. We’d hired a car for the weekend, got up early and made the effort to drive up, and where so glad we did.
Obviously when recommending ski resorts the weather conditions are a massive factor. We drove for about an hour and a half in fog & rain, and of course when we arrived I was expecting the worst. However, when we went up in the gondola and broke through the low cloud we saw what a fantastic ski area it is. A breathtaking view across the valley, you can see an image of a runner carrying the Olympic torch carved into the woo’s..I’ll attach a pic.
Lots of skiing on to be done, plenty to keep the piste bashers out there busy for the day, blues and reds mostly. Some off piste available too, in-between the tree’s. Nice restaurants, but typically pricey, but that’s par for the course in Norway. Well worth a visit
Written January 22, 2018
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Carita R
8 contributions
Amazing rig!
Sep 2017 • Couples
5th time visiting and renting bikes in Hafjell Bike Park and this place keeps impressing us. Trails for everyone, doesn't matter if you're a rookie or a pro, - you'll have a blast. Emergency response, the staff's experience with running the place and the gondola is absolutely great. Unfortunately the bike shop is disappointing and we keep getting into discussions with the crew about the rental equipment. We have on multiple occasions had to complain about poor brakes and instead of acting humble and swapping bikes, they claim nothing is wrong with the brakes (my boyfriend is a bicycle mechanic which means he can tell whether the brakes are sufficiently good or not perfectly well by himself). The food is generally expensive and bad, even in low season, better bring your own lunch.
Written September 17, 2017
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pilzli-stilzli
Wallisellen, Switzerland8 contributions
Bike Trails
Jun 2017 • Couples
Today we rented the first time in our life downhill bikes to explore the downhill trails in Hajfell and it was a great expirience. Staff at the rental-office was helpful & friendly and all trails very well marked. It was great fun😊
Written June 30, 2017
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BergphotoNet
Oslo, Norway6 contributions
Best berms in the business
Aug 2014 • Friends
Hafjell Bike Park already has a legendary status among the top downhill riders from the 2012 and 2013 World Cup events. Steve Smith named it “the best berms in the business”, and introduced #BermBoner. That tells you a lot, add to that Peaty’s remark from 2012, when he had to go back to the 90ies to remember a WC track that he liked as much as this.

To get a top rating from me, Hafjell should have more flowy singletrack and make it easier for the trail bikers to find the epic trails in the Hafjelltoppen area + nearby Skeikampen. The food could use a makeover. Skavlen is ok, but should be amazing.
Written October 20, 2014
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Takk for bra tilbakemelding Simen.
Written October 22, 2014
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tiavioleta
Oslo, Norway69 contributions
Needs organisation!!
Aug 2013
My bf and I love mountain biking and went here for a days trip to check out the slopes. We knew the park is more known for downhill biking (bf did that last summer), but according to the website they also offer mountain biking. We needed one bike, a lift ticket and some trail guidance. And so we got when we arrived.

However, the mountain bikes on site were not very intact. These guys are obviously pros on down hill bikes and the park is basically used by regular visitors that have season cards (and their own bikes).

When we asked for good trips in the area the messages were a bit confusing, yet we got a map with us and were told that all trails are perfectly signed.

When first on the top (with a ski lift) we looked for signs, asked people for trails (no one had an idea), then pedaled on to a route according to the map. We quickly debated whether we are half blind, or if some of the signs (we were guaranteed should be around) can have fallen off the trees/ poles around. We concluded after two hours that this park is not very well signed for mountain bikers. Yes it is marked with some destinations, also some drawings of bikes and ski goers, but there are no trail colors, indicators that match routes or names of them on the map etc.

Fortunately the views from here are breathtakingly beautiful and the air sooooo so fresh. Therefore is it in itself an experience to just be here strolling, I meant biking, around. Its also very fun to see the downhill bikers (theyre everywhere) jump down their trails, yet after two hours one starts envying them for their variety of trails... Because to find a trail and stay on it turned out to be very difficult for us.

This place has such a potential for hiking and mountain biking but needs to be much better signed in order for people not to get lost. Hafjell is so amazing, made up of high mountains, huge and deep forests and steep slopes, but in order for visitors to use it properly and enjoy themselves to the maximum this park needs better organisation.

And some more mountain bikes, savvy workers and guides.

We did tell the super cute team at the visitor center about our opinions.
Written September 6, 2013
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Familyof5Cheltenham
Cheltenham25 contributions
Not for the faint hearted
Jul 2013 • Friends
2 hours north of Gardermoen airport, Oslo, is this fantastic downhill centre. As a seasoned mountain biker this was my first taste of proper downhill(the lazy way). The tracks are well prepared and give a good selection of jumps, burms and features to negotiate. The easiest route is probably ok for a novice, but anything else is too much of a jump up(pardon the pun). The bikes and safety equipment are all excellent, well maintained and designed for the pounding given by us. It's not a cheap day out, by any stretch of the imagination, but on balance the 5 of us that tried it thought it was excellent value for money. The cafe at the top of the gondolier was well priced for a (Norwegian) ski resort too. A tasty fresh burger being 75kn. The soup looked good too.
Written July 16, 2013
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Alcooker
Hitchin, UK1 contribution
Hajfell, perfect for any level of riding
Aug 2011 • Friends
I've not been to ride anywhere apart from British trail centres so I can't compare to the French and Swiss resorts etc. What I can say is that Hajfell is superb. On paper I wouldn't choose to go, I'd think the trails were well out of my league, but in reality there was only one black run I didn't fancy. There's a fantastic range of trails that'll have you whooping all day, you don't have to be great on a bike, but if you are you can just go faster and higher!
I'd recommend leaving your bike at home and hiring a Scott Gambler for the duration, it may be a big bike, but it'll give you confidence.
Transport from the U.K. is a doddle, jump on a plane to Oslo airport (the one that BA fly to not ryan air or Easyjet) Then you can get on a train to Lillehammer then a bus or a cab just to the next town of Hajfell. I had the best time and I'm going back next year!
Al
Written September 23, 2011
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NDRHamilton
Sheffield, UK5 contributions
Hafjell - Heaven on a bike
Aug 2011 • Friends
My self and 11 friends spent a long weekend in the paradise that is Hafjell. Most of us are experienced riders who have ridden all over the world and myself particularly in Whistler and the french and swiss alps. The trails in Hafjell are so much fun to ride and brilliantly built with smiles in mind. Starting with many swooping, flowing blues to build up your skills and confidence, progressing through to big jump lines and gnarly rock and root filled blacks.

Hafjell has everything you need to enjoy riding you bike downhill. The lifts are quick and efficient, the trails are really well maintained and beautifully built, and the bike shop at the bottom is staffed by experienced riders who will put your bike back in one piece when you push it a little to far.

We spent 5 days in the park and had ridden everything several times but never got bored or felt like we were looking for more.

I wrote up my experiences as a blog post on my website here:
http://thisisheffield.co.uk/2011/pl40/
Written September 16, 2011
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gforcephoto
haslemere, england1 contribution
Hafjell bike park is one of the best I have ever been to.
Aug 2011 • Friends
My work as a mountain bike photographer has taken me here on 5 occasions since 2007. Without a doubt it is my favorite place to ride in the world. The best way I can describe it is FUN. I've been plenty of other places but to just have a good time on your bike this is the place. The tracks are well built and maintained with incredible flow like I've never found anywhere else. They have everything from beginner to very advanced tracks and although it is a very small and quiet resort there is nowhere else I would rather go given the opportunity.
This August I went with 10 friends for a long weekend and each one of them would say the same thing. Smiles all 'round!
Written September 9, 2011
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