Cross country and skiiing possibilities in Asker and Barum next door to Oslo. Discover the Norwegian tradition and enjoy waffel in the forest hut and skiing at night in well lit slopes.
In Asker and Bærum, next door to Oslo, we have a huge selection of great skiing opportunities - whether you want to go downhill and alpine skiiing, exercise after work in the well lightent cross country slope, take a family tour to one of the country cabins in the forest or explore snow-covered hills - there is something for every preference and skill!
Shorter, child-friendly trips with good trails and nice picnic areas can be found, among other places; from FOSSUM around the light trail and up to Østernvann, from BY in LOMMEDALEN to Greinehytta and from VESTMARKA in Asker to Gupu and from SOLLI GÅRD to a selection of nice slopes. From GULLHELLA station there is flat and east terrain for trips to Sydskogen in Heggedal.
Snow covered golf courses are great for skiiing and sledging with the youngest childre, so is Sukkertoppen on Gullhaug in Lommedalen and the fields in Heggedal.
Longer cross country tours:
The forest in Asker and Bærum - known as "Marka" is excellent for longer half-day/full-day excursions for the really active - whether you choose to start in Sørkedalen, Fossum, Lommedalen, Kjekstadmarka or Vestmarka, there are many great opportunities across the areas and up through Kroksskogen. Cozy huts that serve food are Brunkollen, Haslumseter Chapel, Nygård, Løvlia, Kleivstua, Sørenga .... mm. The terrain varies from flat icy water, to slightly hilly and steep hills. It is a well prepared trail network, and both Lommedalen and Vestmarka have generally a bit more snow and longer season.
Trails with light after dawn:
It is so nice to slide on top of the white snow at "night". Beautifully groomed trails with light are available after dawn where you may spend the evening skiing. Good trails "lysløyper" can be found at Fossum 4 km, Gullhaug / Eineåsen 7.5 km hilly terrain, Vestmarksetra 5.5 km, Solvang 4.3 km, Solli 7.5 km, Vardåsen 4.6 km, Spikkestad 5 km. Otherwise - put on your headlight and head out :-)
For maps and more information about the trails see: