Only 30 minutes from central Oslo you find the city’s largest ski resort, Oslo VinterPark (Oslo Winter Park). Located at Tryvannshøgda, the resort features 11 lifts and 18 ski slopes. The combined ski and snowboarding resort offers something for everyone: easy slopes for novices, own slopestyle line, a super pipe, and wide slopes perfectly suited for families as well as carving.
The ski season usually lasts from November or December until after Easter. The resort is also open five nights a week and all slopes are floodlit. You can rent all your ski equipment, and there is a ski school and a café.
Read more about Oslo Vinterpark at http://www.oslovinterpark.no/
Spikersuppa outdoor ice rink
Right in the heart of Oslo, between the Parliament and the National Theatre, and just a few steps away from First Hotel Millennium and First Hotel Grims Grenka, you find the Spikersuppa rink. Here you can go ice skating all winter. If you can’t be bothered to bring your own skates, you can rent them for NOK 100.
Here you can find further information on the Spikersuppa rink
Holmenkollen is the gateway to Nordmarka, one of the city’s most popular hiking areas. It takes around 20-30 minutes to reach the area by subway from downtown Oslo. Here you will find the Holmenkollen ski jumping hill, Norway’s most-visited tourist attraction and one of its most modern ski jumps. The observation deck at the top of the ski jump offers panoramic vistas of Oslo.
Inside the mountain, under the Holmenkollen ski jumping hill, you find Oslo’s Ski Museum, the world’s oldest such museum dedicated to skiing. Here you can explore 4,000 years of skiing history and see equipment used by the great polar explorers as well as an exhibition about snowboarding and modern skiing. During the winter season, several national and international skiing and ski jumping events are hosted in the area. The local Skiing Association also offers ski schools and guided tours.
See the Ski Association event list and read more about Holmenkollen here
On the Holmenkollen mountaintop you find the neighbourhood of Frognerseteren with sweeping views of the city and the Oslo Fjord. It’s the perfect place to soak in the vistas, relax by the cracking fireplace, and enjoy a good meal. Or you can start your ski trip here, and wander for miles on skis across the open nature that surrounds Oslo.
Korketrekkeren toboggan run
Oslo’s most popular toboggan run is called Korktrekkeren (The Corkscrew), which runs from the neighbourhood of Frognerseteren to Midtstuen. The 2,000-metre run takes about 10 minutes complete by sled. To repeat the fun, you can take the subway from Midtstuen up to Frognerseteren again in 16 minutes. The toboggan run is free to use. You can bring your own sled or rent one on site. Korktrekkeren is only open when there is enough snow on the ground. Check korken.no for updated information.