Harpefossen has excellent quality cross country skiing on offer, with floodlit and standard trails groomed for both classic and freestyle.
With the start point as the car park by the Tippa bridge, the cabin area or biathlon stadium both have direct access to the lighted trail. This trail has a length of about 3 km and is groomed to 5 metre width with double tracks.
There is also a more demanding 5 km trail covering rougher terrain used primarily by biathletes. This trail, too, is groomed to 5 m width with double tracks.
Cross-country Valley Trail
Running through the valley is a roundtrip of about 8 km. This follows an existing summeropen road and is groomed to the standard width. In the event of insufficient snow the trail is groomed using a roller.
Cross-country Mountain Trail
From the winter school holidays onwards (mid to late february) there is a trail without tracks cleared from the top of the Kjenndalsdal ski lift down the Steinene. This can be reached by using the Kjenndalsdal lift, or walking up the edges of the ski slope.
The trail map can be downloaded here.
Voluntary Trail Fee
There are significant costs involved with the maintenance of the cross-country and hiking trails. In addition to the general winter maintenance of these trails there are great efforts expended in their continued development and maintenance during the summer months. The cross-country and hiking trails are also part of a larger network of more than 100 km starting at Harpefossen.
We appeal to everyone to support these efforts financially and purchase yearly passes. The price is NOK 500, – for individuals and 800, – for families. Season tickets can be purchased at the Harpefossen Ski Centre