We at Gausta are looking forward to a winter season that looks a little bit different than usual – one in which certain helpful rules and restrictions take an important place in our everyday operation. Nobody knows for sure what this winter season is going to look like: but our goal is to create a safe, secure Gausta experience for everyone – with lots of snow and skiing.
Here you can read more about the precautions we’re taking and how we’re working preventatively to reduce the risk of infection in various different parts of the destination.
We’re following guidelines laid out by the health authority, as well as the Norwegian authorities, and Alpinanleggenes Landsförening, and we’re also maintaining a dialogue with the chief physician for the Tinn municipality. In conjunction with all of this, we make decisions and act on behalf of all of the destination’s guests and employees.
All of these measures will be introduced on an ongoing basis. They are expected to have been implemented by the start of the ski season and the opening of Gausta Skisenter.
Please be aware that rules and information can change at short notice. You can stay up to date with all of the latest information at the following links:
Accommodation, ski passes and activities purchased via gausta.com, gaustablikk.no or the Gausta app are subject to the new, more generous booking terms. They include:
See the full terms and conditions here: General booking terms
Do you feel ill, even with light cold symptoms? Are you quarantining? If so, please do not visit any of Gausta’s facilities. This even applies to restaurants, grocery shops and the ski resort. Please remember to follow our general guidelines:
Read more about quarantine guidelines here: If you are travelling to Gausta from outside of Norway (in Swedish)
If you start to experience cold symptoms or other symptoms – like fever, a sore throat, chest pains, or difficulty breathing – while at Gausta this winter, please follow the recommendations below:
As of this year, you can now book more products online, all via the same booking service. Please make the most of this and help avoid excessive and unnecessary queueing.
We would encourage you to pre-book on gausta.com or via the Gausta app whenever possible. This applies to accommodation, ski passes, ski lessons and equipment. We would also strongly encourage you to pay attention to any signs you see, as well as any recommendations given by our staff: these are all there for your own safety.
We’ve implemented a series of restrictions that will help avoid the formation of queues: including clear guidelines for the ski system and limits on the number of people who can be in any of our facilities at any time. In queues, please stay at least one metre away from other people at all times. Only one group at a time per till.
Use contactless payments. Please pay with card or VIPPS.
We have precise routines for cleaning in all areas of the destination, and follow industry guidelines. We regularly disinfect all frequently-used and essential surfaces – like door handles, toilets, card terminals and ticket machines. Disinfectant and handwash should always be available all over the destination, and be used in conjunction with frequent handwashing.
In line with the regulations for contact tracing, all guests must register themselves when visiting Gaustas accommodation, ski resort, restaurants, and so on. This can be done digitally, either when booking or by following instructions in the locations themselves. Your details will be saved for 10 days, as per the new contact tracing regulations, and will only be used for this purpose.
We are currently in the process of preparing Gausta Skisenter for the winter season and will open just as soon as the weather and other conditions allow. Before the start of the season, we will check over all of our usual routines to make sure that they have been adapted to the current situation – letting you enjoy your winter holiday safely and securely.
Gausta Skisenter is a member of the Alpinanleggenes Landsforening, which has – for this year’s winter season – put together a collection of common guidelines and practices for all ski resorts in Norway. You can see these guidelines on Fnugg.no.
To avoid queues, please buy your ski pass online at gausta.com or in the Gausta app. You can either activate an existing keycard from Skidata, or buy a new one. You can pick up your lift pass in the automated machines at Gausta Skiutleie. To minimize crowding and the risk of infection, all ticket machines have been placed outside: outside Gausta ski rental, at Vatnedalen, at the start of Fyrieggheisen and at Hovdestaul. (Please follow the instructions found at the location.)
Everyone who buys a ski pass must follow strict infection-reduction and -tracking guidelines that have been put in place. If you have cold symptoms, or have been placed in quarantine, you cannot be in the ski resort. Anyone found breaking these rules may be removed from the resort.
This year, the terms for season passes are extra generous. Among other things, you can get a 15% early bird discount, a further 5% discount for people who bought a season pass last year and were early with their purchase of this year’s pass, and – last but not least – particularly generous family discounts. Alongside this, the same terms apply for season passes as normal ski passes – see above for details.
We have implemented a number of measures to minimize queueing in the ski resort, including extended opening hours and evening skiing on more slopes than in previous seasons. We have also introduced new measures to minimize contact with surfaces, as well as spreading out visitors (both physically, and in terms of timings) so that we can make best use of the resort’s capacity for visitors. But: we also need your help!
Due to Covid-19, the number of visitors is significantly lower in weekdays (Monday – Thursday). Adjustments must be made, and as a result of this, we will run the following lifts from Monday to Thursday: B. Skipsheisen A. Lilleputt L. Barneheisen J. Fyrieggheisen (As soon as the park is ready, the M. Parkheisen will also go).
You get 25% discount on day passes Monday – Thursday (already deducted when buying online and in ski pass automat). Week 8, 9 and the Easter we will, as usual, keep the entire facility open (subject to weather conditions). If the number of visitors turn out to be higher than expected (which we of course hope for), we are ready to open more of the facility as soon as possible.
You will still be able to rent ski equipment at Gausta this winter. Pre-order your skis and other equipment online via gausta.com or the Gausta app: this helps us be more efficient with ski hire and reduces the risk of overcrowding.
We have introduced a series of restrictions in the Gausta ski rental, next to Gaustablikk:
The Gausta ski and snowboard school has been given a real boost this year, with new instructors and extra investment. We have, however, introduced additional restrictions, such as reductions in group sizes and minimized contact between participants during both activities and lessons. We have also implemented new rules relating to ski equipment and helmets.
To reduce the risk of infection this winter, we are asking for a little help from you and your children:
Gaustablikk Høyfjellshotell will open this winter, but there will be a number of new routines for guests that need to be followed. The following restrictions apply to guests at the Gaustablikk Høyfjellshotell, Gaustablikk apartments, Gaustablikk fjellhytter and Kvitåvatn Fjellhytter.
Checking in and out will continue to take place in the reception at Gaustablikk Høyfjellshotell. The reception has implemented a number of new restrictions relating to the number of people in each location to reduce the risk of overcrowding.
We have implemented new routines relating to the cleaning of accommodation. Room cleaning is now carried out only on a request basis – please contact reception to book a time. Need new towels? Ask reception.
When you book a cottage or apartment, you should not bring your own bedclothes. Packs of bed linen and towels can be picked up in the reception at arrival/check-in.
Guests are still able to book a time slot in the floating sauna. We have implemented restrictions relating to how many people can be in each unit at any one time. For more information, and to book, please contact the reception at Gaustablikk Høyfjellshotell.
Guests can still also book massages and facial treatments. For the safety of both guests and employees, our therapists will wear masks for the duration of each massage or treatment.
Our course and conference department has introduced the following measures:
Restaurants and bars at Gausta will be open this winter, some changes have been made to the ways in which they operate. The following restrictions apply to the serving of food and drink at restaurants and bars inGaustablikk Høyfjellshotell, Gausta Food Court, The Loft and Gausta Foodtruck.