Long days in the ski slope, dog sledding at Kvitåvatn, games with the family and live music in the sun. Doesn’t that sounds like the perfect Easter holiday? This year’s Easter program at Gausta offers something for everyone.
Celebrating Easter at Gaustablikk and Gaustatoppen is always a good idea. Plenty of accomodation options, easily accessible off-piste skiing, well-prepared cross-country trails and slopes for the whole family. A lot of families choose to come back to Gausta, year after year.
But this year, the Easter holiday at Gausta offers much more than skiing. How about going dog sledding at Kvitåvatn, challenging the Gaustakongen in a round of snow soccer or challenging the family in a shuffleboard tournament at Gaustablikk?
For those of you who are looking for some peace and quiet, there are several options: try the ice bath and floating sauna at Kvitåvatn, look into the future at Gausta showroom or find Gausta’s food truck at the top of Skipsfjell and enjoy what can be Norway’s most beautiful view. Yes, an Easter at Gausta offers something for all ages. Here below we have gathered the highlights you must not miss. Happy Easter!
The Easter holiday is for the children – and so is Gausta. During week 15 and 16 you will find plenty of fun activities and experiences for the whole family.
You can find Gaustakongen at the Kingdom at Gaustablikk everyday in the easter holiday. Do get ready for snow soccer, face painting and marshmallow barbecuing. And we have another special guest, the rumor actually says that the Easter bunny comes with Easter eggs to all children.
When the family is filled with energy and Easter candy we recommend you to participate in our slalom and jump contests.
On Maundy Thursday Gaustablikk invites you to an evening activity suitable for everyone – get ready for a quiz night in the party room at Gaustablikk. And if that wasn’t enough, they will also arrange shuffleboard and table tennis tournaments – get ready!
See time and place for all activities in the Easter program.
If you need to rent skis and equipment, you are welcome to the ski rental in Sport 1 at the end of the slopes near Gaustablikk. A small ski rental is also available at Bygget i Hovdestaul. As usual, Gausta’s ski school hold both group and private lessons for anyone interested.
Easter jam at the Gausta park
Do you like boxes, rails and spines? During Good Friday and Easter day the Gaustaparken arranges competitions in the snow parks. A fun competition for both the audience and participants.
The Gausta area not only offers downhill skiing – but also 85 kilometers of well-prepared cross-country trails. Choose from shorter beginner rounds and challenging high mountain tours. In the area around Lake Kvitåvatn you will find softly undulating tracks in calm and protected woodland – of which 6 km are lit in the evening.
On Saturday April 13 between 11.00 – 17.00 you can go dog sledding around Lake Kvitåvatn. During a tour of 5 kilometers you can enjoy the dogs’ presence and the silence of the nature, with a nice view of Gaustatoppen. After the tour, you can come together and enjoy an open fire. The price for the experience is 650 NOK for adults, and 325 NOK for children. The start is at the northwest side of Gaustablikk Høyfjellshotell and each trip takes 3 people. On this activity there is no registration, only drop-in, so make sure to be on time if you want to participate!
During the Easter holidays, Gaustablikk organizes several fun games and tournaments. For example, how about challenging the family in a game of shuffleboard or showing everyone how to serve in table tennis? No booking required. See current times in the Easter program.
Major changes are already taking place at Gausta, and the development has only just begun. In Gausta showroom you can take part of the visions for the future, and you can also make your own suggestions. Open daily from 12:00 – 18:00.
This one is for the daredevils out there. With a grand view from Gaustatoppen is a ice bath a must while in Gausta especially since you can walk in to the floating sauna after. The sauna is open for everyone to book and costs 125 NOK / person and 75 NOK /child. Opening hours: 08.00 – 18.00. You book at the reception at Gaustablikk.
If you want to try off-piste, the trail marked by poles down the southern slope offers opportunities for some sweet rides. Keep in mind that all off-piste skiing is at your own risk, so dress warmly and always check the snow and weather reports before you leave. Book a guide if you are the least unsure! For the latest news about the conditions at the top, we want to advise you to join the Facebook group “Conditions at Gaustatoppen”, where you can get advice and updates from regular Gausta skiers.
If you want to start your Easter mornings in the best way, we recommend you to go up to Gaustatoppen Turisthytte. Here you can enjoy a lovely Easter breakfast with Norway’s best view. Breakfast is served from 07:30 to 09:30 on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday of the Easter week.
During Easter, Gaustabanen offers historical tours for all visitors. The round trips take place twice a day, at 12:00 and 15:00, Monday to Sunday. The tour is included when you buy a ticket for Gaustabanen and they offer both coffee and cake. And Easter eggs to the kids of course!
As a lovely ending to the ski season, Rjukan Alpingruppe organizes a ski competition from Gaustatoppen – a fun day for both children and adults. The competition will take place on Saturday April 13 from 09.00 to 15.00. Sign up here!
What would Easter be without a great après-ski? This year, Gausta invites you to everything from live music with schlager theme to dance and DJ.
Lykkelige Sportsmann is open every day and offers Gausta’s most dance friendly après-ski. On Good Friday and Easter Eve, the band Brothers will take the stage. And on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Eve, there will be après-ski with DJ all the way to 02.00.
Live music at Gausta skisenter
If you are going to Bygget Bistro you can expect energetic entertainment on Thursdays to Saturdays from 12:00 to 16:00. If you think the best end to a long day in the slopes is entertainment on a sunny outdoor terrace, then you should visit the Sport’n Skikafè which offers live music Thursday to Saturday, from 12.00 to 15.00.
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