News for the winter season 2020/2021

Gausta Skisenter enters a new winter season with many exciting news, while continuing the development and improvement of its snow production capacity. Last year we presented an investment exceeding 60 MNOK into a new and state-of-the-art snow production. For this season we continue this development and have made additional investments to improve the facilities to give the best possible experience when skiing Gausta Skisenter this winter – with more snow than ever before in all slopes.

2020-10-08

The Covid-19 pandemic

Gausta Skisenter has taken several precautions this season due to the Covid-19 pandemic to reduce the risk of Corona-virus spreading. It’s very important that all guests using the ski center this winter are aware of the new guidelines and rules for how to act.

Increased snow production capacity

Last year we invested more than 60 MNOK in new snow production equipment. This year we have kept on developing the facilities to further increase the capacity in snow production. The major game changers are the two new pump stations, located at Kilen and below Gaustatoppen Lodge, which let us pump more water to multiple locations in the system simultaneously. When the cold comes, this means we will be able to produce snow on many slopes at the same time. 

 

Extended opening hours

This season the lifts will start 30 minutes earlier every day. This means that Gausta Skisenter opens at the same time as Gausta Skiutleie, at 09.30. During the early season the ski center closes at 16.00 until January 31. From February 1 til the season ends the lifts will remain open til 16.30. Extended opening hours will also be offered every day during holidays (Christmas, winter holidays and Easter).

More slopes open for evening skiing

Previous years, evening skiing has been offered either on the slopes at Gaustablikk Høyfjellshotell or on the slopes at Hovdestaul on Saturdays. This year evening skiing will be offered at both places. In addition to the evening skiing offered on weekends there will just like last year be evening skiing on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during the winter season. Evening skiing starts at 16.00 (or 16.30) and closes at 20.00.

 

Other news

  • Slope 20, Kula, will be prepared daily for the winter season.
  • This season we will focus our efforts on creating one great snow park in Parkbakken at Hovdestaul. The snow park on Hotellbakken at Gaustablikk will not be made in order to get a safer slope down to the people waiting in line for the lift. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we must be prepared for longer queues that will need more room, to let every person keep a distance of at least one meter to each other.
  • The chair lift Gaustablikkekspressen has been upgraded since last year with both mechanical and electronic improvements made to secure smooth operations with fewer technical stops.
  • The cabin area Brendstaul Nord has been given ski in/out with two new slopes.

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