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Scan Magazine | Special Theme | Autumn and Winter Experiences in Norway

Extreme experiences and substantial moments

Skiing under the midnight sun Described as a hidden gem, Narvikfjellet is a spectacular and impressive skiing resort, combining the raw wilderness of northern Norwegian nature with urban city life. By Didrik Ottesen | Photos: Markus Eriksson / Narvikfjellet

Based centrally in Narvik, and a naturally vivid part of the town’s skyline, the six ski lift-strong resort is encircled by large mountains cascading into the surrounding fjords, offering an unparalleled view while skiing in the Northern Lights or midnight sun. “There are no other resorts offering the view and the experiences we offer here at Narvikfjellet,” says Helle Holt, event manager at the resort. “It is indeed very special, the possibility skiers have here,” she continues. “To take the ski lift to astonishing off-piste areas with

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powder snow, and ski under the Northern Lights or midnight sun, with the feeling of diving into the sea from the steep mountain while going downhill… It really is an opportunity for extreme experiences and substantial moments that will last a lifetime.” Not just for dare devils Having been voted both Norway’s and Scandinavia’s best off-piste, the facilities have been described as ‘world class’ by several leading personalities in mountaineering. But despite the extreme surroundings, the facilities are not only for

dare devils. Already famous among extreme sports enthusiasts, the retreat is equally popular with families and children, and currently being developed into an all-year family resort. “There are currently six lifts: one gondola lift, one chair lift and four drag lifts, with one being for children or beginners, transporting skiers and snowboarders to a total of nine prepared slopes and four unprepared slopes,” says Holt. “Furthermore, large off-piste areas are available, and the largest prepared slope is over 3,200 metres long, with a 900-metre high difference from the top.” As new owners took over recently, they noticed a possibility of developing Narvikf-

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Scan Magazine | Issue 69 | October 2014  

Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with actress Signe Egholm Olsen.

Scan Magazine | Issue 69 | October 2014  

Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with actress Signe Egholm Olsen.