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Perfect skiing conditions for the weekend. The major ski-centres in the west of Norway have reported 20-30 cm of new snow. Time to get your skis on. It looks as though it couldn’t be a nicer end to the half-term week for those who are either already there, or who are planning on getting away this weekend. Marvellous snow conditions tend to draw people like a magnet, so expect it to be busy.The areas For those who have either recently moved to the district, or would like a recap, the major ski-centres are located in Sauda and Sirdal. Sauda’s ski-centre is called Svandalen, whilst in Sirdal you can choose between Ådneram, Ålsheia, Fidjeland, and Tjørhom. To drive to Sirdal from Stavanger will take you approximately 2½ hours, whereas Sauda is a long way by car – approximately 3½ hoursThe centres’ snow reports

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Perfect skiing conditions for the weekend

Published on Friday, 27th February, 2009 at 06:47 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

The major ski-centres in the west of Norway have reported 20-30 cm of new snow. Time to get your skis on.

Skiing in powder snow
Skiing in powder snow
Photo: Trotsche/IStockphoto


End of the winter half-term

It looks as though it couldn’t be a nicer end to the half-term week for those who are either already there, or who are planning on getting away this weekend. Marvellous snow conditions tend to draw people like a magnet, so expect it to be busy.

The areas

For those who have either recently moved to the district, or would like a recap, the major ski-centres are located in Sauda and Sirdal. Sauda’s ski-centre is called Svandalen, whilst in Sirdal you can choose between Ådneram, Ålsheia, Fidjeland, and Tjørhom. To drive to Sirdal from Stavanger will take you approximately 2½ hours, whereas Sauda is a long way by car – approximately 3½ hours

The centres’ snow reports

Ådneram has had 25 cm, Ålsheia 25cm, Fidjeland has had 30 cm, Tjørhom 25 cm, and Sauda reports 20 cm.

Forecast, centre by centre

Ådneram: 60 cm at the top, and 70 cm at the bottom. –1ºC, snow.

Ålsheia: : 40 cm at the top, and 70 cm at the bottom. -3ºC, mixture of sun and snow.

Fidjeland: 90 cm snow depth. –1ºC, mixture of sun and snow.

Tjørhom: See Ålsheia for snow depth. -1ºC, mixture of sun and snow.

Sauda: 80 cm at the top, and 60 cm at the bottom. -2ºC, mixture of sun and snow.

N.B. Check http://www.yr.no/english for a more detailed forecast.

How to get there if you don’t have a car

To Sirdal: go to either http://www.haga-buss.com/2007engelsk/open/open_total.htm (skibussen), or http://www.snobussen.no/eng/ (snøbussen) for more details and to book.

To Sauda: There’s an express boat from Stavanger. See http://www.kolumbus.no/index.php?c=9&kat=English for more details and to book.




Published on Friday, 27th February, 2009 at 06:47 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: skiing, mountains, sun, snow, sirdal, sauda.





  
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