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HAPPY EASTER! to all of you celebrating this...

Easter is peak season in Oppdal.

Can you imagine, after the long cold winter Norwegians go to the mountains to enjoy the last rest of snow during Easter…! I think the psychological explanation may be that by this time of year we know winter is over and we seek the snow voluntarily because we know when we get back from our Easter vacation spring has arrived… Besides, skiing in spring sun is a great experience and you get a nice tan as a bonus!

What you see here is Mt Hovden, the second of the ski areas in Oppdal to be presented in this series. Mt Hovden is the earliest location that was developed for alpine skiing in Oppdal, and this is where I learned to ski! So did Erik Håker, a local lad and later a several times winner of alpine World Cup races. To be fair I have to add Erik raced the slope 2-3 times for each time I did, hehehe…

The image shows how agriculture is combined with the far more lucrative tourism business, as the small farm we see has sold some of the ground for building apartments and cabins for sale or rent.

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Oppdal is an alpine village located between Dovrefjell mountain plateau in the south and and Trollheimen mountain range to the west. The village is surrounded by majestic mountains, green valleys with idyllic summer farms and fine trout fishing.

Traditionally Oppdal was a place for winter tourism, but in the later years the range of offered activities for summer has increased. Today you can go mountain climbing, take a musk ox safari or go rafting or visit museums and art galleries if that is your preference, to mention a few.

This small series will show the different sides of Oppdal as a winter destination.

URL for slopes map can be found in one of the former postings in the series!

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