At the very top of the Gudbrandsdalen valley, only a few kilometres from Romsdalen valley, you will find the municipality of Lesja and the village of Bjorli.
It’s a small community in a relatively large geographical area, with long traditions for tourism. Reinheimen National Park, Dovrefjell-Sunndalsfjella National Park and the protected area of Dalsida extend across parts of Lesja.
If you’re itching to start skiing as early as possible, Bjorli is known for its long winter season, reliable snowfall and great cross country skiing opportunities. Bjorli has several downhill slopes and lifts, one of which is a six-seater chairlift. There are half-pipes, rails and a terrain park, in addition to a nursery slope with its own lifts for children and novices alike. But there’s much more to do in Bjorli and Lesja for those looking for activities in the outdoors.
The summer in the area is normally warm and dry. With the many mountains and national parks, there is a lot of opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, riding, cycling and hunting. If you want to go fishing, Bjorli and Lesja can tempt you with more than 250 fishing areas made up of lakes and rivers.
If you want to experience local culture and old traditions, you can visit the open-air museum Lesja Bygdemuseum. Next to the museum you will find Lesja Church, built in 1749, which is famous for its magnificent wood carvings. Don’t forget to make a stop at Avdemsbue, where you can buy locally made cheese and other local products from Nord-Gudbrandsdalen.
Cross Country course map Bjorli. For more information, go to Bjorli Skiskole webpage.