Secretary General Mr. Erik Østli Mob. +47 916 27 540
Chief of Race Mr. Per Nymoen
Chief of course Mr. Geir Atle Kjørli
Chief of stadium Mr. Kjell Berge Melbybråten
(The local Mayor)
Chief of Logistics Mr. Erik Østli
Chief of Accomodation Ms. Ragnhild Bakken  Mob. +47 913 68 960
Start- and finish organization EQ Timing
Price supplier Hadeland glassverk


Beitostølen is a small village up in the Norwegian mountains, well known for its capability to organize sports-events in different types of sports. Since 1985 we have organized the norvegian season opening in cross country every year, as a three days competition fully covered by the Norwegian national Broadcaster, NRK.

The company, Øystre Slidre Idrettsarrangement AS, is fully owned by the local sports club, Øystre Slidre Idrettslag, to organize sports events. The sports club also owns Beitostølen Stadion AS, which owns and maintain the ski-stadium. The last five years we have stored snow over summer under saw-dust, and guarantee 5 K cross-country competition tracks from November 1st every year.

Beitostølen, Øystre Slidre Community, Norway
820 m above sea level
3200 inhabitants



The nearest international Airport is Oslo Gardermoen (OSL) which operate  all major European airlines and the biggest American and Asian airlines.


From downtown Oslo, Beitostølen is operated by an Express Bus Line (6 x Daily).

Transport Airport-Lodgings

The organizer will be helpful to organize transportation by charterbus from the airport to Beitostølen when larger groups arrives. Otherwise we suggest the
competitor to use public transportation or rental car. Est. Travel Expences Transport cost (as of jan 2017) is app €75.- each way by public transportation. Charterbus organized by the organizer will be sligthly cheaper depending on how many people arriving at the same time

Car Rental

All major car Rental companies are situated in Oslo Gardermoen (OSL) airport

Distance Lodging-Stadium

There is a maximum distance of 1,5 K from the lodgings to the stadium and most of the athletes will be going there by feet. Although the organizer will provide a shuttle-bus going every 15 minute from the lodgings to the stadium.


Category A (Hotel with meals)

Radisson BLU Resort (dbl/sgl rooms/apartments) (260)
Bergo Hotel (dbl/sgl rooms/apartments) (190)
Grønolen Fjellgard (4 km from stadium) (dbl/sgl rooms/apartments) (44)

Category B (Apartments with meals)

Stølstunet (apartment) (290)
Beitostølen Leilighetshotel (apartments) (150)
Fjellstølen Leiligheter (apartments) (30)
Bitihorn Leiligheter (apartments) (56)
Grønolen Leiligheter (apartments) (28)

Category C (Chalets with meals)

Hovi hytter (chalets) (72)
Bergo Hytter (chalets) (158)
Beitostølen Hyttepark (chalets) (24)
Gjestegaarden Apartments (60)
Bookingservice AS (High Class Chalets) (600)
Bitigrenda (Chalets) (100)
Knut’s Hyttegrend (chalets) (120)
Beitostølen Camping og hytter (Chalets) (60)

Category D (Apartment and Chalets under cat. B and cat. C without meals)


Wednesday 6.3
Unofficially Training
Monday 11.3
Rest day
Sports Exhibition
Thursday 7.3
Official Training
Opening Ceremony
Tuesday 12.3
Competition Relays C/F
Award Ceremony
Friday 8.3
Competition Middle Distances F
Award Ceremony
Wednesday 13.3
Competition Long Distances F
Award Ceremony
Saturday 9.3
Competition Middle Distances C
Award Ceremony
Thursday 14.3
Competition Long Distances C
Award Ceremony
Closing Banquet
Sunday 10.3
Competition Short Distance C
Competition Short Distance F
Award Ceremony
Friday 15.3
Departure Day
Saturday 16.3
The Birkebeiner Race