Cross-country skiing is a wonderful way to experience the surrounding landscapes of Oslo. It is a fun activity for all the family. As the national sport of Norway, it is one of the most popular winter leisure pursuits.
We will be hosting our popular ski day Saturday, 2nd March, at Øvresetertjern near Voksenkollen. With professional instructors, a cosy laavo tent and lots of good humour, it is always a day to remember.
Professional instructors will provide training on the day. They will teach the basic skills and techniques needed to get going on cross-country skis. You can then have some fun trying out your new talent. It is a great opportunity to experience this winter sport.
You will have the chance to take a break in a traditional laavo tent. The laavo is a temporary dwelling used by the Sami people of northern Scandinavia – a warm and cosy place to recharge yourself before enjoying the rest of your day.
We will provide some warm refreshments and traditional Norwegian snacks in the laavo. You can then use the following couple of hours to practice your new skills if you wish. Please note that the ski equipment must be returned by 16.30.
When: Saturday March 2nd. You must meet at 11.00 hrs when ski equipment will be handed out. Please meet precisely.
Where: We meet in the car park across from Øvresetertjern Lake. We will be there from 10.30. Look out for the OCC logo.
How to get there: Take mero line 1 (Frognerseteren) to Voksenkollen Station. Cross the bridge when you leave the station and walk between the two red buildings. 200 meters up the hill will bring you to the car park.
Other information: So that skis can be ordered in advance, please let us know your height and shoe size.
We will provide a warm drink but remember to bring along a packed lunch / matpakke.
It is also important that you dress correctly on the day. We cannot predict how the weather will be so DRESS WARMLY. Remember, wool underwear and wool socks are a good base. Warm gloves and hats are also needed. It is always best to have 2 or 3 layers instead of one thick layer.
Children and adults are all welcome, but not suitable for children under 5 years. The event is for our expat members only.
For more information about the event, please contact Sissel Skogly at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We look forward to seeing you!
Please note that if you sign up and do not show up, you will be invoiced NOK 450 for the event.