Ski school for children

Every year Harpefossen Ski School runs a course of ski and slalom training for children aged 6-10 years old. The emphasis is on play and participants from both new beginner and intermediate levels are welcome. The school takes place over 5 consecutive Wednesdays from 13.00 to 15.30 with a break mid-way.

School Objectives

• Skills - mastering basic alpine skiing technique
• Posture - balance and support
• Techniques - turns, plough and stops with special attention paid to the correct use of the play-area ski lifts
• Additional focus - slalom,  jumps and "cool trail"
• A healthy social environment with emphasis on learning within a framework of play

Meeting up

Varmestova is the initial meeting point for registration, and for distribution of numbered vests. Early attendance is encouraged, particularly if you're collecting rented equipment. Instructors remain in the area until 16:00 giving parents extra time to collect their children. (Instructors will also not leave the area until all children are collected.) We actively encourage parents to stay with their children for the lession, especially if the child is a new beginner.


There are no requirements for special ski equipment, however helmets are mandatory for all children on the ski slopes. These helmets can be borrowed without charge. In the ski shop there is an assorted collection of equipment for all levels of skiis for rent.

NB. please remember to wear gloves - in our experience these are often forgotten!


Day 1

Registration at Varmestova from 12.30 onwards

New beginners – basic movement and plough turns
Intermediate – turns and slalom

Day 2

New beginners – unassisted downhill skiing
Intermediate– turns and trail-riding

Day 3

New beginners – mastering plough turns
Intermediate – trail-riding, humps and jumps

Day 4

Fun in the snow,balls, humps and jumps (winter holidays)

Day 5

School finishes, trail-riding and outdoor barbeque



NOK 700, - per person (including ski lift and barbecue the last day) to be paid either in cash at registration or in advance via bank transfer to account number 3705 10 65426. Please mark your payment with the name of the participant/s. OBS innbetalinger fra utlandet krever flere detaljer enn bare kontonr. f.eks IBAN nr – sjekk med Harpefossen for å få riktige detaljene.

Registration Form

To be filled out in advance and delivered to Varmestova on day 1. The form can be downloaded here.

Questions or comments

Questions and comments can be directed to Jarle Tor Åsebø at Harpefossen Ski School. Telephone (0047) 41 33 57 86 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (The email address is is spam-protected so Javascript must be active in order to view it.)

Last modified on Wednesday, 09 January 2019 21:07