Skiing in Denmark

Information on the facilities available for indoor, outdoor and cross-country skiing in Denmark...

Did you know?

  • Denmark is one of the flattest countries in Europe, with an average elevation of 31 metres
  • At 170.86 metres, Moellehoej in Jutland is Denmark's highest natural point
  • Denmark's climate is in the temperate zone, resulting in mild winters with average January and February temperatures of 0°C

Overview

Snowfall in Denmark is sporadic, so outdoor skiing is limited. There are, however, opportunities for skiing and winter sports in purpose-built indoor centres. Equipment is available on location, though visitors may be able to use their own ski boots.

Denmark's Meteorological Institution (Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut) provides detailed weather forecasts for Denmark in English.

Outdoor Skiing

The Hedeland Recreational Area near Roskilde, south west of Copenhagen has a downhill ski slope (with snow cannon) available when conditions permit. Information on snow conditions and slope availability is available at the website.

Indoor Skiing

Closest to Copenhagen is the Indoor Ski, Golf and Conference Center (Indoor Ski, Golf og Konferencecenter) in Roedovre. Open daily, the centre offers ski instruction, equipment hire, children's lessons and a variety of packages and family rates.

In Jutland, near Aarhus, is the SkiArena at Braband. Open daily, the centre has indoor ski courses for skiers and snowboarders, equipment hire, gift certificates and instructors available for private and group lessons.

  • SkiArena (in Danish)
    At: Holmstrupgaardvej 18, 8220 Brabrand
    Tel: 86 27 90 00

Also in Jutland is the DanParcs Leisure Centre. The centre has a large variety of activities for families including a beginners ski school, three lifts, two artificial slopes and equipment hire.

Cross-country Skiing

In the Rold Skov (Rold Forest), south of Aalborg in Jutland, there are a number of cross-country ski trails and clubs.

Information about skiing in Denmark and a list of clubs is available on the Danish Ski Association website (in Danish).