Winter is a mixed joy here on the west coast of Norway, with weather conditions that can vary from hour to hour. Down at sea level there is normally the rain that dominates. In order to find snow and go on skiing trips one will have to visit higher elevations.
This weekend I visited Sirdal about two hours by car from Stavanger where I, to my surprise, experienced my first snowfall of the season. In addition, it cleared up with sunshine from a cloudless sky.
Today Sirdal is one of the most popular winter resorts for people living in the Stavanger region, offering both alpine resorts and hotels. There are several trails for cross-country skiers as well.
Cabins can be found all over the valley, some are for rent but most are owned by private people or by companies.