Ski-Simulatoren Holmekollen Oslo Reviews
An adrenaline rush! Sep 06, 2012
The Ski-Simulator is part of the Culture and Tourist Destination in Holmenkollen. It is located next to the ski jump and the Ski museum.
Have you ever thought about what it´s like to sit on the beam at the very top of the Holmenkollen ski jump and how it feels to whiz down the inrun almost 100 km/h? Or what it feels like to ski down one of the worlds most extreme downhill ski racing-courses in the world?
Once inside the Ski-Simulator you will get the ‘ride of your life’, including wind-effect when the skiing starts. Up to 12 people can sit inside at the same time and the whole ride lasts about 5 minutes.
At the first part of the ride they have attached a camera to the helmet and skis of the Norwegian ski jumper, Tom Hilde. This way the simulator provides a glimpse of what it's like to fly off the new Holmenkollen Ski Jump.
The second part of the ride is from the challenging downhill ski racing-course at Beaver Creek, Colorado, USA. It is the World-Cup winner himself, the Norwegian Axsel Lund Svindal, doing the skiing. Hold on tight, it’s 130 km/h all the way down to the finish-line! Spectacular! I used to do slalom when I was in high school, but this racing-course I would not do. These guys are totally crazy.
I can highly recommend a ride in the Ski-Simulator Holmenkollen. The child in me had a blast and I would love to do it again. The Ski-Simulator and Holmenkollen were featured as one of the ’10 best things to do in 2011’ by Lonely Planet.
Opening hours are:
October to April 10:00-16:00
May and September 10:00-17:00
June, July and August 09:00-20:00
Standard prices are: Adults NOK 60, children NOK 40
Prices with the Oslo Pass: Adults NOK 45, children NOK 30
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