About the arena

The Kanthaugen Freestyle venue was the arena for mogul skiing and freestyle jumps during the Olympics.

Today, the venue is mostly used for tobogganing and alpine skiing in the winter. The slope is about 1 km long and relatively slack, and in the evening it is lightened, which allows skiing and tobogganing also sunset. The toboggan connects directly to the elevator and you sit on the sled while being pulled to the top before you whiz down the groomed trail. The sleds have brakes so you decide the speed yourself.

Kanthaugen is located right by Lysgårdbakken Ski Jumping Arena, and is often used in combination with Lysgårdsbakkene for events. Please take contact us if you want to add DITT event to Lysgårdsbakkene and Kanthaugen!

The Kanthaugen freestyle facility is used for more than just tobogganing, and was used as an arena for snowboard and freestyle exercises in connection with the Youth Olympics in 2016. It is also used by the Norwegian freestyle national team, and for alpine training for children and young people 3 days a week throughout the winter.

The last part of the slope is called "Ballettbakken" (The ballet hill). Ballettbakken has become most famous in connection with the Birkebeiner ride, where people who come cycling down often have major problems with staying on the bike because of the muddy and steep ground, and it is symbolic end of the actual competition.

The other, slightly lesser known, reason for the nickname "Ballettbakken" is that the slope was used as an arena for a rehearsal branch of ski ballet before the Olympics-94 (rehearsal branch for the Olympics in '88 and '92). It was decided to drop this branch to the Olympics in '94, but the ground is still known as the ballet ground because of its history.

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Activities in Kanthaugen

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Employees at Kanthaugen Freestyleanlegg and Lysgårdsbakkene jumping facilities

Vemund Stensrud

+47 971 82 078

Asgeir Bjerke

Head of department, Lysgårdsbakkene Hoppanlegg
+47 481 43 990