Home of some of the most picturesque skiing and snowboarding in the world, Fonna glacier in Norway operates on an abnormal business model which makes it ideal for brilliant spring skiing and snowboarding. If you haven’t heard of Fonna, it’s possible that you’ve seen it before. With the resort and it stunning summer sunsets featuring heavily in the films Golden Hour and the closing segment of the seminal 2013 film Supervention, Fonna features an iconic golden hue in the afternoon juxtaposed with the phenomenal crystal blue lakes that form all around.
If you’re thinking “what do you mean summer sunsets?" - you heard us right. Fonna is situated on the Folgefonna glacier in the heart of Hardanger, Norway. The short (or sometimes non-existent) daylight in winter means the resort is shut throughout the majority of the “regular” season, allowing for snow dumps to fall and fall uninterrupted ready for their opening in Spring. In an ideal season, the lifts keep turning right the way through summer into September before shutting down in preparation of the next season.
Featuring comparatively mellow runs as well as a superbly-maintained freestyle park, ski racing facilities, pond-skimming in glacial lakes and unmatched natural beauty, Fonna is quickly building a reputation of a must-go skiing and snowboarding destination.