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Hafjell To Remain Open For Business for 2014 Season

The world's MTB community rallied around Hafjell when the first rumors regarding potential closure surfaced. This announcement secures the park for the 2014 season, but places the onus back on the riders - come, and we will build it.

Hafjell To Remain Open For Business for 2014 Season

Press Release:

  • Hafjell Bike Park will be open during high season 2014
  • This season's highlight will be the World Championships in September
  • Future operations require substantial increase in visitor numbers

End of speculations

Finally, Hafjell can present the opening hours for Hafjell Bike Park this summer. Hafjell has over the years developed Norway's best Bike Park– a Bike Park that is talked about around world.

‘’Visitor numbers have unfortunately not been responding to the costs. The visitor number must increase for the cost of the operation to be covered. The number of guests will ultimately determine the product's future’’ says Thorvald Sverdrup, chairman of Alpinco [owners of Hafjell resort].

Hafjell challenges the mountain bike scene

There have for some time been ongoing speculations in social media regarding the future of Hafjell Bike Park, with rumors of a possible closure. The interest has been massive and it is fantastic to see the commitment around Hafjell Bike Park. We hope the interest in using the facility this summer will be in proportion to the commitment shown lately. "Hafjell challenges the bike scene: use the facility more - it is the only way to ensure the future of it. A notable increase in guests during the summer 2014, is necessary to form a foundation for continued operation in 2015’’ says Odd Stensrud general manager of Hafjell Alpincenter.

The Skiing guests will not pay for the bike product in Hafjell

Hafjell will deal with interest and demand and expect that the summer guests and not the skiing guests will cover the costs for the mountain bike product in  the future.

Opening season 2014 Gondola and Chairlift 2

  • Open all weekends from 14th of June to 7th of September (Sat/Sun)
  • Open daily from 5th of July and trough to 3rd of August.
  • Extended opening hours in connection with the World Championships MTB 2014

Hafjell wishes all mountain bike enthusiasts welcome in 2014!

For further questions please contact:

Tommy Viken, phone +47 901 74 311
Thorvald Sverdrup, Chairman of Alpinco, phone +47 480 78 240

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