The Holmenkollen Culture and Tourist Center opens

On May 1st, the Ski Museum, ski simulator, three shops and a café will open at Holmenkollen. In addition, visitors can enjoy the amazing view from the tourist center's outdoor areas. The Holmenkollen ski jump tower opens for the public in June.

The Association for the Promotion of Skiing (Skiforeningen) expects a large influx of visitors from around the world throughout the summer.
Already on May 3rd the first bus loads of cruise tourists will be arriving to experience the world-renowned cultural and sports arena. Many firms have also booked guided tours and events at the Ski Museum in the future. There is an enormous interest in the new national facility, says Linn Blekkerud, Operations Manager in Skiforeningen.

4000 years of skiing history
The Ski Museum, carved out of the rock under the ski jump, is the world's oldest museum devoted to skiing and takes its visitors through 4000 years of skiing history. The exhibits include polar exhibitions, the oldest skis, The Royal Family on skis and the Joy of Winter.

Opening hours daily:
May:                                10:00 - 17:00     
June, July, August:      09:00 - 20:00
September:                  10:00 - 17:00

How to get to the Holmenkollen Culture and Tourist Center:
- Bus replacement for Metro (Line 1) to Frognerseteren station.
- For motorists: Free parking.

Important! The temporary Holmenkollen Visitor Center closes May 1st, 2010.