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Beitostolen 2019 Lodging

If you are new to the AXCS trip or just want to see various links/descriptions about the USA lodging menu options, scroll down past the deposit payment info below for more info.

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AXCS LODGING MENU (last update: November 16)

Read this first on how placing skiers into lodging options will work before scrolling down to various descriptions of AXCS lodging choices:

New people please note that most of the lodging options below are currently filled. Only the Bitihorn may or may not have space available (as of Nov. 16) -- and if we do, how much longer that lasts is unknown. Act quickly to contact AXCS at << jd at xcskiworld dot com >> with your intentions to join the trip and that you need a lodging package.

But new people please note that with over 200+ USA skiers, it is probable that we will have occasional late cancellations in our group that free up space as life tends to happen for everyone. So we might be able to fit you in sometime in December/January. MWC registration closes at the end of January so that would be our only hard deadline.

Any person wanting to be added to the AXCS trip should first email jd at xcskiworld dot com to let AXCS National Director J.D. Downing know you want to go on the trip and also to find out what lodging options are available specific to your needs.

Please specify if you are a single or double reservation. With singles, you need to know we almost certainly will not be able to place you in a hotel room by yourself. But in several apartments we can have single options. So you need to let J.D. know if you are willing to be matched up with a roommate in a two-bed room (hotel or apartment) and/or if you wish to hold out for an apartment single. For couples J.D. needs to know if you are OK being placed in a shared apartment (you'd have your own double room of course). Open hotel doubles are very unlikely to be available. We'd have to back-fill from within the USA group before any new skier would be placed.

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AXCS MENU OF LODGING RESERVED FOR TEAM USA

General lodging/reference map to Beitstolen area -- https://www.j2ski.com/ski_resorts/Norway/Beitostolen_Map.html
Note: stadium is located on southern edge of village on Tjednbakkvegen.

AXCS is working on a creating a better reference map, but if you look at the "Urban Round" 5km loop used for most races, note where the top (northern) corner of the loop is located. That point is a 700m walk on neighborhood streets from the Bitihorn studio apartments in the AXCS menu -- all the other AXCS apartments are another 800-950m walk from that race loop corner -- the Radisson is almost exactly 1km from that race loop corner. There will also be short bus shuttles daily to/from the stadium.
https://www.beitoworldcup.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/MWC19-B-Urban-r...

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Bitihorn Studio Apartments
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE!!! -- but act fast!

https://www.beitostolen.com/Bo-godt/Leiligheter/Bitihorn-Leiligheter/Stu...

Essentials:
AXCS has 1 bedroom mini-apartments in the Bitihorn located in the heart of the village. Half board meal package is included with meals at either Bergo Hotel (across the main street) or 300m walk to Radisson (with majority of USA group). These units aren't huge, but are comfortable and really well located being just over 1km walk (closest of USA options) to the nearest corner of the basic race loops. You can book these as a double or single.

AXCS Apartment Lodging Packages:
-- Double per person: 9,550 NOK for 10 nights including half board meals.
-- Single per person: 12,100 NOK for 10 nights including half board meals.

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Radisson Blu Hotel
CURRENTLY 100% FILLED

For comparison purposes ONLY (100% of the AXCS reserved space is already booked -- singles & doubles -- with a wait list within the existing USA contingent).....here is the info on the .....

https://www.radissonblu.com/en/resort-beitostolen

AXCS Hotel Lodging Package:
-- Double per person: 11,100 NOK for 10 nights including half board meals.
-- Single per person: 14,650 NOK for 10 nights including half board meals.

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Stølstunet Apartment
CURRENTLY 100% FILLED
Stølstunet Apartments with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Stølstunet Apartments with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Stølstunet Apartment with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.

http://www.letsbookhotel.com/en/norway/beitostol/hotel/stolstunet-apartm...

Half board meals at Radisson Blu is included with package pricing.

Description from local websites, info not verified by AXCS:
Located just 100 metres from the slopes of Beitostølen Ski Resort, these modern apartments offer ski-to-door access, LCD TVs and a private balcony or terrace. At Stølstunet Apartments, the fresh kitchens have a microwave, electric cooker and dishwasher. Wooden floors, tea/coffee makers and cable TV channels are standard features. There is an on-site grocery shop, while bars and restaurants are within a short walk. Ski equipment can be rented at Stølstunet, and storage facilities are available for guests’ use. Ski lessons and ski passes can also be arranged. Snowmobiles, snowboarding and tobogganing are also popular in the resort. After a day outdoors, relaxation options include a sauna, indoor pool and wellness centre. More active types can use the gym and play squash or billiards.

AXCS Apartment Lodging Packages:
-- Double per person: 9,550 NOK for 10 nights including half board meals.
-- Single per person: 12,100 NOK for 10 nights including half board meals.

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1 x Fjellstølen Apartment with 1 bedroom for 2 persons.
CURRENTLY 100% FILLED

http://www.letsbookhotel.com/en/norway/beitostol/hotel/fjellstolen-apart...

Half board meals at Radisson Blu is included with package pricing.

Description from local websites, info not verified by AXCS:
These cabin-style apartments are just 500 metres from the ski lifts in Beitostølen Ski Resort. All have private balconies that offer views of the Slettefjell Mountain. Each of Fjellstølen’s apartments feature wooden floors and modern kitchens with a refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher. In addition, all have a dining room, living room and a wood burning stove. Nearby relaxation facilities include a swimming pool and sauna, and ski rentals and lessons are also possible at the resort. A supermarket is found only 50 metres from Fjellstølen Apartments.

AXCS Apartment Lodging Packages:
-- Double per person: 9,550 NOK for 10 nights including half board meals.
-- Single per person: 12,100 NOK for 10 nights including half board meals.

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1 x Fjellstølen Cabin with 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sauna CURRENTLY 100% FILLED

https://gb.beitostolen.com/Accommodation/Cabins/Fjellst-len-Storhytte/fj...

Half board meals at Radisson Blu is included with package pricing.

Description from local websites, info not verified by AXCS:
These cabin-style apartments are just 500 metres from the ski lifts in Beitostølen Ski Resort. All have private balconies that offer views of the Slettefjell Mountain. Each of Fjellstølen’s apartments feature wooden floors and modern kitchens with a refrigerator, microwave and dishwasher. In addition, all have a dining room, living room and a wood burning stove. Nearby relaxation facilities include a swimming pool and sauna, and ski rentals and lessons are also possible at the resort. A supermarket is found only 50 metres from Fjellstølen Apartments.

AXCS Apartment Lodging Packages:
-- Double per person: 9,550 NOK for 10 nights including half board meals.
-- Single per person: 12,100 NOK for 10 nights including half board meals.

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2 x Beitotind Apartments with 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms (no sauna)
CURRENTLY 100% FILLED

http://www.letsbookhotel.com/nl/norway/beitostol/hotel/beitotind-apartme...

Half board meals at Radisson Blu is included with package pricing.

Description from local websites, info not verified by AXCS:
Housed in Swiss-style chalets, the self-catering Beitotind Apartments are located in the popular Beitostølen Ski Resort. The spacious apartments feature an open fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen and ski-to-door access. The Beitotind Apartments have a private entrance, a furnished balcony and cable TV. Most apartments overlook the Beitostølen Mountain Range and the ski slopes. Restaurants, cafés and grocery stores are located within a few minutes’ walk from the Beitotind Apartments. In addition, after-ski events are arranged by most pubs and nightclubs. Staff at Beitostølen Resort can help arrange ski school, snowshoe outings and dog sledding tours in winter, while horse riding, hiking and mountain climbing and are popular summer activities. There is also a fitness centre and spa with sauna and indoor swimming pools.

AXCS Apartment Lodging Packages:
-- Double per person: 9,550 NOK for 10 nights including half board meals.
-- Single per person: 12,100 NOK for 10 nights including half board meals.

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PAYING YOUR MWC2019 LODGING PACKAGE DEPOSIT
To hold any lodging reservation within the AXCS reserved rooms for the MWC2019 trip, AXCS requires a $600 per person deposit paid via AXCS no later than June 15, 2018 or (if you join the trip after June 15) within 10 days of your name going on the "officially going" list. Options for how to pay are listed below.

Terms On Deposits:
The deposit holds your room/board space in your AXCS lodging placement for the number of nights you request. If you cancel between June 15 and August 31, the association will refund all but $50 per person of your deposit(s). For cancellations between September 1 - October 31, all but $75 of your deposit will be refunded. Refunds on cancellations starting November 1 will be subject to hotel policy + AXCS retaining a minimum $125 amount (a portion of which is tax deductible). All trip participants are strongly urged to obtain trip insurance within one week of paying your deposit. AXCS has had good experiences in the past working with Travel Guard for trip insurance. Travel agent Diana Lynn Rau has helped many AXCS members in the past with travel insurance so she is worth consulting for this part of your trip. Diana's contact info: Dianalrau@cs.com -- 970.887.3095 or 970.655.8036

Trip Deposits can be paid by the following methods:

One option is to pay via a check/money order sent to AXCS. Just write a check payable to AXCS and mail check to:
AXCS
P.O. Box 604
Bend, OR 97709

The other option is to pay via on-line with PayPal credit/debit card payment — this amount is a little bit higher (+2.5%) to cover card processing fees.

Payment Amounts

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Rough Estimated Final Balances Due For USA Lodging Package Skiers
IMPORTANT: Please do NOT use these estimates as an invoice. These are only provided while folks are waiting for postal mailed invoices to arrive!!!
See below for a short note about these calculations.

Radisson & Bitihorn Hotel Packages
Double per person: Total due is 11,100 NOK for 10 nights including half board meals.
--> You've already paid $600 USD deposit.
--> Estimated calculation factoring currency exchange averages/estimates is total converted cost of $1410 USD per person
--> Your estimated final balance due would be $810 USD.

-- Single per person: 14,650 NOK for 10 nights including half board meals.
--> You've already paid $600 USD deposit.
--> Estimated calculation factoring currency exchange averages/estimates is total converted cost of $1860 USD per person
--> Your estimated final balance due would be $1260 USD.

All Apartment Packages
Double per person: Total due is 9,550 NOK for 10 nights including half board meals.
--> You've already paid $600 USD deposit.
--> Estimated calculation factoring currency exchange averages/estimates is total converted cost of $1210 USD per person
--> Your estimated final balance due would be $610 USD.

-- Single per person: 12,100 NOK for 10 nights including half board meals.
--> You've already paid $600 USD deposit.
--> Estimated calculation factoring currency exchange averages/estimates is total converted cost of $1535 USD per person
--> Your estimated final balance due would be $935 USD.

Added Amount For All Birken Extension Packages
See the Birken Extension page -- https://www.xcskiworld.com/mwc2019-birken-extension -- for the costs per night for each staging location. Note that costs for the Gardermoen Airport option may be changed because we had so many USA skiers opt for the Lillehammer option -- we are being moved into a different pricing tier with fewer people.

For your final billing, AXCS will make a best guess on currency exchange on the cost per person for the extension nights AXCS is required to guarantee. If all goes well, what you see on your final amount due will be all that is required to cover the costs of the Birken Extension hotel nights. But please note that AXCS will reserve the right to collect an additional amount (or leave a portion of each room's bill unpaid) if there is a unexpected problem.

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General Note About MWC2019 Cost Estimates & Final Bills Due
Please note that "rough" means just that. The amounts below are early guesstimates. Final balances may vary. Also please be aware that "spot price" on currency for a given day is never what is actually charged when AXCS sends lodging payments overseas. An exchange of .1200 spot price can easily end up being .1235 when finally deducted from the association account. Per person that can mean up to $100+ over a 10 nights package! Also please note that although AXCS has prepaid roughly 35% of the total due for all USA skiers which greatly helps narrow the currency calculations, it is nevertheless a true nightmare to fairly guesstimate currency exchanges of the remaining 65% due over the six months in the best of times with international relations (circa Fall 2018 would not be considered "best"). AXCS has no desire to soak skiers by guessing too high. The non-profit also cannot afford to be wrong (i.e. too "low") as it can mean tens of thousands of $ difference on this size of a trip. USA skiers understanding, patience, and faith that AXCS is doing the best job possible is appreciated.