Information on public transport is available on the resort’s website, at the tourist office and in the hotels.
The trains that arrive in Elverum come from Hamar, 28 km to the west. The shuttle bus Trysilexpress is the most important public transport connection with Trysil. The busshutle Trysilexpress from Oslo and Oslo International Airport Gardermoen has a stop in Elverum and picks up train passengers.
The bus costs for a one-way ticket from Elverum is 15€. A one way ticket form Oslo city to Trysil is 43€ and from Oslo International Airport Gardermoen 37€. For groups of more than 6 people a discount is available.
The resort takes reservations for public transport for groups larger than 10 persons. Transfers can be booked at the tourist office!
There is a ski pass package in connection with the Trysilexpress for people that come from the Oslo area. It is on the website, as well as it is published in the annual Trysil Winter magazine, that is spread all around in the village.
At the tourist or welcome centre of the ski area lockers are available.
The village itself has footpaths that are separated from the road, as well as there are footpaths from the village to the ski area.
The city centre has specific footpaths, the ski resort centres (2) are traffic free, except for the roads to the parking lots. In the village there partly are cycle tracks, the ski area is accessible via foot paths and bicycle tracks.
A waiting room is at the bus station, which is open during the time that there are arrivals and departures of busses!
For part of the seasonal staff the ski bus can be used, another part of the staff lives very close to the slopes and can reach their job place by just going walking! The rest uses a car for transportation.
Only the main road to Elverum is salted with a minimum of salt. Other roads are not salted. On a number of roads Trysil uses warm sand.
The welcome buildings (reception, restaurants, office rooms, apartments, etc.) are in the ski area connected to the district heating system. Planned building in the same area will also be connected to the district heating system. The Radisson Blu Resort hotel is also connected to the biomass district heating system. The hotel is 30 000 m2 big and has about a 1000 beds. The local district heating plant in Trysil use woodchips from the local saw mill. Most municipal buildings are also connected to the district heating system
The district heating plant has 2 biomass heating boilers (7, 5 + 2, 9 MW) and one oil fired boiler (6, 3 MW) for back up applications.
A hotel under construction on the North side of the mountain is equipped with a pellets central heating boiler (30 000 m2 and about 900 beds). The installed boiler has overcapacity for the hotel that means that new buildings closely can be connected to the same biomass central heating boiler. Pellets from a local distributer will be used.
A number of holiday cottages are applied with a small photovoltaic panel and some cottages have solar heating panels.
All electricity used in the village and the ski resort is hydro electricity and can be considered as "green" energy!
Wind energy is under investigation. A 200 m high measurement mast is placed in a wind intense area to give information on the future possibilities of using wind energy in the municipality. As it concerns to the wind farm plans, first measurements will be taken under a period of one to two years. After this period environmental impact studies will be important for the decision to implement wind power in the municipality
The ski resort is partner in the GREEN project, a collaboration project with ski resorts in Sweden, to reduce energy consumption in the ski resorts installations and buildings.
The municipality runs an Interreg project on reducing energy consumption in the resort, as well as the municipality has a climate and energy plan for reducing energy consumption in their own buildings, in SMEs and in households.
A kind of energy performance evaluation is part of the process Skistar Trysil is undergoing to be environmentally certified according to the qualification of the Miljøfyrtårn label, as well as the restaurants connected to the ski area. They have to apply for the Miljøfyrtårn certification also.
The municipals energy and climate plan describes actions that will be taken to inform the local residents about their energy consumption and options to save energy and costs.
All buildings are rather new they have energy efficient systems like heat ventilations systems with heat recovery, energy management and- control systems to reduce the energy consumption.
Energy certificates are not yet available in Norway, but will be from 2012. All electricity produced is hydroelectric energy!
The quantity of “green” energy is about 225 GWh/year.
There are no up lighters in the ski resort-part of Trysil.
The resort lights up the mountain at night, but since winter season 2010/2011 an energy control system is used to reduce the lighting during the nights.
The main bridge and the local church in the village of Trysil are lit up during wintertime. The light is not switched off during night time.
All new buildings have to comply with Norway's new building standards. Brochures and information on how to reduce the energy consumption will become available in the course of winter 2011-2012.
The resort has a specific town planning document and the volume of constructing new buildings is very low.
Mobile snow guns are removed and stored during summertime. All cables are buried.
Parts of the electricity power lines still are above the ground.
A new chair lift is planned on the west side of the mountain and will replace two old anchor lifts. Last year two old anchor lifts have been replaced by a new chairlift, to upgrade the lift infrastructure. This has resulted in a reduction of the number of lift pylons on the mountain.
All lifts are accessible only with key-cards. They have to be bought, but there is no deposit; the buyer owns the card. The key-cards used in Trysil can be used in other Skistar resorts in Scandinavia.
There are bins on the ski area and they are accessible for skiers, but they are not marked on a map.
The Municipal buildings in Trysil will be Miljøfyrtårn (Eco Lighthouse) certified in 2011 and 2012. In the same process the tourist enterprises that are member of Destination Trysil also will be certified according to this environmental label.
Skistar Norway, Trysil, is in the process of being Miljøfyrtårn certified. The tenants of the restaurants on the slopes are obliged to be Miljøfyrtårn certified!
The two biggest hotels have applied/are applying for the Swan label, as well as they are applying for ISO 14 001 certification.
· Water treatment
The village has a new sewage system under construction that meets all recent requirements and its dimension will be adapted to the maximum number of tourists in the winter season. Capacity 48 000 person equivalents, biological plant.
The sewage plant isn’t overloaded in peak holiday season.
· Water Management
There is no water shortage in the area. The Trysil river can supply sufficient water, of the basin with rain water would not be sufficient
The water in the reservoirs does originate: mainly rainwater harvesting.
The water resources for snow guns: reservoirs
· Eco-consumption of water
30 % of public toilets or toilets in public buildings are equipped with dual flush systems. 30 % of toilets in tourist accommodations are equipped with dual flush systems. The existing old systems are replaced by new, water efficient ones during maintenance periods.
30 % of taps equipped with flow restrictors, aerators or with a similar system to reduce water consumption
Paper, plastic, green organic waste and rest waist. Plastic bottles and beer cans can be returned to the grocery.
7 collecting points in the municipality.
Collecting points are spread all over the resort on central places in the cottage areas. The grocery shops in the resort have the same collecting system for bottles and cans as in the village. These shops also have a collecting system for electronic waist and incandescent lamps, energy savings lamps and light tubes.
Waste disposal site Partly in Elverum, 70 km and partly in Hamar, 100 km
This information is under development as it concerns the tourist area. Local citizens have to separate waste in 3 fractions: green waste, paper and rest waste. The shops offer recycling opportunities for electronic equipment, energy savings lamps and tube lights, etc. The municipality has an own collection site for waste to be recycled or dangerous waste.
No bins available from the municipality, but people that want a bin can order, one at the regional enterprise that is responsible for collecting waste. This enterprise collects all the waste (that is collected in different fractions) the bio waste is collected separately and is used for making compost at a central place. The responsible company supplies information to customers in paper form or via their internet pages.
· Internal Policies
Due to the activities concerning the certification according to the Miljøfyrtårn label, such activities are ongoing to be implemented.
Spring cleaning takes place every year in autumn, after the snow is gone. Schools often participate in these cleaning actions. Spring cleaning also takes place as it concerns the municipal roads. These activities take place every year!
The slope and road cleaning is in collaboration with school kids
The municipality and the tourist enterprises are participating in a project to develop Trysil into an all year round sustainable travel destination. Residents and the general public are regularly informed by articles and seminars.
The resort is participating in the GREEN project, an interreg project on energy savings in ski resorts. Within this project an energy- and climate plan for Ski star Norge AS is under development and a carbon footprint assessment is part of this. In 2007 a municipal energy and climate plan is made, with also information about the carbon footprint of the municipality. At this moment the plan is undergoing an update to be up to date for the next four years. The work has been done by consultant NEPAS, New Energy Performance AS in Kjeller, Norway.
There is a Natura 2000 site within the boundaries of the municipality.
The local grocery shop sells local products (COOP). There is no outside market with local products!
There is a cheese farm in the area, which is famous for its "brown" cheese.
An eco exhibition is organised on 8 and 9 October 2011. The objective of the event is to inform cottage owners and local people about the possibilities to reduce energy and be more environmental. The event will be organised in an environmental friendly way according to the demands of the Miljøfyrtårn certification!
The two biggest hotels have applied/are applying for the Swan label, as well as they are applying for ISO 14001 certification. They will also meet the demands of the Miljøfyrtårn certification, as part of an ongoing project in the municipality!!