Trysil is Norway's largest and most popular ski resort. The ski resort offers 66 slopes in four areas, and is bound together by 31 lifts on three sides of the mountain.
De town has a lot of nature activities all year round. Alpine and cross country skiing, dog sledding, horse sledding, river rafting, canoeing, fishing, hiking and cycling. It's a popular destination for both outdoor sports fans and families. About 80 % of visitors are from Sweden and Denmark as Trysil is one of the resorts closest to Stockholm and other major cities in Sweden.
Trysil offers a wide range of accommodation. From the best resort hotels with conference facilities up to 500 persons, to small and cosy hotels, cabins, caravan and camping.
During the first dramatic days following the German landing in 1940 the king, the cabinet and members of parliament escaped by moving to Hamar, Elverum and Trysil. The parliament meeting at Elverum gave the cabinet full authority over the government of Norway as long as the parliament was not able to convene in ordinary session. More than 5 years would pass until the parliament could again convene. After a few hours the cabinet and the king moved east to Trysil closest to the border. In the Trysil the cabinet made the second crucial decision by declining German demands to surrender and appoint Quisling as prime minister. King Haakon himself urged the cabinet not to yield to German demands. This event is known as "the King's refusal". The document with the Haakon's signature is only 7 lines (dated Trysil 10 April 1940) and retained as one of Norway's most important historical documents. The refusal was followed by a German air raid on Trysil were the king and cabinet members survived by hiding in the forest.