Alumni Association

The Alumni Association is for former students and staff members of Valdres Folkehøgskole. We make it easier to maintain contact with people in your class and get to know former students as well. The Alumni Association Board organizes three gatherings each year, including:

Skis and hugs

This is a gathering held during the last weekend of January for students who have attended school in the past five years. It involves skiing, old friends, competitions in the gymnasium, laughter and joy. Come here to meet old friends and former students.

Accommodation is provided in the gymnasium/classrooms with mattresses or sleeping pads.

Last year's gathering

This is an annual gathering held during week 8 for students who attended school the previous year. It involves skiing, competitions, reminiscing and friends from yesteryear.

Accommodation is provided in the gymnasium/classrooms with mattresses or sleeping pads.

Anniversary gathering

This is a gathering for former students celebrating 5, 10, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50 and 60 years since their year at Valdres Folkehøgskole. It includes program reunions, class reunions, storytelling, new acquaintances, a banquet and guided tours.

This gathering usually takes place at the end of week 40, when the current students are on break.

Accommodation is provided in the gymnasium/classrooms with mattresses or sleeping pads.  The Alumni Association will also try to arrange affordable accommodation at a nearby lodging facility. However, this must be booked separately.

General information for former students of the Active Living and Leisure program

Everyone is welcome at the gatherings, including former students of the Active Living and Leisure program. Unfortunately, however, the Alumni Association is unable to provide extra support for those with special needs, and neither the instructors nor the research fellows at the school are available during this weekend. We therefore kindly ask students who require special support to bring a companion or have a someone nearby who can be contacted if needed. Please do not hesitate to contact the Alumni Association Board at:


Syskenborg School Cabin

Former students may remember that the Alumni Association used to be the owner of the school cabin, which was primarily used by the school. However, following a decision at the annual general meeting in January 2017, the ownership of the cabin was transferred to Valdres Folkehøgskole. As part of the agreement, members of the Alumni Association can rent the cabin at a reduced price.

Price for renting the cabin:

The rental price for the school cabin is 40 NOK per day, with a minimum fixed price per day. For booking inquiries, please contact Valdres Folkehøgskole at


Want to become a member?

Membership in the Alumni Association costs 100 NOK. The membership is valid for one calendar year, and must be renewed on January 1. We would greatly appreciate if more people supported the work of the Alumni Association. It would also be helpful if you set up an automatic payment on January 1 each year, as the Alumni Association Board is unable to send reminders to renew your membership.

If you need help becoming a member, please contact the Alumni Association at


General Meeting

All members of the Alumni Association have the right to attend and vote at the annual general meeting. The general meeting is usually held on the same weekend as the “skis and hugs” gathering, typically the last weekend in January.

The notice and agenda for the general meeting will be published on Facebook and on this website. The minutes will be published no later than 14 days after the meeting, and on the same platforms. The general meeting usually takes place at Valdres Folkehøgskole in January each year.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or on Facebook: “Elevlaget ved Valdres folkehøgskule.”

We will respond as soon as possible.

You can also follow us on Instagram: Elevlaget. We post pictures and videos from the gatherings.

The leader of the Alumni Association is Vilde Kvamme, phone: +47 90 29 01 12

The school representative of the Alumni Association is Oddgun Trandokken.