History of Ringebu

The stave church at Ringebu, built around the year 1220, is one of fewer than 30 surviving stave churches and is one of the largest.

Ringebu is bordered to the northwest by S�r-Fron municipality, to the southwest by Gausdal, to the south by �yer, and by Stor-Elvdal municipality in Hedmark county on the east.

The administrative center of Ringebu municipality is the village of V�lebru which is located at an elevation of 182 metres (597 ft) above sea level, but 50% of the area within the municipal borders is greater than 900 metres (3,000 ft) above sea level. From Ringebu, two mountain passes provide road access into the �sterdal; one of these is closed during the winter. Because these mountain areas reliably provide good snow conditions, the area is a popular tourist destination. Kvitfjell ski area in Ringebu was expanded to serve as a downhill venue for the 1994 Winter Olympics