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Scandinavian Ski Secrets – some of Scandinavia’s hidden gems

Exploring some of Scandinavia’s hidden ski gems

Scandinavia itself is a paradise for snow enthusiasts – whether you look to enjoy long days on the mountains, exploring the remote wilderness under the Aurora Borealis, or taking advantage of all the special activities that makes ski holidays in Scandinavia so unique. Families, groups, couples, friends, beginners, intermediate, advanced, skiers, snowboarders, or just mountain spa enthusiasts – there is really something for everyone.

But if you really want something truly unique, Scandinavia also boasts some incredible hidden resort gems, which you may not have heard of, but really should know about. Here is a little rundown of just some of the skiScandinavia favourites.

Norway – Myrkdalen

Nestled in Western Norway, just 2 hours from Bergen, the family-friendly resort of Myrkdalen boasts an annual snowfall of over 5 metres, making it a snow-sure paradise for everyone, all season long.

If you’re a fan of powder and off-piste exploring, then Myrkdalen is an absolute haven for you, with even a dedicated area for avalanche transceiver training and two snow parks too.

In resort, you can find West Norway’s largest beginner’s area, making it perfect for mixed groups, allowing the more advanced to explore the spectacular Norwegian paradise, while others can enjoy the wide, open blue/green runs, and learn under the instruction of some of skiNorway’s exclusive ski schools.

What’s more, there’s also a fantastic ski-in, ski-out hotel at the foot of the resort, with flexible accommodation for families and groups alike, while allowing you access to some exciting après activities – including the unique wind-tunnel experience.

This is a perfect resort for anyone looking to experience everything Norway can offer, from the fantastic Norwegian hospitality, through to unlimited powder fields, and top-quality instruction, coupled with après activities suitable for all the family.

Sweden – Vemdalen

Deep in the heart of Sweden, the purpose-built resort of Vemdalen offers something for everyone, powered by two of the fastest lifts in Scandinavia.

The resort guarantees snow from December through to the end of April, letting you get the most out of your winter, or allowing you to enjoy some stunning spring ski, overlooking some of the spectacular scenery Scandinavia is renowned for.

But what makes Vemdalen so special is that is a beautiful, picturesque historic town, surrounded by some of Scandinavia’s most advanced ski facilities. You will find a mix of fantastic beginner areas, and runs to build your confidence in all abilities, right through to an extensive area for advanced skiing, a high-standard snow park, and over 50km of cross-country trails to explore.

By night, the 3 villages have plenty to offer, from swimming and bowling, through to family-friendly restaurants, and bars playing live music, making it perfect for any party to enjoy.

Finland – Saariselka

Our final highlight is the resort of Saariselka, in the heart of Finnish Lapland, and the northern most ski resort in Europe.

Saariselka is a true gem, as it not only serves as a high-quality ski destination, but also lets you access some of the unique culture found in the depths of the Arctic Circle.

Whether you want to take advantage of the 220km of well-maintained cross-country tracks to help you explore the region, or get involved in some truly special winter activities, such as husky dog-sledding or ski-dooing, Saariselka has something for everyone.

For those who want to make the most of the ski region, there are great slopes for all levels of skier and snowboarder, as well as a well-maintained half pipe and snow park, and some fantastic tree-skiing available.

But what makes it truly unique is your chance of exploring the Aurora Borealis by reindeer sleigh, learning more about the local Sami culture, or taking a snowmobile safari across the evening wilderness.

With additional activities such as traditional smoke saunas, ice swimming and panning for gold, as well as some exclusive Father Christmas holidays, you really can find something special in Saariselka.

Speak to the specialists at skiFinland today to find out more about tailor-made holidays to the area.

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