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Your definitive source of information on all aspects of skiing in Scandinavia. From the best ski resorts for families to where's best to see the Northern Lights, the Ski Scandinavia blog has the answers.

Photo: Kalle Hägglund

SKI RESORTS OPENING FROM TODAY FOR WINTER 2019/20!

SKI RESORTS OPENING FROM TODAY FOR WINTER 2019/20! Trysil, Norway

Which ski resorts are opening from this week ready to start the Winter 2019/20 season! MORE

THE TELEGRAPH SKI & SNOWBOARD FESTIVAL 2019

THE TELEGRAPH SKI & SNOWBOARD FESTIVAL 2019

It’s that time of year again… The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival is back! Join skiNorway at The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival 2019. MORE

SKINORWAY NOMINATED IN THE BRITISH TRAVEL AWARDS 2019

SKINORWAY NOMINATED IN THE BRITISH TRAVEL AWARDS 2019

SkiNorway nominated as the Best Ski & Winter Sports Holiday Company and Best Family Holiday Company in the 2019 British Travel Awards MORE

ADAPTIVE SKIING IN NORWAY, SWEDEN & FINLAND: ACCESSIBLE SKI HOLIDAYS

ADAPTIVE SKIING IN NORWAY, SWEDEN & FINLAND: ACCESSIBLE SKI HOLIDAYS Adaptive skiing lessons are accessible to everyone

Accessible ski lessons and adaptive equipment for disabled skiers and those with additional needs means that skiing is accessible to everyone. Find out more about adaptive skiing holidays. MORE

THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER FANTASTIC WINTER

THANK YOU FOR ANOTHER FANTASTIC WINTER

Thank you to everyone who joined us in Norway, Finland, Sweden, Iceland and across Scandinavia; Winter 2018-19 has been another incredible season. MORE

RELAXING, STRESS-FREE & FUN-FILLED: OUR TOP 3 TIPS FOR GREAT FAMILY HOLIDAYS

RELAXING, STRESS-FREE & FUN-FILLED: OUR TOP 3 TIPS FOR GREAT FAMILY HOLIDAYS Plan, book & enjoy a fun & relaxing family holiday

When you book your next holiday keep in mind our top 3 tips to ensure you’re relaxed from the moment you book to the moment your feet touch the ski slopes or the sand: Book in advance, book assured, and book all in one place. MORE

LEARNING TO SKI: WHY SKIING ISN'T JUST FOR EXPERTS

LEARNING TO SKI: WHY SKIING ISN'T JUST FOR EXPERTS Learning to ski is fun and sociable

Skiing is a fantastic sport and a great holiday: it’s fun, it’s good for you, it gets you outdoors, it’s active and it’s sociable. And you don’t need to be able to ski to go on a skiing holiday. You don’t even need to be particularly fit. MORE

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR CARBON NEUTRAL HOLIDAYS

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR CARBON NEUTRAL HOLIDAYS In 2018-19 our offsetting has supported borehole rehabilitation in Uganda

Did you know we offset the carbon footprint of all our holidays so that your holiday with us is carbon neutral? And not only that, the programmes we support in our offsetting benefit national and local communities. This is our way of protecting the world we live in and love to travel through. MORE

SUMMER HOLIDAYS FOR AN ACTIVE FAMILY

SUMMER HOLIDAYS FOR AN ACTIVE FAMILY Photo: Jonas Hasselgren-Utefoto

For the active family, winter holidays are a breeze, skiing, snowboarding or an active winter holiday in the snow are obvious choices to keep all sizes and ages of family entertained. If you’re looking for something similar in the summer, we still love Scandinavia and everything you can do there for an unforgettable holiday adventure. MORE

SKIING WITHOUT THE CHILDREN

SKIING WITHOUT THE CHILDREN

It is the holy grail of family skiing… a skiing holiday without the children. Maybe it’s only been a couple of years, perhaps it’s been 16 or more, but when you finally have the chance to leave the kids behind – whether it’s because they are with other family, they are on a school trip, or simply that they have finally decided you are not cool enough to ski with them – here’s what you can look forward to. MORE

BREXIT AND YOUR SPRING HOLIDAY

BREXIT AND YOUR SPRING HOLIDAY

Information about booking your holiday and traveling after Brexit MORE

GLAMPING IN THE SNOW AND OTHER UNIQUE NORTHERN LIGHTS HOLIDAYS

GLAMPING IN THE SNOW AND OTHER UNIQUE NORTHERN LIGHTS HOLIDAYS Photo: Sampi Nature Camp

If you want a completely unique Northern Lights holiday experience then we have a few incredible suggestions for you, including glamping in the snow, a wilderness hotel and adventurous holidays to Svalbard. MORE

6 SKI RESORTS YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD OF

6 SKI RESORTS YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD OF Photo: Kalle Hägglund Vemdalen

Want to wow your family with your obscure general knowledge? Or are you just looking for a good topic of conversation to start talking to your father-in-law on Boxing Day? Here are six ski resorts you’ve probably never heard of, plus some fantastic facts to sprout while you’re shelling peas or peeling potatoes. MORE

SKIING IN ICELAND: WHY IT SHOULD BE ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

SKIING IN ICELAND: WHY IT SHOULD BE ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

Uncover the secrets of skiing in Iceland: The experts from skiScandinavia explain why Iceland is up and coming for skiing holidays in 2019. MORE

SAIL AND SKI HOLIDAYS IN ARCTIC NORWAY 2019-20

SAIL AND SKI HOLIDAYS IN ARCTIC NORWAY 2019-20

skiNorway’s sail and ski holidays in Arctic Norway return for 2019 for unparalleled ski-touring and sailing holidays along Norway’s iconic Arctic Haute Route MORE

WHY SKI IN FINLAND

WHY SKI IN FINLAND Photo: Levi Resort

In honour of our friends at skiFinland unveiling their swanky new name, this week we’re going to discuss skiing in Finland, and why we think it’s the husky’s knees. MORE

LUXURY SKI TRIPS OUTSIDE THE ALPS

LUXURY SKI TRIPS OUTSIDE THE ALPS Photo: Ola Matsson

Are you looking for a touch of glamour for your next skiing holiday? Read below to find our top 4 destinations for your luxury ski trip. MORE

SKI RESORTS: WHY SIZE DOESN'T MATTER

SKI RESORTS: WHY SIZE DOESN'T MATTER

With generations of skiing holiday experience to draw on, this week we’re discussing why the size of your piste map matters less than how you use it. MORE

FREE CHILDCARE IN TRYSIL, NORWAY

FREE CHILDCARE IN TRYSIL, NORWAY

Complimentary childcare and evening babysitting service for completely stress free family skiing holidays. MORE

WHY WE OFFER CARBON NEUTRAL SKI HOLIDAYS IN SCANDINAVIA

WHY WE OFFER CARBON NEUTRAL SKI HOLIDAYS IN SCANDINAVIA

This week we wanted to talk to you a bit more about our Carbon Neutral Pledge, what it means to us, and why we think it means you should vote for us in the British Travel Awards 2018. MORE

HOW TO VISIT SANTA IN LAPLAND FOR THE DISCERNING FAMILY - LUXURY FATHER CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

HOW TO VISIT SANTA IN LAPLAND FOR THE DISCERNING FAMILY - LUXURY FATHER CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS Photo: Juho Kuva Visit Finland

How to Visit Santa in Lapland for the Discerning Family – Luxury Father Christmas Holidays MORE

VOTE FOR THE 2018 CARBON NEUTRAL PROJECT

VOTE FOR THE 2018 CARBON NEUTRAL PROJECT

Vote for Scandinavian Travel's 2018 carbon neutral project. MORE

SKINORWAY NOMINATED IN THE BRITISH TRAVEL AWARDS

SKINORWAY NOMINATED IN THE BRITISH TRAVEL AWARDS

SkiNorway nominated as the Best Ski & Winter Sports Holiday Company in the 2018 British Travel Awards MORE

THE LOWDOWN ON SCANDINAVIAN APRES

THE LOWDOWN ON SCANDINAVIAN APRES Fjallgarden - Patric Karlsson

Whether you’re after a chilled week skiing, family fun, or all-night parties, Scandinavia has every option for every type of apres. From toasting by a log fire with a hot chocolate, and family-friendly activities, through to dance-on-the-table live music, here’s our lowdown on how to get the most of your apres in Scandinavia. MORE

HELLO HELSINKI: FANTASTIC SKI HOLIDAY STOPOVERS

HELLO HELSINKI: FANTASTIC SKI HOLIDAY STOPOVERS www.visitfinland.com

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OSLO WINTERPARK: CITY BREAK AND SKI HOLIDAY

OSLO WINTERPARK: CITY BREAK AND SKI HOLIDAY Creative Commons navngivelse

Oslo Winterpark offers the perfect combination of a city break and ski holiday in one unique package, so we thought we’d offer you our 5 top reasons to visit the resort. MORE

SCANDINAVIAN SKI SECRETS - SCANDINAVIA'S HIDDEN GEMS

SCANDINAVIAN SKI SECRETS - SCANDINAVIA'S HIDDEN GEMS Saariselka

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 aboutYes, you can ski in Iceland, and it's something you probably want to try. MORE

GLASS IGLOOS: SKIING AND AURORA HOLIDAYS IN FINNISH LAPLAND

GLASS IGLOOS: SKIING AND AURORA HOLIDAYS IN FINNISH LAPLAND

The Levi Glass Igloos are also just a short drive from Finnish Lapland’s most popular ski and activity resort, creating the perfect opportunity to combine your skiing and Northern Lights holidays into one incredible Lapland experience. MORE

SKI THE OFOTBANEN RAIL ROUTE FROM NORWAY TO SWEDEN

SKI THE OFOTBANEN RAIL ROUTE FROM NORWAY TO SWEDEN

Arctic Norway and Swedish Lapland provide the perfect platform for a unique skiing adventure holiday, with fantastic snow conditions and breath-taking scenery. MORE

SAIL AND SKI HOLIDAYS IN ARCTIC NORWAY

SAIL AND SKI HOLIDAYS IN ARCTIC NORWAY

skiNorway have launched 2 sail and ski holidays that offer the best of ski-touring and coastal sailing along Norway’s iconic Arctic Haute Route. MORE

THE BEST CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING IN EUROPE

THE BEST CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING IN EUROPE Photo: Visit Norway

Here’s the lowdown on where to head for your perfect cross-country skiing holiday in Scandinavia. MORE

FAMILY SKIING IN SWEDEN

FAMILY SKIING IN SWEDEN

Advice from skiSweden for young and older families on where to ski in Sweden. MORE

SKIING IN NORWAY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR YOUR FAMILY SKI TRIP

SKIING IN NORWAY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR YOUR FAMILY SKI TRIP

The experts from skiNorway have shared some of the questions they get asked most often, and the answers, to help you prepare for you family ski trip to Norway. MORE

SKI IN FINNISH LAPLAND FOR BEGINNERS

SKI IN FINNISH LAPLAND FOR BEGINNERS

A guide for people new to skiing and Lapland MORE

NEW AGE RANGES FOR LIFT PASS & HIRE PRICES IN NORWAY & SWEDEN

NEW AGE RANGES FOR LIFT PASS & HIRE PRICES IN NORWAY & SWEDEN

The new lift pass and equipment hire prices have been released for next winter, and adult prices now start at 18 years. MORE

4 REASONS FAMILIES SHOULD BOOK THEIR NEXT SKI HOLIDAY NOW

4 REASONS FAMILIES SHOULD BOOK THEIR NEXT SKI HOLIDAY NOW

6 - 12 months before is actually the prime time to get your next ski holiday booked. Our family skiing experts share their top tips on why booking in advance is the domain of the savvy family skier. MORE

CLIMATE CHANGE AND SKIING HOLIDAYS: WHAT IT MEANS TO THE GENERAL HOLIDAY MAKER

CLIMATE CHANGE AND SKIING HOLIDAYS: WHAT IT MEANS TO THE GENERAL HOLIDAY MAKER

In the Alps snow lines and glaciers are retreating and snow is arriving later. This has a direct impact on the winter sports industry, which depends on reliable snowfall and consistent cold temperatures. Despite the general trend, there are a few ways that you can ensure your skiing holiday is future proof, guarantee yourself good snow and help ensure generations to come will be able to enjoy their own skiing holidays. MORE

OUR TOP SCANDINAVIAN SKI RESORTS FOR COUPLES SKIING HOLIDAYS

OUR TOP SCANDINAVIAN SKI RESORTS FOR COUPLES SKIING HOLIDAYS

Scandinavia is a fantastic skiing destination and couples can really make the most of their holiday with fantastic accommodation and stunning skiing on quiet slopes. We share our top choices for couples in search of their ideal skiing break. MORE

WHICH SCANDINAVIAN SKI DESTINATION IS THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOUR FAMILY

WHICH SCANDINAVIAN SKI DESTINATION IS THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOUR FAMILY

Scandinavia is a fantastic choice for your next family ski holiday, but some resorts really stand out from the rest for their five-star, family-friendly services. Here are our top 6 family resorts across Scandinavia. MORE

WHAT DO SKI RESORTS DO IN THE SUMMER?

WHAT DO SKI RESORTS DO IN THE SUMMER?

Once the snow melts, the mountains get ready for a different kind of season and become a haven for outdoor activity holidays. The mountains are ideal for mountain biking, water sports and hiking, making them a great destination for an adventurous summer holiday. MORE

LUXURY CHRISTMAS 2017: FOR A FAMILY CHRISTMAS YOU'LL NEVER FORGET

LUXURY CHRISTMAS 2017: FOR A FAMILY CHRISTMAS YOU'LL NEVER FORGET

The experts over at skiLapland have already launched their dates for Christmas 2017 and now is the perfect time to book for a family Christmas you will never forget. MORE

EASTER IN SCANDINAVIA

EASTER IN SCANDINAVIA Photo: Ola Matsson

Easter weekend marks the unofficial end of winter, and if you think that’s a good excuse to celebrate you’re not alone. Join the family party and celebrate Spring with empty slopes and blue skies MORE

OUR TOP 5 AURORA HUNTING DESTINATIONS WITH SKIING

OUR TOP 5 AURORA HUNTING DESTINATIONS WITH SKIING

Where to head if you want to hunt the Northern Lights on your next skiing holiday – and vis versa. MORE

CABIN APARTMENT OR HOTEL: HOW TO CHOOSE WHAT'S BEST FOR YOU

CABIN APARTMENT OR HOTEL: HOW TO CHOOSE WHAT'S BEST FOR YOU

Wondering what type of skiing holiday accommodation is best for you? The experts at skiScandinavia share their quick guide to finding your perfect fit. MORE

OUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITIES TO TRY ON YOUR SKIING TRIP TO SCANDINAVIA

OUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITIES TO TRY ON YOUR SKIING TRIP TO SCANDINAVIA

One of our favourite aspects of skiing in Scandinavia is all the extra activities you can try alongside your skiing holiday, from husky sledding to hunting the Northern Lights. MORE

NEW TO SKIING? HOW TO LOOK LIKE A PROFESSIONAL ON YOUR FIRST SKI TRIP

NEW TO SKIING? HOW TO LOOK LIKE A PROFESSIONAL ON YOUR FIRST SKI TRIP Photo: Ola Matsson

Looking to book your first skiing holiday but not sure what to expect? Ski Scandinavia share their 8 top tips for first time skiers. MORE

SCANDINAVIAN SKI SCHOOLS: THE BEST IN EUROPE

SCANDINAVIAN SKI SCHOOLS: THE BEST IN EUROPE Photo: Ola Matsson

We sat down with the joint owner and manager of Trysilguidene to speak with her about the ideal ski school, and why we think Scandinavia has the best ski schools in Europe. MORE

FAMILY SKI TRIPS: THE DO'S AND DON'TS FOR A PERFECT HOLIDAY

FAMILY SKI TRIPS: THE DO'S AND DON'TS FOR A PERFECT HOLIDAY Photo: Kalle Hägglund

Here are our top tips and insider info on how to get the most from your family ski holiday. MORE

SPRING SKIING: WHERE TO SKI AT THE END OF APRIL

SPRING SKIING: WHERE TO SKI AT THE END OF APRIL

The skiing season in Scandinavia stretches from November through to May, so finding somewhere with reliable snow in April is a cinch. MORE

WHY YOU SHOULD BOOK NOW FOR YOUR 2018/19 SKIING HOLIDAY

WHY YOU SHOULD BOOK NOW FOR YOUR 2018/19 SKIING HOLIDAY Photo: Ola Matsson

We’re all guilty of putting things off every now and again, but during this period of resolutions and fresh starts we’re here to tell you why you should book your skiing holidays early. MORE

WHERE IS LAPLAND?

WHERE IS LAPLAND?

Where is Lapland? Lapland is the historic home of the Sami people which spans from Norway to Russia. MORE

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO SKI IN ARCTIC NORWAY?

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO SKI IN ARCTIC NORWAY?

Read our top tips on when is the best time for your winter holiday in the Arctic. MORE

EVERYTHING YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT CHRISTMAS IN SCANDINAVIA

EVERYTHING YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT CHRISTMAS IN SCANDINAVIA Photo: Anne Grethes Foap - Visit Norway

From the Yuletide trolls of Iceland, to celebrating the winter solstice and the lengthening of the days, here is a bit more information on some of the Christmas traditions across Scandinavia. MORE

4 REASONS TO HEAD TO SWEDISH LAPLAND FOR YOUR SHORT WINTER BREAK

4 REASONS TO HEAD TO SWEDISH LAPLAND FOR YOUR SHORT WINTER BREAK

Whether you’re after an active winter holiday or are looking to relax in the peaceful snow-capped fells, let us share our top 4 reasons to choose Swedish Lapland for your short winter break. MORE

SKIING IN LAPLAND: NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS

SKIING IN LAPLAND: NOT JUST FOR CHRISTMAS

Incredible holidays to Lapland don’t stop once Santa has done his rounds. If you’re looking for an exceptional winter holiday and haven’t thought about Lapland, then you’re missing out. MORE

SKIING IN THE ICONIC FJORD LANDSCAPE OF NORWAY

SKIING IN THE ICONIC FJORD LANDSCAPE OF NORWAY

The west coast of Norway is a breathtaking landscape of towering mountains and glacially carved fjords where the sea weaves fingers into the mainland. Ski the fjords in Voss Resort and see this landscape from a news perspective with ski-touring across west Norway. MORE

HALF TERM SKIING: TIPS FOR A FANTASTIC HOLIDAY

HALF TERM SKIING: TIPS FOR A FANTASTIC HOLIDAY

If you’re wondering where to go for the best skiing holiday for you and your family, or you have half term week off and want to know where to go to avoid the school holiday crowds. We can help. MORE

SPRING SKIING IN SCANDINAVIA

SPRING SKIING IN SCANDINAVIA

Let us set the record straight, spring in Scandinavia is a beautiful time of year, with long days and mild temperatures, creating the perfect destination for Easter skiing. MORE

SKIING IN THE LAND OF ICE & FIRE: WHY ICELAND IS RIGHT FOR YOU

SKIING IN THE LAND OF ICE & FIRE: WHY ICELAND IS RIGHT FOR YOU

Yes, you can ski in Iceland, and it's something you probably want to try. MORE

NEW DIRECT FLIGHTS TO SKI IN SWEDEN

NEW DIRECT FLIGHTS TO SKI IN SWEDEN Photo: Karl Hägglund - Are

This winter sees the launch of a brand new flight route direct from the UK into the heart of Sweden with weekly flight between London Gatwick and Åre Östersund MORE

6 REASONS TO SKI IN LAPLAND THIS HALF TERM

6 REASONS TO SKI IN LAPLAND THIS HALF TERM

6 Reasons to Ski in Lapland This February Half Term MORE