Which Scandinavian Ski destination is the right choice for your family?

There are a few different factors that combine to make Scandinavia an exceptional choice for family skiing holidays. You can’t speak about skiing in Scandinavia without mentioning the fantastic ski schools with enthusiastic, English speaking instructors, but there are other factors too: quiet slopes and short lift queues compared to resorts in the Alps, a real focus on family services, plus the cultural attitude toward drinking makes for a different atmosphere to other countries where alcohol is cheaper.

Wherever you decide to go for your family’s Scandinavian skiing holiday you’re bound to have a fantastic time. But if you’re spoilt for choice, here are our top 6 family resorts across Scandinavia:


For families of all ages looking for luxury and convenience.
The flagship resort of skiNorway, Trysil is a favourite for discerning families of all ages. The resort and hotel setup here really takes family skiing holidays to a new level. Trysil is also the largest ski resort in Norway and the home of our exclusive ski schools and complimentary childcare, providing exceptional value as well as service levels.


For older families in search of a unique skiing and adventure holiday.
Levi is Lapland’s most well-known ski and activity resort and is a fabulous destination for older families who are looking for a mixed skiing and adventure holiday. Exclusive ski schools and serene slopes, even in the most popular weeks, makes this an ideal choice for the traditionally busy school holiday weeks.


For families in search of something unique.
Idrefjäll is not the largest or most well-known of the Swedish ski resorts but it has real heart. As well as being Sweden’s Family Ski Resort of the year in 2014, Idrefjall is also run as a cooperative, so all the money spent in resort goes into improving the services for future seasons. This is reflected in the fantastic resort services, the fact that none of the accommodation is more than 250m from the slope and the super welcoming atmosphere in the resort.

Sälen Lindvallen

For young families looking for fun on and off the slopes.
Sälen Lindvallen is part of the largest linked ski area in Sweden, consisting of 4 resorts, all skiable on one ski pass. Lindvallen is our favourite for families, thanks to the location of the accommodation and the fabulous Experium complex with play area, cinema, swimming pool, spa, bowling and more, all great if your young ones (or you) need a rest from the slopes.


For older families looking for the essence of Lapland.
Ruka is a real hidden gem of Lapland. As well as being the destination for skiLapland’s luxury Christmas Holidays it’s also a fantastic all round family ski and activities destination throughout the winter. The well-developed ski area is complimented by fabulous off-slope activities, perfect for adventurous families.

Voss Myrkdalen

Coming soon for skiing enthusiasts.
Brand new for skiNorway in winter 2017-18, Voss Myrkdalen is a resort to watch, with brand new ski-in/ski-out accommodation and more to be announced…. We can’t say much more for now, but follow skiScandinavia on Facebook for the latest news and updates.

Still not sure where is best for you? Give us a call on 0207 199 6015, and one of our skiScandinavia experts will chat with you about your requirements and put you through the best team to meet your needs.

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