• Discover Norway, the home of skiing
  • Fantastic guaranteed snow conditions
  • Exceptional skiing for all abilities
  • Perfect for families

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Skiing in Norway

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Often referred to as the home, or birthplace of skiing, Norway's deep-rooted heritage with the winter sport and pastime dates back thousands of years.

Considered a skiing paradise by many and a haven from busy resorts elsewhere in Europe, Norway is renowned for its great snow conditions, long ski season (which often spans from November until May), uncrowded, well-groomed pistes, and world class ski instructors.

We champion the resorts we work with in Norway for their excellent winter activities and experiences (both on and off the slopes) - and for their fun, friendly, relaxed atmospheres. If you're looking for the quintessential family ski trip, you'll find it in this incredible ski destination!

Ski Resorts in Norway

Trysil Ski Resort, Norway

69 slopes, 32 lifts 69 slopes, 32 lifts
Norway's largest ski resort Norway's largest ski resort
Great skiing for all abilities Great skiing for all abilities
Exclusive ski groups Exclusive ski groups
Home to our exclusive Family+ holidays Home to our exclusive Family+ holidays
Ski-in/ski-out accommodation Ski-in/ski-out accommodation
Excellent hotel facilities Excellent hotel facilities

Hemsedal Ski Resort, Norway

51 slopes, 20 lifts 51 slopes, 20 lifts
Great skiing for all abilities Great skiing for all abilities
Ski-in/ski-out accommodation Ski-in/ski-out accommodation
Winter activities Winter activities
Excellent local ski schools Excellent local ski schools

Norway's Ski Heritage

  • The word 'ski' is derived from the old Norse word 'skíð' meaning 'split wood' or 'wooden board'.
  • Archaeological finds indicate that people in the Nordic countries have used skis for more than 5,000 years, which shows that the old saying ‘Norwegians are born with skis on their feet’ isn't that far from the truth!
  • Norwegian, Sondre Norheim, is considered the 'father of skiing'. He made important innovations in ski technology by re-designing and improving bindings and skis. In 1868 he won the first national skiing competition in Oslo, beating his younger competitors by a large margin. His reputation grew, and eventually made Norwegian words like ski and slalåm (slalom) known worldwide.
  • Sondre Norheim is also credited as the creator of the 'Telemark turn'.
  • Telemark skiing is a Norwegian skiing technique that combines elements of Alpine and Nordic skiing. It is named Telemark after the region of Norway where the discipline originated from.
  • In the Winter Olympics, Norway has won 368 total medals, including 132 gold medals – that’s considerably more than any other nation in Winter Olympic history! More than half of these medals came from cross-country skiing and speed skating. 

Norwegian Culture

  • A large part of Norwegian culture centres itself around being outdoors, embracing nature, and 'getting away from it all' - they even have a word for it; 'friluftsliv'.
  • Friluftsliv activities can include anything from skiing, hiking and kayaking to more peaceful pursuits like berry picking or walking the dog.
  • The concept is also tightly connected to 'kos' (cosiness) - the unique Norwegian word for having a good time.

Norwegian Cuisine

  • Norway has some of the best native produce in the world. Fresh, seasonal ingredients are incredibly abundant across the country and its selection of wild game and seafood are second to none.
  • Game meats like moose, elk, deer and boar are special in Norway as many hunting traditions date back to their pre-Viking past. Out of season, you can find these meats cured in specialty shops or served with bold sauces on special occasions. 
  • Catching and preparing top-quality fish has always been a big part of Norwegian culture and cuisine. In the past, dried cod was their biggest export – now it’s mainly fresh salmon, king crab and cod. This comes as no surprise as Norway has the second longest coastline in the world with a total length of 100,915 km!
  • One of Norway’s most iconic inventions is the ‘ostehøvel’ - meaning cheese slicer. It was invented by furniture maker Thor Bjørklundin the 1920s.
  • The most famous cheese in Norway has traditionally been the ‘brunost’, or ‘the brown cheese’ - caramelised whey cheese, quite similar to fudge, made with either cow or goat´s milk.
  • Dinner in Norwegian is called ‘middag’, which actually means ‘midday’.
  • During your Easter ski trip, you may notice everyone eating ‘Kvikk Lunsj’ chocolate bars. This particular chocolate bar (similar to our Kit Kat) has been advertised as a sweet solution to providing extra energy in packed lunches whilst out skiing in the mountains.

February Half Term Skiing in Trysil 2024

February Half Term Skiing in Trysil 2024

A Family+ Holiday A Family+ Holiday
Exclusive Direct Flights Exclusive Direct Flights
7 Nights 7 Nights
40 Minute Transfer 40 Minute Transfer
Access to our Exclusive Ski Groups Access to our Exclusive Ski Groups
Complimentary Childcare Complimentary Childcare
Winter Activities Winter Activities
Flexible Catering Options Flexible Catering Options
Renowned Concierge Service Renowned Concierge Service
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Book your quintessential family ski trip in Norway for February Half Term 2024. Fantastic skiing, quiet slopes, fabulous accommodation, complimentary childcare and our exclusive ski groups. Expert advice and unrivalled service. ATOL protected. ABTA & AITO assured. Travel Guarantee. MORE

Easter Skiing in Trysil 2024

Easter Skiing in Trysil 2024

A Family+ Holiday A Family+ Holiday
7 Nights 7 Nights
Exclusive Direct Flights Exclusive Direct Flights
40 Minute Transfer 40 Minute Transfer
Access to our Exclusive Ski Groups Access to our Exclusive Ski Groups
Complimentary Childcare Complimentary Childcare
Winter Activities Winter Activities
Flexible Catering Options Flexible Catering Options
Renowned Concierge Service Renowned Concierge Service
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Ski in Trysil for the ultimate Easter holiday! Memorable family holidays, with guaranteed snow in April, quiet slopes, exhilarating winter activities and much more! Expert advice and unrivalled service. ATOL protected. ABTA & AITO assured. Travel Guarantee. MORE

Create Your Own Ski Holiday in Norway

Create Your Own Ski Holiday in Norway

Flexible Travel Dates Flexible Travel Dates
Wide Range of Ski Resorts Wide Range of Ski Resorts
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Discover skiing in Norway. Norway's long winter season, excellent guaranteed snow conditions, fantastic ski-in/ski-out accommodation and amazing ski schools make it the perfect ski destination for your next ski holiday. Expert advice and unrivalled service. ATOL protected. ABTA & AITO assured. Travel Guarantee. MORE

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