Skiing in Norway

Narvik_in_winterNorway is one of the very few places in Europe where you are guaranteed snow as well as hardly any lift queues, making it one of the best options for skiing holidays.

With several bad winters in the Alps, more and more ski enthusiasts are looking to Scandinavia, the States and Canada for their skiing holidays.


Norway is an excellent alternative, with abundance of snow, lifts, cozy chalets and powdery slopes from November until end of April! Find skiing holidays in Norway.


Read our guide to what to pack for a skiing holiday!

Cheaper than the Alps

You may think that skiing in Norway would be prohibitively expensive, but in fact France, Austria and Switzerland usually ends op far more expensive due to expensive lift passes, ski hire and accommodation. Just check out some of the great deals available this winter.


If booking yourself, in Norway you also have the option of self-catering chalets and cottages, as well as hotels. Self-catering can save you hundreds of pounds on a week┬┤s family holiday.


With many direct flights from the UK to Norway, and with excellent conditions well into April, Norway is rightfully becoming more and more popular for skiing holidays and short breaks.


Family Skiing in Norway

Norway is also one of the most family friendly places to go on a skiing holiday.


It is easily reached from most places in Europe, and less than two hours away from London by plane.


The slopes are uncrowded, and there are many child friendly and beginners┬┤ areas in every resort.


Ski schools are of a high quality and your kids will be well looked after by english speaking guides in all the large resorts such as Geilo, Hemsedal and Beitostolen.


Ski Resorts in Norway

The biggest and best resorts lie in the South of Norway, where there are enough people to sustain larger resorts.


However, most cities will have their own local alpine slopes, often opening as early as the beginning of November.


Hemsedal, Beitostolen, Geilo, and the old Olympic site of Lillehammer/Hafjell are the most well known resorts in Norway, and offer excellent skiing for every ability and budget.


Find skiing holidays to Norway here.