From living, working and raising a family in Norwegian ski resorts, our skiNorway experts have first-hand experience of just how welcoming and family friendly Norway is. Whether you're new to the slopes or have been skiing together as a family since the children could walk, we believe that Norway is the epitome of family skiing.
At skiNorway we understand all the elements of a fantastic family skiing holiday, which is why we are pleased offer once again, our highly acclaimed exclusive ski schools and complimentary child care services.
Ski instructors in Norway are passionate about skiing and fluent in English, allowing them to communicate the small details - and even more importantly, the joy of skiing! Our exclusive ski schools are designed by us to fit your family. They are taught by experienced and trusted instructors, and the adult and children's lessons are synchronised for ultimate ease and peace of mind. Again, this exclusive skiNorway service is available in the February half term and Easter school holidays.
With skiNorway, family fun doesn’t end on the slopes. As well as your fantastic accommodation facilities there is a great choice of additional activities - from exclusive husky sledding trips, to star gazing and horse sleigh rides. See individual resort pages for a full list of what's available or speak to us today for personalised suggestions.
Our Exclusive Ski Schools
Ski school is a large part of most skiing holidays, especially for family skiing, and it’s important to get it right. At skiNorway we believe stress free ski tuition, picked to suit your holiday and tuition needs, will guarantee you have a fantastic time. That’s why we created our exclusive ski schools, to ensure that we provide the seamless service you expect from skiNorway throughout every aspect of your holiday.
Inspiring skiers for over a decade
Our experience and local expertise allows us to work closely with local ski schools to create our exclusive classes for the whole family. As a result, we have been inspiring new and improving skiers for over a decade, and we are proud to offer funSki Academy, playSki and vipSki Coaching exclusively to skiNorway customers:
We created playSki for the youngest skiers in your family to ensure they love skiing right from the start. Designed for 3 – 4 year olds new to the snow, the 3 hour sessions are split between outdoor skiing and snow-play, and indoor games and crafts, to give your child/children the best introduction to skiing holidays.
- 3 – 4 year olds, beginners
- 3 hours, Monday – Friday
- A combination of 90 minutes on the snow and 90 minutes indoors
- Guaranteed to run alongside funSki and vipSki
- Maximum group size of 5 children
- Purpose built indoor playroom
Our original ski school groups for children age 5 – 15 years. The small, ability and age based groups are designed to ensure your children love skiing as much as you do. The emphasis is on having fun while learning, with a more focused approach on coaching as age and ability grow.
- 5 – 15 year olds, beginners to experts
- 3 hours, Monday – Friday
- Guaranteed to run alongside playSki and vipSki
- Maximum group size of 7 children
- Ability and age based groups
For adults we have vipSki Coaching; social and unpressured skiing sessions in which to improve your skiing and explore the mountain. vipSki is designed to start just after, and finish just before your child's/children’s funSki and playSki lessons, for a completely stress free experience. The tuition is based on individual coaching within a group setting, to improve and fine tune techniques.
- 16 years +, beginners and up
- 2 hours 30 minutes, Monday – Friday
- Starts 15 minutes after funSki and playSki begins & finishes 15 minutes before they end
- Maximum group size of 7
- Social skiing groups with individual coaching
At skiNorway we strive to create stress-free family skiing holidays that everyone enjoys, which is why we offer complimentary childcare services in Trysil at the Mountain Resort Hotel and Mountain Resort Residences during Half term, and at the Mountain Resort Hotel during the Easter school holiday.
- Monday - Friday
- Mornings from 09:00 - 12:00
- Afternoons from 13:30 - 16:30
- Morning session for children age 12 to 36 months
- Afternoons for children aged 12 months and up to 8 years
- Available at the Trysil Mountain Resort Hotel and Residences
How it works
Our complimentary childcare is run by our passionate skiNorway nannies and usually entails a mixture of indoor and outdoor play. You will drop your children off at the assigned point at the start of each session and once everyone is all set the carers and children will start their morning/afternoon of activities and games based on the children's ages.
Activities include crafts and painting as well as sledging and fun in the snow if the weather is suitable. At the end of an enjoyable session you will collect your children from the assigned point and the carers will let you know how the session has been.
As per UK guidelines, group sizes and child to carer ratios are based on the age of the children to ensure the best possible care is given. Our skiNorway childcarers are CRB checked (or Scandinavian equivalent) to give you complete peace of mind for the most relaxing holiday. Because of this group sizes are limited so we suggest you let us know about your childcare needs when you book.
What's not included
- We don't include lunch and require you to collect your children between 12:00 and 13:30
- Snacks and drinks other than water. You can give your children snacks to bring or some pocket money for a hot chocolate.
- Nappies and changing equipment.
If you require childcare on other days, at alternative times or in other resorts then please contact us for details and costs.
- Evenings from 18:00
- £21 (200NOK) per hour (paid locally)
- Available in Trysil