skiNorway FAQs

Why choose Norway?

Quiet slopes & short lift queues. Even during the holidays you will find the slopes quiet and crowd free.

Excellent ski schools with passionate English speaking instructors, including our exclusive skiNorway ski schools.

Paradise for families. From the fantastic choice of activities to the fabulous gentle and safe slopes, you and your family are catered for.

Guaranteed snow. From December through until April we guarantee a certain number of slopes will be open so you can book with peace of mind.

Beautiful scenery. From unique rolling hills to an Alpine paradise and skiing in a UNESCO world Heritage site, wherever you decide to go in Norway you will not be disappointed by the view.

Choice on and off the slopes. As well as fantastic alpine skiing, most resort have a great selection of cross-country trails and at least one snow park. Off the slopes there is a great choice of what to do in your free time, including dog sledding or relaxing in the hotel spa.

Why travel with skiNorway?

Your skiNorway experts. With over 18 years of experience creating holidays across Scandinavia, the team at skiNorway will help you discover your ideal holiday whatever you are after. We can cater for families, groups, couples, single travellers, corporate/incentive groups and schools.

Tailored to you. Choose your departure airport, transfer type and let your skiNorway experts recommend one of our hand-picked accommodation choices. As well as our high-standard accommodation we have a selection of luxury accommodation options that can be complimented by private transfers and fantastic catering options.

Peace of mind. Our AITO and ABTA memberships assure you of 100% financial protection. While our Scandinavian office are on hand to offer advice and assistance 24 hours a day.

Exclusive ski schools & activity packages. We work closely with the resorts to offer you an exclusive selection of ski schools: playSki, funSki Academy and vipSki coaching. Whether you are an experienced skier or new to the snow our ski schools are a great way to learn and improve in a sociable atmosphere, and most importantly they are always synchronised so that you and your family can share time together during your busy holiday.

Is Norway very cold and dark?

Norway is only slightly colder than the Alps but this means guaranteed snow from early November until early May. Daylight hours are similar to the UK, with the added bonus of night skiing under floodlight in all resorts. See table below for monthly averages.



Day Light  

Snow Fall


- 2°C

8 hours

90 cm


- 7 °C

7 hours

52 cm


- 6 °C

7 hours

83 cm


- 7 °C

9 hours

42 cm


- 3 °C

12 hours

50 cm


+ 2 °C

15 hours

40 cm

How do I book a skiNorway holiday?

Because our holidays are all bespoke and designed especially for you, we don’t have an online booking system.

To make a booking, ask us a question about skiing in Norway, and to receive your tailor made proposal you can either contact us on 0207 199 6010, email us at or fill in our online form. One of the skiNorway experts will get back to you as soon as they can, usually by the end of the day, or within 24 hours if it’s after our office has closed.

How much does a skiNorway holiday cost?

Our holidays are all tailor made especially for you, which means that if you want to spend two nights in Oslo before you fly home, wish to fly from your regional airport, or would prefer a private transfer to the resort, we are able to create that for you. However, our flexibility means that we are unable to offer online package prices and bookings.

We have a from price for our most popular accommodation options as a guide, but we pride ourselves on hand-crafting your perfect holiday and we feel that we can best do that by being in contact with you throughout the booking process.

To make a booking, ask us a question about skiing in Norway, and to receive your tailor made proposal you can either contact us on 0207 199 6010, email us at or fill in our online form.

Our tailor made options include:

  • Choice of accommodation, room type and board
  • Flights from all major UK airports
  • Transfers by hire car, private taxi, rail (where applicable), VIP transfers, or our own direct transfer services.
  • Multi-centre holidays as well as city breaks at the beginning and end of your holiday
  • Equipment rental, additional activities and our exclusive ski schools

Is Norway a very expensive place to ski?

Norway has a reputation for being an expensive country, however with recent global economic changes the £ has remained relatively stable against the NOK (Norwegian Kroner). This means that prices have not increased to the same extent as other European resorts within the Euro zone, and in some cases Norwegian resorts are much cheaper than other European ski destinations.

How long is the flight from the UK to Norway?

Flight times are approximately 2 hours from London and around 1 hour from Scotland.

Where can I fly from?

As an appointed British airways operator, skiNorway scheduled flights depart London Heathrow terminal 5. We are also able to offer direct flights from all major UK airports, including Manchester, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, as well as indirect flights from Cardiff, Newcastle and Norwich. Please contact us for more details and to receive your personal itinerary.

What transfer options are available?

We pride ourselves on our flexible, tailor made holidays and we have a choice of transfer services:

  • Hire car
  • Private taxi
  • Rail (where applicable)
  • VIP transfers
  • skiNorway direct transfers

Do I have to stay for a week?

You can stay for as long as you like. Your bespoke skiNorway holiday can be as short as a weekend break right up to a multi week adventure exploring the different regions Norway has to offer. Whether you know exactly what you want or are in search of ideas, your skiNorway specialists are here to give help and advice throughout your booking process.

With short transfer times and a great choice of skiing and accommodation, Trysil and Voss make ideal destinations for those who want to make the most of only a few days on the snow.

If you have more than a week to enjoy Norway, Oslo and Bergen are beautiful cities with a rich culture and history and lots to do and see. Speak to one of the skiNorway experts today about adding a few days to the beginning or end of your holiday.

What are your opening hours?

If you are on holiday with us you can contact your skiNorway representative 24 hours a day. You’ll find the number on your pre-arrival packs.

For our UK office our opening hours are:

Monday - Friday

09:00 – 17:30

Saturday & Sunday  

Contact via email 


I'm thinking of taking my family skiing for the first time. Is Norway a good choice?

Norway is a paradise for families. Children are especially well catered for with exclusive clubs, activities and crèche facilities. The skiing is safe and gentle with separate skiing areas especially for young children. Most resorts offer free children's lift passes all season long.

What are the ski schools like?

The ski schools in Norway are renowned for being passionate, welcoming and fantastic with children.

All the instructors are fluent in English and understand how to help you achieve your goals on the slopes. Whether you choose a private lesson or join our exclusive skiNorway ski schools, you and your family are guaranteed to have a fantastic ski school experience.

You can book lessons in alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross country, telemark, and snow park as well as guiding sessions for those who want to explore beyond the pistes.

Is childcare available?

Childcare is available in the following resorts:

  • Trysil, from 1 year +
  • Hemsedal, from 6 months to 8 years
  • Geilo, from 6 months to 8 years
  • Lillehammer & Hafjell, from 4 to 10 years

During the half term and Easter school holidays skiNorway offer complimentary childcare in the resort of Trysil. Please contact us for more details and prices outside of school holidays.

Do the slopes get busy during peak weeks?

No, the slopes are very quiet even during peak weeks in comparison to most resorts in the Alps as the number of skiers are limited by the amount of accommodation available.

Can I pre-book lift passes, ski rental and ski school (ski pack)?

Yes, we recommend pre-booking your ski pack with us as we can arrange the best ski school times and have your lift pass collected and ready to use on the day of your arrival. There is no charge for this service when ski packs are pre-booked.

Do I need any special clothing for skiing in Norway?

No, as with skiing anywhere you will need windproof, waterproof and warm ski wear. It is best to follow the rule of many layers, opposed to one big heavy jacket for example. Thermal underwear and thermal socks are suggested for all skiing holidays as they will work with your body to keep you warm. Helmets are provided free of charge from all ski rentals.

How much deposit do you require?

£250 per person

When is the final balance due on my holiday?

Your final balance is due 8 weeks prior to travel. We will send you a reminder 9 weeks prior to travel.

Can I make changes/amendments to my booking?

Yes, just email us at There are no administration charges for making small changes/amendments to your booking.

When will I receive my travel documents?

Flight tickets and vouchers are issued approximately 10 days prior to travel.

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