NEWS

A smorgasbord of our most popular itineraries, mountain talk,
skiNorway exclusives and news for the coming season

LEARN TO SKI IN NORWAY NEXT SPRING

LEARN TO SKI IN NORWAY NEXT SPRING

LEARN TO SKI IN NORWAY NEXT SPRING

LEARN TO SKI IN NORWAY NEXT SPRING

By the end of March, long days and milder temperatures create the perfect conditions for skiing, with beautiful blue sky days alongside a good chance of fresh snow. These conditions are ideal if you’re a beginner or are looking to take your family to the slopes for the first time.

It’s not just the great conditions that make a skiNorway holiday so special. As well as our expertise and service, skiNorway customers get access to our complimentary childcare and exclusive ski schools.

 

Our ski schools

We offer a choice of exclusive ski schools to help the whole family learn to ski and develop their skiing technique. With playSki from age 3 -4, funSki for ages 5 -15 and vipSki for everyone age 16 plus, we have the whole family covered whether you’re new to the snow or looking to refine your carving. Small, ability based groups are taught by English speaking instructors and provide a fun, sociable and educational atmosphere. Plus the lessons will always run at the same time so you have the rest of the day to spend together.

 

Complimentary childcare

During the school holidays we offer complimentary childcare designed to run alongside our exclusive ski school groups. Children age 12 – 36 months can join us in the morning while parents join vipSki or explore the mountains by themselves, and afternoon sessions are for everyone age 12 months and up.

 

Where to stay

If you’ve got young children (3 – 4 yrs) and want them to join playSki then we suggest the Radisson Blu Hotel, Trysil. The Radisson Blu Hotel is a great family friendly base with an in-house bowling alley and brilliant pool with a range of flexible room styles including hotel rooms, suites and apartments.

From £977 per person, based on 4 people sharing a deluxe room in the Radisson Blu Hotel for 7 nights bed and breakfast, including flights and transfers. Dep 2nd April.

 

For older families the Radisson Blu Mountain Residences is a great option with spacious apartment style rooms and flexible board options on the side of the slopes. In addition skiNorway guests get complimentary access to the pool and spa area, including the outdoor hot tubs.

From £819 per person, based on 4 people sharing a 2 bedroom apartment in the Mountain Resort Residences for 7 nights self-catering, including flights and transfers. Dep 2nd April.

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HASSLE FREE TRAVEL WITH SKINORWAY

HASSLE FREE TRAVEL WITH SKINORWAY

HASSLE FREE TRAVEL WITH SKINORWAY

HASSLE FREE TRAVEL WITH SKINORWAY

At skiNorway we pride ourselves on providing exceptional service that ensures you have a hassle free ski holiday from the initial booking enquiry through to when you arrive home at the end of your holiday.

 

Pre-booked services

We can arrange equipment hire, lift passes and lessons all prior to departure, ensuring you have the best choice of lesson availability, that your lift passes are waiting for you on arrival and your equipment is simple to collect. We can also suggest activities and additional things to do, helping you to streamline your holiday and ensure that you have time to do everything you want.

In addition when you book in advance you can access playSki, funSki and vipSki, our ski schools that are available exclusively to skiNorway customers who book before travel.

 

Assurance and advice

Booking with us also ensures that if something doesn’t go quite to plan then our team is on hand to give you advice and information and help resolve any issues as fast as possible. skiNorway are members of AITO and ABTA so you are assured of high-quality service and financial security throughout booking and travel.

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STAFF PICK: SCANDIC NARVIK

STAFF PICK: SCANDIC NARVIK

STAFF PICK: SCANDIC NARVIK

STAFF PICK: SCANDIC NARVIK

Brand new to skiNorway for this season, the Scandic Hotel in Narvik is an iconic and modern hotel in a stunning fjord setting with some great skiing on offer.

 

Skiing in the Arctic

If you’re after a skiing holiday with a unique feel then Narvik could be for you. In the heart of Arctic Norway, Narvik ski resort is a popular spot with the locals and is heralded as one of the best resorts in Scandinavia for off-piste and powder skiing. As well as great slopes the resort is also on the side of the fjord, with stunning views down across the iconic fjord landscape of west Norway.

The Scandic hotel in Narvik has taken advantage of this beautiful location. The iconic tower rises above the town with incredible views across the fjord from their sky bar, as well as many of the rooms. A daily shuttle bus will help you reach the ski lifts, while the town of Narvik itself is a comfortable stroll in the evening. As well as skiing, Narvik is in a great location if you would like to hunt the Northern Lights and there is even an opportunity to pop over the boarder to Sweden for a day or two of skiing with a different stunning view.

For more details explore our Narvik resort page and the Scandic Narvik hotel page, or contact your skiNorway expert today for a personalised proposal.

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APRÈS SKI FOR EVERYONE

APRÈS SKI FOR EVERYONE

APRÈS SKI FOR EVERYONE

APRÈS SKI FOR EVERYONE

Après ski is one of the iconic aspects of skiing holidays and these days it isn’t just about Jager and dancing on the tables. There is a resort and après ski atmosphere to suite everyone, whether you want to sing along to live music after a day on the slopes, want something to entertain the children or just want to soak well worked muscles in a hot tub.

 

Traditional Après Ski

Friday and Saturday are when you’ll find the bars bustling with friendly Norwegians who are enjoying a well-earned drink or two (or more) after a day on the slopes. Most resorts have a couple of lively choices on the weekends. Speak to us about Hemsedal and Voss Resort for a fun atmosphere out of peak season. Come Easter Norway goes a bit spring mad, and you’ll find parties on every corner and a vibrant atmosphere in every bar.

It’s worth noting that the Norwegians don’t really do mid-week drinking (with a few exceptions, such as the run-up to Easter) so if you want a lively atmosphere from Monday – Thursday the best thing to do is grab a few friends and descend on your bar of choice. The hotel bars will be busiest, but tend to be more expensive, other than that the best thing to do is ask around when you’re in resort as different bars are popular with different crowds so it varies week to week.

 

Family Après Ski

The Norwegian ski resorts are very family friendly and most resorts will offer a weekly programme of family activities to keep the kids entertained after a day on the slopes. Live music and shows, BBQ’s in the snow and visits from resort mascots are just a few things that are on offer. We suggest speaking to us about Trysil for a great choice of family friendly activities off the slopes.

 

Relaxing Après Ski

If you don’t fancy a party every night then don’t worry, our handpicked hotels offer a great selection of relaxing alternatives. We can suggest hotels with luxury spas, such as the Mountain Resort Residences, where you can unwind and soak away a day on the slopes in a beautiful setting. Or alternatively you could retreat to a cosy hotel bar and read in front of an open fire. If you prefer a cabin then we can suggest somewhere with a private sauna and log burning stove for the ultimate cosy night in.

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SOMETHING DIFFERENT: LUXURY CHRISTMAS IN LAPLAND 2017 photo credits: Juha Laine

SOMETHING DIFFERENT: LUXURY CHRISTMAS IN LAPLAND 2017

SOMETHING DIFFERENT: LUXURY CHRISTMAS IN LAPLAND 2017

SOMETHING DIFFERENT: LUXURY CHRISTMAS IN LAPLAND 2017

If you’re after a festive skiing holiday with a difference this December, then our colleagues over at skiLapland may have the experience you’re looking for. Their Luxury Father Christmas holidays range from 3 to 5 nights and are the perfect action packed adventure for you and your family. With a focus on a huge range of activities and with plenty of time for skiing in the world-class resort of Ruka, this could be the perfect way to get in an early skiing fix while also taking your family on a holiday they will never forget.

This deluxe experience includes: a reindeer and husky safari, a family fun morning with a range of snow and ice based activities, and a 4 hour programme at Santa’s cottage including baking with Mrs Clause and lunch or dinner with Santa himself. There is an afternoon free for skiing, as well as opportunities to enjoy floodlit ski slopes during the evening.

 

Prices start from £1,458 per adult for 3 nights on a full board basis, based on a fully occupied 2 bedroom cabin (sleeps 6), including return flights from London Heathrow and transfers.

Visit our friends at skiLapland for more details and dates, or contact them today for booking and tailor made options.

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FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK: SKI SCANDINAVIA

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK: SKI SCANDINAVIA

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK: SKI SCANDINAVIA

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK: SKI SCANDINAVIA

Last autumn we launched our brand new Facebook page skiScandinavia to provide you with the most up to date and comprehensive information on skiing in Norway and across Scandinavia as a whole.

The Ski Scandinavia page now provides a comprehensive resource on all things skiing in Scandinavia, from fantastic family skiing in Norway, to stunning skiing adventures beneath the Northern Lights in Lapland. Ski Scandinavia is now the home of skiNorway, skiLapland, skiSweden and skiIceland, and we provide regular inspiration, insider information and competitions on all 4 regions.

The page is updated regularly with exclusive news, information and links to our weekly blog. We hope you'll come over and say hello and that you'll find the content fun and informative.

skiScandinavia on Facebook

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Photo credit: Fredrik Schenholm - Visitnorway.com