Skiing in Scandinavia
Superb alpine skiing without the crowds. That is the simple joy of skiing in Scandinavia. Nestled amid spectacular scenery, Scandinavian resorts are unassuming in comparison to their continental European counterparts but boast excellent snow conditions for all abilities and a laid-back atmosphere. With snow almost guaranteed well into spring, imagine carving a well-groomed red run practically alone or schussing down a lower piste directly to your accommodation.
Temperatures are comparable to the The Alps and shorter daylight hours in Scandinavia are more than compensated for by floodlit slopes – an experience in itself! Plus direct flights from London Gatwick and short transfers ensure this is the ultimate in hassle-free skiing.
Norway is a nation that has engaged in winter pastimes for thousands of years and is often considered the home of ski. For Norwegians outdoor activity and embracing the elements is part of their cultural identity. Neighbouring Sweden largely shares these traits and for Swedes the focus is firmly on family fun.
We’re delighted to be partnering with ski experts, skiScandinavia adding dedicated skiing itineraries to our comprehensive collection of winter holidays. Perfectly complementing our Nordic heritage, the team at skiScandinavia combine passion and knowledge to provide first-class ski breaks in Norway and Sweden ideally suited to families. Like Discover the World, they are fully bonded by ABTA and are a member of AITO – ensuring complete peace of mind for your holiday.
Quiet, well-maintained slopes and short lift queues
Long season with guaranteed snow
Perfect for families, groups of friends and suitable for all abilities
Ski schools with English-speaking instructors
Exclusive direct flights and short transfers to resort
Concierge service and complimentary childcare
Our featured itineraries are based in two of the most accessible resorts in Europe, Trysil in Norway and Kläppen in Sweden. Both utilise newly built and state-of-the-art Scandinavian Mountains Airport ensuring quick and convenient access to the slopes.
Bright and spacious Scandinavian style characterises the hotels and apartments available at both resorts. Hand-picked by the skiScandinavia experts, there is a wide choice of options from luxury hotel rooms to 2- or 3-bedroom apartments. Offering comfort and convenience in equal measure, all are ski-in/ski-out with excellent facilities including restaurants. The properties in Norway feature swimming pools and spa facilities.
68 slopes include 28 green runs widely spread across the mountain. There are also slalom courses and a dedicated expert area for advanced skiers. There are 31 lifts.
37 slopes and 21 lifts include a great selection of green runs making it excellent for beginner. Short but steep black runs suit newly advanced skiers.
Family Skiing and Ski Schools
Whether you’re considering your first skiing holiday as a family or are seasoned skiers, the resorts in Scandinavia are fantastic for families. Friendly and welcoming, slopes cater for all levels, there is a great choice of additional activities as well as complimentary childcare services, which is exclusive to skiScandinavia clients. This is usually based on site at the accommodation.
Highly acclaimed ski schools are a key feature of all trips. Experienced, supportive instructors fluent in English can’t wait to share their passion for the sport and the adult and children’s lessons are synchronised for ease and peace of mind.
The funSki Academy (ages 5-15) and vipSki Coaching (age 16+) are a maximum of 7 participants, while playSki (ages 3-4) has a maximum of 5 participants ensuring a high level of individual attention. Lessons are 3 hours (2.5 hours for adults) and are always in the mornings.
View the holidays and then contact us for more information and to start planning your ski adventure. All holidays are ATOL protected and AITO assured and covered by skiScandinavia’s Covid Guarantee.