When you think of a skiing destination, Norway may not be the first place that comes to mind. Yet, this beautiful Scandinavian country is a true winter wonderland. You will find beautiful nature there, with fairy-tale pine forests to meander through on your skis or snowboard. With a bit of luck you may even spot a reindeer! Thanks to its northern location and cold winters, Norway has a very long ski season, with a high chance of snow. The Trysil ski area and the capital, Oslo, are popular winter sports destinations in Norway. In both areas you will find slopes for all skill levels; a dream for ski enthusiasts! Will you discover it for yourself?
The location of Norway ensures snow, but also short days in winter. Fortunately, Norwegians know how to handle that. Many slopes are illuminated, so that you can still have endless fun on your skis, snowboard, or sled. In Trysil, a number of slopes are regularly open in the evenings, and on some days even extra early in the morning. That way, you can get the most out of your holiday. Fancy trying something else? Then take a magical trip on a dogsled or horse-drawn sleigh, for an authentic and highly recommended experience. Drive the sled yourself, or curl up under a blanket and enjoy the starry winter wonderland as you are driven around. What an unforgettable experience!
In some places, even the sea water freezes; that's how cold the Norwegian winter is! This climate ensures great conditions for skiing and beautiful snow on the slopes. The first flakes will start to fall in November, and will melt again by April. That means a long ski season, with a guaranteed thick layer of snow. Even at the very beginning or end of the season, you are assured of beautiful, snow-covered slopes thanks to the snow cannons. Visit in December for a breath-taking white Christmas, in the spring to soak up the sunshine, or in between to liven up your winter. The choice is yours!