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Dry powder snow, peace & top views guaranteed. Head somewhere different to the traditional resorts of the Alps next winter.

Norway's a great alternative to the traditional resorts of the Alps.

The country has a population of just five million, living in a country a third bigger than the UK.

So you can imagine how the slopes are rarely crowded.

And how the dramatic natural landscape is largely untouched.

Norway is iconic for its views, its wide open pistes and unique off-slope activites;

A Scandinavian ski adventure will certainly not disappoint.

Travel to Beitostolen, Geilo, Hafjell, Hemsedal, Kvitfjell, Myrkdalen, Narvik, Norefjell or Trysil for your winter break.

We look forward to what is in store for next season...

Norway is one of the most successful nations to ever compete in the Winter Olympics.

So we can trust in the quality of skiing and snow activities.

That, and peaceful, uncrowded mountains with state-of-the-art lift systems and a warm welcome.

The resorts and a snippet of what they offer:

Beitostolen. Small and perfectly formed - the cosy, family-friendly resort of Beitostolen is located on the edge of the Jotenheimen national park.

Geilo. A warm welcome guaranteed. It's an authentic, quaint resort full of charm and surprises. A traditional ski village with high tech ski facilities.

Hafjell. A family paradise. One of the most popular resorts in Norway that offers family friendly skiing, as well as something for those seeking a little more action.

Hemsedal for a natural high. It's situatied in a landscape of incredible beauty and the setting for some of the most thrilling skiing and snowboarding there is.

Kvitfjell. 'The best ski slopes in the world'. Slopes for the elite and for beginners in an atmosphere of comfort and cosiness.

Myrkdalen. Discover Norway's iconic fjord landscape. It's the largest ski resort on the fjord region.

Narvik. Majestic mountains and deep fjords. A different experience...

Norefjell. Oslo's nearest mountain

Trysil. Beautifully designed with fun for all. Perfect for a family.

It's snow-sure - as good as they come - and offers wide open, quiet pistes.

'Surrounded by dramatic fjords, majestic mountains and charming villages, a winter holiday here is a truly memorable experience,' says Ski Solutions, a tour operator that organises ski holidays to Norway.

'Families are well catered for too, with a number of gentle ski areas designed specifically for children.

'More advanced skiers will love the thrill of exploring the untouched powder fields in Norway's unique backcountry.

'Regardless of ability, all skiers will be in awe of the magical views over fjords and frozen lakes as they discover the area.'

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Other Activities

The country makes a brilliant choice for a family ski holiday thanks to the vast range of activities on offer, from dog sledding to horse drawn sleigh rides and night skiing.

Cross-country is also very popular here and holds a special place in Norway's culture.

Après is a laid-back affair.

It's all about cosy bars and restaurants where you can enjoy the local fare in front of log fires.

Make sure to sample the local tipple, Akevitt.

The dry snow that Norway experiences means the skiing is unique for Europe.

It more resembles the conditions of North America.

Many areas are so confident of their snow quality, that they guarantee your lift pass and will refund you if conditions aren't up to standard.

There's some good insurance!

The Nordic season is long, starting in November and lasting until late April.

Take a look here at PlanetSKI's articles on Norway from last season:

Let's take a look at ski holiday offers to Norway next season, for those now convinced:
  • Lift passes complementary for Christmas week at the Myrkdalen Hotel.
Spend a magical Christmas in the resort of Myrkdalen, set amongst an enchanting landscape of fjords and frozen lakes.

The Myrkdalen Hotel is a ski-in ski-out location, with sensational views, stylish interiors and great dining experiences.

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  • Stay in Trysil
At the Mountain resort and Residences Trysil, Radisson Blu.

7 nights from 8th December, 2019 is £675pp.

It includes hotel bed and breakfast as well as flights and transfers.

- Plus the hotel offers a swimming pool, sauna, gym and more...
  • Myrkdalen Apartments for £555 for a week's stay and skiing
Travel on 23rd February 2020 and stay 7 nights in these below.

The cost includes fligths and transfers, and is a self catered option.

The 'apartments' are located in the heart of the resort, close to restaurants and bars (as well as being ski-in-ski-out!)

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  • Best price for Norwegian break
£365 for 7 nights skiing in Beitostolen, including flights, transfers and accommodation.

Travel 5th January 2020 and stay at the Stolstunet Apartments.

See more ski deals and information on Norwegian holidays here on the Ski Solutions website.

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