Though sport preferences of the world change very quickly Scandinavian countries stick to their own traditions: foot and ski journeys are still very popular here. Cross-country skiing and walking are the most common sports among locals. Meanwhile Alpine skiing in Norway also has its old tradition. Thus, the slopes of Areskutan first see alpine skiers at the turn of XIX-XX centuries.
Over the last decades Alpine skiing resorts of Scandinavia have been actively upgrading. In 1994 Winter Olympic Games were held in Norwegian Lillehammer. The most famous sport centers are Geilo and Hemsedal in the south Norway. Beginners and experienced skiers will find here all they need for training and rest. Kindergartens, ski schools, and special trails are provided for children.
Scandinavian resorts are characterized by their attention to snowboard. This sport gains more and more popularity here, and snowboard tracks are distinguished by the perfect quality. In addition, many-kilometer cross country trails start from every mountain village.
From the point of view of winter sports the advantage of Norway is obvious: ensured snow cover and November-to-May season duration. But remember that it is very cold in mountain resorts in December and January and daylight hours are very short. That’s why at the height of winter hotels with not so many guests become cheaper. The best time for Alpine skiing is from the end of February to the end of April.
Norwegian ski resorts cater all white sport conditions for all abilities and ages. Non-ski activities and apres-ski options are varied here as well.