Norway is a perfect destination for skiing. Starting from November and until Easter one can enjoy wonderful views of snowbound mountains and practice different kinds of winter sports. By the way, the word “slalom” originates from Norway. “Sla” means a hillside and “lom” describes the exit lane. Ski resorts in Norway are perfect for those who want to have calm and relaxed vacation. In contrast to ski resorts in Austria or Czech Republic it is not so overcrowded there and queues at the lifts are not so long.
Moreover, Norway is a perfect country for the admirers of long run skiing. There are some 30.000 km of wonderful trails spreading all over the country. Even Oslo, the capital city, has its own country track Nurmanka. Besides, in Norwegian mountains there are unique tracks that are busy until May. As it usually gets dark early in Norway, 2,500 tracks are usually well illuminated. Even beautiful ski trails in the woods are also usually lit up during nighttime. Slopes and trails in Norway are usually well groomed. And Norwegian winter landscapes are nice to see.
In Norway skiing for children up to 7 years old are free of charge. Small children will enjoy riding in traditional Pulka (sledge). Children are good cared of in Norway so this country is well suited for family vacation. There are special children’s slopes, ski kindergartens and special lifts in all winter sports resorts. Family vacation in Norway in a traditional hut is truly wonderful and very affordable.
Alpine skiing is becoming increasingly popular in Norway. This country has a lot to offer to skiers and snowboarders, that is why winter sports fans all over the world arrive there. Many ski resorts provide well-equipped facilities with half-pipes, quarters, big jumps and boxes. And numerous lifts and gondola lifts make skiing there even better. The most popular ski resorts are Trysil, Lillehammer, Hemsedal and Geilo.