Incase you haven’t noticed, I’m a huge fan of snow and mountains. There’s nothing better than a white holiday. As much as I do love the sunshine, whenever I go away, I don’t usually come back with a tan. As always, S and I haven started looking at more destination.
We went to Norway at the beginning of the year and tried our hand at cross-country skiing. It’s the first time I’d been in year, and S had never been before. Now he wants to hit bigger slopes, so we considered checking out Iglu Ski and independent sites. We’re pretty sure where we are going next now (all will be revealed soon). But here are some places that made the shortlist!
Hemsedal has craggy and wooded mountains called the Scandinavian Alps. Here you’ll find some of the best skiing in Norway, with ski slopes served up to 1,500 meters.
Hemsedal is great if you’re looking for a quiet and more relaxed ski resort. This is because Hemsedal is not as large as some alpine ski resorts, and manages to keep a quaint, village feel as a result. This also means that it’s perfect for families. At the resort’s base, there’s even the largest children’s ski area in Norway.
Hemsedal has quality and reliable snow all year round, even when the Alps struggle, this, combined with the well-manicured slopes means that it’s a great little spot.
If you’re a family with a variety of different experience levels, then Chamonix is the place for you. There’s so much skiing here that it’s split into areas, with multiple slopes for all experience levels. You can see them all here on this ski map. You can even take on what’s known as “Le Grand Ski”.
With tremendously long slopes, free ride skiing and off-piste skiing all available, you’ll never get bored of the slopes here. There’s even slopes specifically for beginners, so they can learn at their own pace and you’ll never get stuck in traffic.
Chamonix hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and it’s now all-mountain skiing. Professional guides are also available if you’re looking to test yourself to your limits off-piste while the children take advantage of the children’s slopes.
Finally, consider Verbier in Switzerland. It’s the main resort in Switzerland’s largest ski area. It mainly attracts youthful, sporty clientele, so it’s great if you’re heading there with adolescents. There’s a bustling nightlife and lots of sun.
Nearly 100 lifts access more than 400km worth of runs, including off-piste Alps slopes. If you travel to the top of Mont Fort, you can see as far as Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. When you’re 3,300 meters up, there’s plenty of stunning scenery to take in.