With Scandinavian schools usually taking their winter holidays around the end of February - early March, and most Brits skiing France and Austria, Norway can be a super choice for quiet, crowd-free half term skiing.
Famously good ski schools take beginners and improvers under their wings, while snow sure fells have just the right mix of easy slopes and speedy terrain for different levels. Throw in childcare options, all kinds of activities and a bundle of bars and restaurants and it adds up to a wonderful week away.
Moments from the ski lifts and slopes and filled with fabulous facilities at the top end of the scale, our Norway hotels work for families, couples and groups alike.
If you have enough to think about planning your half term week away, a half board package with flights and transfers sorts out the main parts of your stay – all in one go. Or to explore the resort and its restaurants more thoroughly, book B&B.
Whether for families with fussy eaters, couples and groups seeking their own space or just low-cost half term skiing, Norway’s self catered properties give you a flexible week away.
Prepare meals in your kitchen, eat takeaway pizza in your PJ’s or dine out all week – it’s totally up to you. And where apartments are part of a hotel complex, enjoy access to wellness centres, gyms and swimming pools.
February’s a brilliant time of year for skiing in Norway. Daylight hours are increasing from the deep mid-winter, giving you about 8 – 9 hours of sunlight (only an hour or so less than the UK at this time of year).
There are usually dustings of fresh snow throughout the month, meaning all or most of the ski area is able to open.