It’s no secret the Swedes look after children fabulously, and with top notch ski areas too this is an excellent place to visit with the brood. Whether you’re coming to learn the ropes or just sample a different ski scene, this nation has a lot to offer over February half term.
Swedish schools stagger their winter holidays - called sportlovet (or ‘sport holiday’) - throughout February and thanks to fabulously efficient lift systems, even the busiest resort days ensure everyone gets a good amount of time on the snow.
With facilities like kids clubs, swimming pools, games rooms – maybe even a bowling alley - and slopeside locations to take the hassle out of the ski-school run, our Swedish ski hotels have family travel down pat. If you’re here without youngsters in tow, on-site bars, spas and restaurants add up to a well-rested week away.
Choose a hotel packaged with flights and transfers and you won’t have to spend hours trawling the net for travel deals on the busiest skiing week of the year – get everything secured in one go then start getting excited!
February snow & weather
Slap bang in the middle of the November-to-May ski season of Sweden’s best resorts, February is a terrific time to ski here. Cool temperatures preserve the snow that’s built up over the previous months, while snow cannons kick in for an extra top up as and when. Daylight hours have grown from 4-5 at the beginning of the season to 7-10 at this time of year, and you still have the back-up of floodlit slopes if you want extra time on the snow.
On top of ski slopes and snow parks, there’s no end of activities to enjoy in this neck of the woods. Snowy Scandinavian pastimes are a real treat to try out for every age group - you can explore the surroundings by foot, husky sled, reindeer sleigh or snowmobile. Visit waterfalls and canyons if you like to soak up the sights or try your hand at ice climbing or paragliding for an adrenaline surge.