Ski resorts in Scandinavia
If you decide to relax in the winter, then go skiing. This is a very useful activity and a fashionable type of outdoor activity. The real center of skiing is Scandinavia. The countries of northern Europe are famous for their ski resorts. Among them are Finland, Norway and Sweden. Compared to other well-known European resorts, Scandinavian ski resorts are also organized at a high level. A ski infrastructure is developed here, tourist services are held at the highest level, but at lower prices than in alpine resorts. The countries of Scandinavia are famous for their amazingly beautiful nature and excellent climatic conditions for skiing. From November to April there is snow on the slopes; accordingly, skiers have the opportunity to enjoy the long season. Let us consider in more detail the best resorts of each of the countries of Scandinavia.
The closest to our country are ski resorts in Finland. To list all of them does not make sense, since there are many of them for every taste. The choice of place for an active winter holiday depends on the level of training and other circumstances. There are training schools where you can learn to ride and improve your skills. In Finland, you can find skiing trails for every taste, you can ski, snowboard, sled, ice skate, etc. You can come here to relax here with the children, there are also places for classes for them. The most popular resort in Finland is Kuuasamo – Ruka. The ski season here lasts from October to May and is considered the longest in the country. There are 29 well-prepared ski slopes of different types on the territory of Ruka (the so-called blue, black, red). The plain ski trail is 200 km. Also here is one of the best snowboard parks in Europe. The resort boasts 20 fast modern lifts. A lot of young people relax here in the season, the nightlife is very eventful. Great service in hotels and restaurants. 25 km from Ruka is the city of Cuuasamo, which combines the beauty of nature and the advantages of a modern city. In addition, there is an airport, which greatly facilitates the path to the resort of Ruka. Other popular Finnish ski resorts are Vuokatti, Kuopio, Palyakka and others.
Norway also has its own ski resorts. One of the best is the Voss resort, located in the fjord region. The season lasts from December to May. The conditions for skiing in the resort are different: for professionals, for training beginners, for fans of snowboarding and even for children. Voss is considered a great place for families. For children from 2 to 6 years old, a ski kindergarten works, a separate area with its own lift is equipped, there is a special center where children are looked after. In addition, Voss has many other attractions and excursions. The recommended excursion to visit is “Norway in miniature”. Voss has two ski areas – Resort and Mirkdalen. Both zones are equipped with everything necessary for skiing: a variety of tracks, ski lifts, a snow park, a children’s area. Also known in Norway are the resorts of Geilo, Quitfiel, Lillehammer and Hemsedal.
The famous Swedish ski resort is the Ore complex, which consists of four villages (Tegfjöll, Duved, Ore-Byu, Ore-Björnen) and five ski areas (Tegfjöll, Duved, Ore-Bü, Ore-Björnen and Redkulle). Tourists can ride in the entire complex, moving between the villages on buses. This resort is called the “Scandinavian Alps.” However, despite the highest level of service corresponding to the Alpine, the prices here are lower. The technical specifications of Ore make it possible to host the Alpine Skiing World Cup here. The season in Auray lasts from mid-November to May. This resort is equipped with a variety of tracks, which will be interesting for a professional to ride, beginners and even children can study. A well-functioning system of lifts, of which there are 40 pcs. The total length of the tracks is 102 km. Ore is a real resort full of entertainment for every taste. There are many establishments, entertainment centers, nightlife in full swing. Various excursions to local attractions are also popular with tourists.
Scandinavia is a great place for a winter holiday. Choose a country to your taste and come to study and hone your skills in skiing!