Five Resorts for a Perfect Half Term Ski Holiday

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We couldn't have hoped for a better half term last week - fresh snow, blue skies and uncrowded slopes. The perfect family ski break.

As always, our customers in resort give a better idea of conditions than we can. See the latest customer comments and photos from last week below.

We're now on sale for half term 2017, the key to getting the best value is to book early. From friendly advice to a definite price, we're here to help on 01273 224068, or request a quotation online today.

Geilo, Norway - Perfect for young children

Geilo (pronounced "yay low") makes for an easy going ski holiday for families with young children. On the slopes you'll find an award winning ski school, gentle terrain and free skiing for kids aged 6 and under. Off the slopes, everyone will love the world-famous train journey to resort and the excellent range of non-ski activities.

Kate Nicholls - Geilo Ski School

Bluebird Geilo, photo by Kate Nicholls

Kate Nicholls took her daughters to Geilo for their first ski holiday and described it as 'totally perfect for beginners'. Thanks to Ski School they were confidently tackling blue runs with jumps and slaloms by the end of the week!

Jane Anderson - Geilo

Myrkdalen, Norway - Perfect for escaping the crowds

All last week our customers were sending us photos showing how quiet the slopes were in Myrkdalen - even during half term! This lesser-known resort is ideal for building up confidence on wide slopes where you won't have to dodge other skiers. There's also vast off-piste and back country skiing for the more experienced skiers in your party.

Matt Shonfeld Myrkdalen

Matt Shonfeld in Myrkdalen

Last week it snowed, the sun shone and our customers couldn't believe how quiet the slopes were!

"We were looking for somewhere different to ski, while at the same time not too busy and where the kids could learn skiing properly - and not too expensive. All was arranged perfectly, and easily. Even if we would book it ourselves next time, I would go through ski safari again. Thanks!" Erik Risema

Myrkdalen - Jason Howells

Empty slopes in Myrkdalen, photo by Jason Howells

"Myrkdalen in Norway. Not the most difficult of ski resorts but brilliant snow and for families and those who want to learn / have lessons to improve." - Jason Howells

"For our children's first ski holiday, this was the perfect destination. The hotel is literally at the bottom of the piste, the ski school is just yards away from the door. We had excellent snow. It's not too busy, queues are short, and everyone is helpful. We enjoyed it very much." Simon Mark Richardson

Åre, Sweden - Perfect for activities on and off the mountain

Åre is one of the best places in the world to sample winter beyond the downhill slopes. Cross-country skiing, ice-skating, sleigh rides, ice-fishing, dog-sledding, snow-shoeing, snowmobiling, tobogganing, ice-driving, zip-lining, snow-kiting, even moose kissing - whatever you fancy, you can try it here! That's not to take away from the 1,080 acre ski area which has terrain for all abilities.

“Firstly we'd like to say a big thank you for organising a fantastic ski trip for us. We really enjoyed our holiday, it was relaxing whilst adventurous! The hotel was superb & catered for us all so well, the staff were friendly, facilities fantastic & food was very tasty. The resort was perfect for what we required & so pleasant to ski without the usual half term crowds. Thank you.” Rosie Forshaw

Rosie Blyth - Åre

Learning in zero traffic in Åre, photo by Rosie Blyth

"A stress free, relaxing skiing holiday for us all... Plus some spectacular views" - Rosie Blyth

Trysil, Norway - Perfect for all abilities

Trysil is the largest ski resort in Norway, making it ideal if you have a mix of skiing abilities. With bucket loads of inspiring, cruising runs and wide open space, it's a resort that turns many a beginner into a confident intermediate. Worried it's a bit tame? Try the black slopes in Høgegga - including a jaw-dropping 45 degree slope.
“We are just back from the Radisson Blu having had a fabulous week! Wow! What a lovely place and what lovely people! Skiing was amazing and although the weather was mixed it certainly did not stop us having a blast.” Kate McIntyre

"Trysil is a great resort. It has long runs, but not too challenging so everyone can enjoy the feeling of exploring. It has its share of more challenging runs too. We skied as a family so it was important for us to be able to have variety in the slopes. We also didn't 'outgrow' the mountain in one trip. We only visited 2 out of the 4 base stations there. The resort is run by skistar, and they add nice bits for the children... like the skiing snowman Valle!" Sarah Aldred

“I am writing to thank you for all your help organising our first family skiing trip to Trysil. We had a wonderful week. The accommodation was perfect, convenient for the slopes, shop and a great size for all eight of us to feel comfortable. The ski lessons were so successful that we were all confidently skiing the blue runs by the end of day 3 or 4 and the children loved every minute.

Trysil was a fantastic place for us all to learn to ski, relaxed and unintimidating. All the staff we came across were friendly and the ski teachers were great.” Rachel Mason

Laax, Switzerland - Perfect for taking your skiing to the next level

Ready to start tackling some more challenging terrain? If you already have one or two ski holidays under your belt then try Laax in Switzerland, one of our favourite intermediate resorts. From the easy reds and blues of Nagens to the steeper blues, reds and blacks of Crap Sogn Gion, there's a wide variety of terrain no matter where you are on the learning curve. There are even four snow parks if rails and jumps are in your sights.

Laax - Lisa Pierce Higgins

The sun shining on empty slopes in Laax, photo by Lisa Pearce-Higgins

"Fabulous week in Laax. Lots of snow, quiet pistes and no queues. Not bad for Feb half term! Another very successful Ski Safari holiday." - Lisa Pearce-Higgins

Like a tailor-made quotation or more information?

Contact our Scandinavia specialists either using our quotation request form or call us on 01273 224068. For Switzerland, call us on 01273 224062.

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