Geilo in Norway

in Norway stands 800 metres high, and has one of the highest in the world, stretching 3,887 feet. is positioned three and a from the capital city, whilst having good road and rail links to the village. Set amidst amazing scenery just off the banks of Fjord, is at the heart of Norways Winter Wonderland. Maintaining its reputation as an excellent family resort, has seen visitors from and beyond since early 1900s. remains unspoilt, with true Norwegian character firmly intact.

With more than just skiing facilities is home to the 4 star , as well as numerous , and the famous Holms . Although primarily a ski resort also offers , , ski orienteering, tobogganing, snow shoe walking, dog-sledging, kite-skiing, night-skiing, snowboarding, freestyle snowboarding and much more.

s reputation as one the worlds top skiing resorts lies mainly in its ability to cater for . With over 10,000 families visiting the slopes each year, also offers excellent tuition in packages it refers to as the Family . This involves tuition for your entire family for the equivalent of $200 a day. This means, that not only can your whole family learn together, but is also means that families with no skiing experience, can go along and after the first day, they will be able to ski on their own.

has also increased its reputation amongst Snowboarders in recent years beating off Lillehammer, Voss and Hemsedal in its bid to host the Norwegian Snowboarding Championship. With four sides of mountain each dedicated to snowboarding and skiing, is now able to call itself Norways first skiing location to offer 5 runs dedicated to snowboarding. With 110 runs in total, has 14% expert allowing experienced skiers to enjoy themselves on the slopes, whilst maintaining the rest of its facilities for intermediates and beginners that account for a larger number of their yearly visitors.

also offers exceptional value for money with weekly family packages starting from $1000 including accommodation, bed and breakfast. The element that stands out the most about is the way it caters for families, with crches, family diners, and especially their Christmas bonanza which includes Santa visiting the slopes with his reindeer on Christmas day, and the time leading up to christmas. never fails to be fully booked for Christmas, with so many families choosing to bring their children along to experience Christmas within this winter wonderland.

Although offers amazing family packages, it would be unfair to say that is limited to . has hosted very serious world sporting events, as well as being the training ground of the national snowboarding and skiing teams. is available from August/September all the way through to late March and is also considering investing in Avalanche Technology which generates snow from water to provide 24/365 skiing. If you have never been to then I would recommend that you give it a go, although the family image may put certain people off visiting the slope I would suggest that checking it out is the best thing to do. From their website it is clear to see that consistent snowfall, and a good variation in the difficulty of runs, is a facility that can genuinely cater for everyone; from beginner to professional.

It has many great options for accommodation, and with good travel links as well their really is no excuse for not hoping on a plane and going to today. With thousands of people on the slopes, from different countries and different backgrounds is suitable for families and teenagers alike. With individual price plans starting from $350 a week, and well-known DJs playing at local club venues is also becoming very popular amongst those teenagers who would have previously seen Ibiza as the only place to be seen on holiday.

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