Skiing and other winter sports are deeply entrenched in the Norwegian culture and a school ski trip here will be the trip of a lifetime for all your students, whether they’re seasoned powder hounds or strapping on their skis for the very first time. Norwegians have been skiing for around 5,000 years and the modern sport was developed here and in Sweden from military exercises during the 18th century. In 1843 the first public ski race was held in Norway and the rest, as they say, is history! Norway boasts a long ski season, excellent snow conditions and a reputation for ski resorts that are incredibly child friendly! Norwegians take to the slopes from a young age and so resorts here are set up to welcome younger skiers and encourage their development. The ski schools are excellent too and the instructors all speak excellent English – as do many Norwegians, in fact. And the accommodation here often offers doorstep skiing, making Norway a very easy school ski trip, while still offering exceptional skiing opportunities. And all this just a short flight from the UK – it takes less than 2 hours to fly into Bergen, the closest airport to our Norwegian resort.