Geilo is a traditional “chocolate-box” village at the heart of Norway’s winterland region with ski areas on both sides of the valley. It offers 40 pistes to suit mainly intermediate and beginner skiers, several snow parks and over 220km of cross country tracks.
Hemsedal, renowned as the biggest ski area in Norway with an excellent snow record, offers a huge diversity of terrain, some convenient slope-side lodging and good children’s nursery slopes.
The small resort of Beitostølen located in the Jotunheimen National Park offers a well planned and efficient lift network, a high quality English speaking ski school and gentle, confident building slopes for families, beginners and low intermediates. There is plenty for children from the Ski Fun Land to the special sledge lift, mini-snowmobiles, husky sledding and floodlit night skiing.
Crystal Ski special launch offers:
– Free and reduced kids places in all resorts if room is shared with two adults. Price from £1669 for a family of six in Beitostølen
– 2for1 lift passes in all resorts for all departure dates in January and 2 February. Limited availability (save up to £210)
– Learn to ski package including equipment hire, lift pass and tuition for only £199 in Geilo (save £163). Departure 5 January
Trevor De Villiers, international sales & marketing director, Norway – Home of Skiing commented: “Following an absence of almost five years, we’re delighted to welcome Crystal Ski back to our ski resorts. Flying direct from London Gatwick to Fagernes Airport, Crystal will offer the customers what must be some of the shortest ski transfers in Europe – only 45 minutes to Beitostølen! We have enjoyed charter services for almost 20 years from the UK, and I know that our loyal customers will welcome the return of the UK’s No1 ski operator to Norway.
We are very excited to have the British skiers in our resorts, as they really go out and enjoy the full benefits of our unique winter wonderland resorts, from skiing and spa indulgence to husky safaris in our spectacular and unspoilt nature,” he continued.
Crystal Ski managing director Simon Cross: “The snow-sure resorts, the varied terrain and excellent family facilities in Norwegian resorts have always been popular with British skiers, but no one has facilitated what customers also want: making ski holidays to Norway more affordable. Norway isn’t known as a cheap destination, but we’ve managed to use our buying power to get some great value half board options plus incredibly inexpensive self catering cabins and apartments.”
Prices for a week’s stay start at £375 (per person based on six sharing) at the Hovi Cabins in Beitostølen on self catering basis including return flights from Gatwick and transfers departing on 5 January 2014.
For bookings call Crystal Ski 0871 231 2256 or visit www.crystalski.co.uk
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|Snow range||800 – 1173 m||640 – 1497 m||900 – 1176 m|
|Pistes||40 – 10, 10, 15, 5||42 – 12, 10, 8, 7||21 – 4, 9, 3, 5|
|Cross-country||220 km||202 km||320 km|