Pay homage to the country which invented skiing, on a Norway winter break from The Co-operative Travel.
Invented as a way of getting between snow-blocked villages, skiing has become a way of life for many Norwegians, who then exported it to the rest of the world.
With more than 20,000 miles of marked ski runs, and guaranteed snow, a Norway ski holiday is a great way to explore the country's true, unspoilt natural beauty.
Popular Norway ski holiday destinations include Telemark - the birthplace of what has now become a major pastime - Oppdal, Voss, Geilo, and Trysil, the last boasting a mind-boggling 64 runs over the slopes of a single peak.
Another resort, Skeikampen, has been formulated especially to be family-friendly, with a dedicated ski area for youngsters. Children also benefit from free lift passes and helmets, and complimentary crèches are often available to keep them occupied while mum and dad are out on the slopes..
Because of the all-pervading nature of skiing in Norway, there are almost no lift queues, and most instructors speak excellent English.
Snowboarding facilities have rapidly established themselves alongside those for skiing in most resorts, while other activities you could try on a winter ski and sports holiday from The Co-operative Travel include toboganning, skating, paragliding, dog-sledding and sleigh rides.
With skiing so well established in the country's culture, it should come as little surprise that the après-ski scene is also well developed, and it ensures that every resort bursts into life at weekends, welcoming locals and visitors alike, and encouraging them to take shelter when conditions get particularly harsh.
You'll find a wide choice of accommodation for all budgets, from luxury hotels to basic cabins, in all resorts, so your Norway skiing holiday certainly won't be short of all your creature comforts.
This small country definitely leads the world when it comes to catering for unforgettable ski holidays and winter breaks. So discover the sheer variety of Norway winter breaks with The Co-operative Travel, and learn why, for many, it's the original, and best, winter wonderland.