I swear people in Norway have skied from the womb out. In my lifetime, I’ve only ever skied twice and both of which took place in Norway. There is clearly something in the snow. While I was busy falling, and worrying that I didn’t break any bones, there were children as little as 3 yrs old flying over me. I knew that when I was headed back to Norway that I had to take the opportunity to take my son skiing.
The last time I went, we were in Kongsberg Ski-center in Funkelia. I am always thinking of hitting two birds with one stone: I wanted to be able to tell people that the first time my son ever skied was in Norway like his mother, but I also wanted to venture out to a new spot because I’m only in Norway for a limited time. My family had suggested that we go to this winter park a little bit outside of Oslo in Tryvann. They had a variety of slopes and activities that people can do, and it is quite family friendly. We mostly stuck to the mini slope, and the big “easy” downhill.
Neither my boyfriend, or I, were comfortable enough to take my son down the ski slopes. We were barely okay with going down ourselves, let alone holding a toddler. Thankfully, my cousin’s husband is a good skier and was able to teach him the proper techniques while holding him all the way, giving him the best experience. Last time I skied, I may have fallen about 30 times. Today, I only fell 3 times. A record.
There weren’t much snow in Norway at all this year. It was interesting to see them make snow for the slopes. Haha!
Day 3 in Norway was a family oriented day that had the additive of a winter perk — skiing. I’d recommend that if anyone travels to any scandinavian countries or places with snow, to make sure that they do some things that the locals enjoy doing. It’s a bit pricey but the experience is worth it.