family snow holiday

Preparing for a Family Snow Holiday & Giveaway

You might remember that in August I went on a week long holiday to Norway to enjoy spectacular views of the Fjords. Norway is a beautiful country and we are eager to return however this time we are looking at enjoying a holiday in the Winter season for a family snow break. I am collaborating with Inntravel to introduce their new Snow holidays in Norway and to bring a fantastic giveaway to the London Telegraph Ski and Snowboard show. 

Inntravel have a lovely selection of slow holidays and hotels to choose from and Norway is a beautiful country. You won’t be disappointed. Inntravel have also combined their holiday breaks with things like whale watching tours, seeing the northern lights and snow walks. I think this is fantastic as we would love the chance to watch whales and experience even more of Norway. Tromso is high up on my list of places to visit so this Northern Lights Break looks fantastic.

We are yet to enjoy our family snow adventure but I’ve been looking at what to pack and what to leave behind so that we can make the most out of our trip. The great thing about snow holidays is that they usually have hire shops for the bigger equipment so if you’re not a pro snowboarder or this is your first ski adventure then you really don’t need to go all out and pack everything. Plus, there is so much more to a snow holiday than sliding down mountain peaks.

Mountains, Mist, Norway, Geirangerfjord, Photos, Landscape

Some parts of Norway are within the Arctic Circle so be prepared for the cold. We always think packing layers of clothing is best. There are so many fantastic snow suits for every member of the family and I recommend taking a couple if you’re traveling for at least a week, however remember these can be pretty bulky. Protective wear for your eyes is also a must. A lot of Ski resorts will hire out skis, snowboards, snowshoes and toboggans for the family. You can take your own of course but if you do these will require extra insurance and do consider how they’ll be packed for the flight or transport over. When you’re walking you’ll need warm and comfortable snow boots or shoes, plenty of socks and thick gloves. This will let you get the most out of your family snow adventure without feeling the cold too much!

I am so excited about the idea of us going on a real snow holiday because I would absolutely love to snowboard. I’ve been looking at resorts that are great for beginners or that have a ski and snowboard school attached so I can learn the basics. Being able to go and see the beautiful Northern Lights would just make the trip and I would absolutely love the chance to go whale watching. Especially for Orcas. I was really hoping to see some when we last went to Norway so this is still firmly on my list of things to do.

Whatever you decide to do a trip to the Ski and Snowboard Alpine Show in London is an ideal place to start. The show is running from 27-30th October so a perfect way to end or start half term with the family. Adult and Family tickets are available for you to purchase or you could enter my Rafflecopter giveaway below for your chance to win two tickets! The show is full of family fun, comedy and exhibitors all to help you get the very best of your snow holiday. It will be an amazing weekend!

Geiranger, Norway, Photos, Waterfall

Terms and Conditions of Giveaway
Open to UK Residents aged 18+
Must be available on the weekend 27th-30th October
Prize is non-transferable
Transport to and from the event is not included in the prize
Accommodation for the event is not included in the prize
The Winner will be contacted by email and due to the dates of the show have 24 hours to respond. If there is no response another winner will be picked and be notified by email.

a Rafflecopter giveaway – CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY

This post is in collaboration with Inntravel.





    1. Author

      Yes I know what you mean! I really want to learn to snowboard but a bit scared at the same time. Still all the fun with beautiful lodges, whale watching and hopefully seeing the northern lights too would make it such an adventure!

  1. Norway sounds beautiful, great tips too 🙂 I would love to see the Northern Lights one day. What a fantastic prize! Perfect for any winter sports fans! Thank you so much for linking up to #HMcapturingmoments x

  2. I shall pass this on to a friend of mine. She is hoping to go Norway to see the Northern Lights for her honeymoon. I would love to go too but my son would not cope with the cold and I couldn’t cope with leaving him behind, as much as I crave peace at times!

    1. Author

      Norway is a beautiful country in the summer too. We went in August and it was fine, a little rainy, it rains a lot in Norway, but a light jacket was enough to enjoy the stunning fjords and mountains. May/June is a particularly good time to go!

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      I am up for learning how to Snowboard, using my feet and hands separately but at the same time just wouldn’t work! Very high on my to do list though, I’d love to do it! I should go to one of those snow/ski dry slopes here to learn first though maybe haha!

  3. Norway is so beautiful. I spent time there as a child visiting with my family. Great giveay, someone is in for a real treat!

  4. I have only ever done dry snow skiing and I would love to go on an actual ski holiday. The trouble is I love the sun too much, so we would have to be able to afford both holidays , as I wouldn’t give up my sun holiday! Maybe one day that dream will come true x #KCACOLS

    1. Author

      Oh that would be just perfect wouldn’t it?! Two holidays a year, yes please! But then I’d probably want two sun holidays hehe…I would love to do dry slope skiing!

  5. This post has made me so happy as it reminded me ski season is on its way! EEEK! I have never been to Norway though, that is definitely on my list of places I want to go! I would love to try snowboarding too, although I doubt I would be very good at it – I am a terrible skier 🙂

  6. I’m in the US and it’s a bit of a long flight, but I would love to make it to Norway one day. Looks very cool #KCACOLS

  7. Ooh, great competition. Very timely, actually as we’re waiting for B’s first passport to come through! I’ve never been on a ski holiday, but I’d love to. Been meaning to go for years…

  8. Love this! I’m so entering now! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

  9. I’ve never been to Norway and I’ve never been skiing. I’m still undecided as to whether I want to try it. Everyone that does it loves it. Never heard of this booking company either x

    1. Author

      Norway is a really beautiful country and I would recommend anyone going. We went in the Summer and it was lovely. The scenery is breathtaking, especially along the fjords.

  10. I went to Norway this summer and loved it. I spent a week solo camping just outside Bergen and I fell in love with the country! I’d love to return there one day. Great giveaway!

    1. Author

      We were in Bergen in August, it’s a great place and all the mountains surrounding it are just beautiful I bet there are awesome places to camp there!

  11. I’m definitely more of a sun holiday type person, but am coming round to the idea of a ski holiday, especially while Poppy is little- it would be lovely when she’s a bit bigger to see her all wrapped up and throwing herself round in the snow!! Thanks for sharing for #marvmondays

  12. Oh super lucky you! We used to live in Norway, such as beautiful country. We’re planning our ski holiday this year taking the train from Paris to the Alps. Can’t wait!

  13. I am so jealous! I would love to go to Norway. My other half has family who live there and his mum and dad have been frequently, always showing us beautiful pictures when they come home. It looks like a beautiful place for sure.

    Jordanne ||

  14. I can’t say that I’ve ever really fancied skiing or snowboarding, but the idea of whale watching or catching the Northern Lights sounds amazing! Norway is definitely on my bucket list to see as the scenery looks breath taking! I’d love to see the snow and the mountains, just perhaps not chuck myself down one with giant bits of plastic strapped to my feet haha. (I am such a wimp!) Looks like an amazing place hon. Bet you can’t wait to go back! x #MarvMondays

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      That is def why I love Norway, there is so much to see and do all year around even if you don’t fancy skiing or snowboarding, you can tuck up in a gorgeous ski lodge with a good book and a hot chocolate and see some amazing scenes too! I am so excited to go back. x

  15. i have never been skiing in my life.. because i really clumsy… i don’t think I’d be any good.. but id love to visit Norway… seems like a beautiful place

  16. Norway looks absolutely stunning and would make the perfect winter break. I love going skiing but since we’ve had our little girl it’s really not an option for the time being, your post is making me jealous and crave some escapism in the snow. I’ve entered the competition. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

  17. I would love to visit Norway and go whale watching and possibly see the northern lights. Its definitely on my to do list. I think we’re lucky in the UK to live so close to visit. #KCACOLS

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