Nothing excites Norwegians more than fantastic skiing conditions. Long, dark days, when the sun never emerges, the ice and grey snow are quickly forgotten when the skiing is good. Such days can feel a long way off in November, but before you know it, a stable layer of snow has formed and the days are suddenly lengthening.
Winter is definitely best in spring, and the mountains are at their very best in March, April and May. There’s plenty of daylight, there’s more warmth from the sun and, not least, the snow has had time to stabilise which means safer skiing up the mountains.
We call it springfulness. It’s the unique pleasure that comes with your senses and joy of nature awakening with the Norwegian spring. It’s the feeling of standing beside the fjord with your skis strapped to your rucksack, climbing the first metres in altitude and ascending up the spring landscape to slush-snow and the mild mountain weather. Here are our eight best spring skiing experiences.