Clearly, transporting several hundred tonnes of snow across to the other side of Canada could prove tricky, so the Canadians had to settle for a delivery of some of the world’s finest exponents of winter sports.
At the time of writing there have been some notable Norwegian performances in the biathlon and the Ladies 10km Free Cross-country Skiing. Anyone who has ever visited Norway will not find this at all surprising. After all, it is the birthplace of cross-country skiing.
Everywhere you look there is a blank canvas of snow just waiting to have new trails drawn all over it.
Norway has a landscape all of its own, characterized by frozen lakes, rolling fells and snow-laden trees. Winter lasts from October to May, offering visitors a unique combination of stunning scenery, tranquility and hearty hospitality.
Norway in Winter
The sheer amount of snow and variety of terrain on offer never ceases to surprise our guests, as does the accessibility of cross-country skiing itself. Cross-country provides a fantastic aerobic workout, without the need to reach breakneck speeds.
Add to this the satisfaction of breaking trails in virgin snow across fields and lakes and you have an enticing combination that draws people back year after year.
Armed only with a packed lunch and a flask of something warm, it’s easy to spend a whole day exploring.