One of Norway’s greatest Olympians and winter sport athletes, Aksel Lund Svindal, promotes the best spots to enjoy Norway’s ski season in a new video.
The Olympic winner and skiing athlete will show the world the fantastic skiing opportunities in Norway. In a video launched by Visit Norway, he takes viewers on a personal journey, from the Lyngs Alps in the north to the mountain areas of Eastern Norway.
“I was lucky to have been born into a family that took me skiing from an early age (3), and I’m grateful to have realized many of my dreams and have experienced great victories at big competitions,” says Svindal.
“Aksel enjoys great respect in the field of skiing, and few, if any, have greater credibility than him when he says ‘When it comes to skiing, Norway has everything’. We believe this video, with such a well-known ski profile will bring people’s attention to everything Norway has to offer as a ski destination, says Bente Bratland Holm, Director of Tourism Norway in Innovation Norway.
It’s been said that Norwegians are born with their skis on and no one can make the skies run faster than Aksel. He’s not just a winner, but also a gentleman and a great role model.
“In terms of skiing, Norway has actually absolutely everything. The possibilities for skiing in Norway, both when it comes to the ski resorts and the people and culture you meet, are what’s made me the Alpinist I am today,” says Aksel Lund Svindal to Visit Norway. “I’m still having lots of fun skiing mountains around the world and hope to keep doing so for several years to come,” he adds.
Now, as a part of an international ski campaign, the personal ski video is launched by Visit Norway. The film, promoting skiing in Norway, gives an insight into Svindal’s first experiences in the downhill fields and how this made him a world champion and Olympic winner a few years later.
The film also shows the great diversity of Norwegian Alpine products, and hopefully gives viewers inspiration in addition to some goosebumps’ moments. “We hope this video will give our destinations and resorts the visibility they deserve,” says genral manager at Norske Fjell AS, Camilla Sylling Clausen.
The video takes viewers skiing along snowy mountains in Geilo, Kvitfjell, Varingskollen and the Lyngs Alps. The destinations were chosen to show the diversity of Norwegians ski resorts.
Come Follow My Path to Skiing in Norway, is based on a press release from Visit Norway
Skiing on the Sunny Side in Norway
After-Ski in Oslo
The World of Ski Photography