First-timers could quite happily spend a week skiing in Voss, building their skills on the uncrowded nursery runs...
But for everyone else Voss is a place to target if you want to give your children, or yourselves, a taste of snow in all its forms.
Resort height: 60m
There are 40km of slopes in Voss, on the summits of Hangur and Floytesteinen - which are more reminiscent of Cumbrian fells than Alps. The maritime climate means blizzards can be wild and windy, so although the highest lift only rises to 945m, it's not a sensible place to be in a storm.
On clear days, however, the quiet, unhurried atmosphere and high standards of piste care mean Voss is a great place for beginners, who also benefit from the fluent English of the instructors. There's also an excellent terrain park here - but I wouldn't advise anyone more expert than beginners and young families to come here for a week's skiing and snowboarding. The slopes are too limited in extent.
You can fly into Bergen, which is a 90-minute transfer from Voss, direct from the UK...
Alternatively, fly into Oslo and take the train.
The gentle runs and highly rated ski schools make Voss a paradise for beginners on both skis and snowboards...
But anyone who has reached an intermediate or advanced level will soon get bored here.
There's not much of an après-ski scene in Voss, but non-skiers will be spoilt for choice when it comes to daytime activities...
You shouldn't go to Voss for nightlife. Alcohol is expensive, and the bar culture seriously underdeveloped - although there is a little life at the weekends when the people of Bergen come out to play. For dinner, try the Elysée restaurant in the Park Hotel or the Magdalene restaurant in Fleischer's hotel.
Non-skiing activities are the main attraction in Voss. You can take a daytrip to Bergen, or the Hardanger fjord and Sognefjord, as well trying your hand at cross-country skiing, tandem paragliding, skating, tobogganing, and ice fishing.
Cost of living 6/10
Norway is a rich country, and prices for food and drink are high. However, hotel packages are cheaper than they would be for the Alps, and there are low-cost apartments for hire, too.
Attractiveness of the resort 6/10
It's not as spectacular as the Alps - at least, not until you get to the stunning fjords.