They gave the world vikings, flat-pack furniture and meatballs, not to mention some great pop acts. But Sweden has another ace up its sleeve – and that’s its skiing. Their mountains aren’t as tall, pointy or dramatic as their counterparts in the Alps, but they offer a perfect winter escape for families and skiers looking for a winter break with a difference. There are more than 100 ski resorts dotted about the country, from small and local resorts consisting of a few lifts to larger resorts offering everything from snow parks for kids, to black runs and powder for the more experienced. Winter in Sweden isn’t just all ski-focused either. They’re also keen on their winter fishing, snowmobiling and cross-country. The food is great too.