Snow is not necessarily something all the immigrants who come to Norway are familiar with, and since it really started snowing in December, there has been a lot of snow coming down. The organization ChangeWeNeed took advantage of the weather, and arranged a ski weekend at Hvalstad Asylum for the underage immigrants who’re residents there.
It would give them a chance to play in the snow, and learn to ski, toboggan, play in the snow and grill hot dogs over open fire. The same things that Norwegian youngsters may experience growing up.
Crown Princess Mette-Marit took the time to join in the fun, while her husband wrapped up things in Davos. Along with the mayor of Asker, she showed the immigrants how to ski, with special focus on getting up the hill, and “breaking” when going downhill, joined in on the tobogganing, and ended the day with a warm hot dog.
“I’m not sure if I’m a good skier,” the Crown Princess commented when praised by the teens. “But I’ve been skiing every day [now].”