Neilson has added new Finland resorts to boost its family ski productNeilson is featuring Finland for the first time in a bid to extend the number of family-friendly ski products it offers.

Overseas director Pip Tyler said the inclusion of the destination in the third edition 2007/08 ski brochure meant the operator now has coverage of all three Scandinavian ski destinations with Finland joining more established destinations Norway and Sweden.

While Finland – which is in the Eurozone – is the cheapest of the three, the operator also believes it should prove most popular with families.

Tyler said: “Apres-ski activities such as dog-sledding and snowmobiling should appeal to families, while the skiing mostly consists of beginner and intermediate runs which allows families to ski together without suddenly finding themselves at the top of a black run.”

The new Finnish section in the programme includes the resort of Yllas that offers a single hotel and apartment complex as well as a chalet. The resort of Levi also sees the inclusion of another four hotel and apartment complexes plus a chalet.

As both resorts are well within the Arctic circle, there is good snow coverage from November to May while the Northern Lights are a regular feature at night.

Prices lead in at £419 for seven nights’ half-board accommodation at the Saaga Resort in Yllas and includes flights and transfers although ski hire and lift passes are extra.

An Arctic Taster is also included, featuring free snow-mobiling and snowshoeing excursions and the chance to book a night at an ice hotel from £78 per person.