I'm thinking about doing an exchange student program next year and in the process of deciding where to go. One of my thoughts is Norway...I just get the feeling it's a beautiful country and I would love to experience the skiing. It looks amazing, especially compared to New Hampshire, where I am right now. So I got a few questions regarding Norway and the skiing. I don't know how to speak Norwegian, but on the website it tells me that you don't need any previous knowledge of speaking it, and you just learn it as you are there and as it is spoken around you. So, is Norwegian a hard language to learn to speak, and do many Norwegians know how to speak English? Also, what are the schools like? What do they offer for classes? What are some major ski areas? How far away are the ski areas from the cities or where you live? How is the skiing? I'm hoping, if I go, when I get placed with a host family, that they will be interested in skiing also, or at least I will meet fellow students who are, so that I will have someone to ski with, and go to the mountain with. On a scale of percentage, about how many kids ski over there? Over here, skiing is quite popular; I'm used to going skiing every weekend with friends. Do you guys go skiing every weekend up there? Well, I hope you can answer my questions! Thanks!