Exodus is the uK’s longest established adventure travel company. For 40 years we’ve been on the look-out for fresh itineraries, unique destinations and exciting new winter activities. All of our groups are small, which we believe is safer, more fun and essential to minimise our environmental impact. So whether you’re an experienced skier or just want to get out and try a variety of activities including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dogsledding or a mixture of them all, Exodus has the perfect trip for you.
What the experts say about our Winter Activity Holidays...
"Winter sports mean far more to me than just sliding down a busy piste in the French Alps. In order to appreciate the true beauty of the mountains I think you need to look further a? eld and broaden the horizons. Exodus Winter Adventures gives you a chance to do just that. Experience the peace and tranquility of being far from the crowds by cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dogsledding or snowmobiling into the back-country. Or take on a challenge like ice climbing, racing a ski marathon or even riding an Olympic Bobsleigh track."
Graham Bell, presenter of BBC TV’s ‘Ski Sunday’
Why not try a fresh winter activity this year? Most require no prior experience, are great fun and based in crowd-free resorts.
You can choose from four different winter holiday categories.
The best introduction to an alternative winter holiday as you can try a different activity every day. Full instruction is given and all equipment is usually included so it’s perfect if this is your first winter experience. Not ready for a full week of snowshoeing, dogsledding or cross-country skiing? Then try each out for size along with a few other treats (downhill skiing and snowmobiling) to make the most of your holiday.
A truly magical experience is ‘mushing’ your own team of Alaskan or Siberian huskies across a blanket of fresh snow, past snow-covered trees and frozenl akes. The traditional way to cover large distances without any experience needed. Just be prepared to fall in love with your team of huskies and the surrounding dramatic scenery on our selection of short and long itineraries. For a real adventure, try an expedition through Greenland.
If you simply want to discover a winter wonderland, then whatever level of challenge you’re after this is the ideal way to get straight into the snowy landscape. Far less technical than skiing, you will master it in minutes and then the opportunity for winter exploration is endless. We provide the snowshoes, walking poles and, on the tougher treks, avalanche transceivers, the only specialist equipment you will need.
One of the most rewarding winter activities which creates little impact on the environment. Use long, thin, light skis and glide through snow-dusted pine forests or remote mountain scenery whilst keeping fit. Popular group courses range from beginner to advanced with special weeks to improve your skills with expert tuition. Try a little on a Taster week or a lot with a ski race - the ultimate challenge.
What our clients say...
Client feedback is invaluable to ensuring our high standards of service. We are so confi dent of our product, the Exodus website offers an online review service where clients can tell it like it is!
'Lovely comfortable hotel run by a family creating a friendly, home-like atmosphere that made me want to go back year after year. Great company, endless trails, wonderful scenery and a fi ve course evening meal to fi nish the day off. Just great!'
Sonia Barber – Cross-country skiing: Dobbiaco
'This was the most amazing experience ever - amazing snow, Northern Lights, fantastic food, accommodation and wonderful guides for all activities. We loved it and would love to go back for more. '
Mark Birch – – Lapland Adventure & the Icehotel
93% of our leaders met or exceeded client expectations.
97% of our customers say they will recommend Exodus to their friends.
97% of Exodus travellers agree that we design our trips to ensure tourism is a force for good.
Waymark Holidays cross-country skiing trips
In May 2007, Exodus joined forces with Waymark, the UK’s premier operator of cross-country skiing holidays with over 30 years experience in providing first class holidays. Exodus are very proud to be able to build on that history and we believe our combined expertise now brings you the most comprehensive range of cross-country skiing options. Our selection of trips covers all ranges of abilities, from complete beginners to real Nordic enthusiasts.
Waymark are four times winners of the Guardian Observer Travel Awards for best ski company.
For details of the differet types of winter activity holidays and the grades used, please see our Winter: Styles and Grades page.