Winter Activity Holidays
Welcome to winter holidays with a difference! Cover a pretty landscape with some white stuff and your panorama is transformed into a beautiful winter playground. Relish every backdrop this winter with a difference and either glide through on skis, make your own tracks with snowshoes or mush your own dog team for a truly memorable experience.
“Falling into snow is my idea of heaven and no matter what activity I try, I always end up turning into a child and throwing myself into the white stuff. I’ve always been a passionate skier but until I tried Exodus winter holidays, I never understood the feeling of snowshoeing through Dolomite scenery, cross-country skiing in the Alps or dogsledding through Lapland. With each Exodus winter holiday, I have come back a bigger child than before I left!”.
Amanda Ceraolo, Winter Activities Programme Manager
What the experts say about our Winter Activity Holidays...
"The peace and tranquillity of being in the back-country during winter is second to none and if you are like me, you will be looking for a new adventure away from the crowds. There are plenty of ways of accessing it: cross-country skiing or snowshoeing will get you fi t along the way, and there is dogsledding or snowmobiling if you want beast or machine to take the strain. If you are really energetic, maybe try ice climbing or a ski marathon. Whatever you choose, Exodus gives you the chance to challenge your spirit of adventure.”
Graham Bell, presenter of BBC TV’s ‘Ski Sunday’ and the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics’
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.