Five Winter Winners
Whether you are a seasoned snow expert or a newcomer to the world of snowy activity, our top five winter winners have all bases covered. With no previous experience needed, everyone can stay active this winter – either make fresh tracks snowshoeing around a snow-draped wilderness, glide through impressive mountain views on cross-country skis or for the ultimate rush, mush your own team of huskies through pine forests and over frozen lakes. The choice is yours!
Finnish Wilderness Week
Wake up to a blue dawn, the Arctic chill hits your face and you look around to discover you are a small speck amidst a remote, untouched winter wilderness - you have arrived at Basecamp Oulanka…
A great first winter holiday choice for those wanting to try their hand at a bit of everything: feel the rush of mushing your own team of huskies, build your own igloo (and sleep in it if you’re brave enough), venture through silent, snow-caked forests on snowshoes and pass by glistening frozen waterfalls on cross-country skis. – you can even try ice climbing, downhill skiing and snowmobiling. There's also chance to witness the greatest light show on Earth, the magical Northern Lights!
Cross-country skiing: Dobbiaco
No queues for the lifts, no neon salopette-clad downhillers clogging up the piste, just a serene, shimmering snowscape…
Set amidst the jagged peaks of the Italian Dolomites and laced with miles of cross-country skiing tracks, Dobbiaco is an undisputed favourite. With its extensive track network running both above and along the valley floor, Dobbiaco is perfect for beginners and experienced skiers alike. If you’re looking for a challenge, make sure you tackle the Cortina d’Ampezzo for stunning views as you ski past the three peaks of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo.
Slovakia Dogsledding Weekend
What could be more exhilarating than speeding through a frozen wilderness by husky power?
Commanding you own dog team on this adventure through Slovakia’s Tatra Mountains, a wild. Renowned for hosting the World and European Championship sprint races, you will be taught to ‘mush’ by a local competitor in these races – there could be no-one better to learn from. After this thrilling weekend, you’ll definitely be going back to work on Monday morning with the best ‘what I did this weekend’ anecdotes!
Cross-country skiing: Rondablikk Skills Week
Find your stride in the cross-country loipe tracks that surround the idyllic Norwegian resort of Rondablikk…
Norway is often shunned by downhill skiers and snowboarders favouring the high-altitude drama of the Alps and North America, but Norway’s flatter, lower terrain make it paradise for cross-country skiing. With expert tuition always to hand, this trip is ideal for beginners and intermediates. After an exhilarating day out on skis, you can return to the warming comfort of your mountain hotel where the inviting sauna awaits!
Pyrenees Winter Walk & Snowshoe
The only sound that can be heard through the crisp mountain air is the crunch of fresh powder compacting under your snowshoes…
Welcome to a pristine winter wonderland high up in the French Pyrenees. Whether you prefer walking along snow-dusted paths looking out to the towering peaks or strapping on the snowshows to make it through the deep snow in the highs of the season, rest assured that every walk has been tried and tested to ensure you the best views of the Pyrenean Mountains. Our small group of just ten travellers makes it easy to reach remote areas and to enjoy our cosy mountain lodge in the Vallee du Lys. With a free day mid-week, you can hit the slopes for some downhill skiing or take to the sky on a paraglider flight!