Frequently Asked Questions
About Your Trip
Sue Weatherby, one of our clients, travelled on an Exodus showshoeing trip and you can read her article to get a personal viewpoint of the activity.
Even well established ski resorts have trouble guaranteeing good snow conditions throughout the season, but we have the great advantage that we can operate in a variety of snow conditions which skiers might find difficult. There is generally good snow cover throughout our snowshoeing season, but at times we may have days when we will be walking below the snowline. In light snow conditions you might expect to begin walking with your snowshoes strapped to your pack, then stop to put them on as we reach more consistent snow-cover. Usually April departures may be spring-like, with snow on the top, and wild flowers appearing at lower levels, although recent years have had late heavy snowfalls.
Danuta Janik - Customer Operations
There's really no restiction, whatever feels comfortable for you. Whether that's a wheelie case or a rucksack, you won't be carrying it too far so don't worry!
Amanda Ceraolo - Product Manager
The Hotel Rosslhof, run by the Royer family, is a superb base for our cross-country skiing week. The hotel’s facilities include a sauna and a steam room, perfect to soak our aching muscles after a day skiing. We also have free access to the nearby indoor swimming pool, located 50 metres from the hotel. All spacious bedrooms have en suite facilities, hair dryer, minibar and satellite TV.
A word of warning about Austria for people sharing ‘twin-bedded rooms’: these often contain a single unit with two separate mattresses and separate bedding; it is not usually possible to move them apart, though it may sometimes be possible to add an extra bed - please check with us if this is important to you.
A limited number of single rooms is available free of charge on all departures - please advise our sales team when booking.
Rachel George - Customer Operations
You should take waterproof walking boots or insulated boots with good ankle support. Snow shoes can be adjusted to fit any size boot, so you shouldn't have any problems.
Rachel George - Customer Operations
Winter Activities Specific Questions
For more information on the different types of winter trips that we do, please have a look at our Winter Activies programme online.
Our leaders will do their utmost to ensure the personal safety and security of our clients,but all winter activities do bring a risk of physical injury. Beginners to certain activities such as cross-country skiing or ski-touring will inevitably fall over many times; usually the falls are minor and are regarded as part of the fun, but occasionally more serious injuries (such as broken bones) occur. On all mountain winter holidays we have to take extra care for our clients’ safety. Where there is a risk of avalanche, falling on slopes or dangers due to the cold, our guides are extra cautious. If the guide considers situations to be above a reasonable level of risk, activities may have to be cancelled. However, please note that we can never completely eliminate all risks.
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