Fly from Gatwick to Innsbruck; transfer to Versciaco di Sopra (approx. 2½ hours).
Day 2 - 7
We prefer not to specify in advance where we will ski each day. This is to enhance the flexibility and adapt to weather and snow conditions, and to some extent the ability of the group. When choosing routes, the leader's priority will be to ensure that participants become better and more confident skiers as the week progresses.
Examples of skiing options:
Versciaco di Sopra is on the gently undulating long-distance loipe that leads from Dobbiaco into Austria, and is a particularly good base for exploring the more easterly loipe when not concentrating on technique sessions. Centred on the Sexten Valley system, these well-maintained tracks take us into the scenic Fiscalina Valley or up to 1600m at the Monte Croce Pass where we have both track and off-track options. We can also ski down to the village of Sillian in Austria, and perhaps sample some of the varied routes in its neighbouring side-valleys.
Day 5 is a free day giving you the opportunity to relax, try another winter activity, or get in some final training for race day.
Day 6 will be spent collecting our race entry numbers, visiting the stalls selling ski equipment and memorabilia, and enjoying the exciting pre-race atmosphere.
Day 7 Will be race day.
Transfer to Innsbruck; fly to Gatwick.