- 5 days cross-country skiing
- Tuition in skating technique adapted to ability
- Undulating terrain with occasional steep ascents/descents
Flight inclusive price from the UK includes return flights from Gatwick to Innsbruck with Thomson Airways, airport transfers (for group flights only)
7 nights half board at Hotel Menthof
5 days of ski instruction/guiding
Tour leader throughout
Skating si hire available locally for approx. EUR85
Allow approx. EUR15 for local transport costs
Downhill skiing in Seefeld
Torchlight snowshoe walk
Curling and tobogganing
Hotel Menthof ***
Set amid stunning Tyrolean scenery, this charming hotel close to the loipe is an ideal base for an excellent week of skiing. The family-run hotel, only 10 minutes walk from the centre of Seefeld, is traditional in style and has a homely atmosphere. Our Austrian-twin rooms are all en suite and the meals are prepared with local produce.
All breakfasts and 7 dinners included
Skating has become more popular in recent years, with classic cross-country skiers who want to try something more challenging. With shorter skis than the classic style skis, we explore the winter landscapes at a faster pace thanks to a very specific technique. Skating is undertaken on prepared tracks and exhilarating days are spent skiing quickly over flat ground, up hills and down them.
Seefeld offers a wide variety ofr terrain, from easy tracks for beginners and technique practice around the stadium, to challenging undulating routes for the advanced skaters. The leader will choose the appropriate routes according to the grade of the week and the general level of the group. Each week is a mix of technique tuition and touring varying depending on the needs of each group.
Normal group size and age
Normally 6 to 18, plus leaders. Min. age 18yrs. Minimum age 18.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
Cross-country skiing: will involve intensive instruction, and our groups are carefully graded to ensure participants have similar levels of experience.
Cross-country ski grades: 1 Beginners | 2 Intermediates (suitable for confident beginners) | 2+ Intermediates (not suitable for beginners) | 3 Advanced | 4 Strenuous | and for Cross-country Skating levels: 1 Beginners | 2 Intermediates - For full explanations of Cross-Country Grading and Levels please see below or check here to view the full Winter Grades page.
Winter Activities: It's about seeking out alternative ways to have fun in unspoilt locations, you won't find standard skiing or snowboarding breaks here.
Level 1 Beginners Recommended for those who have tried classic cross-country skiing, mastered the basics (including the snowplough) and now wish to try the skating style. Generally a faster skiing motion than classic cross-country skiing, you will need to be of reasonable fitness and have confidence on the snow. Whilst not skiing in tracks you will be on prepared, gradually undulating slopes and cover approximately 10-15km a day. This is not suitable for those who have not tried classic cross-country skiing.
Level 2 Intermediates Covering more challenging terrain, this level is for those who have already mastered the basics of the skating style and wish to improve their skating technique. Terrain covered will be slightly more challenging and you should expect to cover 15-20km per day. You will be taught techniques to help you increase your speed, perfect for those wishing to take on the challenge of a ski race.