Fly from Gatwick to Innsbruck; transfer by road to Versciaco (approx. 2½ hours).
Day 2 - 7
This week we get instruction in skating techniques, taught at level 2, focusing on improving our technique. We also get the opportunity to try biathlon on two half days in Antholz.
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 each group. When choosing routes, the leader's priority will be to take in a variety of scenery and 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.
Return transfer to Innsbruck. Fly Innsbruck to Gatwick.