Start Versciaco di Sopra.
Day 2 - 7
This week we get instruction in both classic and skating techniques. The classic tuition (grade 2+) focuses on improving our technique and consists of a mix of instruction in the morning and touring in the afternoon, giving us the opportunity to explore the loipe. The skating technique is taught at level 1, so we get a chance to start from the basics to try and master this different style. At the end of the week, we are free to choose which technique to pursue and get some additional help and instruction from our leader.
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.
End Versciaco di Sopra.