Winter Activity, Ski Touring and Snowshoeing Holidays
Your latest Winter reviews
Arctic Wilderness Week Finland
By: Mary Hawksworth, Burton-on-Trent, UK
The trip was even better than we thought. It was best holiday ever! The guys at KE were fantastic at helping me organise everything. Our guides for the holiday were brilliant. they were encouraging and really supportive and made us laugh! We were really well taken care of!
Slovenia Snow Spectacular
By: Jerry Fenner, Dorset, UK
I enjoyed pretty much all of it - I would have loved a longer time with the dogs. Our guide coped well with a group that was quite diverse in abilities and fitness levels - from a young one, very fit, and naturally sporty to us older ones!
Winter Wonderland - Sweden Family Adventure
By: Elizabeth A Wickham, Kent, UK
was an action-packed programme of activities which provided everyone with new
and exciting experiences. The accommodation was clean and comfortable and the
food was typically regional and beautifully presented.
This was an ideal family adventure holiday, with a varied and lively programme of activities, which provided us all (aged 8 to nearly 70) with new and exciting experiences.
We loved venturing out into the vast Arctic winterland on snowmobiles, fishing through holes in the thick ice on a lake, hurtling along the forest tracks on husky-drawn sleighs (everyone's favourite activity), snow-shoeing at night and again in the daytime for a forest picnic (our optional add-on for the last day), learning about the Sami way of life from a reindeer herder, visiting the famous Ice Hotel - well, everything!
High Level Pyrenees Snowshoe Holiday
By: Mike Rooke, Isle of Wight, UK
Our guide John Howie was an exceptional leader. Good natured, attentive to all members of the group and a great host round the evening meal table. Given the appalling snow conditions (too much!) and the risk of avalanche, John revamped the itinerary that made the very best of a bad job. A credit to KE.
Fantastic grub. We were spoilt.
Inside the Arctic Circle - Skiing the Kings Trail
By: Rosemary Clegg, Banchory, UK
This was a physically and mentally fairly challenging holiday, that was also hugely rewarding. A good group, excellent guides, beautiful weather and a really unique landscape made this an unforgettable holiday. The skiing was fantastic. The snow conditions were perfect and the weather was beautiful for most of the trip. I enjoyed learning from such experienced guides how to cope with the Arctic environment.
Our guides Jorg and Soren looked after us exceptionally well. They kept us safe in a difficult environment, taught us a lot about both skiing and surviving in the mountains, helped us to bond as a team and made sure we had fun. Their care for us, enthusiasm, patience and good leadership were all excellent.
The mountain huts were basic but had everything required. We were responsible for our own cooking and hygiene for the trip, so we made sure it was good!
The bus transfers were straightforward and the mushers did a great job transporting our gear and joining in with everyone in the evenings.
Central Pyrenees Snowshoe Week
By: Harriet Harris, Cambridge, UK
I was new to snowshoeing and to the region, so got a lot out of the holiday, despite the weather! But better too much snow than too little. Our leader was a fit, capable and very experienced mountain leader, with the sensitivity to adapt the demands to a fairly elderly group. His knowledge of the region is excellent. Every effort was made to find interesting activities for us daily, under very difficult conditions of too much snow.
I thought we were going to be more in a ski resort, and in a more standard "ski" chalet. We were buried in the country and the chalet environment was shaped by our leader's own interests and personality. A good holiday. The chalet is isolated in the country, which was very relaxing: reading books and chatting round the fire in the evenings, which suited me fine. We got out daily and I'm assured that the snow conditions made the snowshoeing particularly difficult - and hard work. I certainly hope to snowshoe again! And could re-visit the same region again very happily.
Grand Traverse of the Jura Ski Tour
By: Martin Ferguson, Herfordshire, UK
The trip exceeded my expectations - the leader, the group, the accommodations, the food, the skiing, the scenery.
Julia, our guide, was outstanding in her attention to everyone and to every detail. We had complete confidence in her, while she engendered confidence in everyone and their ability to tackle the sometimes challenging conditions and terrain. She developed an excellent rapport with each group member and the team as a whole.
The trip benefited from a diverse range of types and characters of accommodation - from mountain chalets to small, family run hotels - all adds to the interest! Lots of opportunity to try local cuisine and fresh produce, while those with special dietary needs were well catered for.
Mont Blanc Snow Shoe Week
By: Russell Jefford, Buckinghamshire, UK
The quantity & quality of info on the website & trip dossier are real selling points - all looks very professional and creates a good impression and builds anticipation. The kind of nerd (like me) who reads technical swing tickets on goretex jackets laps up this kind of thing...
School Climb - Mt Toubkal in Winter
By: Ruth Pettit, Lancaster Royal Grammar School
This trip was even better than I expected. We had perfect weather conditions for the ascent of Toubkal, so that was the highlight. The quality of the food was far beyond my expectations, both in Marrakech and in the mountains. The local guide was brilliant. The travel arrangements were smooth and clearly well-arranged.Mustapha, our local guide in Morocco, was superb. We couldn't have asked for a more personable, knowledgeable and careful guide to look after our school party. Nothing was too much trouble for him. He interacted very well with all members of the team.
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Italian Cross Country Break
It's not too early! This short break is the perfect introduction to cross country skiing, or for those fancying a quick getway.