Winter Activity, Ski Touring and Snowshoeing Holidays
Your latest Winter reviews
Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies & Yellowstone
By: Dilys Harlow, Gloucestershire, UK
This is a fabulous trip. The snowshoeing was excellent and the landscapes just amazing in both the Rockies and Yellowstone. This must be the best time of year to visit Yellowstone and appreciate its wildlife. It was reasonably challenging, great fun & a magical experience.
Francois was an excellent leader who skillfully matched the capabilities of the individuals with the aspirations of the group as a whole. He was entertaining, amusing, informative and efficient. He went out of his way to source the gluten-free food I needed so I never went hungry or felt excluded.
Grand Traverse of the Jura Ski Tour
By: Phyllis Pryot, USA
The holiday was excellent...with very good food and wine.
I wanted to say that Julia was extremely patient with us. She exhibited such enthusiasm and was careful to explain the philosophy of our "journey" with us. Even when not feeling absolutely up to par on one day, she nevertheless went out of her way to see that we were taken care of. She is a gem!!!
I enjoyed every bit of it. Of course, I enjoyed the wonderful artisan cheeses as well as all of the other French cuisine. Also, the weather was great and we were lucky to have fresh snow on three of the days of our week-long ski. I especially enjoyed learning about how the people of the Jura value their cattle and how they care for them so that they will produce the wonderful cheeses we were able to enjoy.
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.
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...
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.
Inside the Arctic Circle - Skiing the Kings Trail
By: Richard Zanetti, Coventry, UK
Fantastic trip. Had a real sense of adventure and wilderness. Most days we didn't see anyone else on the trail and had to make fresh tracks in the snow. Huts were comfortable and the need to get water and wood added to the sense of adventure. I most enjoyed the great sense of wilderness and learning a new skill (cross country skiing). The huts were fanatastic.
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!
Iceland's Volcanic Ski Tour
By: Tony Sturdee, Warwickshire, UK
The hut experience was most enjoyable, good food and company, we were an interesting mixed group. The skiing was fun when the winds were light and we could see. And the hot springs were an essential feature of day's end!
Weather described as challenging in the dossier. It was, but the best was made of it. The food in the hut was excellent, as was the stuff to make lunches and I much enjoyed the lashings of salmon etc!
Snowshoe Traverse of the Chablais
By: Dan Bodey and Dawn Robson, N. Yorkshire, UK
Outstanding leader - great leadership, cheer and attention to detail. Good skills training too. Very much enjoyed Alex's company.
Very enjoyable and relaxing short break with great views, comfortable accommodation and great snow conditions. The itinerary was unfailingly interesting and well designed and it was a grandstand finish to reach Lake Geneva as a finale.
Exceeded our expectations it - expected a relaxing fun week in pleasant surroundings but the itinerary gave fabulous routes with outstanding views and real alpine feel.
Trekking Mount Toubkal in Winter
By: Mark Allison , Sudbury, Suffolk
I can't fault Ben Walker as guide. Very approachable and knowledgeable and always keen to help. Great enthusiasm and professionalism too. A real credit to KE! Everything was absolutely spot on - even the weather! The itinerary was perfect and I had a really fantastic time in Morocco. I'm really impressed with KE and I would definately book with you in future.
I most enjoyed the guides (Ben and Hassan) - they were both brilliant and helped make the trip as good as it was. The food, although not hugely varied was healthy and very tasty - it's quite amazing what the cooks could rustle up in the hills. The banquet on the final night in Marrakech was superb. The itinerary was very well planned and the routes we took in the mountains were breathtakingly beautiful.
This trip didn't differ from my expectations, it exceeded them!
I chose KE after a lot of research on the internet. I didn't want to go with the cheapest outfit as it makes you wonder what they are skimping on to bring the price in lower. Also, KE offer Saturday-Saturday trips which means the least amount of time off and still having Sunday off before returning to work.
Some of the group members are already talking about Mont Blanc next year with KE so I'll look into that!
Skiing the Kings Trail in Sweden. Limited places available this February and March. Don't miss out!