Winter Activity, Ski Touring and Snowshoeing Holidays
Your latest Winter reviews
Trekking Mount Toubkal in Winter
By: Alison Farrell, Lancashire, UK
Both Ollie, our UK leader and Rashid, our local guide were so helpful and constructive in the advice they gave. They played a huge part in ensuring that the whole group gelled well together and made the trip enjoyable, memorable and fun! This was the first trek of this type that I had been on and I was extremely impressed with every aspect of the trip's organisation. I had a great time and would definitely book another trip of this type through KE.
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!
Slovenia Snow Spectacular
By: John Conroy, Northumberland, UK
Everything was extremely enjoyable, well planned and delivered. Minor changes were made to the itinary because of the weather which didn't spoil the fun at all - it exceeded expectations, a truly amazing trip.
High Level Pyrenees Snowshoe Holiday
By: Graham Bell, Nottingham, UK
Thoroughly enjoyed the trip, and this was largely down to our guide John - most entertaining and having to change the itinerary on a daily basis in order to ensure our safety and allow us to enjoy as much snowshoeing as possible is probably no small achievement. His knowledge and experience would be difficult to top. Itinerary had to be flexed to reflect the massive snow conditions, but all of this was executed well. I am considering doing it all again in 12 months time!
Arctic Wilderness Week Finland
By: Candida Tingey, Bedfordshire, UK
The holiday was wonderful. The huskie drives and over night stay in the wilderness cabin made it. The guide on our huskie tour was so good and took care of us so that we could enjoy the experince of the whole thing. I most enjoyed the huskies, the wilderness cabin and of coures the northen lights, which blessed us on that night. KE have got it right! Thank you KE for putting together such good holidays, we are glad we found your company.
Grand Traverse of the Jura Ski Tour
By: Karen Lunquist-Leach, USA
The entire experience was fabulous and well worth the cost. Snow was excellent and it was so fun to ski up to our accomodations and then take off the next morning right from the door step! Loved all the places we stayed and the food was delicious.
Our guide Julia was excellent in all ways - she was very knowledgeable, friendly, skilled (provided lots of ski instruction along the way), helpful and in many ways. She was very organized and the trip ran smoothly despite a number of challenges.It was what I excepted.
I was initially concerned about being able to ski 14-20 miles/day, but it was fun and a good challenge for me.
Inside the Arctic Circle - Skiing the Kings Trail
By: Karen Venables, Northwood, Greater London
I had an excellent holiday and will be back for more. The husky teams were great. Jorg was an excellent leader, he built a sense of unity amongst those on the holiday in the way he divided the group for jobs, he offered encouragement and knew how to make us do more and also when to stop. He and Soren were caring about our health and remembered and checked on issues (even blisters!). Soren had a wealth of information about the location and stories to tell about the local area. I most enjoyed the challenge, the teamwork and the scenery, and the Northern Lights were spectacular.
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.
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!
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...
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