Italian Cross-Country Ski Weekend
- Learn or improve your cross-country ski technique
- Ski in Val Ferret in the lovely Aosta Valley
- Stunning views of Monte Bianco (Mt Blanc)
- Meet in Chamonix for easy access from Geneva airport
- 3 full days of tuition from a BASI-qualified instructor
Based in beautiful Val Ferret near Courmayeur, this short-break is a perfect introduction to cross country skiing, as well as being ideal for those wanting to refresh their skills. Perhaps you are a downhill skier looking for something different, you enjoy the gym, hill walking, or are a runner or a cyclist but feel the effect of the winter blues? Well why not try cross-country skiing to maintain and build that fitness level during the winter months. From our hotel accommodation in La Palud, the gateway to Val Ferret, we will be close to a network of pisted cross-country ski tracks where we begin our training. An excursion to Cogne, in the Gran Paradiso National Park, gives us access to a further 45kms of pisted tracks where we can hone our skills and soak up the mountain views. There will also be the opportunity to try "skating", a different method of cross-country skiing. With an evening of après-ski in the chic ski town of Courmayeur this is a fantastic break away in a winter wonderland. Cross-country, cappuccinos and comfort...who could say no?
Is this holiday for you?
This long weekend has been designed for those new to cross-country skiing or those who are seeking to refresh their skills. Previous cross-country or alpine ski experience is an advantage, but not necessary. Full tuition will be given, and group size is limited to a maximum of 8 so that everyone can be attended to effectively. Please note that this itinerary is dependent on the weather and snow conditions at the time, and that changes to the itinerary can occur. If you are thinking of joining one of KE's more adventurous ski touring itineraries, such as The King's Trail, this is an excellent place to start.