Black Forest Ski Traverse
Germany & Switzerland, Ski Touring, 8 days - from £1,145 (land only) - from €1,545 (land only) - from $1,915 (land only)
Enjoy this classic point-to-point ski traverse to the full, carrying only a day pack while we transfer your luggage between each night's hotel.
- A high level ski traverse on the Black Forest Fern-Ski-Wanderweg
- A ski touring holiday through forested valleys and high ridges
- Ski the highest peak in the Black Forest - Feldberg at 1425m
- Apres ski in comfortable hotels & traditional guest houses
- Ski touring with traditional Black Forest culture and cuisine
The German Black Forest is a cross-country skiers' paradise with an extensive network of prepared ski trails throughout the winter. Following a series of linked cross-country ski trails developed in the 1970s and known as the Fern-Ski-Wanderweg, we make a classic north to south ski traverse of the Black Forest covering 115km as we head toward the German - Swiss border. Skiing through a diverse landscape of deep, forested valleys, plateaus and through farming communities steeped in tradition, we stay each night in a comfortable hotel or guest house and on some nights have the luxury of a sauna or pool to relax in! Cross country skiing just doesn't get better than this!
Ski Hire Available
Cross country skiing equipment, which includes, fishscale classic skis, Salomon (or similar) boots and bindings and poles, can be hired locally through KE at a cost of approximately 95 Euros for the week.
Is this holiday for you?
This traverse is not excessively demanding but it is also not for novices. At 115kms, this is a long, sustained journey across undulating and hilly terrain and is only suitable for those who have previous cross-country ski or nordic ski touring experience. Distances covered will vary from 15 to 28kms per day, on mainly groomed trails. Skiers should have good knowledge of cross-country techniques (they must have fully mastered the snow plough) and be of good fitness. Technique coaching will be included, but you should be able to ski for 4 to 6 hours each day. Note that your guide will try to fulfill the itinerary, but this is dependent on weather/snow and track conditions. We run this tour at the time of year when snow is most reliable and the tracks are well-maintained. In the event of bad weather or poor snow conditions, alternative skiing will be arranged visiting the highest Nordic ski areas locally, offering comparative distances each day.