About our Winter holidays


  • Learn the basics of cross-country skiing in the Italian Alps
  • Ski the Kungsleden, Sweden`s classic hut-to-hut trail
  • Explore the Chamonix Valley in winter on snowshoes
  • Enjoy a winter adventure week in Slovenia
  • Ride a snowmobile and go icefishing in Arctic Finland

With almost 30 years in the business of operating adventure holidays, there is no-one better able to look after your winter holidays than KE. Our winter holidays are all about having fun in the snow and the mountains, away from the downhill crowds and busy ski resorts. Instead, we seek out the quieter areas; ski touring in Sweden and Iceland, cross-country skiing across France's Jura Mountains, snowshoeing in the Alps and Pyrenees. With KE you can also get friendly with the local huskies on a dog-sledding adventure in Scandinavia, sleep in an igloo in Slovenia or ski, sail and snowshoe on our West Greenland cruise. If you like snow, we definitely have a holiday to suit you.

Quite aside from the popular pastimes of downhill skiing and snowboarding there are many adventurous activities that come into their own during the winter months and which can be enjoyed as a group activity with like-minded travellers. Our winter programme is divided into three holiday types: winter multi-activity, ski touring, and snowshoeing.

Multi-activity in winter might be meeting the Sami people and their reindeer in Arctic Finland or snowshoe hiking under the Northern Lights. Alternatively, you could be ice-climbing and dog-sledding in the Julian Alps of Slovenia.

Our ski-based holidays include the tough ski mountaineering Haute Route, from Chamonix to Zermatt, as well as easier centre-based winter exploration such as the Italian Ski Weekend - a chance to sample cross-country skiing for the first time.

Following snow-clad trails that are otherwise completely inaccessibly, snowshoes allow us to explore forested ridges and climb to high mountain viewpoints. Well away from the ski crowds, but with the option to join them in the evenings for a drink or two, this is the best of both worlds!

Latest Winter traveller reviews

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MBS - Mont Blanc Snowshoe Week
Mont Blanc Snowshoe Week   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
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technical swing tickets on goretex jackets laps up this kind of thing...
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MBS - Mont Blanc Snowshoe Week
Mont Blanc Snowshoe Week   Jennifer Wu (Ohio, USA)

This was my first time in the Mont Blanc area, my first time on snowshoes, and my first time in the mountains in winter - what an incredible new experience on all fronts! The fifth day of the trip stands out
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for me: We drove into Switzerland to climb Mont de l'Arpille--it was a beautiful blue sky day, wonderful new snow, challenging ascent, and incredible views looking down into the Rhone Valley. At the end of the hike, we stopped for a nice cup of hot chocolate before heading back to the chalet, where we had afternoon tea and cake awaiting us. Then that evening we did a night snowshoe to a local Savoyarde restaurant and dined on tartiflette while being warmed by a cozy fireplace. Great day, great week!
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SSS - Slovenia Snow Spectacular
Slovenia Snow Spectacular   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
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Skiing the Kings Trail - Sweden
Inside the Arctic Circle - Skiing the Kings Trail   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
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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.
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