Cross Country Skiing Dalseter Norway

Trip Overview

Dalseter is situated at the top of the mountain valley of Espedalen at 930 meters above sea level and has a wonderful view of the valley and the mountains in Jotunheimen National Park.

There are endless skiing possibilities from the door, through forests, across the lake and through the magnificent Norwegian wilderness. Along with reliable snow, the quality and variety of routes both on and off track combine with excellent instruction to make this an ideal venue for all ability levels. 

At a Glance

5 nights in a hotel

5 days instruction

Group normally 5 -12 per leader

Meet at Oslo Gardemoen Airport

Trip Highlights

Consistent snow conditions

Fantastic Scenery and instruction

A warm welcoming hotel at the end of the day.

Is This Trip for You?

This week is designed for complete beginners.

Inevitably we start with the basics, including how to stop using the snowplough technique and how to turn. You will be on skis for at least 5-6 hours a day with a focus on tuition, getting comfortable on skis and building towards longer tours through the winter landscape. For at least 4 of the 5 days skiing, you will be on full day tours, returning only at the end of the day's skiing. 

Scroll down for an outline itinerary

 

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Travel

The group will meet at Oslo Gardermoen Airport, timings TBC.

Onward travel to Dalseter will be by train via Lillehammer to Vinstra. A taxi will then

take the group to the Hotel.

Day 2 Dalseter

0800 - 1700

Start of five days of cross-country skiing

We prefer not to specify in advance where we will ski each day. This is to allow

flexibility and adapt to weather and snow conditions and to some extent the ability

of each group. The next few days is a guide.

Beginners will start on a flat area of land next to the hotel where it’s safe to get a feel for the

skis and the basic techniques.

Day 3

Cross-country skiing around Dalseter

0800 - 1700

There is an endless range of skiing possibilities on varied tracks through forests and open

countryside, as well as a good selection of downhill runs. The off-track touring is excellent

and takes us above the tree line where there is a vast expanse of wilderness to explore.

Day 4

Venturing further afield

0800 - 1700

By now beginners will have mastered the basics and the days are spent out exploring the

rugged mountains and dense forest. Skiers of all abilities will fall in love with the sheer

magnificence of the beautiful Norwegian winter landscape.

Day 5 Free day

0800 - 1700

Today is free, you can either venture out with your new friends to ski in the area, or you may

choose to take to some downhill skis on the small alpine slope near the hotel.

Ski tuition is provided for those who do not wish to take advantage of the free day.

Day 6

Full day out enjoying the Norwegian wilderness

0800 - 1700

Back on the skis today for a final day exploring all the beauty this area has to offer.

Day 7 Travel

The group will travel together to Oslo Gardermoen airport

Once at the airport the group will disperse and make their own way home.

Timings TBC

 

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