Cross Country Skiing
Hut to Hut tour 
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. 

This 7-day trip (5 ski days) in Norway is designed to teach you the basics of Nordic skiing

and introduce groups to the joy of hut to hut touring.

Whilst some previous skiing experience is helpful, it is not essential as this trip,

it is primarily aimed at novices. Nordic skiing is not only a fantastic way of staying fit

but it is easy to learn, meaning that even beginners will soon be out exploring the trails.

At a Glance

Hotel accomodation/bunk rooms & mountain huts

2 day travelling

3 day skiing instruction & 2 days touring

Group normally 5 - 8 per leader

Meet at Oslo Gardermoen Airport

Full Board

Trip Highlights

Consistent snow conditions

Fantastic Scenery and instruction

A warm welcoming hotel at the end of the training day.

Staying in a remote cosy mountain hut.

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 hotel or mountain hut 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.
After three days instruction the group will depart on a two day tour, staying in a mountain hut
overnight.
Day 3
Cross-country skiing around Dalseter
0800 - 1700
There is an endless range of skiing possibilities on varied tracks through forests and open
country, 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. More advanced skiers will venture into the stark
wilderness above the treeline. Skiers of all abilities will fall in love with the sheer
magnificence of the beautiful Norwegian winter landscape.
Day 5 Hut tour
0800 - 1700
Today we set off on our two day hut tour into more remote areas. We will set off and ski
along some trails but mostly off piste to a remote mountain hut. These mountain huts are
managed by the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) and are very comfortable.
We will spend the night at the hut relaxing around the log fire.
Day 6 Hut tour
0800 - 1700
After a relaxing night we will ski back to our hotel along a different route, exploring more of
this dramatic landscape.
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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