Can I make my own way to Versciaco?
It is possible, but as it's about a two hour trip, it's usually much easier to try and meet the group at the airport and join the group transfer. For details on how to do this, or for public transport options, please contact Exodus.
Rachel George - Customer Operations
Can I join this trip if I have never done XC skiing?
No, you must already be a competent cross-country skier to join our Learn to Skate Course - we are unable to accept beginners. There are 2 grades available:
Level 1 - Beginners - Recommended for those who have tried classic cross-country skiing, mastered the basics (including the snowplough) and now wish to try the skating style. Generally a faster skiing motion than classic crosscountry skiing, you will need to be of reasonable fitness and have confidence on the snow. Whilst not skiing in tracks you will be on prepared, gradually undulating slopes and cover approximately 10- 15km a day. This is not suitable for those who have not tried classic cross-country skiing.
Level 2 - Intermediates (unsuitable for beginners) Covering more challenging terrain, this level is for those who have already mastered the basics of the skating style and wish to improve their skating technique. Terrain covered will be slightly more challenging and you should expect to cover 15-20km per day. You
will be taught techniques to help you increase your speed, perfect for those wishing to take on the challenge of a ski race.
Rachel George - Customer Operations
What kind of luggage should I take?
There's really no restiction, whatever feels comfortable for you. Whether that's a wheelie case or a rucksack, you won't be carrying it too far so don't worry!
Amanda Ceraolo - Product Manager
Exodus staff - expertise on hand to help
All the staff at Exodus share a passion for adventure travel, and are always happy to answer any questions you may have. You can find an expert for the area you are interested in here and can contact them to get further information. If you don't see your specific country listed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will get the answers you need!
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