Headwater - Cross-Country Skiing at Leutasch and Seefeld

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Trip code: 
K07LS
Way to Travel:
Guided Group
Activity:
Cross-Country Skiing
Min age:
12

Guided cross-country skiing in a winter wonderland.

Leutasch is truly a winter wonderland - its high level plateau and tranquil valley provide some of the prettiest and most extensive cross-country skiing and walking trails in Europe. The Winter Olympics have been held here twice! Leutasch also offers winter walking,  horse-drawn sleigh rides, tobogganing, curling, ice skating, snowshoeing and alpine skiing. 

Highlights

  • Luxury 4 star hotel with heated indoor pool, saunas, steam bath and solarium
  • 250km of immaculately groomed cross-country skiing trails; guided and independent choices
  • Other activities: winter walking, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, alpine pistes
  • Pretty villages, onion-domed churches, cosy mountain cafes
  • No single supplement on selected departures

Key information

  • 7 nights single-centre accommodation
  • Buffet breakfast, afternoon coffee and cake and evening meals
  • Services of your Headwater employed leader
  • Ski equipment hire and lessons
  • Countries visited: Austria

What's included

  • 7 Nights in luxury 4-star hotel
  • Buffet breakfast, afternoon coffee and cake and evening meals
  • Ski equipment hire and lessons included

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation - (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
Call for general departures:
1 800 267 3347
Call for tailormade trips:
1 800 267 3347
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

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Itinerary

Leutasch
to
Leutasch
  • Day 1

    Arrive in Leutasch

    We meet you at Innsbruck Airport for the short drive to Leutasch (40 mins). We'll kit you out with your skis, poles, passes, etc, in the afternoon.

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Days 2-7

    Typical Itinerary

    Depending on which week you have chosen (beginner, intermediate or mixed ability skiing), the local snow conditions and group ability, your leader will soon have you skiing up and down the beautiful Leutasch Valley. You'll head towards Scharnitz by the German border, or up to the Olympic village of Seefeld, discovering a number of the surrounding Tyrolean villages. In the afternoons you have the option to stay and explore, or to head back to the hotel in time for a fine spread of afternoon snacks, coffee and cake. We have left one day free for you to explore independently or to try one of the many other activities available locally.

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 8

    Return Home

    We take you to the airport in time to connect with your flight home.

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

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Essential Info

Visas

Vaccinations

Austria

There are no specific health risks.

Eating and Drinking

Buffet breakfast, afternoon coffee and cake and evening meals.

Austria is renowned for its wholesome, robust food and you will be thankful for this after a hard day’s skiing. Typically, you will be set up for the day by a breakfast of cold meats and cheeses, along with the traditional bread, jam and coffee. Austrians tend to eat heartily at lunchtime and less in the evenings; you will be well catered for at dinner. Local specialities include Wiener schnitzel (breaded veal cutlet) and various stews of beef and pork. Dumplings, potatoes or noodles are all regular accompaniments along with vegetables in a style similar to English cooking. Desserts are often fruit based - such as Apfelstrudel - or cream pastries. Rehrucken is a traditional chocolate and almond cream cake. On average Austrians, drink twice as much coffee as beer. There are many different types to choose from, particularly in the larger towns and cities and are often drunk in specialist coffee houses, known locally as a Kaffeehaus. It is often served in large cups and finished off with a healthy dose of whipped cream.

Austrian wines tend to be sweet white varieties, similar to German Mosel wines. The three best-known areas for producing white wines are Krems, Klosterneuburg and Gumpoldskirchen. The main red wine producing area is Voslau. Of course Austria is better known for its beer and you will find a wide variety of local brews. The best known are Gösser and Augustiner Brau and come in light or dark forms.

Weather

Seefeld is situated at 1180m and at this height snow can lie from December to mid-March, with fresh snowfalls at any time. Average daytime temperatures in winter are around -5ºC, though they can fall as low as -15ºC with approximately 8 to 10 hours of daylight. At all times of the winter you can hope for periods of clear bright weather and in February and March it can become surprisingly warm in the sun. Equally, at all times you need to be ready for the occasional stormy day.

Is this trip for you?

Our experienced Headwater Leader, Steve Barrington, provides various activity weeks during the winter months, aimed at different abilities. This includes weeks solely for beginner skiers, an intermediate skiing week and weeks for groups of mixed ability skiers. 

There's plenty of skiing here for all levels, with gentle plateau trails, peaceful valley runs and more challenging routes on the wooded hillsides offering stunning valley views. There's clear signposting and an excellent free trail map available if you feel like doing your own thing, along with superb downhill skiing in Seefeld, just 10 minutes away.

You stay in the heart of the Leutasch Valley, with doorstep access to the very best walking and skiing. Our luxury and family run 4 star Hotel Xander, the oldest inn in the valley, is tucked away next to the onion-domed village church, and has been sensitively modernised to incorporate all the luxuries you would expect of a high-class hotel. The huge bedrooms feel more like apartments, complete with your own lounge area, while the bathrooms have both a bath and a shower.

Call for general departures:
1 800 267 3347
Call for tailormade trips:
1 800 267 3347
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Accommodation

Hotel

Kirchplatzl is at the heart of the Leutasch valley, with doorstep access to some of the best skiing and walking in the area. Tucked away next door to the onion-domed village church is the Hotel Xander, owned by the Ennemoser family. 

The oldest inn in the valley, it has been sensitively modernised to incorporate all the luxuries you would expect of a four star establishment. 

The bedrooms are large with sofa, easy chair and bathroom with bath and shower, and hairdryers are also available.

Call for general departures:
1 800 267 3347
Call for tailormade trips:
1 800 267 3347
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

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