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Whether you are a seasoned snow expert or a newcomer to the world of snowy activity, our top five winter activity holidays have all bases covered.
With no previous experience needed, everyone can stay active this winter – either make fresh tracks snowshoeing around a snow-draped wilderness, glide through impressive mountain views on cross-country skis or for the ultimate rush, mush your own team of huskies through pine forests and over frozen lakes. The choice is yours!
Winter Adventure Trips
Wake up to a blue dawn, the Arctic chill hits your face and you look around to discover you are a small speck amidst a remote, untouched winter wilderness – you have arrived at Basecamp Oulanka.
A great first winter holiday choice for those wanting to try their hand at a bit of everything: feel the rush of mushing your own team of huskies, build your own igloo (and sleep in it if you’re brave enough), venture through silent, snow-caked forests on snowshoes and pass by glistening frozen waterfalls on cross-country skis. – you can even try ice climbing, downhill skiing and snowmobiling. There’s also a chance to witness the greatest light show on Earth, the magical Northern Lights!
Cross-country skiing: Dobbiaco
No queues for the lifts, no neon salopette-clad downhillers clogging up the piste, just a serene, shimmering snowscape. Set amidst the jagged peaks of the Italian Dolomites and laced with miles of cross-country skiing tracks, Dobbiaco is an undisputed favourite.
With its extensive track network running both above and along the valley floor, Dobbiaco is perfect for beginners and experienced skiers alike. If you’re looking for a challenge, make sure you tackle the Cortina d’Ampezzo for stunning views as you ski past the three peaks of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo.
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Husky Sledding in Lapland
It’s a truly unique experience, leading your own team of huskies in the remote arctic wilderness. Journey through the pristine landscape with miles of pine forests and frozen lakes on this 5-day expedition in Lapland. Driving your own sled and staying in cosy wilderness cabins is a spectacular way to explore this remote part of the world. It’s just a shame that you can’t take your team of huskies home with you.
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Pyrenees Winter Walk & Snowshoe
Snowshoeing in the Pyrenees
The only sound that can be heard through the crisp mountain air is the crunch of fresh powder compacting under your snowshoes. Welcome to a pristine winter wonderland high up in theFrench Pyrenees.
Whether you prefer walking along snow-dusted paths looking out to the towering peaks or strapping on the snowshoes to make it through the deep snow in the highs of the season, rest assured that every walk has been tried and tested to ensure you the best views of the Pyrenean Mountains.
Our small group of just ten travellers makes it easy to reach remote areas and to enjoy our cosy mountain lodge in the Vallee du Lys. With a free day mid-week, you can hit the slopes for some downhill skiing or take to the sky on a paraglider flight!
If you’re thinking of booking a winter activity holiday, browse our trips below.