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Learn to cross-country ski in Europe alongside like-minded Inntravel guests during the quietest weeks of the season, while staying at a hotel of character with a swimming pool or sauna. We arrange equipment hire for you, and include lessons with an English-speaking instructor.
To the uninitiated, the world of skiing can often seem quite intimidating. At Inntravel, we try to ensure that this is not the case by choosing out-of-the-way villages. On our beginners’ ski weeks, you learn to cross-country ski in a small group of like-minded Inntravel guests during the quietest weeks of the season, ensuring the atmosphere is very relaxed and informal.
With plenty of gentle trails on which to practise between lessons, your confidence and skill will grow from the word go and you are highly likely to find yourself completely hooked on cross-country skiing by the end of the week!
Beginners’ ski weeks on the quiet side of the mountain
We offer beginners’ ski weeks (‘Try It Out Weeks’) in Pertisau in Austria and Ylläs in Finland, where you can learn to cross-country ski with lessons from an experienced, English-speaking instructor, then practise under your own steam – we’ve chosen villages with plenty of safe, easy trails.
Travelling from outside the UK?
To give you a good idea of how we can tailor our trips to your individual requirements, take a look at the section of the website specifically devoted to travellers from outside the UK.
Alternatively, if you’d prefer to get the low-down on Inntravel holidays from someone who has first-hand experience, you can email Phil Wise. Based in California, Phil has taken many trips with us over the years, and will be happy to give you general information about travelling to Europe and the overall Inntravel holiday experience from an American perspective.
Cross-country skiing for beginners, Inntravel style
Besides quiet villages and excellent ski schools, the key ingredients of Inntravel’s beginners’ cross-country ski weeks are: beautiful scenery; welcoming hotels where you’ll feel instantly at ease; and delicious cuisine.
Reliable local information
To enrich your holiday experience, we provide you with practical, up-to-date information – for example, about the activities available in the vicinity and the opening times of hire shops and ice rinks – as well as an overview of local culture and history, and suggestions of interesting places you may wish to visit.
An Inntravel holiday allows you considerable flexibility. We can book flights from your preferred airport, or rail travel all the way from London to the Alps. We can also arrange a room upgrade, ski hire and lessons, or add on a city break to start or end your snow holiday in style. It’s up to you…
We’ve been offering winter holidays in the snow since 1985 and have a wealth of experience. Whenever you contact our office, you’ll deal with friendly experts who are passionate about travel and who have stayed in our featured hotels, sampled the activities and visited the rental shops. They’ll be delighted to answer your questions and help you plan your holiday.