Haute Savoie Ski Safari
Haute Savoie Ski Safari
Haute Savoie Ski Safari
Haute Savoie Ski Safari
Haute Savoie Ski Safari
Haute Savoie Ski Safari
Haute Savoie Ski Safari
Haute Savoie Ski Safari

Haute Savoie Ski Safari

Cross country skiing in France

We base this trip in the beautiful Aravis Mountains, the heart of the Haute Savoie and home to the Biathlon World Cup. Situated between Mont Blanc, Lake Annecy, and Switzerland the peaks and summits of the Aravis offer a true alpine experience.

All of our trips feature first class instruction, but for this particular week we place more emphasis on developing your cross country ski technique. Your instructor will be Tania Noakes, who we believe is an exceptional teacher. She is a former member of the GB cross country ski-team and loves to share her knowledge of this fantastic sport, but don't worry you are on a holiday, it's not a race!


  • We are a BASI Approved Nordic Ski School
  • Be inspired with first class instruction
  • Discover the Alps on nordic skis
  • Optional video analysis
  • Try a shot at biathlon!
  • Flexibility to ski at a variety of locations
  • 3* Hotel accommodation with sauna

Deep gorges, mountain plateaus, glacial lakes and excellent snowfall make the Chaîne des Aravis is a nordic skiers paradise. Covering approximately 20km (12.5 miles) per day experience first class instruction including optional video analysis and a taster in biathlon as part of this 'classic' track skiing week.

Proud of it's history the Haute Savoie region enjoys a distinctive lifestyle rooted in it's mountain tradition. From the small towns of La Clusaz and Le Grand Bornand we explore new trails every day winding through pine forests, farmland and over high points for views of the Mont Blanc region. After our ski day soak up village life in the bars or cafes, sample the local wine and Reblochon cheese or simply ease the muscles at the hotel sauna.

The quality of instruction, the selection of routes and the weather were all fantastic. Tania was a great instructor, motivator and guide. Her passion for the sport and almost boundless energy helped us all improve significantly.

- Ian, UK, 2023

The trip was awesome from start to finish. The snow was perfect, the sun shone and the group felt like they had known each other for ages.

- Helen, UK, 2023

I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful scenery of the Haute Savoie and exploring the different ski areas. Tania, our instructor,  was really good at identifying what each person needed to do to improve their technique.

- Suzanne, UK, 2023


  • We have two choices of hotel and base for this trip, either La Clusaz at 1200m (3937ft) or the Grand Bornand 1000m (3280ft) both of which are within easy reach of each other and the different ski locations. Each town is in the heart of the Aravis mountains with plenty of bars and eateries, an ATM, post office, sport shops, bakery and supermarkets.

    La Clusaz (originally from the word cluse meaning a narrow path between two mountains) was connected to Annecy by road in 1902 allowing it to become the perfect mountain holiday destination and has been hosting winter sports since 1907.

    La Grand Bornand is a typical Savoyard market town which has the stunning backdrop of the Pointe Percée 2750m (9022ft), the regions highest peak.

    Your guide will meet you at your 3* hotel accommodation this evening, and brief you on the days ahead.

  • A short bus ride takes us to the Les Confins nordic arena where we have over 30km (18.7 miles) of perfectly groomed tracks starting at 1360m (4461ft).  After hiring skis and organsing ski passes we join the trails. Tour the glacial lake, visit ancient farmsteads and climb through thick pine forests. Panoramic views, a selection of lovely mountain restaurants and specialist nordic ski shops makes Les Confins the perfect first day venue. This is a great place for finding your 'ski legs' in a beautiful and inspiring setting. 

  • Our destination today is the beautiful Plateau de Beauregard which has over 50km (31 miles) of ski tracks. First we take the local ski bus up to the Croix Fry mountain pass at 1467m (4812ft) and the Chalet Nordique. We join a network of ski trails perfectly laid out for working on different ski techniques. Keeping our height the tracks opens up onto the 'Plateau de Beauregard' at 1700m (5576ft) where we are rewarded by fine views of panoramic jagged glaciated peaks, hopefully in blue skies and sunshine! Skiing above the tree line makes for the ideal area for coaching and optional video feedback. The Plateau features a number of ancient farms built in the traditional Savoyard style. Lunch will be at one of the mountain restaurants where relaxing in the sun could be on the menu. 

  • We start today from the typical Savoyard market town of Le Grand Bornand which has the stunning backdrop of the Pointe Percée 2750m (9022ft), the regions highest peak. The ski trails leave the town at 1000m (3280ft) and gently wind their way along the Bouchet Valley. We make our way at fist through woodland, then along the Borne River to reach snow covered farmland or summer 'alpages' where the local Reblochon cheese is made. The terrain gently climbs offering the perfect nordic skiing terrain. A convenient coffee stops awaits en route to the craggy and forested head of the valley at Lormay 1130m (3707ft), home to the IBU World Cup Biathlon event. It's here we have the opportunity to experience a session in biathlon ourselves. Step-by-step your teacher will introduce the equipment, teach you the skills to 'shoot' then put it together with some skiing. You can also pick up top tips and tactics from your Tracks and Trails ski instructor, Tania Noakes, herself an experienced biathlete. Tania can explain how to overcome the challenges to the mind and body to get a true feeling for this Olympic nordic sport. We complete our day with an enjoyable return ski back down to Le Grand Bornand.

  • Our next few days are all about practising any newly learned skills and journeying on our skis. A private taxi today takes us to the historic Plateau des Glières. The Glières is a limestone plateau in the neighbouring Bornes Massif at 1400m (4592ft) and offers some 35km (21.8 miles) of first class skiing. On the plateau stands a 'symbol of honour' as this was the site where 150 French resistance fighters fought for freedom during the Second World War. The trails link two wide open plateaus which pass well situated mountain cafes. Our day tour offers something for every skier combining rolling terrain and stunning views of the Aravis and more technical hilly woodland terrain. A private taxi takes us back to our accommodation.

  • Today we head back to the nordic arena of Les Confins and link a number of familiar trails from the high plateaus then we cross the thick pine forests for a fun run down to reach the neighbouring Bouchet Valley. A great trail for practising descending, turning and stopping techniques. After lunch at the Auberge Nordique we pick up the trails along the Borne River and valley to complete our circuit arriving at the church and market square of Le Grand Bornand. The perfect location for some end of trip après-ski time!

  • This is your final day of skiing and your chance to focus on your new found skills with some final tips from your instructor, or you can 'chill' and just enjoying the skiing and the scenery. Your destination today will be decided by your ski instructor taking into account the group energy levels and goals for today. 

  • Today is your departure day.

It is always our aim to complete the proposed itinerary outlined above, however, it may be necessary for our guides/instructors to adjust the daily itinerary based on the weather conditions, group safety and enjoyment.


We always aim to accommodate our guests in well-situated, clean, characterful, family run accommodation. All of our trips are based on two people sharing a bedroom. If you are booking as a single traveller you will share with someone of the same gender. In many cases a single room is available for a supplementary fee, but these can be in short supply and require early booking. If you have any questions about the accommodation please contact us.

Depending on the availability of accommodation at the time we have two choices of hotel and base for this trip, either La Clusaz at 1200m (3937ft) or the Grand Bornand 1000m (3280ft) both of which are within easy reach of Geneva airport and the different ski locations on our itinerary. Both towns are in the heart of the Aravis mountains with plenty of bars and restaurants, an ATM, post office, sport shops, bakery and supermarkets.

Hotel Les Ecureuils, Le Grand Bornand


In Le Grand Bornand we stay at Hotel Les Ecureuils. This lovely 3*** hotel is a perfect base offering a spa and swimming pool to relax at the end of the day. Imagine a sauna and jacuzzi with mountain views! The owner is also the chef and you can be assured of delicious Savoyard food, perhaps including local specialities such as fondue, raclette and tartiflette. 

The bedrooms are all with ensuite bathrooms, a television and free WiFi. We believe that comfort is important at the end of a day of cross country skiing and we choose our hotels with care. 

Hotel Christiania, La Clusaz


Our hotel in La Clusaz is the Hotel Christiania. This 3*** hotel has comfortable rooms all with ensuite bathrooms, a television and free WiFi. There is also a sauna for easing those muscles and a relaxation area. The award winning restaurant is well know in the area, and provides us with a excellent and plentiful three course dinner of regional cuisine. 

During winter 'Le Bistro' restaurant has an impressive selection of shellfish and sea food with oysters, whelks and lobsters. With the daily arrival of fresh products it has developed a reputation for seafood.

In 2015, Le Bistro restaurant was proud to receive the Maître Restaurateur award in recognition of the quality of its service, and good practice. The buffet breakfast has a large selection of hot drinks, fruit juice, pastries, cereals, yogurts and a selection of local cold meats and cheeses.

  • Le Grand Bornand and La Clusaz Valleys are easily reached from other European and worldwide destinations by road, rail, coach or plane. Annecy is 35kms (20 miles) away and Bonneville is 30km (20 miles) by road. The closest airport is Geneva, which is just 50km (35 miles) by road. 

    Buses from Annecy to the Aravis can be booked with Altus. Buses from Geneva Airport to La Clusaz bus station can be booked with Aravis Shuttle who offer several shuttles per day and boast the best price throughout the winter season. Prices are approximately 40 Euros one way and takes 1h45 and need to be booked in advance. Please visit La Clusaz Tourism Information website for more details on bus transfers.

    Please visit La Grand Bornand Tourist Information website for further transfer links.

  • When booking a trip we ask you to acquire insurance to cover you for the following:

    Mountain Rescue Insurance

    It is a condition of booking that you are insured against medical expenses, injury, illness, death, mountain rescue, cost of repatriation and personal accident risks. Please ensure that your insurance covers you to the maximum altitude given on your trip itinerary. The maximum altitude for any trip can be checked on the 'At A Glance' box on each trip page. Most of our trips have a maximum altitude of 3,000 metres. If you are unsure or are joining a bespoke trip, then please ask us for specific details.

    Trip Cancellation/Curtailment Insurance

    You should also have insurance to cover trip cancellation and curtailment. Please note that your deposit and balance payments are non-refundable, unless it is Tracks and Trails who cancel the trip due to a failure to reach the required minimum numbers. In this case we will offer you a refund or the option of transferring to another trip if one is available. We also advise that you should have insurance which covers baggage loss/equipment damage as Tracks and Trails will not be held responsible for loss/damage to baggage/equipment.

    COVID-19 Insurance

    As well as medical cover, we recommend that you have appropriate travel insurance so that if you fall ill and test positive for COVID-19 prior to (or during) your trip, you will be financially covered for cancelling your trip. You should also consider booking a policy that covers you if you have to cancel or curtail your holiday because you have to self-isolate. If you choose to cancel, cancellation charges will be payable, but if the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges. Please read the clauses below detailing trip cancellation and curtailment.

    Travel Insurance covering COVID-19 is now available from a number of suppliers, Campbell Irvine, Trailfinders and Staysure. Please check their websites for the latest information on what is and isn't covered. It is likely that more companies will offer COVID related cover in the future.

    All of the above insurances are detailed in our Terms and Conditions

    If you are joining a trip in the UK helicopter/mountain rescue insurance is not required as this is a free service.

    For further details, please read the Insurance section on our website.

  • Winter mountain weather in the European Alps can vary considerably, and in this respect it is no different to any mountain environment where the terrain influences the weather and it can change from valley to valley. 

    In winter the weather can deliver everything from clear blue skies, and glorious sunshine, to heavy snowfall and strong winds. Essentially, as with all mountain journeys, you should be prepared for any eventuality.

    Temperatures vary depending on the month, generally December, January, and February are colder, but by March and April the temperatures are warming up and spring is on the way. 

    In December and January they can range from -10°Celsius (14°F) to 3°Celsius (37.4F), in February from -5°Celsius (23°F) to 7°Celsius (44.6°F), and in March from 0°Celsius (32°F) to 13°Celsius (55.4°F). 

    The above figures are a general indication only as the weather can vary considerably year on year for any given month.

  • The cross country ski style for this week is 'classic' technique. We can order equipment, to include skis, boots and poles in advance. Rental is usually about 15 Euros per day from the Chalet Nordic in Les Confins. Payment can be make either in cash Euros or by credit card.

    Classic style rental skis will either be fishscale or skintec bases (not skates or waxable skis). The bindings could be compatible either with Salomon SNS or NNN boots. Please contact us if you plan on bringing your own boots and would like to confirm that they are suitable for this trip.

    Please make note of any equipment hire on your booking form. We will need to know your height, weight, normal shoe size (you must give us your everyday shoe size and not your personal adjustment for wearing boots) and the measurement of your height up to your armpits for ski pole hire.

    The cost for your ski pass is expected to be 45 Euros for the 5 days and should be paid for in cash. You will need to buy a 3 day & 1 day pass for the Grand Bornand area plus a 1 day pass for the Plateau des Glieres.

  • Your safety while skiing is our top priority. All skiers are requested to adhere to the Code of Conduct published by the International Ski Federation, or FIS. The aim is to make you, the skier, aware of how to avoid risks, take responsibility and act thoughtfully while on the cross-country ski tracks. 

    • Respect for others
      A cross-country skier must ski in such a manner that he/she does not endanger or
      prejudice others.
    • Respect for signs, direction and running style
      Trail marking signs must be respected on any trail marked with an indicated
      direction. A skier shall proceed only in that indicated direction and ski in the
      indicated running style.
    • Choice of trails and tracks
      On cross-country trails with more than one packed track, a skier should choose
      the right-hand track. Skiers in groups must keep in the right track behind each other. With free
      running style, skiers shall keep to their right-hand-side of the trail.
    • Overtaking
      A skier is permitted to overtake and pass another skier to the left or right. A skier ahead is not obliged to give way to an overtaking skier, but should allow a faster skier to pass whenever this is possible.
    • Encounter
      Cross-country skiers meeting while skiing opposite directions shall keep to their
      right. A descending skier has priority.
    • Poles
      A cross-country skier shall make the utmost effort to keep his poles close to his/her
      body when near another skier.
    • Control of speed
      A cross-country skier, and especially going downhill, shall always adapt his/her
      speed to personal ability and to the prevailing terrain and visibility and to the
      traffic on the course. Every skier should keep a safe distance from the skiers ahead. As a last resort, an intentional fall should be used to avoid collision.
    • Keeping trails and tracks clear
      A skier who stops must leave the trail. In the case of a fall, he/she shall clear the trail
      without delay.
    • Accident
      In case of an accident, everyone should render assistance.
    • Identification
      Everybody at an accident, whether witnesses, responsible parties or not, must
      establish their identity. 
  • When packing for a trip in the mountains it is important to have appropriate equipment and clothing. This kit list features items we believe are necessary for the weather you will encounter and accommodation you will be staying in. 


    We use 'classic' style cross country track skis for this trip either ‘fishscales’ or ‘skintec’. You can choose to bring your own 'classic' track skis (non-metal edged), however, do check with us first to ensure they are suitable. 

    Skis, boots, and poles - can be hired at the start of the trip. The cost of hire is indicated in 'Trip Information'. If you are intending to hire you must inform us as soon as possible as equipment must be booked in advance. The type of ski supplied by the hire shop is provided in the 'Ski Rental' section of the Trip Information page. If in doubt about the suitability of your own skis please contact us.

    • Ski ties - to hold your skis together, useful but not essential
    • Rucksack - 20 to 25 litres with waist and chest strap
    • Waist belt - this is optional and in addition to a rucksack, and only useful if large enough to take extra items you might need while skiing
    • Rucksack waterproof cover or liner to keep contents dry
    • Water container - 1 litre, drink tubes and bottles stowed on the outside of your rucksack usually freeze in winter
    • Whistle


    • Waterproof jacket - essential, this must keep you dry during a day of continuous snowfall or at least as dry as any waterproof jacket ever keeps you!
    • Waterproof trousers - in case of heavy snowfall
    • Trousers - lightweight, windproof and warm 
    • Thermal top - long sleeves
    • Thin fleece - long sleeves
    • Waistcoat - fleece/wind stopper 
    • Gloves x 2 (one thick and one thin)
    • Over-mittens for colder days can be useful
    • Warm hat
    • Sun hat
    • Head/ear band 
    • Duvet jacket (or second warm layer)
    • Scarf or 'Buff' for neck
    • Socks - 2 or 3 pairs


    • Lip salve
    • Sunscreen - essential
    • Sunglasses - essential
    • Goggles - or Nordic Ski Visor
    • Snack bars/chocolate
    • Tissues - we recommend biodegradable bags to dispose of rubbish
    • Anti-bacterial hand wash

    Personal First Aid

    • Personal medication 
    • Blister plasters (e.g. Compeed)
    • Painkillers/anti-inflammatory
    • Glucose tablets/Energy gel
    • 2 x Rehydration sachets - eg Dioralyte
    • Throat lozenges
    • Antiseptic cream/spray


    • Mountain Rescue/Ski Insurance documents - compulsory
    • Passport
    • Credit card
    • Cash - Euros

    Additional Items

    • Slippers for use at accommodation
    • Clothing for use at accommodation
    • Hair dryer if required 
    • Travel Kettle if required 
    • Swimwear for when sauna is available
    • Camera/ Book/Music
    • Toiletries – soap/shower gel; not all accommodation supplies these
    • Ear plugs - if room sharing
    • Small thermos for hot drinks
    • Short gaiters for snowy days
    • Head torch - plus spare batteries 

    **Supplementary snacks if you follow a gluten free or coeliac diet**

    Leaders are all first aid trained and carry their own first aid kit

  • On many of our trips there will be an element of 'group kit' which will be shared amongst our guests. As mountain people you will be used to team work and working together to the mutual benefit and safety of the group.

    The 'group kit' will be minimal and usually just a case of sharing a few lightweight 'survival shelters'. For example on a week-long trip you may carry a small shelter for just one day before passing it on to the next person. 

    If you are booking a trip in winter there will be a few additional safety items. These will be distributed in such a way that no one is over burdened. 

    Other group items necessary for safety and comfort will be carried by your guide/instructor.

  • For each of our trips a minimum number of guests is required before we can confirm that your trip will go-ahead. The minimum and maximum number of guests on your trip is displayed in the 'At a Glance' box on the righthand side of the trip page. 

    We strongly advise you do not book travel until we have confirmed your trip is 'guaranteed' to run. If you book travel before we have confirmed it is 'guaranteed' we cannot be held responsible for any financial loss if the trip does not go ahead.

  • When booking a holiday as a solo traveller a twin bedded room comprising of two single beds, is booked as standard. This will be with someone of the same gender unless you request to pay extra for your own room. Single rooms are often limited in supply so if you would like to pay a supplement for a single room we urge you to get in touch as soon as possible. This trip has a single supplement of £325.

  • We go to great lengths to work with first class ski instructors who are passionate about their work. We believe we have an exceptional instructor for this week. 

    You will be with Tania Noakes, a BASI qualified Nordic Ski Instructor. BASI is the British Association of Snowsport Instructors and is one of Europe's leading examining boards for those choosing a career in snow sports.

    Tania is also an International Mountain Guide (IFMGA) as well as being a BASI Level 3 ISIA Teacher.  She is a former member of the GB cross country ski-team having raced for a number of years at National level. In 2015 she lead a British Army ski-expedition which completed a journey across the European Alps. A challenging adventure of over 1000km (625 miles), with over 80,000m (262,400ft) of ascent and descent. In winter 2018 she embarked on what she calls "one of her dream journeys" to complete the classic 'Norge på langs' in winter.  A journey from Lindesnes lighthouse at the southern tip of Norway to the most northerly point, Nordkapp on the Arctic coast.  She skied this journey of 2533km (1583 miles) solo and completed it in 82 days. Tania is passionate about cross-country skiing as a means to journey through the winter mountains and as a recreational sport.  Her enthusiasm and love of the sport shines through her teaching.

  • For this trip where you are centre-based, in other words where you are staying in the same accommodation all week, you are welcome to bring whatever luggage you require. However, please note that not all the hotels we use have elevators. This means you may need to carry your luggage to your bedroom and this might involve climbing several flights of stairs. We would suggest that luggage with wheels is generally a good idea.

  • We do not include lunches in your trip fee for various reasons. The most important being to reduce food waste. We have found our guests have particular tastes and requirements for 'trail' or 'hill' food and it is better you purchase your own snacks. Buying supplies and trying local specialities is a great way to inter-act with the local people and to practise your language skills. 

    Lunches on our trips are 'picnic' style lunches, in other words you take a packed lunch with sufficient snacks, food and fluid to sustain you throughout your day of activity. If there is the possibility of lunch being taken at a restaurant/farm/cafe beside the trail, your guide will advise you of this. 

    You might be able to order a picnic or a sandwich from the hotel, or your guide will advise you of other options such as a local shop or market and whether you need to purchase items in the evening or if the shop/market is open early enough the next morning not to delay your start. In all cases we would always ask you to settle any 'bill' for lunch or drinks in the evening before you depart, and not on the morning of your last day when there may be a queue.

  • On your itinerary you will find an indication of the amount of ascent and descent you can expect each day. This offers a guideline to how much effort might be expended each day and allows you to decide, based on previous experience, if your fitness and stamina are correct for the trip. 

    We make every attempt to ensure these statistics are as accurate as possible, but ask you to note that the most modern of technology used to record these details can show considerable variations in terms of ascent, descent, and in particular distance. In other words no two people using GPS devices on the same route will have exactly the same details recorded at the end of the day. 

    The statistics given should be used as a 'general' indication of the effort required. 

  • It is useful to arrive at your destination with some cash in the local currency, however, on most occasions it is relatively easy to visit a 'cash machine' after arrival and withdraw money on a credit or debit card. Some of our locations are an exception to this in particular Norway, where the accommodation will often have no facilities for withdrawing cash, but they will take a credit card. 

    On many of our trips we will visit remote cafes/farms where it is wonderful to enjoy a drink and a cake, at places such as these they will often only accept payment in the local currency in cash.

  • Food

    On our trips we encourage you to experience local tastes and dishes that reflect the culture of the country and for this reason many of our accommodation options will be family run with a reputation for the traditional food of the region. 

    If you have a 'special' diet because of an allergy or intolerance to a certain food type which will make you ill the accommodation will cater for this as best they can, eg gluten free, nut free, lactose free.

    If you are vegetarian then this is not a problem as the hotels/refuges are used to being asked for vegetarian meals. Our accommodation will try to cater for those with vegan diets but in remote refuges in the mountains this is more difficult. If you would like to discuss the suitability of a trip for a vegan diet please contact us. Gluten-free diets will be possible with regard to the evening meals, but we would advise that you bring along some gluten-free snacks for your breakfasts and lunches.

    If you have a 'special' diet which is NOT because of an allergy or intolerance, and is not 'veggie' then we apologise, but we cannot cater for this. The accommodation on the popular routes will be catering for many people each evening, in some cases up to 70/80 meals per night, 7 days a week, and realistically they cannot produce many different meal options unless the food will result in illness.


    The countries we visit all have tap water which is drinkable. If for any reason a particular hotel is having a problem with a remote mountain water supply they will normally post a sign over the tap indicating that you must not drink the water. At all times you are welcome to ask your guide/instructor if the water can be drunk. We would ask, for environmental reasons, that you avoid using single-use plastic bottles, and bring a water bottle that can be used repeatedly. 

  • A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for the country you are visiting, paying attention to your citizenship. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice.  

    We ask that you carry a paper copy of your passport with you on your trip. We suggest keeping your passport in your rucksack, and a paper copy of your passport in any luggage you might have. If your trip is without luggage transfers then keep a paper copy somewhere in your rucksack, separate from your original document. 

  • We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at:

    Plug, Socket & Voltage by Country

    Note that if your trip involves staying in a mountain refuge/rifugio/hut that electric sockets may be in short supply and for that night you may not be able to charge any items. Although the accommodation will have electricity this will often be supplied by solar panels or a generator and limited to use by the staff. For this reason we advise that carrying a small slimline and lightweight 'battery pack' can be very useful for recharging phones which many of you will also use as your camera. 

  • Before booking consider whether you expect to be in the appropriate physical condition on the date of your  departure to allow you to fully participate in and enjoy your holiday. If you have any doubts because of an illness or injury it would be advisable to check with your doctor.

    For UK residents travelling to an EU country you should obtain and bring with you a free Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC). This entitles you to state provided medical treatment in certain European countries, but is not a substitute for medical travel insurance.

    If you have a UK European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) it will be valid until the expiry date on the card. Once it expires, you’ll need to apply for a GHIC to replace it. The UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) lets you get state healthcare in Europe at a reduced cost or sometimes for free. Please check this before departing. We advise that you always carry your insurance documents with details of the Emergency Medical telephone number for your insurance provider, and your policy number. 

  • We feel strongly about protecting the environment and do not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We would ask that you arrive with a ‘water bottle’ or ‘hydration system’ that can be used repeatedly. We would point out that we operate a ‘zero tolerance’ for rubbish, and would ask you to remove all your rubbish items from the mountain even those you consider to be bio-degradable. In particular we ask that you remove any toilet tissue.

    You can read our full policy here.

  • Working across international boundaries, and with various currencies means that the price of our trips can change overnight. We have, however, undertaken to guarantee that once you have paid your deposit the price of your trip is fixed. In this respect we urge you to book early to ensure that you receive the price advertised on our website. The website price may increase due to currency fluctuations, but we guarantee that the price advertised on the date of your booking will be maintained in your individual case. 

  • Due to the specialised nature of our holidays, we co-sell a number of trips with 'partner' companies. These are carefully selected to ensure they reflect our ethos and standards in terms of the service we offer our guests. By encouraging other companies to sell our trips it means that your chosen holiday may reach its 'minimum' number earlier, allowing us to guarantee the trip and to give you the go-ahead to book your travel arrangements.

    There may be occasions when our partners have helped book your accommodation and organise the logistics for your trip. On these occasions your hotel may have recorded your room reservation in the name of one of our partners. 

    We guarantee that companies with whom we work will offer the same package as Tracks and Trails Ltd. The price will be the same, though occasionally they may be operating in a different currency. Your itinerary and the items that are included, or not included in your trip fee, will also be the same. 

    We believe in team work, and enjoy working with other small high quality companies. If you have any questions about this policy please contact us and we will be happy to discuss it with you. 

  • When booking a trip during the pandemic we ask that you keep an open mind and be willing to adapt and be flexible.

    Any holiday taken during the Covid-19 pandemic may be subject to change and with little or no notice of that change. As the past months have proven no-one can predict the situation from one week to the next, however, we will do our very best to gauge the best response to any new developments. New restrictions or guidelines might affect where we eat out, which accommodation we can stay in, and potentially transport arrangements if the numbers in vehicles are restricted. 

    Itineraries may not be exactly as advertised due to new regulations or restrictions. We are sure there will be various scenarios which we have not even thought about that might lead to a change or adaptation in the itinerary.

    Please read our Covid-19 Cancellation Policy and ensure you have appropriate insurance as per our recommendations. We also ask that you make yourself aware of the entry requirements of any country you are visiting on your trip. We have compiled a Travel Links Advice list to help you source the correct information. 

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What's Included

  • Half-board accommodation for 7 nights, based on two people sharing in a 3* hotel
  • Three course evening meal with a selection of local dishes
  • Six full days of days of first class 'classic' ski instruction by an experienced Instructor
  • Optional video analysis & 1:1 feedback
  • Skiing the length of Norway - evening talk by Tania Noakes
  • Biathlon session and equipment
  • Hotel facilities including the sauna
  • Transport between ski venues
  • Tracks and Trails memento; a gift to take home

What's Not Included

  • Insurance
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Ski hire 
  • Ski passes 
  • Cable cars - if used
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Grade: Intermediate


At a Glance

From Price £1955
Holiday Type Cross Country Ski Instruction
Duration 8 Days
Group Size 4-8
Minimum Age 18
Maximum Altitude 1800m (5904ft)
Countries Visited France
Meet In La Clusaz or Le Grand Bornand, France
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Haute Savoie Cross Country Skiing

Why book with T&T?

  • Highly professional guides
  • Personal service guaranteed 
  • Attention to detail throughout
  • Explore off the beaten track
  • Single rooms on request
  • No surcharge guaranteed
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