Arriving in Salen
To reach the start of the tour we recommend that you travel to and from Stockholm Arlanda Airport. From Arlanda we travel by train and bus to Hotell Gammelgården, Salen.
The train station at Arlanda (Stockholm) Airport is inside the airport called 'Arlanda C' on the timetables. Tickets for the entire journey, for both the train and bus can be booked with one payment at Swedish Rail. You are going From: Arlanda C To: Sälfjällstorget. Sälfjällstorget must be spelled correctly with the 'double dot' above the 'a', so we suggest you copy and paste from here. Sälfjällstorget is one stop BEFORE your hotel, and you must stay on the bus to the Gammelgarden, Salen stop. Your ticket will cover this extra stop. NB: be aware there are other Gammelgardens on this route - you are going to Salen.
NB: The following information is to be updated for 2019 once timetables are published. But in 2018 the latest train leaving Arlanda Airport to arrive in time for the welcome meeting leaves at 12:05 hrs arriving at 1756 hrs. If you are unable to make this connection then we recommend that you either consider arriving a day earlier and enjoying time in Stockholm beforehand or you take the next connection leaving at 14:06 arriving at 19:55. Full details with any updates will be sent to you with our Joining Instructions.
Bus times from from the train stops at either Mora or Borlange can be found at (Dalatrafik) The bus stops directly outside Hotell Gammelgården (bus stop Gammelgarden, Sälen). Please note that you can only book your bus ticket on the train website. We have given the link to the bus times in case you are on a later train which will not go beyond Mora or Borlange and you then need to investigate bus times. We urge you to keep it easy and aim for the train at 1205 hrs from Arlanda C, or the next one at 1406 hrs.
We realise that this can make quite a long travelling day, (5/6 hrs) so you may which to begin your holiday with an over night or two in Stockholm first, or stay at Arlanda Airport Hotel OR Arlanda Connect for an early start where buses run to/from the terminal.
Travelling back to Stockholm
NB: The following information is to be updated for 2019 once timetables are published. But normally trains returning to Stockholm from Mora take approximately 3.5hrs and again are cheaper if arranged in advance. Prices start from 330 SEK and they depart from 08:34 arriving in Arlanda at 11:52. There is no need to take a bus on the return journey, as it can be done entirely by train.
If necessary it could be possible to travel back to Stockholm on the afternoon of the final ski day. We normally arrive in Mora early afternoon and you could consider trains leaving later the same afternoon. This would allow for early flights from Stockholm airport the next morning. Please contact us to discuss this.
Please note that you must have the appropriate insurance for your chosen activity. As we will be travelling in the mountains, you must be covered for helicopter rescue, repatriation and medical costs. We also advise you to take out Trip Cancellation/Curtailment Insurance in the event of you being unable to join the trip for whatever reason. NB: The insurance referred to below should only be purchased AFTER we have confirmed that your trip is guaranteed to run.
For ease of reference the clause relating to Insurance as set out in our Terms and Conditions is given below:
Insurance: It is a condition of booking that you are insured against medical expenses, injury, illness, death, cost of repatriation, and personal accident risks. This must include cover for the activities to be undertaken during the trip. For tours taking place outside the United Kingdom you must ensure that your insurance covers rescue from the mountains, including helicopter rescue. It is the right of the leader to make a decision to call for helicopter rescue if such assistance is needed. Costs incurred by you, the client, due to an evacuation, rescue or other emergency event shall be your responsibility. Any subsequent costs incurred for expenses not limited to but including such costs as hotels, food, transport etc shall be borne by you, the client. You are responsible for ensuring insurance cover is adequate for the particular needs of your chosen activity. You must be fully aware of the implications involved in arranging your own travel insurance and understand the limitations and exclusions of the policy. By agreeing to our Terms and Conditions you are authorising Tracks and Trails Ltd or the person employed to lead the trip for Tracks and Trails Ltd to instigate rescue and/or helicopter evacuation procedures without previously obtaining the permission of the company issuing your insurance policy. We reserve the right to cancel your booking at any time if we are not satisfied you have the necessary insurance policy covering your activity. Please ensure that your insurance covers you to the maximum altitude given on your trip itinerary. If you are unsure or are joining a bespoke trip then please contact us for specific details. Most of our trips have a maximum altitude of 3,000 metres, except the Tour de Monte Rosa which reaches 3316m. You must bring all insurance documentation with you at the time of the activity. We also recommend your insurance covers you for trip cancellation and baggage loss/damage. Tracks and Trails Ltd are unable to accept responsibility for the loss or damage to any client equipment or luggage.
For further details, please read the Insurance section on our website.
For this tour you will be using 'classic' track skis, and can use either fishscale or 'skintec' skis. Ski rental can be arranged locally and will normally be on 'fishscale' or micro fibre 'skintec' skis. We would only recommend ‘waxing’ skis if you are bringing your own and are already comfortable with the technique. Rental is possible from a shop close to our starting hotel for approximately 800 SEK per person. Please advise us if you wish to hire skis, poles and boots.
The cost to return the skis from Mora to Lindvallen ski rental will be between 200-600 SEK per person. The price varies as the taxi cost is in accordance with the number in the group needing this service.
This trip requires a minimum of 4 clients to book before it can be guaranteed to run. We take a maximum of 7 guests on this point-to-point tour.
We grade this trip as Intermediate, for skiers with previous track cross-country skiing experience. On our first two days we will spend time finding our ski legs before beginning our point-to-point journey.
Expect to ski on a mixture of both flat and rolling terrain on prepared trails. You should already be at a level where you are confident about controlling your speed and direction, and have a good ‘snowplough’. You should be able to cope with skiing under control on a variety of terrain both uphill and downhill, and be confident about tackling corners while skiing downhill. All our trips include quality instruction, but for these trips you need to have a good ‘kick and glide’ to be able to travel competently and at a steady pace. You should have a good level of fitness to ensure that you are comfortable with longer days in winter weather, which may include snowfall and cold winds. You should be happy to ski on a variety of snow including perfect fresh tracks, AND tracks less than perfect which may be ‘firm’. On our point-to-point trips you will be expected to carry a small daypack. Time on skis will be 5-6 hours per day covering approximately 15-25 km (9.4-15.6 miles) per day with an occasional longer day.
You will only need to carry a day sack whilst skiing and your main baggage will be transferred every day between accommodation points. Luggage will be mainly transported in cars and small vans so we would ask that you keep both size and weight of luggage to a respectable limit of around 15kg (33lbs), and only one bag per person. It is worth noting that you may be required to carry your own bag up and down stairs at your accommodation.
Team safety items
Please note that you may be asked to share in the carrying of a safety item such as a survival bag or snow shovel. This will be passed around the group each day so that you may only have to help out on one of the ski days.
There are currency exchange facilities/banks in Stockholm Airport or you can obtain Swedish Kroner prior to your arrival. In our experience you only really need a very small amount of cash. Credit cards are accepted in all hotels, shops and restaurants for everything – including individual drinks. But if your bank charges you per overseas transactions then we would recommend you have Kroner in cash. £1 = 11 SEK and a coffee in Sweden is approximately 25 SEK. Stockholm City Terminal train station has a left luggage store available if needed which also takes ski bags.
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. You can read our full policy here.
Due to the specialised nature of many of our holidays, we co-sell a number of our trips with 'partner' companies. Our partners are carefully selected to ensure they reflect our own ethos and standards in terms of the service we offer to our guests. By encouraging our partners 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 to 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 our partners.
We guarantee that any partners with whom we work will offer the same package as Tracks and Trails. The price will be the same, though occasionally our partners 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.
Prices may vary depending on date.
|Code||Start date||Return date||Dates||Price||Status|
|VAS1 19||Sun 03 Feb||Sun 10 Feb||
Sun 03 Feb - Sun 10 Feb
Code: VAS1 19
|Price: £1795||2 more to guarantee||Book|
|VAS2 19||Sun 03 Mar||Sun 10 Mar||
Sun 03 Mar - Sun 10 Mar
Code: VAS2 19
|Price: £1795||Spaces available||Book|