We suggest that flights are made to Oslo Gardermoen Airport. You can, however, fly to Torp, and then travel into Oslo. We ask you to plan your flights to allow you to take the train at 1429 hrs, which is a journey of about 2.5hrs. The latest train timetables are published 3 months beforehand, but the time varies very little. By taking this train you will benefit from our group transfer from the station at Vinstra which is included in your trip fee. If you choose to take another train please note the transfer from Vinstra is not included. If you think your flight will not make the 1429 hrs train, please contact us before booking your flights to discuss the options. Train details are given below in Further Information.
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. For further details, please ensure you have carefully read the Insurance section of our website.
King Bore - 'King of Winter' from Nordic mythology says he can't promise anything, but in Dalseter they begin to prepare the tracks as soon as they have enough snow in December and continue until mid-April or after Easter.
In Espedalen they begin to prepare the tracks as soon as they have enough snow and continue until mid-April /after Easter. Track machines in Espedalen have GPS with GSM transmitters so that the status of preparation are updated in real time and published on www.skisporet.no.
For this tour you will be using 'classic' track skis, and can use either a fishscale ski or waxing skis. Ski rental can be arranged locally and will normally be on 'waxable' skis. If you are unfamiliar with the 'art' of waxing then your guide will give you instructions on your warm up day. The stable Norwegian snow conditions enable waxing to be easily picked up and you'll soon feel the benefits of a faster glide on a well waxed ski! Rental is possible from our starting hotel for approx. 505 NOK per person. You can also hire metal edged skis which give more grip and an easier snowplough for approx. 595 NOK. Please advise us if you wish to hire skis, and boots. The ski return will cost 1400 Norwegian Kroner, and will be shared between those who have chosen to hire.
Upon booking, a full list of the necessary suitable clothing will be provided.
If you would like to stay on in either Skeikampen, Oslo or Lillehammer at the start/end of the tour then this is possible and we would be happy to advise on accommodation.
To reach the start of the tour we recommend that you travel from Oslo Gardermoen Airport by train to Vinstra where you will meet our hotel taxi to take you to the Espedalen Valley. The train station at Olso Gardermoen is inside the airport and tickets are easily booked on line. You will usually have a much cheaper price if you do this in advance at Norwegian Trains. The train to Vinstra leaves Oslo Gardermoen Airport at 1429 hrs. Please make sure your flight arrives in plenty of time to make this connection.
There are currency exchange facilities/banks in Oslo Airport or you can obtain Norwegian Kroner prior to your arrival. Credit cards will be accepted in the hotels. Oslo airport has a left luggage store available if needed, which is at the east end of the arrivals hall.
This trip requires a minimum of 4 clients to book before it can be guaranteed to run. We take a maximum of 8/9 clients for this point-to-point tour.
We grade this trip as Intermediate, for skiers with previous track cross country skiing experience. On our first day we will spend time finding our ski legs, and we will then have a second day at Dalseter before we are committed to 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.
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 our trips, we work with a select number of partners to help ensure your trip reaches its minimum group size to be guaranteed to run. The companies we work with reflect our own ethos and standards in terms of the service we offer to our guests.
Prices may vary depending on date.
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|PEG1 19||Sat 02 Feb||Sat 09 Feb||
Sat 02 Feb - Sat 09 Feb
Code: PEG1 19
|Price: £1795||Fully booked||Full|
|PEG2 19||Sat 02 Mar||Sat 09 Mar||
Sat 02 Mar - Sat 09 Mar
Code: PEG2 19
|Price: £1795||Spaces available||Book|
|PEG3 19||Sat 23 Mar||Sat 30 Mar||
Sat 23 Mar - Sat 30 Mar
Code: PEG3 19
|Price: £1795||Spaces available||Book|