Skate Skiing Holidays

'Skate skiing' evolved in the 1980's and is fast growing in popularity. Using a movement similar to ice skating you generate more power and speed than normal 'classic' skiing where your skis are parallel. It requires reasonable fitness and balance, but with expert professional instruction you will soon pick it up. We are the only adventure holiday company to be recognised by the British Association of Snowsport Instructors as a Nordic Ski School.


  • Join the 'skate team', and learn a new ski technique
  • Experience the enhanced power and speed of 'skate'
  • Learn the unique 'skate gears' to climb those hills 
  • Enjoy getting fit on skis and strengthening your body

Skate skiing was developed as an off-shoot of 'classic' style cross country as a result of the Olympics. Skiers were using a skating motion to climb hills during 'classic' races, and were then excluded due to what was deemed inappropriate and incorrect technique.  

Skate skiing using specific skis, and boots to accommodate the diagonal motion. Longer poles also give more leverage and push. Today 'skating' is very popular and at some point during your cross-country ski career you will probably feel tempted to try it.

For a greater understanding of the various disciplines please refer to our Cross Country Ski Guide or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.  


A selection of our most popular Skate Skiing Holidays

7 DaysDURATION ImproversGRADE £1835FROM

Swiss Skate Skiing


The gorgeous Obergoms Valley in Switzerland has just got to be the best for improving your 'skate' ski technique. Wide trails, lots of flat terrain, sunny, and with lots of coffee stop potential. In addition, you have a train to take the strain. Perfect week for those who have always wanted to master 'skating'.

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5 DaysDURATION BeginnersGRADE £1095FROM

Skate Ski Breaks


Try something different on skis, and take up 'skate' skiing. Superb for fitness and a whole lot of fun! Excellent instruction based in a cosy spa hotel in a gorgeous mountain village. If you enjoy exercise and want a new challenge, then Skate Skiing is the perfect winter goal.

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Cross Country Skiing Options

Cross Country Ski Lessons

Learn to cross-country ski or improve your technique with our expert instruction.

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Skate Skiing

Develop or learn a new ski skill. Experience the amazing 'skate' sensation!

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Track Touring

Journey point-to-point on our classic style ski tours all on prepared tracks.

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Nordic Touring 'Off Track'

Explore away from the prepared trails hut-to-hut through an arctic wilderness.

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