Guided cross country ski tours

Join us for our weekly programme of guided cross-country ski tours. 

• Explore our beautiful and varied cross-country ski area, great for all levels of skier. 

• Our guides take you for the best tour on the day, to suit your experience and the ski conditions. 

• Weekly beginners’ lesson 

• Small group size

• Off track opportunities: we offer a mix of on and off track skiing so you can experience this stunning winter wilderness, in a safe and accessible way.

• Get the most from your cross country ski holiday by skiing with us.

At Venabu we run our popular cross country ski guiding programme, five days a week, throughout the winter. The ski area of Venabygdsfjellet has plenty of different terrain: vast open spaces with distant views, sheltered forest, friendly gentle gradients and more challenging hills (for those who enjoy them). We aim to show you as much of this winter wonderland as possible during the week. Our experienced ski guides know the mountains well, so you can just have fun and enjoy your skiing. 

Our tours are graded to suit our guests' skill, fitness and energy levels with a number of tours going out each day. The tours start after breakfast and bring you back in time for lunch. In the afternoons you are free to explore the area by yourselves, to have a private ski lesson or just relax! 

Mid week we offer a change of pace: an opportunity to venture into the snow-covered forest away from the tracks on a guided snowshoe tour.

From experience we find that guests often benefit from a change of activity mid week and then return to their skis with extra energy and enthusiasm. Since some guests may prefer to ski every day the snowshoe tour isn't included in the five day ski package and can be added locally.

For more information or to book contact us:

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Ski guiding dates:

Throughout the winter from 19th December 2020, Christmas week, until the week after Easter, 9th April 2021.

Ski guiding prices for 2020/21:

2350,- NOK per person for 5 days cross country ski guiding, please book in advance.

650,- NOK per person, per day. Please note that we are unable to guarantee availability at short notice.

NO DEPOSIT on 2021 bookings

Book and pencil in your holiday without commitment. We are not asking for deposits on winter 2021 bookings until 30th November 2020 when we will review the situation.

Group size:

Minimum 3, Maximum 9

Ski guiding grades:

Please visit our new cross country ski grades page to help you understand our cross country ski grades.

A typical week:

Sunday is the first day of our ski guiding programme. We offer a beginners' cross country ski lesson alongside our tours for more experienced skiers.

Our beginners' lesson, which is included in the package, will get you off to a great start on your cross country skis. In a relaxed environment we teach the foundations of cross country skiing, and aim to take you out on your first tour.

For guests who are returning to their skis, our Sunday tour will help you to warm up and find your 'ski legs' again. We may include some 'coaching on the move' during the tour, depending on the needs of the group.

On Monday afternoons, as an optional extra, we run our popular uphill and downhill ski lesson to help guests develop and refine their confidence and control on descents.

On Wednesday we usually offer our guided snowshoe tour. 

And then relax...

On most days during the winter season we offer yoga, Pilates or mindfulness classes - why not try something new? Or use the class to help you stretch and recover for your next day's skiing.

More holiday ideas:

For fit, experienced cross country skiers we also run our special offtrack Ski Safari holidays - 2021 dates to be confirmed very soon.

Cross country skiers who enjoy learning and want to develop their skills may enjoy our Become a Better Skier cross country ski skills course.

Gudbrandsdalen Ski Experience: ski for a full day and explore a new area with one of our ski guides. 

To book and for more information contact us:

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We are starting a series of blog posts to answer 'Frequently Asked Questions'. First up 'What to wear for cross country skiing in Norway'.