Cross country ski guiding

At Venabu we run our popular cross country ski guiding programme, five days a week, throughout the winter. Our experienced ski guides will take you to the best skiing for the snow conditions and weather on the day so all you need to do is have fun and enjoy your skiing. We aim to take you on a different tour each day so through the week you will explore much of the vast, beautiful ski area that surrounds Venabu, with its varied terrain and wonderful views. 

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

Sunday is the first day of our ski guiding programme and we offer a beginners lesson as well as tours for more experienced skiers. This helps our beginner skiers to develop good cross country ski skills and technique from the start, in a relaxed environment. After that we may offer more skills sessions but usually we incorporate 'coaching on the move', when appropriate, during the ski tours. On Monday afternoons we run our popular uphill and downhill ski lesson close to the hotel to help guests develop and refine their confidence and control on descents.

For guests who are returning to their skis, our Sunday tour will help you to warm up and find your balance and 'ski legs' again as we include some 'coaching on the move' during the tour.

Wednesdays usually offer a change of pace, an opportunity to venture into the snow-covered forest away from the tracks on a guided snowshoe tour. We find guests, particularly those early in their ski career, really benefit from a change of activity mid week. They return to their skis with extra energy and enthusiasm for the rest of their stay. We may change the day of the snowshoe tour on occasion to suit the weather. The snowshoe tour isn't included in the five day ski package and can be added locally.

For fit, experienced cross country skiers we also run our special Ski Safaris from the week begining the 23rd February 2019 to 29th March 2019.

NEW for 2019

Gudbrandsdalen Ski Experience: ski for a full day and explore a new area with one of our ski guides. For most weeks of the season from the 26th January 2019 we will be offering a day-long ski tour in addition to our established ski guiding programme.

More information to follow soon!

Ski guiding dates:

Week beginning 15th December 2018 to Easter 2019 (6th-13th April is our Vintersportsuka so no guiding programme that week)

Ski guiding prices for 2018/19:

1800 NOK per person for five days skiing

400 NOK per person for Sundays

380 NOK per person Monday-Friday (Wednesday is a snowshoe tour, please see above)

You may also be interested in our cross country ski lessons or our new cross country ski performance course

To book contact us:

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For specific questions about our guiding programme please contact Robert Molnar, Head of Ski School:

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