Ski Safari Off Track Holidays in Norway

Venabu Ski Safaris are a superb winter cross country ski experience. Explore the mountains away from the ski tracks and visit some of the more adventurous ski terrain accessible on cross country skis. On our centre-based, guided cross country ski holiday you will discover panoramic summits, ski in wild reindeer country and come away with adventures to remember and stories to share. 

Our skilled and experienced ski guides will show you some of their favourite, less frequented ski areas on these longer March days. These group day tours can be challenging and will suit confident skiers with off track experience and good fitness.

Holiday highlights

• Discover this Norwegian winter wonderland away from the tracks

• Five days of expert ski guiding

• Small group size

• Develop new skills and confidence on your skis

• Ski carrying only a day pack, returning to our comfortable hotel each night

• Delicious, plentiful food and our traditional Norwegian Buffet on Wednesday evening

• Ideal for single or solo travellers, share you ski holiday with like-minded people


Holiday Price: from 13580 NOK 

per person sharing a twin or double room.

Price (guiding only):

2900 NOK per person for five days guiding, please book in advance.

Group size: minimum 5, maximum 10.

Ski Grade:

To enjoy the holiday as part of the group guests should be confident that they can: 

• control their speed and line downhill 

• have an effective snowplough

• ski uphill effectively off track 

• be able to ski in variable snow conditions away from the tracks

• get up independently after a tumble

• have the ski fitness to ski all day, off track on consecutive days, some days may be around 25-30 kms long

We will be skiing in some beautiful, wild and remote areas so guests should have experience of skiing in the mountains, including in bad weather.

For more information please visit our page on cross country ski grades.


Ski Safari Dates 2020:

23rd February  - 28th February:     guaranteed, last places available 

1st March - 6th March:                  places available

8th March - 13th March:                upon request

15th March - 20th March:              guaranteed, places available

22nd March - 27th March:             places available 


Typical Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival day

18.30 Dinner buffet 

Day 2.

8.00 Breakfast is served

9.15 Waxing and ski preparation

Free skiing to find your ski legs

18.30 Dinner buffet.

20.00 After dinner briefing for the week ahead

Days 3-7.

8.00 Breakfast is served

9.00 Ski waxing and preparation

9.30 Departure

Every day will be an adventure. We take a packed lunch with us and make use of transfers by minibus to access the best terrain for the day. We mix skiing off track and on track during the week to make a journey and give you the experience for the conditions on the day.

15.30-16.00 Return to the hotel

18.30 Dinner buffet

Day 8.

8.00 Breakfast is served

Departure day 

This is a typical itinerary and is likely to change to adapt to the snow and weather conditions and to the needs of the group.


 What’s included in our Ski Safari holidays:

• Seven nights accommodation and all meals.

• Breakfast and dinner buffets, which are substantial! Packed lunch made up at breakfast

• Thermos filled with your choice of hot drink

• Expert ski guiding on five days

 • Venabu’s renowned Norwegian Buffet served on Wednesday evening.

 • Ski hire and ski waxing

 • All transfers for guiding

 • Use of saunas and yoga room. Yoga, Pilates and mindfulness classes and sports massage available (optional extras) during the week to help you recover and relax

 • Transfers to and from Ringebu railway station.

 Transfers to and from Oslo Gardermoen are available as an option. For more information about travel to Venabu please visit our travel page.

 Many of our Ski Safari guests travel to Venabu from another centre in Norway so we include travel from Ringebu in this package.

 Please read our activity and package terms and conditions.


 Gudbrandsdalen Ski Experience

We are excited to announce new Ski Safari tours in the Gudbrandsdalen area in addition to our existing routes. These tours will include Gålå: skiing the forests and ridgeway of the Peer Gynt route; the spectacular mountains of Skeikampen and more. There is so much fantastic skiing within a reasonable drive of Venabu! We will choose the tours to suit the groups and the conditions at the time.

For our Gudbrandsdalen Ski Experience tours there may be a small additional contribution towards transport for guiding.


Alternatively, throughout the winter season from Christmas until Easter, five days a week we have our ski guiding programme. There are tours to suit all levels form beginners to experienced skiers and we ski a mixture of on-track and off-track routes. These different excursions run in parallel and you can choose day by day which you would like to join.

For skiers who enjoy learning and would like to develop their ski skills further we have our new week: Become a Better Skier! 


Come and enjoy Venabu's beautiful winter wonderland!

To book please contact our reception

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For additional information about the skiing please contact Robert Molnar, Head of Ski School

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