In 2018, we will be returning to the breathtaking landscape of Espedalen in Norwayfor an exhilarating week of cross country skiing. Our very welcoming mountain hotel is situated in the Peer Gynt Ski Region, a ski destination steeped in history. The region is made up of high mountains 800-1500 metres above sea level, west of the Gudbrandsdalen valley. The holiday offers magnificent panoramic views, impressive sunsets, a stable climate and very reliable snow conditions. Prepare to be impressed by the pristine snow and beautiful surroundings.
The holiday is aimed at both beginners and intermediate skiers as there will be 2 cross-country skiing groups each day. The accommodation offers a number of cross-country tracks directly from the door. There are long and short trails for all levels of skiing proficiency – tracks for beginners / short trips, tracks passing through sheltered forest terrain and also tracks up in the high mountains, offering spectacular views of the national parks of Rondane and Jotunheimen. For beginners, we recommend booking cross country ski lessons for the first couple of days to make the most of your stay (not included). The hotel will facilitate this but it will be best to book in advance. It may also be worth having lessons before you go on a local dry slope.
On your free day you can hire a local guide to take you on snowshoes in search of moose or perhaps head to the town of Lillehammer by bus. Lilelhammer was host to the 1994 Winter Olympics and has an interesting museum on the subject. The pretty town is lined with traditional buildings, housing many specialist shops and plenty of cafes for lunch.
Our base is the Dalseter Mountain Hotel, situated at 930m. Dalseter is known for its traditional, home style Norwegian food and hospitality. The Smorgasbord at breakfast, and the range of bakery products, is enough to whet the appetite of all tastes and dietary requirements, and includes all the delicious ingredients to assemble your own packed lunches. There is a swimming pool with saunas and a small gym to enjoy after your day in the mountains. Grethe is a fabulous host and will ensure your stay is one to remember.
Price includes: 7 nights full board accommodation in twin ensuite rooms. Single rooms available if you book early – supplement £15 per night. Cross-country ski equipment hire, lift pass/ local bus fares as required /transfer at certain times from/to Oslo airport.
Not included: flight, any alternative activities
“The holiday was fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The skiing was challenging but after 2 or 3 days we got the hang of it…The pool and sauna were a great way to relax after a hard day skiing.” Ali