|Norway is the home of Nordic skiing with wild and raw conditions. Do you want to learn how to Nordic ski pulling sleds, learn polar navigation, ski efficiency on flat and up and down hilly terrain, setting up tents, sleeping systems, Manage hypothermia, frostbite and cold weather conditions? This is the trip for you. This training and challenge will help you prepare for a Svalbard crossing, Greenland crossing and possible Polar exploration to the poles, or just enjoy a winter trip to Norway. We run these trips in February and March. CHECK OUT UP COMING TRIPS.|
A little bit more about Skiing in Norway
We have a great team of highly qualified staff, ex-military and special forces to lead the way. From Oslo in Norway you will make the 2 hour car journey up to a cabin high in the Norwegian mountains. You will relax, have dinner and learn about the program for the week ahead. We will aim to teach the skills you need to enjoy the snow and the mountains safely, learn to ski, pull a sled, and sleep out on the snow in tents. Depending on conditions we will build snow caves or an igloo.
During the week we will cover specific Polar training skills, Polar navigation, camp craft and camping routines. This is an action packed week of Norwegian mountain travel in a challenging and run atmosphere. We will provide, ski’s, boots, sleds, tents, stoves and camping equipment. We will provide a full kit list on signing up.
|Throughout this journey you will learn a lot about polar travel, wilderness and cold weather living. You will learn how to ski on different terrain and advance your cold weather knowledge while enjoying the wondrous Norwegian mountains in a safe and amazing environment. If you want to try something new, exciting and challenging you need to join our Nordic ski training in Norway. Price start from $2,250|
What people said
“I have always wanted to develop my winter skills. I had being on the winter skills course in Scotland and wanted something different. Norway was great, I learned so much about winter camping, along with a wild range for skills and techniques I would never of though of using. Unforgettable.”
Shane Murray, Norway Polar Training 2014
“I signed up for this Norway trip not really knowing what I would experience. It was a great learning experience. I down hill ski when I can, Nordic skiing is so different and really enjoyed the challenge, journey and hope to join the Svalbard crossing in 2017”. Sinead Ryan, Norway Polar Training 2014
“Quality trip and great team, we had a lot of fun and learning all thrown into one. We built a snow camp fire, prepared all our own food, build a snow cave and loved Nordic skiing. I just love camping outside and now feel more comfortable camping out in winter conditions, wherever it may be”. Brian Williams, Everest Base Camp Norway Polar Training 2014
Arrive in Oslo Gardermoen airport. You will be picked up at the airport by taxi and driven up into the mountains. This journey will take a couple of hours. You will arrive at the cabin and be greeted by your guide. There will be an evening meal, and the whole team will chip in and prepare food and clean up afterwards. This will be the same for all meals. There will be group discussion and briefing covering clothing, layering, skiing systems, and cold weather injuries.
After a good nights sleep we will shower and prepare breakfast. We will then sort out ski’s, boots, poles and go skiing. We will return to the cabin for a packed lunch and then head out for more skiing. We will cover tent routines and stove practice. There will be an evening meal at the cabin and then make final preparations for the days out on the snow. You will pack up your pulk and sort out all group equipment.
After Breakfast we will set off on our 4 day skiing expedition. You will be skiing with pulks, we will cover a range of terrain and learn about navigation, work in tent and camp set up. Make evening meals in your tent and we will cover polar and cold weather travel and how we eat and drink while in cold weather conditions. We will aim to cover 10 – 15km of skiing each day.
We will be up early. A plan for moving and timelines is made either the night before or in the tent that morning. The time to move depends on weather conditions and exposure in the high Norwegian mountains. You will have a food bag for each day and you will start eating and drinking water when you wake up. Get up early and boil water to re hydrate and have water for the day out on ski’s. We will get out on the ski’s covering a range of terrain and learn the bets skiing techniques, look at tent repair, nutrition and trouble-shooting in cold weather conditions.
We will spent as another day in and around Namche. We will be on the move early, following the same routine as the day before, get hydrated and prepare water for the day ahead. We will try and cover as much distance as possible, giving you the opportunity to get your skiing routine down. Learning more about how to move on ski’s with a heavy pulk behind you. We will cover navigation, emergency shelters and improve on team dynamics in cold weather conditions. You will learn how to make a snow hole, and review emergency procedures while in the wilderness.
Today is our last day on the snow. We will try and cover more distance, continuing to work on skiing technique and getting the most out of our skiing distance. We will make our way back to the cabin, shower, relax and enjoy a nice group dinner and have a debrief on your trip, what you learned and how could be next!
After an early breakfast, shower. We will finish sorting all group equipment and clean up the cabin. Once this is done you will be picked up and driven back to Oslo Gardermoen airport for your return flight home.
Ready to go?
Does this information excite you to take the next step towards challenging yourself Nordic ski training in Norway. If so, get in touch today. We pride ourselves on making sure that our clients have every opportunity to succeed in the mountains, including professional training advice, gear lists and video links on how to pack your bag, and much more. We are always available to answer any questions you may have by email, phone or skype, so contact us today!