Nordic Ski Training

Nordic ski training in Norway, is a chance to learn how to Nordic ski and learn how to survive in the wild and raw winter mountain conditions.
Do you want to learn how to Nordic ski pulling sleds, learn polar navigation, ski efficiently 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. The cost start from $2,500.
The winters in Norway are fantastic, with 2-3 meters of snow and magical light effects (but we can’t guarantee seeing the Northern Lights!)

Join us in the Norwegian mountains of Gaustatoppen and Kvitavatn, to learn all about the skills you need to enjoy the snow and the mountains, and also to spend three nights out camping in ‘relative comfort’. This part of Norway, adjoining and with access to the Hardanger plateau where Amundsen trained for his Antarctic expedition, is well known for plenty of snow and very good conditions for winter training.

This is the ideal trip for those who have never used cross country skis or slept outdoors in winter conditions before now. You’ll also have the opportunity to make snow shelters. It is a great introduction to taking part in a full-scale ski expedition in the future.

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 each year.

Daily Distances

Day 1: Arrival in Norway at Oslo Gardermoen airport

Transfer by airport bus into the mountains (approx 4 hours). We will be staying the first three nights and the last night at Kvitavatn Fjellstue, which has excellent facilities and fantastic food. Evening: dinner and itinerary briefing.

Day 2: Introduction to the Course

Introduction to use of personal clothing, how to avoid cold weather injuries…and then we’re outside for our first cross country skiing session. Our goal is to teach you how to ski on cross country skis, and be able to use the equipment in a correct and energy-saving way. Lunch back at the fjellstue before a short ski tour. Evening: cover some of the tricks and tips about how to spend a night in a tent in winter in relative comfort, learning about polar routines, and equipment.

Day 3: Skiing of Track

This morning we explore skiing off-track and take on some steeper ground, back to the fjellstue for lunch, before setting off on our first journey taking with us our pulks (sledge) but at this stage they’re not fully laden! Winter campcraft session, and then in the evening we start to prepare the equipment ready for our three nights out on expedition.

Day 4: Ski Expedition

we will practice winter navigation as we go – using the sun, wind, snow and the GPS/compass We won’t travel far, however, on the first day before we set up camp for the night. On one of the days, we will stop and set up camp a little earlier in the afternoon before learning about and building a variety of snow shelters. Evening: information about the importance of correct nutrition – what to eat and drink, and how often, whilst on ski expeditions.

Day 5: Ski Expedition

we will practice winter navigation as we go – using the sun, wind, snow and the GPS/compass We won’t travel far, however, on the first day before we set up camp for the night. On one of the days, we will stop and set up camp a little earlier in the afternoon before learning about and building a variety of snow shelters. Evening: information about the importance of correct nutrition – what to eat and drink, and how often, whilst on ski expeditions.

Day 6: Ski Expedition

We will wake in the morning and have our final meal together as a team. We will then have to clean up all of our items and make sure the cabin is left as it was when we arrived. The team will have a morning transfer back to Kongsberg, before taking the train journey again to Oslo Gardermoen Airport to catch your evening flight or for your onward journey. If you plan to stay on in Oslo for longer, we can definitely help you with different ideas of what else to see and do!

Day 7: Ski Expedition

Complete our journey back to the fjellstue with time to improve our downhill technique using ‘freeheel’ skis. We sort out all of the equipment and then well-earned hot showers/saunas, our final dinner, and an evening presentation ‘What next?’ regarding future trips and expeditions.

Day 8: Transfer back to the Airport

Morning transfer back to Oslo Gardermoen airport for onward travel home the same day.

  • A little bit more about Nordic ski training 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 jump on the train for an hour and a half journey to Kongsberg, before getting a 25 minute private taxi to Blefjell to the cabin high in the Norwegian mountains. You will relax, have dinner and learn about the program for the coming days. 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 Nordic ski training in Norway course we will cover specific Polar training skills, Polar navigation, camp craft and camping routines. This is an action packed few days of Norwegian mountain travel in a challenging and fun 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 Nordic ski training in Norway 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.




What people said

  • Shane Murray

    Nordic ski training in Norway 2014

    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.

  • Sinead Ryan

    Nordic ski training in Norway 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.

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