Cross Country Skiing, Nordic Skiing in the Alps, Norway

Cross Country Skiing Holidays

Swiss, French and Italian Alps, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic

The Nordic Countries of Sweden, Finland and Norway

Cross country skiing in resorts or ski tour hut-to-hut through remote regions

Enjoy gliding through alpine valleys and forests...

  • Try different cross country techniques, both classic and skating
  • It's perfect winter cross-training for fitness enthusiasts
  • Something for all ages and ability
  • Fabulous for your health and well-being

Cross Country Skiing is often called Nordic Skiing and is one and the same! Cross country skiing gives a great sense of freedom and with ski tracks in a variety of terrains and locations it's a fabulous way to experience the mountains of Europe.

No matter what your age you can still learn to cross country ski. Indeed, it's an activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Cross country skis are slender, lightweight and very easy to use.

It's also a great way to improve fitness. Cross country skiing can be, if you want it to be, a very aerobic activity, which makes it an ideal activity for winter cross-training. Or, you can take your time and just enjoy 'being out there' in the mountains.

Ski & Snowshoe Combo Week 

Combine either an Italian Cross Country Ski Break or a Skate Ski Break with our Snowshoe Long Weekend with for a multi-activity winter week. See our Trip Planner for details. (Details for winter 2019 coming soon).

Sunday Times Travel Section  

Our epic cross country ski journey 'Grand Traverse of the Jura' was featured as a 'Must Do' trip! Sunday Times journalist Jez Lazell decided our trip was just what he was looking for to encourage cross country skiers to take to take to the hills this winter. Read more here.

Many thanks for the pictures. Very pleased to see that there is no documentary evidence of the 'downed Wildebeest' seen on the Italian trail last week! Brilliant trip. Stunning vistas, lashings of good food and fantastic company. What fun we all had. Gold stars +++ to you. Expert mentoring from a truly inspirational teacher.

Colin - Italian Ski Break, 2015

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Tailor-Made Trips

Cross country skiing can easily be tailored to your needs. Our instructors use their experience and local knowledge to create your perfect tailor made trip at any level.

New Horizons: Off Track Off Piste

If you are looking to develop your cross country skiing then you may wish to experience new horizons in the form of 'off track, off piste' skiing. While Tracks and Trails specialise in 'track' skiing, our partners at the Telemark Ski Company are experts in 'off track'.

Please click here to read more about the Telemark Ski Company

Everything was EXCELLENT! Our guide was careful to treat each person as an individual and get alongside them to offer appropriate technical guidance, motivation and technical support. She did all this with a smile, a laugh and boundless energy. THANK YOU for leading me through this trip

Peter - Trans Jura Swiss, 2015