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Semi-guided cross country ski week aimed at beginners and those wanting to improve. Breathtaking scenery - the Matterhorn, Dents du Midi, Mont Blanc - with beautifully groomed trails (direct from hotel) linking postcard-pretty villages.


Tour only from £979. Quote GT1234 when you book and receive a free bottle of champagne per booking!

Duration: 8 Days
Departures: Departs Sundays from Dec to March
Start point: Kandersteg
End point: Kandersteg

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Cross-country skiing at Kandersteg

Your base for this holiday is Kandersteg, one of the last surviving 'picture postcard' Swiss villages in the heart of the Bernese Oberland. It's breathtakingly pretty (with streets full of cuckoo-clock style houses!) and very much unspoiled. The combination of high trails and wonderful open plateaux make it a superb cross country ski choice for all ages and abilities.

Headwater guests stay in the traditional, family-run *** Alfa Soleil hotel, on the edge of the village, and offering real 'home from home' comfort levels.Evening meals are taken in the cosy, candlelit dining room, and there is a special gastronomic evening every Thursday. There is also a wonderful wood-fired pizza oven if you fancy less formal dining at any point during your stay.There is an elegant lounge/ drawing room (with piano and open fire), a lively bar and a heated swimming pool, sauna, solarium and gym.

Your ski programme is varied and flexible. 3 x 1/2 days' tuition is included with the local ski school to get you started, then you're free to explore independently or book additional lessons locally. The 75kms or so of marked trails are very easy to follow and incredibly picturesque. They undulate through snowy pines by the hotel and extend up to the sunny plateaux at Oeschinensee and Sunnbuel which are easily reached by cable car.or chairlift. We have included unlimited free rides on the local bus network, giving you the opportunity to extend your skiing further from the hotel. We also offer a winter walking holiday at this hotel - ideal if some of your party would prefer not to ski.

What price includes

  • 3 x 2hr cross country ski lessons
  • Free travel on local ski bus; 2 return cable car tickets
  • Ski pass, boots, poles and ski hire
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation
  • Buffet breakfast, 3 light lunches/picnics all evening meals
  • 95% sustainability rating



Plan your journey by train

Meeting point:
Hotel Alfa Soleil, Kandersteg. Transfer to the hotel can be arranged on request

Nearest train station to meeting point:

Transfer to meeting point:
Operator collects guests from station

How to get there:
Train from London to Kandersteg (via Zurich)

Plan your journey by train to Kandersteg

Plan your journey by train

Finish point:
Hotel Alfa Soleil, Kandersteg. Transfer to the station can be arranged on request

Nearest train station to finish point:

Transfer to finish point:
Operator drops guests off at station

How to get back:
Train from Kandersteg to London (via Zurich)

Plan your return train journey from Kandersteg