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Welcome to Nordic Challenge 2015!

Looking to learn to Nordic Ski? Look no further.

This is us and this is where we ski...


Winter Wonderland

All our instructors are BASI qualified (British Association of Snowsport Instructors) or UK Snowsports qualified, and are total Nordic skiing enthusiasts who will give you an inspirational week of really challenging fun irrespective of your age, previous experience or fitness.

Our Cross-Country Skiing Holidays and Courses are for Everyone... Individuals, Families and Young People

  • Cross country (track) skills holidays/courses designed to get starters skiing competently in just one week, or to improve the skills of more experienced skiers.
  • 2015: Our Families' Half Term Week (15-22 February) is especially designed for families. Children have their own carefully designed programme allowing parents to ski in adult groups.
  • Our Beginners' Telemark Course takes you from scratch and, in one week, teaches you to telemark competently down blue and red pistes. It really feels as good as it looks!

Locations and Accommodation – a brief summary

Our Wadahl/Cross-Country (track) Skiing Skills holidays and Telemark Skiing Course are all based on the Wadahl Hotel, Gålå (full board) high in the mountains of Gudbrandsdalen, 80 km north of Lillehammer. Whilst boasting some of the best cross-country skiing in Norway, the added attractions of its own alpine slopes, race training, dog sledding and a nerve-tingling toboggan run, are all helping to turn Gålå into a popular destination for a wide cross-section of skiers of all ages and nationalities. Gålå was also the venue for the second phase of the 2014 Norwegian national cross-country championships.

Our Schools’ Easter half-term courses will continue to be delivered in Sjusjøen, Lillehammer with its superb Olympic ski tracks and facilities.

A group of clients on a cross-country skiing holiday in Norway

Clients' Feedback from last season...

Vivien Freeman, London, 2014

"I had a thoroughly good time."

Sarah Pollard, Newbury, 2014

"Why go it alone when you can go with an expert?"

Neville and Fay Dwyer, Singapore, 2014

"The whole holiday was extremely enjoyable. The patient, high quality instruction and guiding was really appreciated."

John Peatfield, Bowston, 2014

"Key to my decision (to ski with you) was the knowledge of the qualify of the venue/tracks/location/scenery and most critically the high quality/flexibility of coaching/instruction."

Angus Urquhart (aged 18) and Hamish Urquhart (aged 16), Taunton, 2014

"Skiing with Nick was really good fun!"

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Cross-Country Skiing and Team Challenge Courses for Schools

For young people aged between 15 and 18 we offer:

  • Specially designed courses with the emphasis on fun, excitement and challenge, providing 6 days of supervised skiing and team challenges with a dedicated full time instructor, utilising the prepared cross-country tracks around Sjusjøen, Nordseter and Lillehammer. These tracks combine to produce what is one of the best Cross-Country Skiing arenas in Europe. See full details of our Schools' Courses here...
Student in a Schools Group taking part in the Biathlon

James Dufty, Victoria College, Jersey

"Lots of new skills learnt, great fun and challenging."

Graeme Overton, Victoria College, Jersey

"Good fun and challenging, well worth it."

Charles Zuman, Victoria College, Jersey

"It was brilliant, thanks, really grateful."

Sean Mitchell, Victoria College, Jersey

"Quality instruction."

Rob Cuming, Victoria College, Jersey

"All the instructors were very accommodating. Thoroughly enjoyable week. We asked to be pushed and Nick got it just right!"

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