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Welcome to the home of Nordic Challenge 2014!

Experts at teaching and coaching Nordic Skiing

Another year, another Nordic Challenge!

Dog sledding - a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Clients on a cross country ski skills course
Competent telemarking after just one week
The excitement of ski-shooting

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All our instructors are BASI qualified (British Association of Snowsport Instructors) or national equivalent, 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
New, fun and challenging skiing experiences for everybody

We run cross-country skiing holidays and courses with an emphasis on top quality instruction. We also run team challenge/building courses for schools, businesses and other groups.

  • 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. Two of these holidays (one at Wadahl and one at Nordseter) coincide with the Spring half term weeks and are particularly suitable for families.
  • 2014. We are continuing to run our Skills Holidays at Nordseter/Lillehammer. Based on the high quality Nordseter Sportell, one of these holidays is especially designed as a coaching warm up for the ski marathon season.
  • Our Telemark Skiing Course is for those who have seen it done, quietly marvelled at it, but never got round to learning how to do it! And also for those who can do it, but really need some expert tuition to improve their technique.

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, mini-biathlon facility, 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. Our Nordseter/Lillehammer Cross-Country (track) Skiing holiday is based on the Nordseter Sportell, which is located in the massive Sjusjøen/Nordseter ski area above Lillehammer.

Our Schools’ Easter half-term courses will continue to be delivered in Sjusjøen, Lillehammer with its superb Olympic ski tracks and facilities, while we will continue to run Corporate Team Building Courses at Wadahl. See below.

Clients on a cross-country skiing holiday

What you said about our 2013 season...

Hugo Hodge and Deborah Tyler, London, 2013

"After years of self-taught shuffling, we now feel we can cross-country ski."

Anne-Lucie Norton and John Williamson, London, 2013

"Your personal approach was greatly appreciated…. I now have the Nordic Skiing bug. Thank you Nordic Challenge."

Susan Ross, Edinburgh, 2013

"Great balance of tuition and fun ski tours. My technique has improved greatly."

Tony Mitchell, Wimbledon, 2013

"As usual Nick and Tony made it a brilliant week and will see them again next year."

Jeremy Aitchison, West Sussex, 2013

"We had such a good week with quite the best instruction I have ever had."

John Peatfield, Bowston, 2013

"This week I have learned a great deal and feel I have made true upward progress/confidence. Massive thanks to all."

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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...
A school group on a team challenge course in Norway

James Dufty, Victoria College, Jersey, 2013

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

Graeme Overton, Victoria College, Jersey, 2013

"Good fun and challenging, well worth it."

Charles Zuman, Victoria College, Jersey, 2013

"It was brilliant, thanks, really grateful."

Sean Mitchell, Victoria College, Jersey, 2013

"Quality instruction."

Rob Cuming, Victoria College, Jersey, 2013

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

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Team Building...

...please see our sister site for more information about:

Team Building opportunities for companies and other organisations