Cross Country Skiing Holidays in the Pyrenees
Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 October 2013 08:15
The Eastern Pyrenees are ideal for 'on track' cross-country skiing. Our dedicated ski areas are well marked and the pistes lovingly prepared by modern equipment. The mountain views from the fine restaurants are also worth a mention! This fantastic activity allows you to get a real buzz from exploring the stunning mountain landscapes in the winter. What is great is its flexibility - you can potter around the pistes at your own pace, enjoying the tranquility and views, or you can push yourself hard and love the exercise of it all. What is more, it is not a difficult sport to learn to do, and with a week of informal instruction, you will find you make huge improvements and can really 'travel' some distance to explore the furthest corners of the ski-able mountains.
If you are new to cross-country skiing or have had several weeks experience then our centre based Beginners and Improvers holiday in Ax-les-Thermes would be ideal. Marmot Tours director, James, is a cross-country ski instructor so will get you started or fine tune your technique. If you are an experienced skier and want to travel some distance in a wide range of scenery then our Nordic Highlights holiday would take some beating.
If you enjoy competing in ski marathons or are a fit beginner looking for a challenge then consider coming on our Transpyrenneen Ski Marathon holiday. We also run a Learn to Skate Holiday for those wanting to take up this fantastic sport.
During your cross country skiing holiday, you will also get an opportunity to try out other winter activities if you so desire, such as snowshoeing and dogsledding. We also do both full week and minibreak Snowshoeing holidays.
For a complete beginner who knows nothing at all about the activity, or if you want a reminder about the types of cross-country skiing and what you might need for it, you may find it useful to have a quick read of our xc skiing article, which explains a bit more about how the sport works, the equipment etc.
Due to personal circumstances, Marmot Tours is not running corss country skiing holidays during the 2013/14 winter. However if you are still keen to enjoy the area and are already a skier, thus not needing lessons, you may want to get in touch with Debbie and Gary Devine who run Pyrenees Haven, a Bed and Breakfast in the valley of Ax (with evening meals available) and transfers up to the ski stations of Beille and Chioula.