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Guided Ski safari in the Rondane and Venabygd Mountains

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This tour is on request, please contact us for information and booking
Do you want to learn how the Norwegian ancestors skied from place to place in an advanced level?
This tour offers guided cross-country skiing away from the groomed tracks. You make your own ski tracks in the unspoiled snow, over the plateau, on mountain tops, and through rolling mountain forests. 
Feel the peace of nature, just listen to your heart beat, and the sound of your skis through the snow. Smell the fresh air and let your mind wander.
You may see different animal tracks like fox and hare, and sometimes moose, ptarmigan or wild reindeer.
Each day we aim to cover between 15 to 35 kilometers, depending on the weather- and snow conditions.
The trips require good ski equipment for skiing outside the prepared tracks. Ski equipment can be hired at the hotel.
Venabu is located just south of the Rondane National Park. You find your hotel at 932 m.a.s.l., in the middle of an open mountain plateau, but not far from mountains rising towards 1500 m. The area has a stable inland climate and very good snow conditions. 

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Departures and prices

Dates 2019 (Saturday - Saturday):
Tour 1, 23 February - 2 March
Tour 2, 2 March - 9 March
Tour 3, 9 March - 16 March
Tour 4, 16 March - 23 March
Tour 5, 23 March - 30 March

Price tour 1, 2 and 3:
Per person in double room: NOK 11 400. -
Single room supplement: NOK 1 750. -

Price tour 4 and 5:
Per person in double room: NOK 10 400. -
Single room supplement: NOK 1 750. -

The price includes:
7 x accommodation
7 x dinner, breakfast and self-packed lunch + refill of the thermos.
5 days skiing with tour leader.
Transfer to and from ski tours

Ski rental:
NOK 700,- per week.

Skis: Backcountry waxable skis with a steel edge. You get help with the waxing if needed.
Bindings: NNN-BC.
Poles with large baskets. 

Transfer:
Direct bus from Oslo Airport Gardermoen to Venabu, Saturdays, depart 14.00.
Return to Oslo Airport Gardermoen next Saturday, depart 09.15. (arrive Oslo Airport before 13.00)
NOK 450,- per. person one way. Must be ordered in advance!

Transfer from Ringebu Station to the hotel. 
NOK 200,- per person one way. Must be ordered in advance!

Other ski tours and winter acdventures:
Jotunheimen cross-country trail
Peer Gynt Trail with luggage transfer
Troll Trail with luggage transfer
Troll Trail South, from Venabygdsfjellet to Lillehammer
Rondane National Park with luggage transfer

Day by day program

Day 1 - Saturday: Arrival and dinner in the evening

Day 2 - Sunday: Information and skiing
There is no organised tour today. We meet in the indoor ski hire station after breakfast for information and waxing of skis. 
You spend the day getting accustomed to the equipment and the trails at Venabu and get to know each other.  Guides can help you with recommendations of where to go.  

Day 3 - 7 - Monday - Friday
5 full day tours with guide. Skilled and experienced ski guides will show you some of their favourite, less frequented ski areas. Most tours lead you away from the ski tracks to some of the more adventurous ski terrains. You ski at in the Venbygd Mountains close to Rondane National Park but also visit other beautiful ski areas on both sides of Gudbrandsdalen valley. Amongst others, you will get a taste of the more famous Troll Trail and the Peer Gynt trail.

Day 8 - Saturday: Breakfast and departure