Our wintercamp in 2021 is in the Valdres region. It is operated by Red Cross, has a great location by a river ideal for ice fishing and has a lift and slope for toboggan offering lots of fun. Norway's national sport - cross country skiing will be taught and practised throughout the week.
The site has 160 beds in shared cabins, both two bedroom and four bedrooms. There are common areas such as a reception area and dining hall, where students can hang out, play table tennis or even bowl. While the camp sits along the Tislei river, more importantly, it spans a vast area filled with cross country ski-trails for both beginners and experts. There is also a ski-lift and a slope for tobogganing.
Cross country is Norway’s national sport and no winter camp would be complete without it. Lesson start slow with basic techniques and throughout the week, the trips get longer and more advanced. During the excursions, students will learn about the local conditions, weather, snow, wind etc. – all the practical things to watch out for when being in the mountains in wintertime. In addition, they will learn about Norwegian flora and fauna, as well as local history. Students will get to experience making snow cages and go ice fishing. Getting to experience the Norwegian mountains like this is the wintertime is an adventure to last a lifetime. Safety is, of course, of utmost importance and the Red Cross staff is certified, thus ensuring a professional and safe experience.