Activity overview

An introduction to cross country skiing, perfect for beginners.

Glide gracefully along the valley floor and in this nordic form of skiing. Kandersteg is world famous for cross country skiing, offering nearly 75km of well maintained tracks that cater for all abilities. Your guide will teach all of the essentials and help you get the basics. When you're ready the guide will take you through Kandersteg´s large network of tracks, finding the best ones to match your groups ability.

Schedule 
08:30 Meet your guide
08:57 Travel to the rental shop
09:20 Collect equipment
09:50 Warm ups
10:30 Start skiing
12:00 Lunch
12:45 Continue skiing
15:30 Return equipment
16:30 Return to KISC
Pricing 
  • Price adult (Age 16+): CHF 55.00
  • Price child (Age 10-15): CHF 55.00

Price includes: Ski pass, KISC guide, equipment rental

Guest cancellation:

  • Less than 7 days before the activity: fee of 50% of the price per person
  • Less than 48 hours in advance: non-refundable

Cross country ski passes are also available unguided for the following prices;

  • 1 Day Pass: CHF 12.00
  • 1 Week Pass: CHF 45.00
Important information 
  • A leader or responsible person over 18 years old must be present as part of the group.
  • You will need to inform the Programme Team about the height, weight and shoe size for all the participants in order to get the right equipment for your group.
  • You can leave your outdoor shoes in the rental shop when you collect your cross country ski boots.
  • This activity is available from January 3rd 2023 to February 27th 2023
Transport 

Meet the guide at KISC and they will travel with you throughout the day until you return. All transport costs are included in the price of the activity.

Equipment 
  • Ski trousers and jacket, thermal underwear, warm clothes
  • UV/sun protection cream and lip protection (minimum factor 15+)
  • Sun glasses or ski goggles with good UV protection
  • Warm hat and gloves - preferably waterproof
  • Rucksack
  • Full water bottle - minimum 1 litre
  • Reusable lunch box with your packed lunch
Awards & Badges 

By completing this activity, you can get closer to achieving the following Awards and Badges: 

Activity

Season 
Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb)
Guidance 
Guided by KISC
Location 
Kandersteg surroundings
Duration 1 day
Difficulty 
Price adult 
CHF 55.00
Price child 
CHF 55.00
Programme theme 
High Adventure
Category 
Skiing & Snowboarding
Winter activities
Suitability 
Scouts
Explorers
Rovers
Group size 4 - 12
Minimum age limit 
from 10 years