A good mix of things to do in the snow!

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Completing the 5km route at the cross country skiing centre, enjoying the most amazing views in the warm sunshine, on our free day. I do not downhill ski at all which made the achievement even greater!!

What did you think of your group leader?

Peter was very knowledgeable and always ready with a tale or two.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

If you drink tea in the morning, take bags with you! Take light clothes for the evening as it seems the Slovakian way is to super-heat indoor spaces whilst outside it is SO cold (on the train I was stripped off to a vest top and thermal leggings only!!!) Yak Trax would have been useful (the pavements were sheet ice in places). Use the restaurants in the village, so much better than the food in the hotel.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

The trip is graded moderate but as a couple of fit travellers it felt quite a leisurely week.