CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: TRINS & THE THREE VALLEYS

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

There were so many, every day had something, but for me personally day 5 doing a few full snow ploughs and and half snow ploughs, you had to be there to appreciate it!

What did you think of your group leader?

There were two leaders. I was with Barbara who was in charge of the beginners.  I thought she was an excellent leader.  Barbara was competent, friendly with an excellent sense of humour able to deal will all personalities however difficult (i should know i moaned enough about every incline we went down [i didn't mind going up though]!!).  Thank you Barbara for an excellent week i enjoyed it tremondously and would do it all again.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Layers are important, but if possible make sure the base layers are breathable so that when you stop after raising a sweat you are not cold (i had a tee-shirt over my breathable thermal layer and it retained the sweat from the base layer (made me very hot).  An empty ruck sack to put the layers in when you are too hot was useful.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

The scenery is fantastic and so is the food.  We are able to visit a local farm and were able to try their wares, sausages (salami), cheeses, schnaps.  They had marmelade jams and honeys and many other local delicasies.  Leave space in your luggage for the produce if you are lucky enough to have a farm visit.  The main leader Bob Mason has many local contacts which enabled us to get closer to the local community.