Reviews / Customer Feedback

Here are just a few of the reviews / comments from our clients over the years..

The Wallace family joined us for a bespoke families’ week. Here’s what they had to say about it: "A fantastic holiday - hope to come back". And about the instruction they said: "The ski instruction was excellent, supportive and responsive to the needs of the group".


Paddy Duncan and his wife booked a Nordic skills week with us. Their feedback form read: "A highly personalised, imaginative and carefully calibrated approach to getting people up and running on skis, with a clear focus on having fun". About the instruction they received they said: "The instruction was unbeatable - thank you".


Isla Kuhn came to us as a beginner. Her feedback form read as follows: "The most rewarding and fun weeks skiing you could hope for. The instructors were fabulous - patient, encouraging and and always able to suggest improvements. The tours were great - challenging but leaving me wanting more".


Les Cuthbert has his eye on the 2020 Birkebeiner marathon ski race and was keen to receive some early and encouraging technical help. This was his assessment of his week. "Instruction brilliant - tours were interesting and pitched at my level. My instructor was outstanding - encouraging and patient throughout the course".

Good luck Les for your 2020 challenge!


Anna and Peter English completed a beginners’ course with us. They described their instruction as "Excellent". Overall they considered their week to have been "A great workout! The only holiday where I’ve left fitter than when I arrived".

Alison Farquhar enjoyed a week’s ski skating tuition. In a much appreciated follow-up letter she said that she "really enjoyed the challenge of trying to master a different style of skiing and am really keen to build on that next year". In fact, her skating came on by leaps and bounds and it was good to see the very obvious satisfaction that she gained from it.


Michael Harman also enjoyed a great beginners’ week with Nordic Challenge. On his feedback form he said: "Instruction superb and the way days were organised was spot on. A perfect introduction to Nordic skiing!"


Tanya Mellor and family were all beginners when they joined us for our families’ week, which she described as "a fantastic experience" and "just great fun".

"In your material - Emphasise the wilderness feel of the countryside; the winter wonderland easily accessed on well groomed but peaceful trails."

"Perfect for those wanting to try telemarking for the first time. Thanks again - another great week.”

"Cross-country skiing - that’ll be Nordic Challenge.”

"Excellent location, instruction, accommodation and a most enjoyable experience in every way. Thank you to all at Nordic Challenge who have gone the extra mile to make a great holiday, and learning to ski so much fun!”


"Can’t wait for next year and hopefully some longer trails."

"I will definitely be recommending Nordic Challenge and returning next year.”

"If you are looking for an inspiring holiday with challenge, breathtaking scenery, expert tuition, fabulous food and great company, then this is the trip for you.”

"Great coaching, great tours, great place and so much fun. Thanks."

"Thanks for another great week. Perfect company and endless encouragement."

"We had a great week. The small size of the group meant that there was a real opportunity to improve technique."

"I can’t wait to join next year’s trip. I hope to persuade my family to give it a try."

"A brilliant holiday. An excellent learning experience. Thank you!"

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my week cross-country skiing. Have made great progress."

"Enjoyable and challenging."

"Would highly recommend this to family and friends. We will be back again."

"If you are looking for a relaxed yet stimulating and challenging ski holiday of any discipline, with excellent instruction in beautiful countryside, Nordic Challenge is the package for you."

"We had a third brilliant year with Nordic Challenge. See you next year!"

"Considering we'd never skied before, we had an absolutely brilliant time with Nordic Challenge. We'll be coming back."

"Great to ski with people who enjoy skiing and teaching."

"Nordic Challenge met all my expectations and more."

I had a wonderful time - thank you! Would love to come back next year."

"From 'downhill' to 'skinny skis' in six days with Nordic Challenge."

"I had a thoroughly good time."

"Why go it alone when you can go with an expert?"

"The whole holiday was extremely enjoyable. The patient. high quality instruction and guiding was really appreciated."

"Key to my decision (to ski with you) was the knowledge of the quality of the venue/tracks/location/scenery and most critically the high quality/flexibility of coaching/instruction."

"Skiing with Nick was really good fun!"

"After years of self-taught shuffling, we now feel we can cross-country ski."

"Your personal approach was greatly appreciated…. I now have the Nordic Skiing bug. Thank you Nordic Challenge."

"Great balance of tuition and fun ski tours. My technique has improved greatly."

"As usual Nick and Tony made it a brilliant week and will see them again next year.”"

"We had such a good week with quite the best instruction I have ever had."

"This week I have learned a great deal and feel I have made true upward progress/confidence. Massive thanks to all."

Thank you very much. I arrived a novice, I leave prepared for the Birkebeiner."

"Achieved all the goals and some more. The technical knowledge and all round mountain/life experiences of the instructors made it for us. Exceptional instruction."

"It was the most amazing week."

"Exhausted but happy. My legs have changed shape and it wasn’t all bruising. Thank you for stretching me without even feeling that I wasn’t safe!"

"I'll be back next year."

"I’ve experienced enough to want to come back."

"If you want a fun challenge in your life which increases your level of fitness at the same time – and you are outdoors all day, this is perfect!"

"With 320 kms of track, this was a skier’s heaven. It was great to be in a place where the people are as enthusiastic about Nordic Skiing as I am!"

"Excellent week, with a great mix of serious instruction, well combined with banter and laughs!"

"Great Exercise, good caompany - a perfect break!"

"You looked after us so well and it was great to ski with people we met on previous tours."

"This was a very special holiday in a very special place."

A truly wonderful week -  I feel I have made significant and positive progress."

"Even better than last year."

"It was great to do something new that was a real challenge. The encouragement and good humour from the instructors helped so much."

"Great coaching, food and company."

"We will be back, many thanks."

"The atmosphere created by Nordic Challenge staff made us feel completely relaxed and comfortable. Wouldn’t change a thing!"

"This has been a fantastic experience in a beautiful country. We would strongly recommend Nordic Challenge to others."

"Good routes, great group, excellent advice."

"What a pity I didn’t find you before!"

"A superb holiday with an excellent balance of fun and tuition led by a team of instructors with a real love for the sport."

"A refreshing change from a downhill week. We will recommend this experience to our friends."

"Overall a truly wonderful week. I learned a lot and grew in confidence."

"Great coaching, food and company."

"We will be back, many thanks."

"The atmosphere created by Nordic Challenge staff made us feel completely relaxed and comfortable. Wouldn't change a thing."

"This has been a fantastic experience in a beautiful country. We would strongly recommend Nordic Challenge to others."

"Good routes, great group, excellent advice."

"What a pity I didn't find you before!"

"‘The friendly atmosphere is what makes this holiday extra special."

"I haven't laughed so much in one day since I was three."

"I couldn't even have contemplated getting to the Vasaloppet start line without you!"

"Above expectations. A wonderful holiday that relaxed and extended us. Thanks for a superb time."

"Everyone at Nordic Challenge has been so welcoming and enthusiastic……. Thank you for such a happy, sociable and refreshing holiday!"

"Immensely fun and enjoyable holiday. Little room for improvement. We hope to return next year."

"The telemark course exceeded our expectations. We would definitely consider an intermediate telemark course for next year."

"As always, perfect!"

"Nordic Challenge's approach is serious but not humourless. The instructors are thoroughly safety conscious."

"Nordic Challenge instructors are vastly experienced and have coached at the highest levels… you could hardly ask to be in better hands."

"Excellent service from the handling of the first e-mail enquiry. Amy (13 years) accommodated very well within the group. Thank you."

"Thanks for another superb week (Peer Gynt Tour). Great exercise, excellent company and great fun."

"Great location, great instruction. We'll continue to recommend you and are looking forward to next year already."

"Excellent clear instruction, endless patience and encouragement. Thanks."

"Fantastic! Hope to be back next year!"

"It was perfect!"

"Fantastic active holiday for all the family. Hope to ski with you again."

"Awesome! Thank you for such a fantastic week. I have come home truly inspired".

"You couldn't have done any more to make it a fantastic holiday. No wonder you get repeat business! The personal touch and attention to detail is something you do not get with other companies."

"A fantastic week! We were looked after extremely well with great attention to detail."

"… a cross-country ski programme that was technically rewarding, physically challenging and visually stunning. I have no hesitation in recommending Nordic Challenge to my friends and colleagues."

"Wonderful group of people, excellent leaders, valuable instruction, incredible scenery, great skiing and nice humour throughout the holiday!"

"We had a great time and hope to be back next year. We'll be happy to recommend you to friends."

"I have had a truly fantastic week! Unforgettable."

"Nordic Challenge 'A Class Act'."

"I was not sure what to expect from the holiday but can safely say it exceeded all my expectations. I will definitely be back next year."

"It was one of the best weeks of my life."

"The course well exceeded my expectations and the hotel was excellent. Total magic!"

"You gave us a marvellous week and your teaching methods were second to none."

"I attended a pre-Engadin Marathon race training week, which helped me enormously. I thoroughly recommend the Nordic Challenge experience to beginners, improvers and experts."

"For a beginner the course was just right and I enjoyed all aspects of it."

"The course exceeded my expectations. Excellent tuition and encouragement."

"I managed to complete the Engadin Marathon in 3 hrs 18 minutes thanks to your expert tuition."

"The course exceeded our expectations in all areas and we are now converts to XC skiing. The course was value for money and we would recommend it to others."

"We loved the cross-country skiing and really enjoyed the challenge. The instruction was brilliant. The children are hooked. We would definitely like to come on the next course."

"The weather was brilliant. I can't think of a better way to enjoy one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The instruction was great and I was encouraged to push myself as far as I wanted to. The scenery was so fantastic that I just kept on going!"