Slovakia’s snow-covered mountains are the perfect backdrop to a fun-filled winter break

Take advantage of Slovakia’s shimmering landscapes and explore it in a new way every day. Children will love the variety of winter sports on offer, and plenty of free time allows for a family snowball fight and snowman competitions. Families of experienced skiers can perfect their skills, or families new to the alpine environment can learn the craft by making the most of the lessons on offer. Either way, all families can be assured of a downhill experience that is nothing but fun. Indulge in a host of other adrenaline activities, from dog sledding with eager huskies to the freedom of walking with snowshoes. But most importantly, instil all ages with a love of the great outdoors and a heart-warming glow of daily delight.

Start
Zuberec, Slovakia
Finish
Zuberec, Slovakia
Countries
Slovakia
Themes
Family
Code
WCFW
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 2, Max 16
Carbon offset
138kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Be surrounded by a fairytale winter wonderland
  • Head down the slopes by ski or snowboard
  • Soak in the soothing waters of a thermal spring
  • Explore the snowy landscape by dog sled
  • Discover the recipe for a hearty Slovak lunch
  • Grab a sled and have fun in the snow
  • Enjoy the magical lights and music of a village museum
  • Perfect the art of snowshoeing on a winter walk

Itinerary

Arrive in the mountain village of Zuberec, the setting for the coming week’s winter adventure.
Choose whether to take to the slopes for some downhill fun on one plank or two, with a morning lesson to master the balancing basics. Take a break from the action to visit the thermal pools at Oravice and let the warm soothing waters work their magic.
Learn to glide across the ice-covered landscapes by a very different method today. Explore the white wilderness on a dog-powered sled and let the adrenaline of having up to six canine friends running at full pelt take over.
After a leisurely morning, head out into the mountains to experience a deliciously filling lunch with a Slovak family and get an insight into their rural lifestyle. Hit the slopes once again, this time enjoying the simple joy of sledding. Finish the day experiencing some more local culture, with a visit to the magical museum of Orava village. Explore its wooden houses, illuminated by lanterns and accompanied by traditional music.
Breathe in the fresh air as the family dons snowshoes to go for a winter-style walk. Glide across the deep mountain snow through the glistening trees of Rohace Forest, and forge new routes across shimmering mountains to reach a frozen waterfall suspended in time.
After a dazzling few days, choose whether to perfect some of the skills already picked up on the slopes or perhaps try another popular winter sport, such as cross-country skiing. In the evening, why not get together with the rest of the group for some more rustic fare before the night draws in on this exhilarating winter escape.
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Inclusions

Meals
7 breakfasts, 2 lunches
Accommodation
Pension (7 nights)
Included activites
  • AM - Downhill skiing
  • Dog Sledding
  • Full-day skiing/snowboard
  • Orava Village Museum
  • Sledding
  • Snowshoeing - Zuberec
  • Thermal Pool visit

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Notes

Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together, and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.
Age restrictions apply to this trip: minimum age 5.

A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children under 15 years of age at time of travel.

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