Weekend Cross Country Ski Course: “Jentehelg”

Weekend course dates

2022 dates coming soon

Course price

From 3 990 NOK

Per person, based on a twin/double room share

Cross country ski grade

Intermediate to advanced. This course will suit cross country skiers with a foundation of classic technique.

See our cross country ski grades page.

Small group size

Minimum 4, maximum 8.

Join us for an inspirational weekend of skiing


Enjoy ski coaching balanced with time to relax, away from it all.

Ours is a unique approach: integrating ski and movement coaching to help you to transform the foundations of your cross country skiing. This is the way to develop mastery on your skis. We aim for the weekend to be social and fun. You’ll have the opportunity to make significant improvements in your cross country skiing, and have fun at the same time.

This course suits:
  • Cross country skiers who enjoy learning
  • Cross country skiers who would like to develop their skiing and enjoy the process
  • Skiers who would like to ski with less effort and have more fun on their skis



  • Expert teaching and coaching with two BASI nordic ski instructors
  • Two days of skiing
  • A supportive environment and a relaxed group atmosphere
  • Small group size
  • Develop mastery on your skis
  • A great cross country skiing break three hours north of Oslo

Venabu, Norway, is the perfect location to enjoy cross country skiing. This beautiful mountain area has over 140km of ski tracks. The terrain is varied and there is skiing to suit everyone.

Course programme

Day 1. Friday arrival

This evening we will meet at the hotel and have dinner together with the coaches. We will talk about the week ahead, but our more detailed briefing will be over coffee the following morning. This is an evening to meet everyone and settle into the weekend. Enjoy a complimentary aperitif before your dinner.

19.00: Dinner is served.

Day 2. Saturday

a.m. We’ll meet after breakfast for our briefing and ski warm up before gathering in the ski waxing room to wax the skis. Understand and develop the fundamentals. Work on the fundamentals is the path to mastery.


Free skiing or time to relax

16.00 Pilates-based movement and recovery session. Reaffirm your learning and prepare for the following day on your skis.

19.00 Dinner is served.

Day 3. Sunday

am. Warm up and activation session – the best preparation for the day

Today we focus on the different techniques of classic skiing. During a ski tour we will break down the classic ski techniques. This session is about developing your understanding of the correct movement patterns.


Departure after lunch or an afternoon of free skiing

This itinerary may change to adapt to snow and weather conditions and to the needs of the group.

Your coaches:


BASI Nordic Ski Instructor

e: joy@venabu.no

Joy O’Flanagan is an experienced BASI Nordic Ski Instructor and International Mountain Leader. She is also a movement specialist: a qualified physiotherapist and Pilates instructor. Joy is happiest out and about in the mountains: skiing, climbing or running.


BASI Nordic Ski Instructor

e: joy@venabu.no

Ewen Martin has been teaching skiing and mountaineering for 30 years. This includes Alpine, Telemark, ski touring and Nordic. Ewen is a Nordic International Ski Teacher and a German military high mountain Guide. He also works as a trainer for BASI: teaching and assessing instructors. Ewen’s expertise and enthusiasm enable him to get the very best out of each skier he teaches.


“The best place I have ever skied .. Brilliant! Thanks for a very welcoming friendly stay.”

Ava and Christine (UK)

What’s included

  • Expert cross country ski and movement coaching on two days
  • Two nights accommodation with full board in our comfortable, family run hotel
  • Complimentary aperitif

“Wonderful .. skiing!”

“Thank you all for a most wonderful week of skiing! Everything was fabulous. We will be back for sure!”

Esther and David (UK)

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Joy O'Flanagan

Head of Guiding

e: joy@venabu.no