Bushcraft & Winter survival skills

About the course

To commune with nature and spend time in its majesty is a special gift, even more so during the winter months. Winter has a harsh, unforgiving reality, however, with careful planning, skills and knowledge it can also be a beautiful landscape to travel thought.

To travel through a frozen landscape is often a test in suffering and hardships and at the same time the rewards go beyond words and are often difficult to quantify.

Course objectives:

The aim of this course is to experience early winter in Norway and cover the following:

  • Tour planning, gaining knowledge about the landscape
  • Staying alive in avalanche terrain, the signs, reading the terrain, a sense for snow and buddy rescue
  • Navigating
  • Travelling over snow, on Nordic skis and snowshoes
  • Building snow shelters; quick emergency shelters and more substantial homes for the night
  • Camping in winter
  • Staying warm; what to wear and when

Combine it with other courses

This course can be combined with ski-touring and winter skills to make a package.


Accommodation is available on our farm from 250 NOK per person per night. Find it out more here.

Flights, train and getting there

bus station.

From the Airport, you can take the “flytoget”  which is an express train to Oslo central station.  From there it is a short walk to the bus station.  You can take the Valdres Express bus  From Oslo central to Fagernes Skysstasjon which is about 20min from my house.  The bus is comfortable, has free wifi and takes about 3 hours.  I like taking the bus to Oslo as I can look out the window and see all the waterfalls and dream about ice climbing 🙂
Nearly all participants on previous courses have travelled by the above method, and they have described it as straightforward and easy.

Equipment hire

If you need to rent equipment, that is no problem, just let us known in advance. You will receive a list of required items upon booking.

Skills level




No previous avalanche skills necessary. Must be able to travel on skis or snowshoes.

Course Itinerary

We use first evening inside with theory, the rest of the course is practical instruction outside, traveling in avalanche terrain.


G = Guaranteed to run
F = Full
W = Women only
D = Extra good deal, have a look!

Other dates available upon request. 


Upon registration we will send you a complete equipment list. There should not be any surprises on the equipment list. We will be using standard ski touring equipment and we have a good amount of rental gear available.


3600,- NOK pr person
Minimum 4 participants


Included in Price:
– all guide/instructor fees and expenses.
– all instructional material and location rental.

Not Included in Price:
– personal ski/avalanche rescue equipment and clothing.
– transportation to/from course location.
– lodging.
– travel insurance