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Ice training is an awe-inspiring experience like no other, where you slip out of grip and move into graceful slide... Driving flat out on a frozen lake in the middle of Scandinavia - sideways!
Professional driving instruction on frozen lakes in the latest Audi Quattro’s and the freedom of open wilderness - one of the most stunning environments in the world. Ice Driving in Sweden is THE ultimate driving experience.
In the far north of Sweden lies a small ski village called Are. Facing the awe-inspiring, untouched side of Mount Åre, this is most definitely the perfect place to experience driving at its best! Many World Rally championship teams choose to test their vehicle set ups here due to the abundance of ice and snow and the perfect extreme conditions.
For 2015 we are able to offer you the opportunity to control the power of the Audi’s and experience the exhilaration of driving on ice. With 380 – 1100 studs on each tyre, these Audi’s are perfect to help you sharpen your line and car control. Our team of some of the most experienced ice and snow driving instructors will ensure you get the most out of your time on the ice, and develop your skills over the action-packed two day period. You will also experience the thrill of a snowmobile safari which is just as much fun as the ice driving!
From arrival to departure you will receive first-class hospitality in our hotel which also boasts a relaxation area and Jacuzzi offering you complimentary use throughout your stay. The hotel restaurant offers typical Swedish cuisine and local specialities such as Moose, Deer and Trout.
Stylish Scandinavian decor and a warm welcome from friendly experienced staff awaits your arrival, inviting you to relax in the hotel relax area and jacuzzi, or unwind in hotel bar and take in the stunning scenery that surrounds you.
Sample local specialities such as elk and reindeer, lovingly prepared by the chef and choose from an extensive selection of wines.
The bedrooms are modern and spacious, each with en suite facilities
From arrival to departure you will receive first class hospitality in a purpose designed hotel which also boasts a relaxation area and outdoor Jacuzzi offering you complimentary use throughout your stay. The hotel restaurant offers exceptional dining with views over the valley and a menu offering both Swedish and local specialities such as Moose, Deer and Trout. Conference Rooms and full internet facilities are also available upon request.
Ice Driving Typical Itinerary
The Itinerary has been tailored to suit your individual needs. Your training will be created and developed on a one-to one basis and there is very little standing around.
A typical itinerary is as follows:-
Arrive at Östersund / Åre Airport. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the Hotel, where you can have supper and relax in the Sauna or jacuzzi before a good night’s sleep.
After an early breakfast and classroom briefing, enjoy a full day of ice driving experience with Audi high performance cars, to include the following:-
- Braking Tests
- Slalom to familiarise drivers to cars and conditions
- Fast lane change
- Handling Track – (understeer/oversteer) to develop ultimate car control
At the end of the day, return to the Lodge where you can make use of the relaxation area and jacuzzi before dining in the restaurant.
After a morning of advanced training on the ice, where you will drive the course in the opposite direction and compete in the ice drive challenge, after lunch you will move on to another adventure! Experience the unbelievable tranquility of the wilderness with an afternoon Snowmobile Safari on the frozen lakes and forest tracks. In the past our guests have been amazed at how much fun and excitement they have had on the snowmobiles, a perfect way to unwind after some intense driver training! A guide will take you across snow packed hills and valleys and then open up across the vast expanses of frozen lakes. Take in the environment at close hand, and see if you can spot the wildlife in its natural environment, such as Elk, Lynx and Moose! Prior to dinner the important de brief takes place including the award ceremony. Every driver will be expected to have learned and progressed and some will win trophies!
After breakfast check out and transfers to the airport.
“We visited Are in January 2010 for the first time and it was fantastic, much better than I could have ever expected. It was like no other driving course I have been on, Susanne and the team was superb. I would definitely recommend the experience.”
Robert – Essex
“How can I describe the experience of ice driving?....Stunning? Unbelievable? Organisation - seamless, hotel - understated Scandinavian luxury, food - first class, tuition - clear and patient, cars - new Audi Quattro 4x4, snowmobiles - nearly new and good protective gear too...Fantastic! Thanks to you all”
Phill – Surrey
“A wicked experience, all in all an excellent trip which I thoroughly enjoyed and am highly recommending to friends”
Jo – Ascot
“The experience was all that was expected and more, it was a steep learning curve and left me much more able and confident with car control. The hotel and food were superb, the sauna with the views was just soooo nice. Skidoos are always good fun, especially over the local terrain”
Joe – Cambridge
“A truly fantastic driving experience, well organised, great instructors, good company, the weekend ticked all my boxes and it was something I've would never have dreamt of doing but now am looking forward to the next time. I not only enjoyed myself, but also learnt a lot!!!!!”
Robert – Isle of White
“An extremely enjoyable weekend; action packed with ice driving and snowmobiling that would be thoroughly enjoyed by both ‘petrol heads’ as well as their partners. The skills learned during the weekend are equally applicable to driving on roads back home or on the track and the cars used are a drivers dream – thoroughly recommended 10/10”
Gary – Jersey
“I have been racing for 9 years and a friend recommended Ice Driving.Net, I cannot believe how much I learned over two days. When I went out on track in the wet after the course, I felt so much more confident and my times were so much more competitive. If it’s good enough for Michael Schumacher it’s certainly good enough for me! I will be back!”
Robert – Essex
“We visited Kall in January 2010 for the first time and it was fantastic, much better than I could have ever expected. It was like no other driving course I have been on, Suzanne and the team were superb. I would definitely recommend the experience.”
Anne – London