In the far north of Sweden lies a ski village called Åre, also known as “the jewel of the Swedish mountains” and playing host to the largest continuous ski area north of the Alps, creating the perfect backdrop 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 2020 (February to March) we are able to offer you
the opportunity to control the power of the Audi and experience the exhilaration
of driving on ice. With over 1000 studs on each tyre, these Audi Quattros 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 friendly hospitality in a choice of several hotels, all offering a warm welcome, stylish Scandinavian décor, stunning views and exceptional dining on local cuisine such as moose, deer and trout.
Bedrooms are spacious and clean with en-suite facilities.
When you’re not on the frozen lakes or the snow covered slopes, relax in the hotel at the bar or experience some apres ski atmosphere in one of the many bars Are offers.
Arrive at Östersund/Åre Airport, or alternatively direct flight from Gatwick to Trondheim in Norway.
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 or 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 your hotel where you can make use of the relaxation area and jacuzzi before dining in the resturant.
After a morning of advanced training on the ice, where you can put your new found skills to the test, challenge yourself to perfect your abilities or compete against your colleagues in an Ice Driving 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!
Unwind in the comfort of your hotel before dinner.
After breakfast check out and transfer to the airport or continue with ski package.
The above ice driving package is £2495 and includes the ice driving course, 3 nights full board accommodation (3 levels of hotel available), transfers to and from Ostersund airport and VAT.
(A surcharge is charged for transfers from Trondheim airport and the cost of flights works out between £100 and £250 return). This package is subject to booking prior to December 1st 2019 after which time a small increase is anticipated.
For Package prices and availability, and to receive a PDF brochure providing further information on other packages including our drive/ski experience see contact information below.
“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.”
“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.”
“A wicked experience, all in all an excellent trip which I thoroughly enjoyed and am highly recommending to friends.”
“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.”
“A truly fantastic driving experience, well organised, great instructors, good company, the weekend ticked all my boxes and it was something I 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!!!!!”
“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 recomment 10/10”
“I have been racing for 9 years and a friend recommended Ice Driving, I cannot believe how much I learnd over two days. When I went out on the track in the wet after the course, I felt so much more confident and my times were so much more competitive... and pole position at the first wet race meeting!”
"My first time experiencing ice driving. I had a wonderful time. The trip ran like clockwork with excellent accommodation and great food. The sight of those pristine Audi quattros parked outside gave a flavour of what was ahead. After a thorough briefing off to the frozen lake for very professional tuition. Followed by a series of driving skills that were fantastic. The circuit tests really honed the teaching. Day 2 circuits were even better as the skill levels went up. I think my face hurt more than my arms from just smiling. One of life boxes that must be ticked."
"This ice driving experience is a must for any driving enthusiast, the location ,instruction, and accommodation are excellent, we gained so much from it we are booking the advance course. The ice driving experience was everything I hoped it would be and some! So much so we are booking the advance course for 2020 , and those who chose not to drive last time are doing so this time."