Winter trip to Switzerland, KISC



Based on 5 days, 4 nights coach tour for 48 passengers travelling February 2024. Subject to availability.

KISC like you’ve never seen it before!

Kandersteg International Scout Centre’s location, nestled in the Swiss Alps at 1,200m above sea level, makes it the perfect base for a winter activity holiday for Scouts and Guides too. A sweeping scene of snow-capped mountains and rolling white pastures, KISC becomes a magical wonderland in winter.

You still get the same camaraderie and buzz from morning till night as you would experience in the summer months and there’s still an exceptional array of activities right on your doorstep. Try your hand at cross country skiing and igloo building, rev up for sledging and learn something new with winter survival experiences. And when the sun sets, warm up under the stars at the International Campfire where budding new friendships await.

If you’re on the look out for a truly unique experience, then a winter activity trip to KISC in Switzerland may be just what you’re looking for!

Our top tips for a winter trip to Switzerland, KISC


February half-term.


Indoor accommodation


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18-24 months in advance.

Fantastic indoor group accommodation

There is a fantastic choice of indoor accommodation at KISC perfect for groups of any size – with one of our top picks ‘Old Chalet’. With over 180 beds, this building accommodates multiple groups who can meet and share tales of their time away in the amazing common room areas, each equipped with a fireplace. It’s important to know, however, that the dormitory-style bedrooms will not be shared between groups.

For groups who would prefer a private chalet, the nearby Sunneblick is a great choice.

Activities and Excursions

The snow covered Swiss Alps are the backdrop for some amazing winter activities, many of which are led by experienced mountain guides.

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How could your winter trip to KISC look?

It’s important to remember that with our help, you can plan your time in KISC to suit your group. There’s no fixed itinerary, every activity holiday is different. That said, we know it’s helpful to see how your time away could look, so here’s a sample itinerary to get the ideas flowing.

Day 1

Fly from the UK to Basel, where you will be transferred to your chalet at KISC. Spend the rest of the day exploring your surroundings.

Day 2

Spend the morning Igloo and Snow Cave Building before you strap on the skates and hit the ice. After an evening meal, it’s time for a night of fun team races at KISC’s Winter Olympics.

Day 3

Wrap up warm for a full day Snow Adventure which includes snowshoeing, sledding and curling. Enjoy your evening meal back at KISC.

Day 4

It’s time to take the Oeschinensee cable car and enjoy the views. The afternoon can be spent at leisure as you prepare to follow the trail through the forests by torchlight on the Winter Light Trail after dark.

Day 5

Today, you’ll enjoy a full day of cross-county skiing. After, you’ll relax with an evening meal back at your accommodation.

Day 6

After a day of skiing yesterday, it’s time for a full day excursion to the impressive Schilthorn for panoramic mountain views. Once back at KISC you’ll enjoy a traditional Swiss fondue evening.

Day 7

Learn from the experts as your embark on a Winter Survival Experience. This evening you can take part in KISC’s famous international campfire where you’ll meet people from all around the world.

Day 8

Say “goodbye” to KISC as it’s time to head back to Basel airport for your flight home.

An itinerary like this could cost…

Based on 8 days, 7 nights coach tour for 48 passengers travelling February 2024. Subject to availability.

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David Hobden
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This is now the third time I have used Venture Abroad, we visited Kandersteg in 2016 and Iceland in 2023. Venture Abroad are great to deal with, nothing is too much trouble and her expert help and advice is much valued. I would never consider an international trip without Venture Abroad.
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A brilliant tour operator helping bring Scout Camps alive. Having used Venture Abroad three times I can honestly say how supportive they are in bringing dreams for children alive. Very much recommend using them 🙂
Harriet Wibberley
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Super happy with service, support and our trip. The VA team were helpful and responsive and we had a bespoke tour that was just what we hoped for. Thank you Katie and all the team for your care, work and help and we look forward to the next trip.

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