Winter Adventure

Every few years over 100 Scouts and Guides from Birmingham travel to the Alps in Switzerland for a week of winter adventure in Kandersteg at the International Scout Centre.

The week is packed with activities including three days skiing, snow shoeing, sledging down the mountain, curling, ice skating and a full evening programme too! We’re delighted that we’ll be returning in February 2019.

Previous trips

Over the past few years we have visited Kandersteg for a week of winter adventure many times and each trip has been an awesome experience for the young people and adults, many of the people that join us on the trip come back time and time again.

Previous winter trips include:

February 2010 | February 2012 | February 2014 | February 2016

Next trip – February 2019

We’re really excited that the next trip will be between Friday 15th and Sunday 24th February 2019. There’s a promotional letter at the link below with an application form on Page 2. All the details about the cost, accommodation, travel and insurance are included on the letter.

This popular trip is for Scouts, Explorers and Senior Section (aged over 14) and Leaders too. There’ll be all normal fun and winter adventure too, including skiing for beginners and seasoned professionals, adventure days, evening activities and the fantastic indoor accommodation and food provided by by Kandersteg.

The deadline for applications for the trip is 28th February 2018.

Promotional Letter & Application Form | Kandersteg 2019 Poster

The team

The Event Leader for the Birmingham Scout and Guide winter trip to Kandersteg is Simon Cardall and he’s supported by Nick Thomas, Steve Thomas and John Nelson. If you want to contact the team please email kandersteg@birminghamscouts.org.uk

More information

If you’re keen to know more about the trip, or Kandersteg in general then have a look at some of the links below

Facebook | Twitter | Website | 2014 Trip Gallery

Any questions?

For further details please email


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