Q&A with our Venabu Cross-Country Skiing Guide

Q&A with our Venabu Cross-Country Skiing Guide

Name: Robert Molnar

Job title: Head of Ski School and Guiding

Length of time working for Headwater: 12 seasons

Length of time as a skiing instructor: since 2004

What’s the best thing about living in this snowy wilderness?

I find it very peaceful and calming.

What do you enjoy most about teaching guests how to ski in such a lovely setting?

I enjoy it when people can connect to this peace and enjoy learning and being in this wonderful setting.

Have you always lived here?

No, I have lived in many places around the world. Venabu is really close to my heart – maybe the last 12 seasons I had here describes this connection.

What tips would you give to beginner cross-country skiers?

Less thinking , more feeling.

What equipment/clothing do guests need to bring with them?

Layering is important – good warm hat, warm mittens/gloves, warm socks (woollen maybe), thermal leggings and top, trousers and a jacket, maybe a buff for really cold days. We should all remember it is an outdoor experience – we will see what works for each individual. Bring more kit as a base.

What do you do when the peak winter season is over?

I work as a mountain guide/leader for the summer months as well.

What would you say to people considering visiting Venabu to persuade them?

See it for yourself – it is a wonderful place.

Why do you think your guests love the region so much?

It is a beautiful setup – perfect for all levels. The trails are so easy around the hotel and the more experienced you are the more areas you can discover further out.

Describe Venabu in 3 words…

Family, service, nature.

What is your favourite ‘not to be missed’ activity except cross-country skiing?


Describe your perfect day in Venabu.

Having a full day with a group of really enthusiastic beginners on their first day of cross-country skiing.


Robert works for the Venabu Fjellhotel and guides Headwater customers on the Cross-Country Skiing at Venabu trip.