Ski schools and ski lessons
Huge offer ranging from ski slope abc to freeriding
Contrary to some rumors, nobody in Ötztal is born with boards or skis on the feet. Fortunately, learning how to ski is really fun: Sölden's ski schools offer a modern range of lessons for children, adult beginners or returners, and advanced skiers. The spectrum comprises individual lessons for single sports fans and large ski schools offering complete packages.
The Tyrolean ski/snowsport schools in the form of complete ski schools are complete providers in all areas of snow sports.
You will receive training and supervision in:
Alpine skiing, Snowboarding, Child and youth instruction and supervision by specially trained snow sports instructors - as a rule in exclusive children’s areas with their own childcare facilities, Freeriding ski/snowboard, Cross-country skiing, Telemark, Ski touring, Ski guiding, Disabled ski/snow sports without handicap, current trends such as Park & Pipe, New School, All-Mountain, Snowbike, etc.
Depending on the statutory provisions, restricted ski schools may only offer and teach the snow sports appropriate to the scope of their license. Guests are able to look up the range of the ski school by name.
Which ski and snowboard courses are there?
In the children's ski school the youngest guests from 3 years onwards get in contact with ski or board for the first time with playful exercises in the kids park (depending on the ski school: Giggijoch, Innerwald or Hochsölden).
A children's ski course usually takes 6 days and includes morning and afternoon lessons. In order to make the most of the time in the huge ski area, the larger ski schools even offer lunchtime supervision including lunch.
The very young guests (from 6 months onwards) are in good hands at the kindergarten while the parents enjoy a couple of lift rides on their own.
For adult beginners
When teaching in small groups you make progress very quickly thanks to tried and tested instruction methods. Beginners can already do this ...
- After day 1: taking the practicing lift, braking downhill and making turns.
- After day 3: the first blue pistes are conquered!
- After days 5-6: let's go and hit the red and blue slopes on the glacier!
Haven't been on skis for a long time, unsure about the modern carving technique?
A group lesson or even better two or three targeted sessions with a private ski instructor provide more security on skis, recall theoretic knowledge and promise ultimate carving fun.
You never stop learning, so even very good skiers can benefit from a few hours guided by a certified local ski instructor. Some ski schools offer their own perfection courses on a daily basis.
The freeride offer is also quite attractive for advanced skiers: together with a guide you will discover new terrain away from the signposted ski runs.
Frequently asked Questions
How do I book a ski course?
Either online at home or directly on site in Sölden. Most ski schools have attractive package deals for ski lessons and rental equipment.
In which languages is the ski lesson held?
The group courses usually take place in German or English, while you can choose from myriad languages if you book one of Sölden's private ski instructors (French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Russian, Czech, Slovak, Polish ...).
Which winter sports can I learn ?
On request, the ski schools in Sölden also offer cross-country skiing, ski mountaineering, snowshoeing and telemarking instruction.