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Getting Back to the Slopes

Been a while since you last snapped on the skis? You too can enjoy a ski holiday in Austria, renewing your confidence and reminding yourself of those mountain escapades of years gone by. Many of Austria's top ski resorts are offering attractive packages to do just this.

Relearning how to ski in Tirol
Winter in Tirol is all about new beginnings. Whether you are completely new to the sport or picking it up again after a few years out, the skilled winter sport instructors with their innovative teaching methods will have you skiing or boarding in no time. There’s nothing to fear carving your first turns on the perfectly prepared white slopes, as long as you have the proper gear and a bit of motivation to help you along. There are more than 220 Tirolean ski schools, with many specifically trained to teach beginners, improvers and lapsed skiers. Many regions offer special packages to make sure that the key elements of fun, safety, ability, success and affordability are covered. So there’s nothing to stop you now!

A special programme designed exclusively for lapsed skiers is being offered in the Wilder Kaiser region. With a money-back guarantee, this offer provides a gentle launch back into fun on the slopes. With up-to-date equipment and helpful tips you'll be up to speed in no time. In the Ski Juwel Alpbachtal Wildschönau area a similar course provides guaranteed enjoyment. If that isn’t the case, the cost of the ski course, ski rental and ski pass will be reimbursed. The trend continues in the Pitztal Valley which also offers great packages for improvers and those who haven't skied for some time, intended to guarantee an enjoyable re-introduction to the slopes.


A safe return to skiing with your own personal guide in Carinthia
Theoretically, skiing is like riding a bike. Once you have learnt it, you can never forget. However, for people who have taken years off since their last ski trip, they can feel somewhat uncertain hitting the slopes again for the first time after such a long break. Therefore, the ski and snowboard schools in Carinthia offer specialised courses for people trying to relearn the sport. Trained instructors in individual and small-group courses help students learn the newest techniques and remember the fun of skiing. At a flat rate price you receive course instruction as well as the necessary equipment, which can be booked as part of one of the region's accommodation packages.


Go back to where it started in Vorarlberg
The first ski course for visitors was held in Zürs am Arlberg in Vorarlberg in 1906. Things have steadily progressed and nowadays Vorarlberg's nearly 2000 ski instructors are ‘ambassadors' of contemporary skiing. They have refined skiing techniques and set new standards in instructing children. Today, 39 ski schools offer a wide range of different courses with ever new elements for snow kids, daredevils, free-riders and comeback skiers. Non-German speaking guests benefit from the many ski instructors with foreign language skills.

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