Winter holidays and skiing fun in Austria

What expects you on a perfect skiing holiday in Gastein Valley?

The charming ski instructors of the Skischool Bad Hofgastein will not only show you optimally groomed pistes and comfortable cable cars, but also impress you with their Austrian hospitality.

Be it private or group lessons, at the now Skischool Bad Hofgastein snow enthusiasts can find a large selection of winter sports courses. Beginners and old hands will receive maximum support. After analysing the skills of skiers or Snowboarders, it's off to the wonderful pistes of Gastein Valley without delay.

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Ski courses adults

Conquering the pistes in Bad Hofgastein

Want to learn or fine-tune the basic skills for alpine skiing, such as basic posture, inducing turns and proper steering of the skis? But not by yourself? The Skischool Bad Hofgastein has the optimal range of courses for you.

The snow sports instructors in the Skischool Bad Hofgastein start their ski lessons to suit your skill level. While beginners embark on their first turns after an introductory lesson, the more advanced skiers improve their technique and perfect their skiing style.

Look forward to optimal learning success and skiing fun with friends or make new acquaintances in the alpine highlands in Salzburger Land.

Course times:

Sunday - Thursday

10:00 - 15:00
incl. 1 hour's lunch break

Meeting point:
09:15 Ski School Office Bad Hofgastein or 09:45 Ski Centre Angertal

Week program depending on snow and weather.

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Group Classification

SkillSki Run

Introduction to skiing, gliding, schussing, plough, turns in the practice area

Getting used to the ski equipment
Getting used to the equipment and to the restricted movement with the ski equipment. Walking, sliding and climbing in gentle, sloped terrain.

Sliding and schuss exercises
Balancing whilst sliding

Sliding with skis in plough position – braking and stopping


In this category, the focus is on first use of lifts as well as further consolidating the learnt braking and turning on blue and poss. red pistes, Carving basic level

Snowplough turning
Downhill with direction change

Alpine skiing posture – edging
Skiing on the uphill edges

Alpine skiing posture - slide
Tilt away from edges – steering parallel skis whilst sliding

Snowplough steering
Changing direction by steering on the uphill edges


Learning of parallel turns in long and short radius
consolidating parallel turns on red and black pistes

Parallel ski steering long - pole plant - short
Simultaneous switching edges, turning and steering the skis as the basis for the parallel ski steering with long radii

Pole plant
Pole plant used as an aid for balance, weight transfer, turning and rhythm

Parallel ski steering - long radii with pole plant
Simultaneous switching of edges, turning and steering the skis with use of the pole plant

Parallel ski steering - short radii
Rhythmic continuous turns with changes of direction in parallel short radii

Dynamic parallel ski steering - long radii
Dynamic change of direction out of the steering pressure; situational ski control, sporty, forward-looking, adapted skiing in medium length and long radii.

Dynamic parallel ski steering - short radii
Dynamic parallel ski steering in short radii with situation-responsive ski control.


All pistes will be skied: Mogul slopes, deep snow, steep slopes, race carving and terrain

Carving and racing carving - long radii
Preparation for giant slalom; athletic safe skiing at high speeds on hard piste, carved turns in long radii

Carving - short turns
Carved direction changes with short radii with slalom carvers

Steep slopes
Safe skiing on steep terrain

Controlled skiing through bumps with flexing and stretching turns - commitment to constant contact with the snow

Deep snow
Rhythmic, enjoyable skiing in deep snow

Demo & Formation
Skiing in formation; synchronous changes in direction and movement, also to music

From long turns on wide unspoilt slopes to short turns on steeper slopes (speed)


Prices for adult ski courses 2018/2019
1 day € 80,00
2 days € 155,00
3 days € 196,00
4 & 5 days € 225,00
each additional day following booked 3-day course € 30,00

NOTE: Lift passes are not included in the course price! The current lift pass prices can be found on
All prices in incl. 20% VAT. Credit and debit cards accepted. We shall not be held liable for any accidents. Refund of already paid course days only on presentation of a medical certificate. Subject to change, may contain errors.


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