Winning children's hearts for winter sports

'Tis early practice only makes the skier...

...and nowhere better so than in the Snow Sports School Gastein. Patient, experienced and highly qualified ski instructors look after children and youth on their holidays. For us, children take centre stage. The conditions in the Ski Centre Angertal and especially in the Gasti Schneepark provide us with plenty of options to playfully familiarise your children with snow sports. Be it in our ski kindergarten for the Minis, on our beginners and advanced courses for the Kids, or our Adventure Weeks with the Teens. In our Ski School Bad Hofgastein families can expect unforgettable winter sports holidays with lots of diversity, fun and action. Your children are in good hands with the ski instructors and children’s experts while you complete a ski course or snowboard course, go on a wonderful ski tour or snowshoe hiking.

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No matter if Minis, Kids or Teens, they all want to place high in the weekly finale of the course week. This takes place in form of a classic ski race or as a short obstacle course (particularly for the Minis) and will stir the competitive spirit in everyone. But ultimately, we too adhere to the motto: It's the taking part that counts!

Family Bonus

The third an each further member of a family receives a 50 % discount when purchasing a 4-day ski or snowboard course.

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Minis 3 - 4 years

Lots of fun for little fleas on skis
in the Gasti Snow Park

Here the little ones are the greatest:
In the Miniclub of the Skischool Bad Hofgastein in Angertal, your children age 3 and up will be looked after all day long with love and care. We explore the surroundings with our Minis and discover something new in the white snow-covered landscape every day.

Apart from making snowmen and having snowball fights, we take the first steps on skis together. A little gliding, finding your balance and maybe the first small downhill runs are on the programme here. When our little explorers' stomachs rumble, your children get to enjoy lunch in or dedicated, child-friendly dining area in the Ski Centre Angertal.

Course times

Sunday - Friday

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

In poor weather, our little fleas on skis can let off steam in the play room.

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Kids 4 - 11 years

The skiing stars of tomorrow have lots of fun and thrills in the children's skiing school.

Children learn easily and fast and have lots of fun in groups.If you child is not yet certain whether it wants to attend a skiing course without mum and dad, our "trial" class is the way to go. Once the little ones have taken a fancy to it, they are sure to feel at ease in care of the ski instructors specially trained to look after children.

From their first attempts in skis and the commonly known snowplough turn, children will playfully learn everything from regular turns to carving. Besides to the joy of moving, the children's safety takes top priority. That's why it's important to us to teach our young skiers not only the FIS Piste Rules but also what to do in case of accidents. Proper map reading and keeping your bearings in wind and weather also need to be learnt.

With a whole week of skiing school we must not forget that children...

  • Are no little adults
  • Are ME-focused and skittish
  • learn about 90 % from doing themselves and trying out
  • have limited concentration and endurance


And that's why when teaching children, play and movement tasks are mainly used. Through variety and motivation, but also with discipline and consistency, children's urge to move and perform can be optimally converted into unwitting learning.

Course times

Sunday - Friday

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

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

The following weekly programme will be worked through, depending on snow and weather conditions and, of course, our children:

SO & MO: Warm-up, repetition, classification

TU: Expanding and fine-tuning technique

WE or TH: also technique and balance training as well as race practice

FR: Final race and recapping what was learnt throughout the week

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Gasti's group classification

 SKILLSKI RUN

from 3 years
In our Mini Club children learn to ski with a lot of fun and variety.

MINI-LAND

from 4 years
Explore the practice area together with Gasti, introduction to skiing, skidding, gliding and braking

GASTI-PARK

Taking the first turns together with Gasti, using the lift, first time up to the mountain with Gasti, Snowplough steering, Consolidating what has been learnt

EASY

Gasti shows us that turns can also be taken parallel and why we use ski poles, long and short radius, parallel turns (red and blue pistes)

Gasti shows us dynamic skiing, consolidate parallel turns on any gradient

MODERATE

Dashing down on and next to the pistes, mogul slopes, deep snow and between the gates with Gasti – that's where Gasti feels at home, playfully consolidating what has been learnt

DIFFICULT

 

Teens 12 - 17 years

Skiing among like-minded people

Are you an advanced skier who wants to explore Gastein Valley with like-minded young wild ones and paint the town red? Skiing with mum and dad is a bore? Then you're in the best of hands with our Teens during holiday times.
Confident parallel turns are a prerequisite.

The following, varied programme awaits you:
Warm-up, technique repetition, race practice with video analysis, freeride (incl. safety briefing – avalanche transceiver training), Adventure day/outing to Dorfgastein/Großarl/Sportgastein, alternative snow sports equipment (Snowboard, Snowbike, Shortys), Final race

Course times

Sunday - Friday

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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Prices for children's ski courses 2018/2019
1 day € 92,00
2 days € 179,00
3 days € 232,00
4 days € 273,00
5 days
€ 285,00
6 days
€ 297,00
each additional day following booked 3-day course € 42,00

NOTE: Lift passes are not included in the course price! The current lift pass prices can be found on www.skigastein.com. Children (born 2013 or later) ride for free on the ski lift! However, a lift pass is required. The keycard deposit is € 3.00. 
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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