The 15 best ski resorts with Dutch-speaking ski instructors

Ready to conquer the Alps but not sure where to find ski lessons for you or your kids with a Dutch-speaking ski instructor? No worries, the team of CheckYeti has put together a list of the 15 best ski resorts with Dutch-speaking ski instructors in the Alps.

To help you find the right ski resort at first glance, we have created our very own ski resort classification. Just have a read, choose the perfect resort for your upcoming holidays and you’ll be good to go!

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Winterberg: the perfect family winter holidays

Broad piste and chairlift in sunny Winterberg.
Skiing in the holiday world Winterberg in Western Germany © Ferienwelt Winterberg

Winterberg is a small town in Western Germany known for its ski resort, and its numerous hiking and cycling trails on the surrounding mountains. If you decide to travel by car, you’ll be happy to know that Winterberg is only a 4h car ride away from Amsterdam. If you prefer travelling by public transport, trains and buses are going there on a daily basis.

Picture this: your kids are having fun skiing on the beginners’ slopes while you’re discovering the resort, and grandpa and grandma are watching their grandkids’ first steps in the skiing world while sipping tea. In the ski resort in Winterberg, this scenario can easily become reality. Especially the ski area around the Schlossberg, only a 10min car ride away from Winterberg, offers beginners a relaxed atmosphere and an easy start into skiing. While your kids are making their first turns on the slopes, you can drink hot beverages on a beautiful terrace overlooking the slopes and watching the little ones having fun in the snow.

Dutch-speaking instructors are available for all offered lessons and for supervising at the huge kids’ area (2000m²) on the Schlossberg. They’ll practice on the Schlossberg mountain with the beginners and hit the slopes of the Skiliftkarussell Winterberg with the advanced skiers.

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Flachau: skiing with friends

A group of happy kids during a ski lesson with their instructor skiing on a sunny slope in Flachau.
Enjoy over 760km of slopes in the huge ski network Flachau © fun&pro Ski- und Snowboardschule

Flachau is a town in the Austrian state of Salzburg and part of one of Europe’s biggest ski networks, the Ski Amadé. The network connects a total of 25 ski resorts in Salzburg and Styria. The fastest way to get to Flachau is by taking a direct flight to the airport of Salzburg and continue your journey by train (2.5h) till you reach the stop “Radstadt/Salzburger Land”.

In the family-friendly ski resort especially kids will feel at home. From the age of 2 years up, children can spend time at the child care or participate in the morning lessons in the Bobo Mini Club. Various training areas with magic carpets facilitate the kids’ first steps on the slope and if you book in advance, a Dutch-speaking ski instructor will be guaranteed.

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St. Johann in Tirol: when the littlest adventurers start skiing

Children standing on a freshly groomed slope in front of a breathtaking mountain-background.
In St. Johann in Tirol, kids from the age of 2 can already start making their first experiences in the snow © Bergbahnen St. Johann Skistar / Ola Matsson

St. Johann is a small village in Tyrol, Austria. The easiest way to reach St. Johann in Tirol is to take the highway in the direction of Munich and to cross the Austrian border at Kiefersfelden/Kufstein. The ski resort is very family- and child-friendly, so you can be sure that your family ski vacation will be a true success.

Children who have never skied before, especially very young children, first need to get used to the snow and the equipment. Whether your child is in a ski lesson for 2-3 year-olds, 3-4 year-olds or 3-5 year-olds, you can be sure that before he or she buckles up their skis, the Dutch-speaking instructor will first make sure that they feel at ease in the specific environment and with all their equipment before doing easy skiing exercises.

Kids have the chance to practice on 2 special kids’ areas. While one is equipped with training lifts, 2 magic carpets and a ski carousel, the other has a magic carpet and a bumpy slope.

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Fieberbrunn: freeride-hotspot number 1

A freestyle skier during his downhill run in deep powder snow in Fieberbrunn.
Freeride-hotspot and venue of the Freeride World Tour 2018 © Bergbahnen Fieberbrunn

Fieberbrunn, just like Saalbach-Hinterglemm, is part of the big ski network Skicircus and known as one of the most impressive freeride hotspots in the world. In fact, Fieberbrunn was one of the 5 venues of the annual Freeride World Tour in 2018.

Even if you haven’t had any deep snow experience yet, the untouched snowy pistes of Fieberbrunn are worth exploring. The ski schools in Fieberbrunn offer private freeride lessons with Dutch-speaking ski instructors for all levels, so even beginners will be able to explore all off-piste areas. The qualified guide will show you the best downhill runs and will teach you how to adapt your skiing technique for this special adventure. Safety, of course, has number one priority. Hence, specific safety equipment is included in the price you pay for the lesson.

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Sölden: skiing fun at the party hotspot of the Alps

A group of friends on a piste on a sunny day in Sölden.
Why not explore the slopes of Sölden with some of your best friends?

Sölden is one of the most famous ski resorts in the world. Located only 1h from Innsbruck, Sölden is known as the venue for the annual Ski World Cup Opening and one of the best party hotspots in the Alps, some even call it “Ibiza of the Alps”.

The ski schools in Sölden offer numerous group and private lessons with Dutch-speaking ski instructors. If you are going skiing with multiple friends and would like to improve your skills together, booking a private ski instructor could be a great option for you. During the private lessons in Sölden, which can last from one hour up to an entire day, you will explore the slopes of the Giggijoch, Gaislachkogl, Tiefenbach- and Rettenbach glacier. Beginners often start their skiing experience on the Giggijoch, as there are quite a lot of blue pistes, while advanced skiers explore the slightly more demanding pistes of the Gaislachkogl.

Due to smaller group sizes, the private ski instructors are able to individually arrange the ski lesson to everyone’s needs, which is why people often show progress much faster than in normal group lessons. Another advantage is that a private ski instructor will know the area like the palm of his hand and can show you the best skiing spots in the resort as well as the best locations for a fun night of après-ski.

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Kaprun: improve your skiing technique on Salzburg’s only glacier

Panoramic view over the surrounding mountains of the ski resort Kaprun.
Kaprun is one of THE ski resorts for experienced skiers

Kaprun lays at the bottom of the Kitzsteinhorn and can be easily reached from Salzburg within 1.5h, from Munich and Innsbruck it will take you around 2-2.5h to get to the slopes of the glacier. As it is Salzburg’s only glacier ski resort, the skiing season in Kaprun starts in October and does not end until the summer months which makes it a perfect destination for a skiing trip during the off-season.

Even though there are multiples slopes for beginners, the ski resort of Kaprun mainly consists of intermediate (red) pistes, which is why it is very popular among experienced skiers who would like to improve their skiing technique. Therefore, the ski schools in Kaprun offer a large variety of ski lessons for advanced skiers and snowboarders in Dutch language. Both adults and children can either take part in group lessons and explore the pistes of the region together with a group of advanced skiers, or book a private ski instructor who will individually adapt the ski lesson to one’s needs and learning progress.

Most ski lessons take place directly at the slopes of the Kitzsteinhorn, as well as at the newly connected pistes of the ski area of Zell am See. This way, you can improve your skiing technique and enjoy the breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains and lake Zell at the same time.

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Willingen: learning 1-on-1

Willingen mountain station with the “Hochheideturm” tower in the back.
The 59m high observation tower offers a great view on the surroundings of Willingen

The ski resort in Willingen first opened in 1971 and today still offers lots of fun and diverse activities. The ski resort is actually quite close to the Skiliftkarussell Winterberg. Hence, it will take you the same amount of time (4h car drive) to get there from Netherland’s largest cities.

If you’re planning to visit the ski resort Willingen and want to learn to ski or improve quickly, a private lesson is the best choice. The ski schools in Willingen offer private ski and snowboard lessons for kids, teenagers and adults of all levels with Dutch-speaking ski instructors. A huge benefit of the ski schools in Willingen is the good price-performance ratio and the possibility to book ski lessons including ski hire.

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Mayrhofen: après-ski for kids with Mickey Mouse

The mascots of Mayrhofen’s ski schools with a ski instructor and child.
In Mayrhofen, children learn to ski with Mickey and his friends! © Ski School Mayrhofen – Ski Pro Austria

Mayrhofen is located within the Tyrolean Zillertal and is only a 1h drive away from Innsbruck and around 2h from Salzburg and Munich. Thanks to its location on the mountains Penken and Ahorn, the ski resort can guarantee snow and endless skiing fun from December up until April.

In Mayrhofen, even the youngest snow-fans can learn to ski with the help of Dutch-speaking ski instructors. In the “Fantasy Land”, a colourful Kinderland with a magic carpet, situated on the mountain Penken, children from the age of 2 can try their first turns in the snow. Many friendly mascots such as Mickey & Minnie Mouse or the dinosaur Dino will support and cheer them on while they are having fun in the snow. Highlights of each week are an exciting ski race and an après-ski party, where children can celebrate their successful week of skiing with their favourite mascots.

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Lermoos: the perfect choice for kids

4 children playing in the powdery snow of Lermoos with the cable car in the background.
In Lermoos you will find the perfect ski lesson for your child © Bergbahnen Langes Lermoos Biberwier

Lermoos is located in the Austrian state of Tyrol and is part of the huge ski resort Zugspitz Arena. The ski resort is known as one of the most kids-friendly skiing areas in Austria and offers more than 24km of gentle slopes, various fun activities for the little ones as well as some more difficult tracks for more experienced kids.

The fastest route by car will lead you in the direction of the German city Stuttgart. Since Lermoos is situated close to the German border you will continue your drive from Stuttgart to Lermoos for another 2.5h.

In Lermoos, kids from 4 to 17 years of age are being welcomed in group lessons with a maximum size of 9 children per group. Of course, the ski schools in Lermoos also offer private ski lessons with Dutch-speaking ski instructors. In those courses, the ski instructor can adapt his/her lessons perfectly to the needs and skills of the child or teenager. Those individualized lessons will guarantee a great skiing experience and speed up the learning process.

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Saalbach-Hinterglemm: a skiing paradise for adults

Young adults standing on a mountain peak in Saalbach-Hinterglemm and enjoying the view over the snowy surroundings.
The winter sports hotspot Saalbach-Hinterglemm is perfectly suitable for adults to improve skiing skills © saalbach.com, Mirja Geh

Saalbach and Hinterglemm are two neighbouring villages in the beautiful Kitzbüheler Alps in Austria. Due to their vicinity, the people often refer to the ski resorts as 1 big ski area called Saalbach-Hinterglemm. In order to get to Saalbach-Hinterglemm by car, you will have to pass through Munich and continue on the A8 for another 2.5h.

The local ski schools offer numerous lessons for beginners with Dutch-speaking ski instructors. As the majority of the slopes are green and blue, adult beginners can easily explore the resort and practice their skills. Special attention is given to participants who have never skied before. In first-timer lessons, particularly trained instructors will help newcomers to get used to the equipment and to do their first moves on the slopes. Individual supervision and precise introductions facilitate a rapid development of skills.

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Going-Ellmau: first steps on skis in a breathtaking environment

2 kids riding the drag lift in Going-Ellmau.
First steps on skies in the biggest ski resort in Austria © Wilder Kaiser Tourist Board

Going-Ellmau is part of the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser – Brixental, which is the biggest ski resort in Austria and one of the most modern ones in the world. Thanks to its central location it is easily reachable from Innsbruck and Salzburg airport. Winter vacationists coming by car are happy to find many free of charge parking places directly at the valley station at the foot of Wilder Kaiser mountain, where Going and Ellmau are located.

Skiing takes place at Astberg mountain as well as at the Hartkaiser and the Brandstadl mountains. As there are many training areas for newbies, Going-Ellmau is ideal for first-timers. They will slowly get comfortable on skies before hitting the slopes for the very first time. Young beginners even find a nursery slope with its own practice lift in the valley. In order to guarantee customised support, the ski schools ensure small group sizes. Ski lessons are mostly offered in 3 different languages, you can choose between German-, English- and Dutch- speaking ski instructors.

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Ehrwalder Alm: learn to ski in a peaceful atmosphere

Panorama view over the ski resort Ehrwalder Alm, 1 person skiing down.
Initial ski experiences at Ehrwalder Alm © Skiresort.de

The small and pleasant Austrian ski resort Ehrwalder Alm is located at the sunny side of the Zugspitze, near the border to Germany. By car, it takes ski enthusiasts 3h from Stuttgart or 2h from Munich to reach the Ehrwalder Alm.

The ski resort is famous for its calm and peaceful atmosphere, hence it’s perfectly suitable for families with children. As more than half of the slopes are categorised as easy pistes, the Ehrwalder Alm gives beginners the possibility to make their first turns in an enjoyable environment, without any pressure.

The ski resort Ehrwalder Alm is organized very straightforwardly. Thanks to childcare for babies and toddlers younger than 2 years and the ski kindergarten for children from 2 years up, parents are able to enjoy a few hours on the more ambitious slopes by themselves. Even childcare during lunchtime is offered by many ski schools.

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Lech: skiing like the Royals

1 skier in action, blending perfectly into the snowy landscape in Lech.
Lech is one of the best places for private lessons with a Dutch-speaking ski instructor © Lech Zürs Tourismus / Christoph Schöch

Lech is located in Vorarlberg, just a 1h drive away from Bregenz. The broad proposal, as well as the historical importance (the first Austrian drag lift was built here in the 1930ies), popularized the ski spot Lech. This also might be the reason why every year celebrities from all over the world select Lech as their favourite holiday domicile. Since 1959 the Dutch Royal Family spends about two weeks every year in the winter sports centre in Vorarlberg and likes to cruise down the slopes.

Lech is part of the ski resort Ski Arlberg and famous for offering private lessons in all disciplines of winter sports: besides classic ski and snowboard offers ski schools provide numerous other lessons such as freeride, ski touring, off-piste skiing and even heliskiing. In fact, the Arlberg mountain is the only heli-skiing area in Austria. The Arlberg provides slopes for all levels and by booking in advance, ski schools are happy to supply their guests with Dutch-speaking ski instructors.

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Zell am Ziller: children’s skiing paradise

2 children practising in the Kinderland in Zell am Ziller.
Learn to ski from scratch in the ArenaFUNtenland in Zell am Ziller © Zillertal Arena

Zell am Ziller lies in the heart of the Zillertal valley and is the entrance to the Zillertal Arena, the biggest ski alliance in the Zillertal. It connects 4 ski resorts over the 2 federal states Salzburg and Tyrol including the longest downhill valley run in Austria with a 1930m difference in altitude. Zell am Ziller is a very child- and family friendly resort and can be easily reached by car. It takes a 2h drive from Munich.

Ski lessons with Dutch-speaking ski instructors are offered for kids from the age of 3 years up. Instructors are specially trained for teaching children and the very first tries are made in the Kinderland. The ArenaFUNtenland with a magic carpet, exciting obstacles and funny characters support children to learn skiing from scratch. FUNty the yellow elephant is there to help even the smallest sportsman to improve quickly. But that’s not all: to keep the mini skiers entertained, kids disco, building snowmen and ski races are part of the program.

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Westendorf: exciting ski lessons for kids

A group of kids having fun in deep powder snow in the Kitzbühel Alps.
In Westendorf’s Kinderlands kids are playfully learning to ski © Kitzbühler Alpen / Eisend Stefan

The ski resort Westendorf lies in the heart of the Kitzbühler Alps and is, just as Going-Ellmau, part of the huge SkiWorld Wilder Kaiser – Brixental. It is easily accessible as many slopes are ending directly in the town centre.

In the ski schools in Westendorf, the kids will bring their turns to perfection. The Kinderland is always a highlight: magic carpets, a training lift and a ski carousel guarantee extra fun during ski lessons. Children keep improving the basic techniques and are, if desired, also allowed to spend the lunch break with their Dutch-speaking ski instructor which will take care of his/her fosterlings during their free time.

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As I was born and raised in the Dolomites, the mountains are my place to be. That’s why skiing on perfectly groomed slopes on a wonderful sunny morning makes me more than happy.