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Ski schools in Westendorf

Learn to ski in Westendorf

Situated in the Brixental valley in Tyrol, the ski resort of Westendorf is a traditional Tyrolean village around 1hr drive from Innsbruck and 2hrs from Salzburg or Munich. Westendorf is part of the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental, one of the largest ski areas in Austria, which also includes the slopes at Ellmau-Going, Scheffau, Söll, Brixen & Hofpgarten-Itter-Kelchsau.

The SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental covers a total of 286km of runs and 90 ski lifts, with 43% of the pistes classed blue and 44% classed red. The highest peak within the ski region is the Ellmauer Halt (2,242m), which offers incredible views over 70 mountains that range above 3,000m. All of the slopes are covered by the SkiWelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental ski pass.

Directly accessed from Westendorf is a network of easy, blue slopes, making the village the ideal base within the Skiwelt region for those wanting to learn to ski - and for those who are looking for slopes nearby to work on their technique after lessons.

Ski lessons for beginners in Westendorf

The ski schools in Westendorf offer ski lessons from age 3yrs. Lessons for first-time skiers take place on one of the practice meadows in the middle of the village. These are very flat and ideal for learning the first techniques of the snowplough, glide and braking. The ski schools meet for lessons either directly at the ski school, or at the practice meadow area.

Lessons generally last 4hrs per day and groups have maximum of 12 participants. Some ski schools in Westendorf offer lesson packages for teens & adults with optional ski hire, which is ideal for those trying out skiing for the first time.

Once the basic moves have been well established, lessons progress to slopes with a slight incline and the snowplough turn is introduced. Beginners with previous experience are taken by the ski schools in Westendorf directly to blue pistes, where the primary techniques are refreshed before lessons begin to focus on parallel skiing.

Kids’ ski lessons in Westendorf

Westendorf is a family-friendly destination and the ski schools in Westendorf offer a range of facilities for kids of all ages, which reflect this focus: Childcare is available at the valley & mountain stations for children from 5 months, and from age 3yrs, little snow fans can begin with skiing lessons. Some ski schools in Westendorf additionally offer lesson packages that include lunchtime supervision and a meal.

The ski schools in Westendorf meet for ski lessons in the centre of the village, the close proximity to the main accommodation area being ideal for families.

Very young skiers aged 3-4yrs make their first moves on the child-friendly training meadow slope: The beginner courses for little skiers are focused around fun, the young skiers playfully learning the basic techniques in a secured and child-friendly area with colourful obstacles. During lessons, the little ones are also introduced to the magic carpet and learn how to use the practice lift.

Ski schools in Westendorf offer lessons for every experience level to kids aged 5yrs and upwards: Beginners start with the basic techniques and turns, whilst young skiers with previous experience are taken to more challenging slopes to work on parallel skiing or carving.

Ski lesson prices in Westendorf

Ski schools in Westendorf offer group and private ski and snowboard lessons for all ages. Some lesson packages have additional ski hire or lunchcare options. The prices shown are the lowest price per lesson within the season and do not include equipment or extras:

Kids ski lessons Adults ski lessons Snowboard lessons
Group from 37€/4hrs from 40€/4hrs from 50€/2hrs
Private from 60€/hr from 60€/hr from 60€/hr

The best ski schools in Westendorf

Ski School Snowsports Westendorf

Founded more than 25 years ago, Ski School Snowsports Westendorf offers group and private ski lessons, plus private snowboard lessons in English, Dutch & German.

Meeting point: Directly at the ski school office.

CheckYeti customers reviews: Beginner friendly, reliable, patient

TOP Schischule Westendorf

With a team of around 40 ski instructors, the TOP team offers group and private ski & snowboard lessons in English, Dutch, Danish & German.

Meeting point: At the yellow flag 1 at the practice meadow (Bergliftstraße).

CheckYeti customers reviews: Kids friendly, experienced, beginner friendly

What makes ski lessons in Westendorf special

From 7:30am every Thursday, the SkiWeltbahn, the Sonnenlift, Choralmbahn and the Alpenrosenbahn are open for early risers to enjoy the dawn sunrise whilst skiing down 22km of freshly-prepared slopes.

From the end of December until the end of March, the Mountain Igloo Village welcomes visitors to 2,500m² of icy architecture, with 18 igloos and even an igloo hotel. The village hosts a daily ice art exhibition, parties and a mountain festival with fireworks.

Over the Christmas holiday period, the 4.5km Astberg toboggan track is open every even for night tobogganing. The track has runs down to Ellmau and Going and sledging fans can head down the Wilder Kaiser or the forested slopes of the northern Kitzbüheler Alps. After Christmas, night tobogganing is available from Wednesday - Saturday, 6.30-9.30pm.
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