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Popular Ski Schools for Westendorf

23Customer recommendations
"The participant (my wife) had a foot injury by the end of the 1st day and could not continue the course. The school offered a different service as a refund."

Aleksei - January 7, 2020

Ski Lessons for Teens & Adults - All Levels

17Customer recommendations
"Excellent instructor & nice small group"

Paul - March 13, 2019

Ski Lessons for Adults - Beginner

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"Good teacher!"

Mandy - March 11, 2019

Snowboard Instructor Private - Coaching / Guiding / Freeride

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.


How do we find a suitable activity?

In every ski resort you will find an overview of all available offers. On the left side you have filters to quickly find the right offer. For example, you can search specifically for beginner ski courses for children in groups.

How do we find offers for our desired date?

Under the menu item "Select course date" in the upper left corner of the page you can select a desired start date. At the top of the search results you will find the offers for the desired start date. Below follow offers in a similar period.

How do we find group lessons or private instructors?

Group courses are marked with "Group". You can search specifically for group courses by selecting the "Group" filter under the "Category" menu item. Private teachers are marked with the inscription "Private". You can search for private teachers by selecting the "Private" filter under the "Category" menu item.

How do we find offers in our language?

Under the menu item "Language" you can select a desired language. Afterwards only offers will be shown where this language is available.

When should we book?

During the holiday weeks, ski and snowboard courses are usually fully booked. In order to make sure that there is still a place available in the desired ski or snowboard course, the motto is: the sooner the better.

How do we find our appropriate experience level?

Next to the menu item "Experience level" you will find a description of the individual experience levels. If you're still not sure, you don't need to worry. Simply choose the experience level that best suits your abilities. Before the first lesson of a group course, ski schools will assess your abilities so that you can be placed in the right group. In any case, private instructors will take your abilities into account on an individual basis.

How do we find offers including equipment?

All offers including equipment are marked with the inscription "Ski rental included". If you find the inscription "Ski rental optional" you can book the equipment for this offer. You will find offers including equipment faster if you select the filter "Ski rental including" under the menu item "Popular options". Depending on the provider, an offer including equipment contains: skis, ski poles, ski boots and helmet. You will find a detailed list of the included rental items in the respective offer description.

There is no offer including equipment, where can we alternatively rent equipment?

In a ski resort there is almost without exception the possibility to rent winter sports equipment. If you book via CheckYeti, you will receive discounts from our partner Skiset, where you can conveniently reserve your equipment online.

How many participants are usually in a group?

This depends on the ski school. Some ski schools have a maximum number of participants per group. You can find this information in the descriptions of the offers.

At what age can children ski or snowboard?

There is no fixed age limit here. Supported by specially trained children's ski instructors, children can already learn to ski playfully at kindergarten age. Depending on the children's level of motoric and social development, the ideal starting age is between 4 and 5 years. Occasionally there are children who can already learn to ski at the age of 3 1/2 years.

How many days should the lessons last for our children?

During the holiday weeks, children's ski courses for beginners usually start on Sunday or Monday. The program is designed in such a way that the best learning results are achieved when your children take part in the ski course throughout the week. So they don't miss the final event (race, etc.) and experience a great week with their group. For advanced children the learning success usually kicks in on the third day.

Is it better to put our child in a group lesson or a private tuition?

The group lessons are generally recommended for beginners. Learning together with peers is more fun. The children are not constantly in the focus and have the possibility to catch their breath between the individual exercises, while the other children are on it. In order not to underchallenge highly talented children, a private ski instructor is recommended.

Can we join our child with a private instructor?

Yes, that's possible. Some providers even offer special family offers. Otherwise, you can simply book a private instructor for children or adults and inform the ski school after booking that you would like to go together.