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Beginner Trip Obertauern

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    So I'm trying to organise a ski trip to Salzburg in Feb, looking at staying in Obertauern. Can anyone recommend a ski school for maybe 3-4 days of lessons that won't break the bank? Also what's the best options for ski passes?

    Anything I should look for in hotel?
    Never been skiing before so all help is appreciated


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  • OH & I have been going to Obertauern for years.

    Airport transfers are arranged with Habbersatter.

    There's 4-5 ski schools, but their prices are broadly similar.

    Personally, I prefer a few private lessons over ski school. It's more expensive hour for hour, but the personal attention makes for far quicker learning. If that's what you'd like, I can give you details for a couple of good teachers.

    Ski passes - if you think you will be doing loads of skiing, the week pass is the best value, but as beginner, I'd seriously consider a points card (bit like a leap card). You can get a card for 300 points, and it will last you a couple of days minimum as a beginner. They are widely available so you won't run out in the middle of no-where. The lifts vary, but range between 20-40 points, I'd guess. I'll find the link on the main website.

    Hotel - one that won't have you walking too far. Most are ski-in ski-out. As a beginner, though, you need to aim for one near the beginner slopes. Don't underestimate the exertion of walking in skiboots and carrying skis.

    I'm in favour of half board - too lazy to go out in the evening after a hard day skiing looking for restaurants. One that serves an apres-ski snack is a huge bonus.

    There's only one real grocery store (a spar) - good to know where it is if you want to get water/snacks etc for the hotel.

    Come back with any questions - I could ramble on for ages :o




  • Points card
    http://www.obertauern.com/en/ski-area/lift-prices/point-cards.html

    Lift card brochure - bottom left of page 3 lists the points for each lift:
    http://www.ski-obertauern.at/obertauernpreise.pdf

    My favourite hut - Achenrein Hutte - they do their own Zirben Schnapps that is the best in the village.
    https://www.facebook.com/achenrain.huette/?fref=ts




  • Obertauern is great as a beginner! We went there regularly for years and my daughter ended up training with and working for the ski school, which she said was very well run, so I'd definitely recommend them
    http://www.skischule.co.at/en/csa-obertauern.html


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