Frequently asked questions

Ski school in Gerlos

ALLERGY

If your child is allergic to something or has a disability, please let the instructor know. We suggest you put a small note (with the allergy or disability) in the front pocket of the vest you will get at the ski school office. In this way the instructor can take it into notice.  

CLASS SWITCHING 

It is possible to switch groups. If somebody should not fit into a specific group, he/she can change into another one. It is also possible to change your ski course for a snowboard course or vice versa, provided that a suitable group is available. There may be an extra charge. You can also rebook your group class to private lessons. You will need to pay the price difference or you will get a refund.

COURSE DAYS 

Beginner and advanced children can join a course every day of the week from Sunday till Friday. During Christmas and Spring Holidays, group courses will also take place on Saturday. Adult group lessons for beginners start on Sundays and when there´s enough new participants, on Mondays aswel. Advanced to expert adults can join a course every day of the week from Sunday till Thursday. On Friday and Saturday there are no ski courses for adults.

COURSE HOURS 

The group class schedule is as follows: (children/adults) 09:45 till 12:00 and from 13:00 till 15:00 (lunch can vary app. 30 minutes). Lunchtime for children is from 11:45 till 13:00. The instructor will join the children who have their lunch included in one of the restaurants.

DAY OFF DURING THE SKI LESSON

We recommend you book the ski lessons consecutively, because your group will learn new things every day.
Should you skip days, you might have to change group. Please consult your ski instructor. For 2 and 3 years old children, a day off is not a problem.

EXTENDING SKI LESSONS

If you book group lessons day per day, you will pay up to 3 times our daily rate. If you have booked a 3 day group course and you would like to extend it, we will only charge the extension price.

EXTENDING SKI MATERIAL

Our ski school does not rent out ski equipment. When booking a ski class including ski rental, you will get a voucher for the equipment (ski's, ski boots and poles) for the duration of the ski course. If you want to keep using the equipment after the course has ended, we suggest you arrange the prolongation directly at the sport shop. The price difference will be charged by the rental shop.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES 

We speak many foreign languages in our ski school; English, German, Dutch, French. Greek, Italian and Spanish classes are possible upon application.

HELMET 

Wearing a helmet during the ski course is obligatory till the age of 14! For adults, it isn't a MUST, but we advise you to wear a helmet for your own safety.

HOLIDAYS 

During Christmas and Spring holidays, there are group lessons for children every day.

ILLNESS 

If your child is ill and can not participate in the ski course, please give notice. You can go to one of our offices or to our meeting point and let the instructor know. Refunds are only made with a doctor’s note. Due to health reasons, participants with a contagious disease can not take part in a course or kindergarten. 

LIFT CARD 

You do not have to buy a lift card for children born after 01.01.2016. They can make free use of all ski lifts. More information about lift cards and prices can be found HERE.

LUNCH 

The kind of food your child will get during the ski-course, will depend on the restaurant where they will be having lunch. A few dishes you can expect are: French fries with schnitzel/sausages/fish sticks, Kaiserschmarnn, spaghetti and pizza. Most of the time there will be some sweets after lunch.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PERTICIPANTS PER GROUP

The maximum number of participants per group is 12, but in practice the groups are mostly smaller. If necessary, there will be 2 or 3 ski instructors at the Bambi and Bambini groups.

MEETING POINT & TIME

The meeting time and place for the ski course is printed on the tickets you have been given in one of our booking offices. Try to be at the right meeting point in time, in this way the group will be able to start the course on time. Ask the instructor at what time and place you can pick up your child at the end of the day.

MENTALLY DISABLED

Of course children and adults with a mental disability are welcome to join our ski school. We do advise booking private lessons, in this way the instructor can give you his/her full attention.

PAYMENT 

We accept; cash (€), Maestro, Mastercard or Visa. 

REBOOK 

It is possible to rebook already booked lessons, if the desired lesson is available. In some cases we will charge an additional cost.

RESERVATIONS 

We advice you to make a reservation in advance (group course or private lesson). Only in this way we can guarantee you will get your desired ski lessons. Online booking? Click HERE!

RESTAURANTS FOR CHILDREN 

At lunchtime the children groups will be spread over the different restaurants in the skiing area. The faster groups will normally eat further away and beginners will have lunch at the restaurant at the Arena Centre or at Seppi's. The instructor will let the parents know in the morning at the meeting point, where the group will have lunch that day. If your child doesn't have lunch included, you can give the instructor money for that day. Or you can ask the instructor where and when you can pick up your child and where and when to return it after lunch.

SKI BUS

All guests with a valid lift card can make use of the free shuttle bus in the village. For more information click HERE.

SKI EQUIPMENT 

When taking part in one of our ski classes, it is important for your child to be well prepared. Think of the following items: well fitting (warm) ski clothing, decent ski-material (good, new skis will progress the learning process), sunglasses/goggles, sun cream, proper waterproof gloves, tissues and a snow-cap.

SLEEPING POSSIBILITIES KINDERGARTEN 

There is a separate room in our kindergarten for the smallest children to sleep in.

SWITCHING FROM COMBI-SKI LESSONS 

Children up to 5 years old, can switch from a regular ski course to a combi-ski course or vice versa. If you have booked a 5 day ski a class, we can rebook it to a 5 day combined ski course (2 hours ski course and 2 hours kindergarten ) or vice versa. There are no extra costs.

TOGETHER IN ONE GROUP 

The classification of our children´s group lessons is generally based on ski level, age and language. If your children ski at about the same level, please let us know before we assign them and we will do our best to place them in the same group. If your children do not have the same ski level, they will be classified into the group of the less experienced skier so all children follow along.

TOILET-TRAINED FOR THE SKI-COURSE

During the skiing course, it is not possible for the ski instructor to change a diaper. The instructor will guide the children to the bathroom, will help them getting dressed and undressed, and will assist them with cutting their food. 

WHAT IF MY CHILD DOES NOT LIKE THE SKI COURSE

If you are not sure whether your child will like the ski course, you can start off by booking 1 day. Children from 3 till 5 years old take part in a 2 hour ski try-out. This is a 2 hour ski class on Sunday or Monday so your child can find out if he/she likes skiing or not.

WHAT TO BRING TO THE KINDERGARTEN

When bringing your child to our day care, please bring the following items with you: diapers, wipes, teddy bear, extra underpants etc. Don't forget to leave your mobile phone number at the desk

 

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