Skiing is a great way to improve your coordination, build up fitness and enjoy being out and about in the fresh air surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. The teams of ski instructors at the Obergurgl Ski School and the Hochgurgl Ski School will be happy to help guests of all ages either take their first turns on snow or perfect their technique.
Coordination – learn from the pros
Coordination is a key part of skiing. Some movements must be carried out at the same time (for example, arms and legs) while other movements happen one after the other (for example, the different phases of a turn). Additional factors such as speed, rhythm and other skiers nearby also play a role. With so many things to keep in mind, it is easy to get a little confused while skiing. Here is where the professional instructors at the ski schools in Obergurgl and Hochgurgl come in – they are all highly trained and know all the right techniques, tricks and tips to help guests learn to ski step by step.
Recognising and evaluating dangers and speeds
Skiing trains not only your reflexes and perception skills but also your ability to predict and assess potential dangers ahead.
Fit for the slopes
Skiing may look effortlessly graceful, but anyone who has hit the slopes will know the feeling of tired muscles at the end of a long run down. One way to make sure you make the most of your skiing holiday is to do some exercises at home to prepare your body. The instructors in Obergurgl and Hochgurgl all have many years of experience and will be happy to share with you their best tips on getting fit for the slopes.
Children’s ski lessons – fun and action at the ski school
Learning to ski can be hard work, but it is a lot easier if you are having fun. This goes for children in particular. That is why the children’s ski lessons in Obergurgl and Hochgurgl are the ideal way to introduce youngsters to this great sport. The lessons are held in groups with other children, meaning that they can have fun and make new friendly while learning to take their first turns on snow. Learning to ski is also a good way to set children a new challenge and provide them with a skill which will stay with them for the rest of their life.
Enjoying nature & building confidence
Skiing is a great way to experience the mountains in relatively comfortable surroundings. Sun, fresh air and time spent with friends and family provide the perfect conditions for a special experience which strengthens bonds – be it with parents, grandparents or brothers and sisters. These days children are often stressed out by daily life and school, so a skiing holiday is the perfect opportunity to get away from it all and experience something totally new out and about in the mountains. The combination of being outside and learning a new skill is great for building confidence, especially as children notice at the end of the week how their skiing skills have improved in the space of just a few days. And the memories of which “races” they won, which jumps they landed and which difficult situations they were able to overcome will ensure that this confidence stays with them long after the holiday has finished.
More information is available from the ski schools Obergurgl and Hochgurgl as well as from members of staff at Scheiber Sport.
As well as ski lessons, another key aspect of having fun and staying safe on the slopes is having the right equipment. Book online with Scheiber Sport to receive 15% off your equipment rental.