SkiWelt Brixen im Thale
Brixen also offers numerous easy options for learning winter sports: the Aktiv ski school (at the valley station) and the Brixen im Thale ski school (Hochbrixen mountain station) offer ski courses, snowboarding courses and private lessons with personal professional instruction, from beginners to experts. The mountain also has its own practice lift and easy piste for beginners to facilitate learning along with lots of easy and medium-difficult pistes for beginners. The valley decent (1b) from Hochbrixen enables novices to return safely and comfortably back to the valley.
Beginners and newbies will enjoy the many easy (blue) pistes and medium-difficult (red) pistes, broad and spacious descents, practice lifts on the mountains and the family-friendly blue valley descent on the Hartkaiser. Numerous ski trails (Skiwege) make the difficult stretches easier and make descents in the SkiWelt Ellmau overall easier for less experienced skiers. The large practice area in the valley (Ellmau nursery slope) is ideal for beginners. The ski school with sites at the valley and mountain station offers optimal training for all winter sports fans.
Beginners and newbies will enjoy the many easy blue pistes on the Astberg, leading over wide and spacious descents. Ski trails make the difficult stretches easier during the Astberg piste descent into the valley – and make descents in the SkiWelt Going overall easier for less experienced skiers. The large practice area in the valley (Ellmau-Going nursery slope) is ideal for beginners and has its own practice lift. The ski school situated at the valley station offers optimal training for all winter sports fans.
Beginners and first-timers will find numerous opportunities in Hopfgarten: with ski schools and ski hire right next to the valley station of the gondola, and a nursery slope for practising those first turns also close by, getting started is a breeze. The many wide and well-groomed blue pistes on the slopes of the Hohe Salve are also ideal for beginners and for ski lessons, while less experienced skiers will enjoy the long – yet straightforward – run down into Hopfgarten.
Itter offers a particularly relaxed introduction to winter sports fun for first-timers: there are two lifts for beginners in the valley, one right next to the gondola lift and a second in the village with direct access to the valley station of the gondola. Here you can practise your first runs on the snow in comfort, free of any stress or pressure. There is also ski hire and a ski school located at the valley station.
With a rope tow right by the bottom lift station and operation being relatively “quiet”, SkiWelt Kelchsau is also ideal for beginners – in particular, the family run from the top lift station makes an ideal practise area for beginners. The ski school with its own terrain can be found at the bottom station of the Hofstatt lift – quality ski equipment is available from the ski hire shop also conveniently located at the bottom lift station.
Beginners will rejoice in the numerous blue, wide and sprawling slopes to be found here. The Scheffau ski resort is clearly marked and extremely manageable, making it a breeze for novices to get their bearings on the slopes around the Brandstadl. Even the blue run down to the valley is rather obliging to the less experienced skier.
Superb conditions await newcomers to winter sports. The “Hexenwiese” ski field in the valley provides the perfect terrain to try your first turns in the snow – and it’s free of charge too! Ski schools right by the top and bottom lift stations, plus a sports shop and equipment rental shop at the bottom station, make learning to ski a breeze. Whether you are completely new to winter sports or are returning to have another go, you will find the perfect equipment and professional instructors to get you cruising down the slopes. Hochsöll is a hotspot for ski schools – with slopes of various levels of difficulty, plenty of space for ski groups and numerous cosy mountain huts offering refreshments in between. The easy blue family run down to the valley is particularly enjoyable and the perfect way to end a strenuous day of skiing: not too difficult, not too long and family friendly.
Westendorf offers countless opportunities for beginners and newcomers too. The many ski trails and flatter slopes provide a stress-free setting for the less experienced winter sports enthusiast. Pistes 111 and 113, for example, are simple but stunningly beautiful panoramic valley runs.