All new participants meet at the meeting point at the practice area. Beginners who booked a children's course meet at the yellow flag, beginners who booked an adult course meet at the light blue flag and snowboard beginners meet at the purple flag.
Advanced participants also meet at the entry to the practice area and are grouped based on a short presentation of their skills. The many regular course participants know this procedure already. If the assigned group should not seem to be appropriate, you can of course change the group any time. Please talk to the group instructor and he will organise the change to another group.
Grouping of children is mainly based on the skiing skills, the age and the language of children. If your children or your friend's children are at the same skill level, please inform us during registration or inform the technical manager during the grouping phase on the first day, and we will try our best to put them into the same group! If the children are not at the same skill level, the child who skis better would have to join a lower skill group to meet the requirements of the weaker child!
During registration it is very important to know your own skill level. You should consider yourself to be a "beginner" if you have never tried to ski or snowboard before. If you have already tried this experience, even if only a few times, you should consider yourself advanced. Of course we will check your skill on-site to make sure you are allocated to a group suitable to your skill level.
A first familiarisation with skiing can occur very early, once children show an interest in the sport. Lessons only make sense once the children are ready to leave their parents for the duration of the course and when they are ready to listen to the instructor. Private lessons and group courses can be recommended from age 3 approximately.
Snowboard equipment is available for children from 5 years. However, not every child can start to snowboard at age 5. At this age it is important to reliably evaluate the child and to find out if it is the right time yet. It is important that children show a maturity in balance, which is normally the case from age 6.
Parents are welcome to watch their children during the ski lessons, but the lessons should not be disturbed by the presence of the parents. Often it is much better for children if the parents are not directly in the practice area, so the children can fully concentrate on learning to ski.
Beginners do not need a ski pass for the first or second day. For the other days you should purchase a point card; the instructor will however inform you about the best option. Children up to 8 years (born after 30/11/2011) receive a free ski pass if one adult family member per child purchases a ski pass for the same period. One child per parent can receive a free ski pass.
The main office is located at Alpe di Siusi below the mountain station of the Siusi-Alpe di Siusi cable cars; another office is located in Ritsch (cross-country ski centre), at the valley station of the cable cars and in Castelrotto in front of the elementary school.
If you get sick during a course, on production of a medical certificate by our local tourist doctor you will get a voucher for the remaining course days (valid for 1 year). The course fees will not be refunded however. We therefore recommend purchasing Travel Cancellation Insurance. Such insurance is offered by the ski school.