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FAQ Skischool Krallinger
At what age children are accepted in the ski school?
As of 4 years
If the child doesn´t like it, do you refund the costs?
In general we refund the costs only in case of sickness or accident which has to be confirmed by a medical certificate by the local doctor. For younger children we recommend booking a "test day". (Prices see brochure) If your child enjoys it, the costs of the test day will be deducted from the price of the skiing course.
Is lunch included?
No, lunch is not included in the price for the ski lessons. (Prices see brochure)
Do the children need a ski-card?
Yes, absolutely. Children up to 6 years can use the lifts free of charge only together with their parents. Beginners do not need a ski card right at the beginning, but the skiing instructor will inform you when the ski card is needed.
Where is the meeting point for children?
Near the Edelweiss cable car, behind the Hotel Montana or below the Hotel Cinderella. The beginners meet in the exercice area for children. There you will find special ski school facilities such as a rope- lift, a "magic carpet" and a special small hut for warming up. Below the exercice area the more advanced children ski in front of the instructors in order to classify their skills.
What does the classification mean and when does it take place?
Children who already know how to ski, ski for a few minutes in front of the instructors to present their skills in order to be classified into the appropriate group. Please remember that the first classification is not necessarily final. Your child is allowed to change the group at any time, should the group be too slow or too fast. The classification takes place on Sundays and Mondays. We kindly ask you to show up at the meeting point 10 minutes before the regular beginning of the course.
When do the courses take place?
From 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.
We are not arriving in Obertauen on Saturday. Is it also possible to join a skiing course during the week?
Advanced skiers (children and adults) can join a course at any time. Beginners (children and adults) can only start with their skiing lessons on Sunday or Monday.
When does the children´s race take place?
On every Friday. However, in case of bad weather, the race can be preponed to Thursday.
Where and when does the award ceremony take place?
The award ceremony takes place on Friday after the race, at ca. 3.30 p.m. in front of the "Latsch´n Alm". However, in case of very bad weather, we will go into one of the numerous restaurants. You will be informed beforehand.
When and where will the kid´s party take place?
On Tuesday or Wednesday, near the "Schneider Turm" at the Gamsleiten Lift 1 station. There, the children can try snow tubing and they will get a donut and a warm drink. Having fun is the most important thing.
Where do the children meet and where do the courses end?
*Children beginners: daily at 10 a.m. (on the days of classification at 9.50 a.m.) and then again at 1.30 p.m. at the exercise area for children. The courses do also end at this area, at 12.00 a.m. and then at 3.30 p.m. In case you have also booked lunch for your child, please bring your kid to the meeting point at 10.00 a.m. and pick it up there at 3.30 p.m. *Advanced children: daily at 10 a.m. at the meeting point (below the beginner children ) and at 1.30 p.m. at the meeting point. The course ends at 12.00 a.m and at 3.30 p.m. at the Hotel Leitner. (Edelweiss cable car)
Where do the children spend their lunch time?
In the Hotel Taurach.
Is the family card valid?
The family card is valid for the parents and their children. A certificate is needed. For unmarried parents: please bring a copy of the registration form.
Do children need a helmet?
The ski school recommends all children to wear a helmet.
Where can one get the photographs of the children groups?
At the award ceremony you can purchase the pictures directly from the ski instructor.
Where does the "Kralli- train" pick up the children?
Directly in front of your hotel. This train runs on a large circuit through Obertauern. Depending on the location of your holiday lodgement, the Kralli-train can pick up your children there and bring them back. Please ask in our office for the time schedule!
II.: Ski equipment
Do you offer a ski rental?
No, however, there are numerous ski rental facilities and sport shops in Obertauern. As the guest of our ski school you will get a reduction of 20% for the snowboard equipment. In the Sporthaus Gloria you get a reduction of 10% for the ski equipment.
How long should the skis be?
This depends on your skiing skills. We recommend especially children not to use too long skis. The staff in the sport shops will be pleased to help you.
III.: General issues
Can I book a skiing course in advance?
Yes, please send us an e-mail.
Do I have to purchase the ticket in advance?
Yes, you can start your course only after having purchased your ticket.
Which kinds of payment do you accept?
You can pay cash or with an EC-card or with a credit card (VISA, Mastercard).
Do you offer skiing courses on Saturdays too?
No, the skiing courses take place from Sundays to Fridays. On Saturday there are no courses. However, you can always book a private lesson on Saturdays.
How do we get a ski card?
Either you get your ski-card directly at your Hotel (if you have booked a week arrangement) or at the counters of the lift stations or in the bank offices. In the Hotel Skischule Krallinger you can find a Volksbank. You can purchase your card there. The cards are also available at the counter of the Gamsleiten cable car or the Plattenkar cable car.
For more information please see www.ski-obertauern.at
When do the courses take place?
From 10.00 a.m to 12.00 a.m.
What does "advanced skier" mean?
We consider all persons who have already stood on skis as "advanced skiers".
"Beginners" are all persons who have never been on skis before.
Where are the meeting points?
Adult beginners: in front of the Hotel Skischule Krallinger!
Unless the ski instructor indicates another meeting point after several days.
Adult advanced skiers: meeting point at the Edelweiss cable car, behind the Hotel Montana and underneath the Hotel Cinderella. Below the meeting point of the children.
Where is the area for beginners?
At the valley station of the Gamsleiten cable car or on the plateau of the Edelweiss cable car.
V.: Private lessons
Can I book private lessons directly there?
It depends on whether you come to Obertauern in the high or in the low season.
We recommend booking private lessons in advance.
When I book a ski instructor for one day - how long does it last?
1 day means 4 hours instruction.
Can I cancel or delay the private lessons shortly before the lesson?
Unfortunately not. Cancellations are only accepted until 5.00 p.m. on the previous day.
In case you cancel a private lesson shortly before, we have to charge 50% of the amount as a cancellation fee.
If you would like to delay your booked lesson, we kindly ask you to comunicate your wish as soon as possible.
Whenever possible, we will try to consider and to fulfill your wishes.
Can the skiing instructor pick me up directly at my hotel?
In general yes. Of course it depends on the location of your hotel.
Please ask for information in our office.
Which languages do private instructors speak?
All our skiing instructors speak German and English fluently.
We also provide instructors who speak Italian, Russian, or Czech. Further languages are sometimes available.
Where do the snowboarders meet?
In front of the Hotel Skischule Krallinger
When do courses take place?
There are always half-day courses (2 hours) - we offer morning, lunch-time or afternoon courses. For detailed schedules please contact our office.
Where can one rent the equipment?
Next door in the sport shop Intersport Früstückl. As the guest of our ski and snowboard school you will get a reduction of 10% on the equipment.