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Learn to ski in Austria with expert tuition

When it comes to skiing and snowboarding, one location that always springs to mind is Austria. With fantastic snow conditions, world-class tuition and some of the best bars, restaurants and clubs you are sure to have an amazing time, whilst learning a fantastic new skill at Mark Warner’s partner ski schools. Even if you are a complete beginner to snow sports, you’ll feel at ease very quickly.

If you are a beginner to skiing or snowboarding, Mark Warner’s Austrian Chalet Hotel Rosanna is located within fantastic distance to numerous ski and snowboard schools, where the patient instructors will be delighted to help you develop your skills. One of the first things you’ll learn is how to stop slowly and safely, by pointing your skis into a ‘snowplough’ position. Then you’ll have a go at travelling downhill with parallel skis, and even learn how to turn and change direction. With these qualified instructors, you’ll be able to advance at your own pace in a supportive atmosphere.

Equipment, booking requirements and lift passes

Make your holiday hassle-free by entrusting Mark Warner with all your equipment booking requirements and even booking your ski lift passes! Our carefully selected partners will have ski equipment perfectly adapted to beginners ready for you to pick up on arrival, while your ski lift passes will be ready for collection at the resort. Mark Warner will kit you out with skis that are suitable for your height, ski boots in your shoe size, and ski poles. You’ll be shown how to fasten the boots correctly and attach them to your skis too. Just bring your own warm, thick protective clothing, and you’ll be ready to go.

What ski schools will I learn with?

Beginners can take advantage of the amazing Arlberg Ski School in St Anton. Guests can pre-book lessons in advance. Their qualified snow sport instructors can teach you everything from downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and they do classes for children too. The Mark Warner team are always on hand to answer any questions you might have, whether it’s getting you to ski school or advising on the best places to enjoy a little après-ski.

What classes are available for beginners?

Beginners can ease their way onto the slopes with the help and guidance of the adult beginner skiing lessons. Carefully crafted to help the inexperienced gain the confidence and skills needed to feel at one with the slopes, beginners will feel right at home. English-speaking instructors will work with you as part of small group providing you with the tools necessary to develop your skills on the snow. You’ll learn a new skill, have fun and make new friends.

What can I expect from the St Anton Resort?

When it comes to snow conditions, areas such as the world-renowned St Anton village in the western side of Austria always comes out on top. This alpine village is made up of around 340Km of slopes and has a multitude of areas perfect for all levels of skill and confidence. The best ski conditions run November-April, with the Chalet Hotel Rosanna opening late December to ensure you have an amazing experience no matter whether you come early in the season or late.

Amazing après ski

After a long day of skiing or snowboarding, there is nothing better to do than unwind and enjoy a fantastic meal, before hitting a bar or club.  Over the last few decades, St Anton has been at the forefront of providing excellent ski resorts that allow guests to enjoy their stay beyond the slopes. The selection of incredible restaurants means that a fantastic night out in St Anton is very inexpensive- however, remember to save some energy for your days ahead on the slopes! If you are visiting as a family and are looking for some after-dinner entertainment, there is an amazing array of gentler activities such as sledging, tobogganing and tours.

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