Frequently Asked Questions
For children and adult beginners we recommend you do not buy a lift pass on the first day. Speak to your instructor about the type of pass you will need for the week:
The Snowman Ticket is unique in the Alps. It enables all children born from 2012 onwards to use 88 lifts in the entire Arlberg skiing area for only 10 euros and it is valid for the whole winter season (proof of age necessary).
1) CHILDREN: Born 2004 to 2011. Proof of age necessary.
2) YOUTH: Born 2000 to 2003. Proof of age necessary.
3) SENIORS: Born 1946 to 1955. Proof of age necessary.
4) SNOWMAN TICKET: for infants born 2012 onwards. Proof of age necessary. Photo required for season tickets.
5) SENIOR ACTIVE: Seniors born 1945 and earlier. Proof of age necessary. Photo required for season tickets.
We offer half day courses for Bambinis (3 year olds) and with private bookings. The duration of all other group courses is 4 hours (2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon).
In our ski school the group sorting of the children takes place according to their skiing ability and their age.
If you wish that your children and/or their friends ski in the same group, please speak to a supervisor before the beginning of the course.
If the children have different abilities, the better skier will have to adapt to the weaker group.
No! A course extension is possible at any time after a course has been attended (days must be consecutive), upon presentation of the course card and with the signature of the snow sports instructor or supervisor.
We recommend that you book a ski/snowboard course for at least three days.
You will then have the opportunity to extend the course and just pay the balance of the extra days (on presentation of the course tickets).
In particular we recommend at least a 5 or 6 days group course for beginners in order to achieve a good basic skiing ability.
If you book the group course in advance, you receive a confirmation from us via e-mail. With this you can go directly on the first day to the meeting point, so you do not have to stop by in one of our offices to get a ticket.
Any parents who also wish to book a ski course (private instructor, Powder Club) for themselves as well as for their children, can drop off their children (on presentation of the course tickets) as early as 8:45 a.m. in the Children’s Worlds in St. Anton (opposite the Gampen chairlift) and in Nasserein. We will also look after your children in the afternoon until 4:00 p.m. at the latest.
Group organisation takes place following a short test run or by answering a few questions on your skiing ability. We also try to take age and language into consideration.
If you find that your group is too easy or too difficult, it is possible to change groups at any time.
If you wish to swap from a ski course into a snowboard course or vice versa, this is possible following the agreement of the respective supervisor.
On our group courses a refund is only possible following accident, injury or illness and on presentation of the original voucher (see reverse of the course ticket) and with a medical certificate from a local resident doctor. The refund amount is calculated based on the length of the course booked and the amount of days already attended. The total amount will be reduced accordingly. Following resignation during a course or a non-appearance on the agreed date no refund will be given.
The Ski School Arlberg co-operates with all sports shops in St. Anton am Arlberg.
The addresses of the ski rental shops can be found here:
In principle the group organisation takes place on Sundays and Mondays. It is, however, also possible to join an existing group during the week apart from beginners (ability level GREEN) and anyone who is unable to use lifts.
From three years of age.
For all three year old children we offer a half day course (Bambinis).
All other children should attend a full day course.
With snowboard lessons we recommend a minimum age of 6-8 years. However, on special request, it is possible for younger children to attend a snowboard course by prior arrangement with the respective supervisor.
The sooner the better. In holiday times, we recommend to book your instructor in advance via e-mail, or over our homepage in order to meet your wishes. Of course, a short-term booking, depending on availability, in one of our offices is possible any time.