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SILVRETTA GALTÜR

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FAQ

Where do the ski courses take place?

All courses take place in Silvapark Meeting place - Information Center of the ski school Wirl below the ski slope called Alpkogelbahn.

Are there also ski courses before the opening of the season (09.12.2016)?

Yes, but only private courses. For example, in Ischgl or some other ski areas (consider opening hours).

Can private courses take place somewhere else?

Yes, wherever desired by the guests, but only in case of full day booking.

Are the ski courses to be booked in advance?

Pre-reservation of group courses is not absolutely necessary.
It is enough to book one day before or the same day in the morning.

Opening hours:
Office at the village centre Monday until Friday 08:30 am - 11:30 am and 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 08:30 am - 11:30 am and 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Information Center in Wirl daily: 08:45 am - 4:00 pm
In case of private courses (especially in high season), it is of advantage to inform us of your wishes as soon as possible. Of course, you can also book your courses in advance in our 

Can I start with the ski course for children every day?

Courses for beginners start on Sunday and Monday, advanced skiers can join in any day (on Saturdays, only private lessons take place).

Does my child need a helmet?

The ski school recommends all children to wear a helmet. Safety comes first!

What should I do if my child does not want to ski anymore?

We recommend a familiarization card (taster card for 2 hours) for children who are not sure whether or not they enjoy the ski course.
After the first two hours the children are usually very keen on skiing.
Should your child still not be convincible, there is a possibility of childcare in the kindergarten next door and try it again later.

Can children come to the ski course a little bit later?

This is only possible for children taking part in the bambini - lesson. All other participants need to be on time. Skiing instructors should have to wait not longer than a maximum of 5 minutes in order to start. Please pick up your children at 3:45 pm.

When is the children's ski race?

The children's ski race takes place every Friday from 10:00 o'clock on. Everyone who has booked a course on Friday will participate in the race automatically.
The award ceremony takes place from 3:00 pm on.
A list containing information about race starting times of each group as well as concerning the time of the award ceremony can be found in the Information Center of the ski school on Thursday.

During the high season, the race for some groups can start on Thursdays.

Can I join the ski race on Friday even if I am not / have never been in the ski school?

Yes, you need to register at the office of the ski school until 10:00 am and have to pay an entry fee.

Can we expect small groups at seasonal peaks such as Christmas / New Year and Easter?

We strive to keep groups small. Nevertheless, 10 children per group are to be expected. 1 - 2 children more may be involved into the group at the beginning of the week. Most of the groups are smaller in the afternoon or on Wednesday. In case of half-day courses, we recommend attending the course in the afternoon.

I do not live in Galtuer. How can I get to the ski school for the ski course?

If you live in Ischgl or Mathon, you can take a ski bus to Galtuer / Wirl. It stops directly 
in front of our ski school.

At which age can children join the ski school?

2 year old kids can visit the kindergarten for children of guests. It is located next to the info center, meeting place and training area of the ski school at the base station Birkhanbahn in Wirl. Registration and meeting point at the ski school info center.
Children aged 3 and over can attend the Bambini course (1.5 hours daily) from 12:00 to 13:30. All-day supervision can also be provided by booking the guest kindergarten incl. lunch as well as the Bambini course as a half-day course. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

Can I be present during the children's ski course?

Parents can be present during ski lessons, but lessons may not be disturbed. In most cases it is better for children if their parents are not directly in the training area.

Do classes take place on Saturdays as well?

Only private classes are available on Saturdays. We do not offer group lessons on this day of the week.

Are lift tickets included in the ski school prices?

The ski pass is not included. Beginners do not need a ski pass during the first few days. Advanced skiers need one from the first day on. Children under 8 get a free ski pass at the office for lift passes in Galtuer (identification required).

Where can I buy my ski pass?

Ski passes can be purchased at the mountain lift association of Galtuer at the village centre as well as at the lower base station Birkhanbahn in Wirl.

Are there any reductions for longer bookings?

Yes. Details for adults and for children.

Are private course bookings binding?

If a booking is cancelled until 5:00 pm on the day before, we have to charge 20% cancellation fee.
If the reservation is cancelled after this date, we have to charge 50% cancellation fee.
This also applies for bookings made with vouchers!

Is there also a supervision for the whole day?

For children, who are attending a whole day course and book a lunch time supervision, the course lasts from 09:45 am until 3:45 pm. The lunch time supervision can also be booked for single days. Children, who are attending half-day courses can also book the lunch time supervision for single days and buy an extension card for the afternoon.

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