As a beginner, do I need a skipass?
No, skipassisnotnecessaryforbeginners. Theyhavelessons in thepracticeareaofSkiSchool, thelifts in thisarea are availableforfree.
Whattime do thelessonsstart?
Thelessonsstarteverywholehour. Pleasecomein front ofSkiSchool Office 10 minutes in advance.
Do beginners (includinglittlekids) need a helmet?
Yes, itis a requirementbased on law and itappliesalso to children in theareaofSkiSchool.
Forabsolutebeginnerswerecommendto pickupskisup to thechin (plus minus a fewcentimeters).Iftheskis are tooshort, thechildrenwouldbelosingtheirfront-rearbalance, iftheskis are toolong, they are difficult to control and itisnotpossible to teachthesnow-plough, side-stepupthehillwithparallelskis, etc.
Yourskitipsshouldreachup to somewherebetweenyourchin and therootofyour nose.Ofcourse, italsodepends on the type ofskis and skillsoftheskier.
Do beginners (kids – adults) needskipoles?
No, theskipoles are usedonlyafterlearningthebasicsofskiing (side-stepupthehill, slidingdown, snow-plough, snow-ploughturn).
Isit OK to let my childwearalso just a littlebiggerbootsthathisolderbrotherused to wear?
In no way.Theskibootsmust fit perfectly in order to transfer leg movements to theskis, whichenablescorrectperformanceoftheexcercises.
As a parent, may I stayclose to my childduringthelessons?
Fromthepedagogical point ofview, and alsowithregard to safety, itisnotpossible to enterthepracticeareaofSkiSchool. Similarly, youalsocannotsit in thedeskwithyourchildren on theirfirstdayatschool. Itisidealifthekidscannot see you.
Itisimportant to providechildrenwithanappropriateequipment (asforthesizeofskis and skiboots). Otherwisetheywouldhave a toughtimeduringthelessons, wewouldnotbeable to teachthemnecessaryskillswewant to share, and youwouldinvestmoneyintoskiinglessonswitha minimum effect.