Lead coach: Alan Eason (SSE Senior Tutor)
The Venue & Race
Obertilliach is situated in Southern Austria, close to the Italian border, in the beautiful Dolomites. It's a beautiful and historic village, whose buildings are constructed principally from wood. It is one of the country's main centres for biathlon & cross-country skiing.
Logistics & planning
The plan in brief
Our week here will incorporate first class ski instruction in classic and skating technique, many miles of cross-country skiing and a chance to take part in the Dobbiaco to Cortina race. This race is one of the oldest cross-country races in the world.
The week will be led by Alan Eason, one of the UK's leading cross-country ski instructors and a former British cross-country ski champion. Alan is head instructor at Australia's largest cross-country ski resort, Lake Mountain, and has taken part in FIS Cross-Country Ski World Championships and many ski marathons.
The week is aimed at both experienced skiers with good fitness, and beginners who are very fit and well prepared on roller skis. An interest in racing on snow is essential, and if you have any doubts about the trip's suitability let us know, we can advise. If you are preparing for other ski races later in the season, this will be an ideal week of training, and will fit in well with roller ski training.
The local ski hire is able to offer top end 2017 / 2018 race equipment for hire, and a great range of boots and skis for sale.
For a full listing of apartments and hotels
Contact the tourist office.
Suggested flights to and from Salzburg or Innsbruck.
It is suggested that you look at the first flight in and the last flight out, this will give plenty of time for the train or bus connections.
Travel time is about 2.5 hours - 4 hours depending on connections and which airport.
Bus or train to Tassanbach (then local service or taxi)
A direct bus service from Innsbruck train station to Tassanbach. This service is a direct transfer in new modern coaches, with toilets, and with a cost of only €20.00, with a travel time of 2.5 hours
Travel via train to Obertilliach:
From all major airports, it is recommended that you travel to Tassanbach, which is the closest town to Obertilliach, we can arrange local transfer to Obertilliach from Tassanbach