Rowers on Snow
Rowers on Snow
Lead coach: Alan Eason (SSE Senior Tutor)
Training & Instruction
The week will start with the fundamentals of cross country skiing, each day the lessons will be broken down into small and simple steps which produce a greater level of progress in both classic and skating techniques. The program for the week will be structured for rowers converting over to snow for the first time.
Each day there will be two training / instruction blocks, classic and skate
Obertilliach has a very good snow record and has invested heavily this year in increasing snow making on the ski trails and is on of only a handful of cross country ski resorts that open in late November.
The local ski hire is able to offer top end 2015 / 2016 race equipment for hire, and a great range of boots and skis for sale.
Sport Auer 2015 - 2016 Equipment Hire Prices
Obertilliach is a village in Austria's Osttirol, not far from the Italian border and 40 minutes from the popular skiing town of Dobbiaco. It has become a favorite training area for biathletes due to its snow record, and in recent years has developed some excellent tracks and a first rate shooting range, which has enabled it host IBU Cup biathlon races. Obertilliach is also renowned for its rustic charm, most of the houses are made from wood and there are some excellent cafes, hotels and an all-important bakery. The tracks are close to the accommodation and there is a wide range of skating and classic trails. Apart from the biathlon, Obertilliach hosts the classic version of the Dolomitenlauf ski marathon and is used by top cross-country skiers and biathletes for training.
Self catering apartments available from €20 per person
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.
Travel via train to Obertilliach:
From all major airports, it is recommended that you travel to Sillian, which is the closest town to Obertilliach, then we will arrange local pickup.
Travel via bus to Sillian (Then local service or taxi)
Bus information website
VVT Mobile App Trip Planner
Austrian train travel site OBB Information