Lead coach: Alan Eason (SSE Senior Tutor)
Training & Instruction
With two weeks of instruction, and the option to take part in four ski marathons, or a number of other options from half marathons, in both classic skating techniques.
We will have more time to develop your skiing, and you can then focus more on training, which we will advise you on so that you can gain the most benefit of being on snow for two weeks.
Each day the lessons will be broken down into small and simple steps which produce a greater level of progress in classic and skating. The program for the week will be structured to each person's needs, and what they would like to improve on.
As with all the weeks with Totally Nordic each day there will be two training / instruction blocks, classic and skate, plus more distance work and training than they other weeks.
In the evenings we have waxing talks, ski selection information and videos on training methods.
Skiers are not expected to attend all sessions, and are free to explore the trails.
With Obertilliach so well situated, we can ski from the village each day, and make regular trips to the biathlon and cross country ski centre which is only a short 1km run away.
Obertilliach has a very good snow record and has invested heavily this year in increasing snow making on the trails. Trails and village are not so shaded by the mountains (unlike Dobbiaco which can be pretty dark at this time of the year).
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 favourite 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.
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 via bus to Tassanbach (then local service or taxi)
Innsbruck 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
OBB Post Bus Service
The local ski hire is able to offer top end 2014 / 2015 race equipment for hire, and a great range of boots and skis for sale.