Lead Instructor: Alan Eason
Training & Instruction
The week will start with the fundamentals required to skate. Each day the lessons will be broken down into small and simple steps which produce a greater level of progress in skating.
A great week for those who have been learning to skate on roller skis, and would like to transfer over to snow, also for those who are looking to take part in any one of the many skate marathon races.
The program for the week will be structured to each person's needs, and what they would like to improve on.
Each day there will be two training / instruction blocks.
Obertilliach has a very good snow record and has invested heavily this year in increasing snow making on the trails.
The local ski hire is able to offer top level equipment
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.
Self catering apartments available from €24 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 bus to Tassanbach (then local service or taxi)
A 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 €24.00, with a travel time of 2.5 hours