Lead coach: Alan Eason (SSE Senior Tutor)
Training & Instruction
The week will start with the fundamentals of classic and skating. Each day the lessons will be broken down into small and simple steps which produce a greater level of progress in classic and skating.
For those who wish we have the option to take part in a local ski race a little further down the valley from Obertilliach. This race is always fun, and with only a few hundred taking part and good way to experience racing for the first time.
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, classic and skate
We tend to work on two days of classic or skating, then switch to which ever you wish to work on for the remainder of the week.
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 snowmaking on the trails. Trails and village are not so shaded by the mountains
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.
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 bus service or taxi)
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, then we can arrange local pickup.
Local Ski Hire
Obertilliach has a world class cross country ski hire, situated at the cross-country ski stadium, the village also has a second shop with a good selection of clothing, and ski equipment.