Lead coach: Alan Eason (SSE Senior Tutor)
Training & Instruction
This week is about training for cross country skiing, with daily training sessions, distance, strength, intervals and technical coaching, all designed to fit your level of fitness with a goal to gain a greater understanding of the training methods used in cross country skiing.
Training Programs Advise
This week also includes training assistance over the summer period and leading into the winter season. We will assist with planing a training program for yourself, and monitor and advise on your progress.
The local ski hire is able to offer race skis and boots for those who wish.
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 €25 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 or train to Tassanbach (then local bus 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 €24.00, 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