Lead coach: Andy Stewart (SSE Senior Tutor)
Training & Instruction
The week will start with the fundamentals of telemark skiing. Each day the lessons will be broken down into small and simple steps which produce a greater level of progress, all building to developing good telemark turns on all terrain. 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
For those who wish to learn more about how to move into telemark racing, we will be able to offer daily race course training with stubby gates and video work.
In the evenings we have video feedback and waxing talks, ski selection information and videos on training methods.
Skiers are not expected to attend all sessions, and are free to explore the mountain. For those who wish the area of Obertilliach has great ski touring opportunity, and depending on the snow conditions and the level of the group we will look at off piste instruction and a few short ski tours for those who wish.
Sillian is able to offer a wide range of runs or all levels of skiers, with the option to use the local ski bus to visit a number of other resorts in the valley and the same lift ticket.
Straddling the Austria-Italy border in the breathtaking East Tirol Alps, Sillian Ski Resort in Hochpustertal Valley is a dream destination for people who love to ski and ride. The high elevation of the ski resort, rising from 1,100 to 2,407 meters, allows for plenty of snow and all day sunshine. The friendly ski environment is great for skiers and riders looking for a spacious locale to hone their skills.
Approximately 55 km of slopes, everyone can enjoy skiing from beginner to professional. There are different levels of difficulty of slopes, 1 cable orbit (with 2 stops), 3 lifts chair lift and 2 surface lifts. There are also two practice lifts for the little ones!
2 downhill runs; entire slope area: 110 ha, total capacity: 13,800 people per hour;
Tyrolean Pistengütesiegel, restaurants and cabins in the resort - Après Ski:
Snowmaking system to the valley; Snowpark "Yellow Snow" with Corner, Big Straight, jump, rail, fun box!
Self catering apartments available from €20 per person
For a full listing of apartments and hotels
Contact the tourist office.
Tel.: +43 / 50 / 212300
Fax: +43 / 50 / 2123002
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 Sillian (Then local service or taxi)