COURSES FOR CHILDREN
From what age can children take the ski course?
A first familiarisation with skiing can occur very early, once children show an interest in the sport. Lessons only make sense once the children are ready to leave their parents for the duration of the course and when they are ready to listen to the instructor. Private lessons and group courses can be recommended from age 3 approximately. For 3 year olds we recommend a trial day. It could turn out that it is still too early. The biological age does not always equal the chronological age.
If the children don’t like it, is there a refund?
The fee for courses and private lessons that have been booked and paid for, will not be refunded in case of absence from the course; the course fee will also not be refunded in case of illness or accident, and the course participant explicitly agrees to waive reimbursement claims. We recommend purchasing a cancellation insurance or ski insurance in order to be able to claim the cancellation fees from your insurance. However, it is also possible to book a trial day, especially for the little ones. In any case we strive to find a fitting solution for everyone.
Do kids have to bring a snack?
No, this is not necessary. The kids make a brake during the group lesson. They get a hot drink to heat and some cookies.
Does anyone go to the toilet with the children?
Yes, the ski instructors help the children with this.
Can I watch the children’s ski course?
Parents can watch the course, however the lesson should not be interrupted. Often it is better for the kids when parents are not directly around the practice area.
Where is the meeting point?
The meeting point depends on the performance level and is at the ski lift Waldheim or on top of Monte Elmo. But you get detailed information at the office while reservation and for the next days from your ski instructor.
Can I start the children’s ski course any day of the week?
Beginners start the course on Sunday or Monday. The possibility to start with the course an other day, you have to check in the ski school office.
Does my child need a helmet?
The ski school recommends all, children and adults, to wear helmets. Helmets are mandatory for children up to 14 years old.
Do group courses need to be booked?
We recommend to book the course online. This guarantees you the participation and helps to save time on site. A direct reservation in our office is possible up to one day before the beginning of the course.
Can our children be in the same group?
The children are assigned to groups first and foremost based on their ability and age. If your kids or the kids’ friends have the same ability, please let us know at the time of registration and also at the start of the course and we will do our best to accommodate your request. If children do not ski at the same level of ability, the child who skis better has to watch out for those of lesser ability.
Is it possible to book a certain instructor for a group course?
Due to organisational reasons it is unfortunately not possible to book a group course with a certain instructor.
Why do some instructors take the group to the exercise slopes in the valley and not on the mountain, even if the kids can do parallel turns already?
Whenever new partial goals have to be met or improved, it is better to exercise on flat slopes where children feel safe and therefore can make rapid progress.
How large are the groups for children?
We try to form the groups so that the instructors can design a methodically well-structured lesson. The size of the group varies between 5 and 10 children. Some groups may have 6 or 7 kids and in absolutely exceptional cases 10 or more children.
When do the kids use ski poles?
None of the children beginning need ski poles. For more advanced children, the rule for the first day is: kids who have already learned to ski with poles bring these with them on the first day. Kids that never learned to ski with poles come without them. For the following course days, the instructor gives you further information.
From what age can children participate at the Toni's Mini Club?
Children from 3 years and older, which are able to do also the ski course, can participate at Toni's Mini Club. Babysitting without ski lesson we offer only on request.
From what age can children participate at the Junior Adventure Club?
Children from 7 years and teenagers can participate at the Junior Adventure Club. They must have already experience on the skis and know the basics of parallel skiing.
Is lunch included?
The price of the full-time courses includes also lunch. For the half day course it is also possible to book the lunch extra.
What do the children eat for lunch?
The children get a varied kids’ menu. The menu of the Toni's Mini Club you can find on the billboard at the club local. The kids, who participate at the Junior Adventure Club, can choose their meal in one of the huts.
When does the final race take place?
Usually the final race is on Friday during the course in the morning or in the afternoon at the ski lift Waldheim. Detailed information or changes you get from the ski instructor. During Christmas period due organizational reasons thera are no final races.
When does the prize giving take place?
The prize giving is usually after the final race.
What does the final race cost?
Participation at the final race is included in the price of the course.
On which days start the group courses?
The group courses for kids start on every Sunday or Monday. The courses for adults and snowboarding start every Monday. During Christmas the courses start every day.
Witch performance levels exist?
In general we differentiate the following 5 performance levels:
- Beginners: never skied or scant experience
- Snowplough without lift: are able to slowdown but never used the ski lift alone
- Snowplough with lift: are able to do snowplough and can use the ski lift alone
- Intermediate: mix of snowplough and parallel
- Parallel: are able to take the skis parallel
How can I pay?
At the ski school office you can pay cash, with EC card or credit card (no American Express). In order to reduce the waiting times at the ski school office, we recommend booking from the comfort of your home and pay by credit card.
Do I have to buy the ski school ticket ahead of time?
Yes, a valid ticket must be given to the instructors by the end of the first day at the latest.
Are there group lessons also on weekends?
Saturday and Sunday we offer only private lessons (except Christmas time).
What if I get sick??
If you get sick during a course, on production of a medical certificate by a doctor you will get a voucher for the remaining course days (valid for 2 years). The course fees will not be refunded however. We therefore recommend purchasing Travel Cancellation Insurance.
What happens in case of bad weather?
Winter sports are outdoor sports! We believe that there is no bad weather, but only bad clothing. In case of snowfall skiing is often even more fun than when the sun shines. Lessons will not be made up or reimbursed even in the case of inclement weather.
What happens if I arrive late?
In the case that a student does not come to a lesson with an instructor or arrives late, he/she will not have the right to make up the lesson or to receive a reimbursement.
Is the equipment included?
No, but our guests, who participate at a whole group course, get a discount of 10-15% at our rental, next to the ski school office.
Where can skis be rented?
At our ski rental, next to the valley station of the cable car Monte Elmo and next to the ski school office. We direct also the ski and sledge rental at the valley station of Croda Rossa.
How long should my skis be?
That depends on your ability; you can get expert advice at the rental.
Are the ski passes already included in the ski school prices?
No, the ski passes are not included in the prices and must be purchased separately. Prices and information you can find at www.dreizinnen.com.
Do beginners need a ski pass?
Anyone who uses a ski lift is required to have a ski pass, no matter if they are attending a ski school (private lesson or group course) or not. Only for the magic carpet at our Toni Ski Park you don’t have to buy a lift card (only in company of an instructor).
Where is the ski pass office located?
The head office you can find at the valley station of the cable car Monte Elmo. But you can buy tickets also at Croda Rossa and Signaue. The tickets for the ski lift Waldheim you purchase directly at the lift.
Do I have to pay for the cross-country ski run?
Yes, also for the cross-country ski run you need a ticket. For one day you can buy it directly on the cross-country ski run, for more days you have to go to the tourist office. Prices and information you can find at www.sesto.it