We meet you at Innsbruck airport for the short drive to Leutasch (40 mins). We'll aim to kit you out with your skis, poles, passes etc. in the afternoon.
Day 2 - 7
We prefer not to specify in advance where we will ski each day. This is to enhance the flexibility and adapt to weather and snow conditions and to some extent the ability of each group. When choosing routes, the leader's priority will be to take in a variety of scenery and to ensure that participants become better and more confident skiers as the week progresses.
We have included 5 days accompanied skiing, and left one day free for you to explore independently. Steve, your local ski representative, will soon have you skiing up and down the beautiful Leutasch Valley, heading towards Scharnitz by the German border, or up to the Olympic village of Seefeld. You'll get the chance to discover a number of the surrounding Tyrolean villages and stop for lunch each day in a traditional mountain restaurant (pay locally). In the afternoons options include, staying with Steve for some more tips on technique, exploring the vast network of trails independently, or heading back to the hotel to enjoy the afternoon buffet (served form 2-4pm daily) or perhaps a dip in the pool!
On mixed beginner and intermediate weeks, Steve will take the whole group out together on the Sunday (usually to explore the gentle trails close to the hotel) so that you can find your ski legs, or for first-timers, get used to the feeling of gliding on snow. On Monday and Tuesday mornings, beginners will have two 2hr cross-country ski lessons with qualified instructors from the local ski school, where you will be taught the basic technique including the snowplough. After the ski school lessons, beginners can re-join Steve and the intermediates for the afternoons (and on the remaining accompanied skiing days). On intermediate only weeks there are no lessons with the local ski school but Steve will look after you.
Drive to Innsbruck; fly to London.