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Hotel Birkenhof Hotel Birkenhof - das sportliche Familienhotel am Klopeiner See befindet sich im Süden Österreichs und ist ideal für Ihren Familienurlaub am wärmsten Badesee von Europa.

Amerkika Holzer Genießen Sie Ihren Familienurlaub im Hotel Amerika-Holzer am Klopeiner See im Süden Österreichs inklusive attraktiver Wellnessangebote. Auch ideal für Golf- & Croquet-Liebhaber.


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am 21.01.2016

Learning How To Ski in 5 Days

From Baby Ski School Piste to World Cup Downhill in 5 days!
The best skiing tips for beginners and real thoughts from an absolute ski beginner.
...including ski hut delicacies and off-piste treats!

If you had told me five days ago that I would be skiing down the Brunnach downhill and sitting at the Poldl’s Weltcup hut enjoying a hot Bombardino, I wouldn’t have believed you.

Having grown up in a city, mountains and skiing were something very different to what I am used to. So when I made my decision to book a room at the NockResort and go skiing in Bad Kleinkirchheim for the first time, I was more than excited.

On the day of my first ski lesson, I made sure I had a big breakfast at the buffet because besides it being delicious, I was sure I would need the energy for my first day on the slopes – and I was right. I conveniently picked up my rented Hervis beginners skis from the hotel, and went to the flat children’s’ slope right outside of the hotel, where I met my ski instructor, Paul from the ski school Krainer for the first time. As you can probably imagine, I fell down a couple of times, but my instructor was very patient and helpful, so I continued to practice all day, with a nice break in between for the hotel’s lunch snack.

On this first day I discovered all the basics of skiing, which consisted of:

How to stop on skis?

  • The beginners method of stopping is to do the snowplough (also called “pizza”) where you form a triangle with your skies to slow down and eventually stop.
  • The more advanced method of stopping is to drift sideways holding your skis in a parallel position until you eventually come to a halt.

How to turn on skis?

  • Turning on skis can be either done using the snowplough position, which is the beginners way of turning, but is more exhausting and less fun than the more advanced turn.
  • For the advanced turn, the skis need to be kept in a parallel position, but can be offset to make the movement more dynamic. Moreover, it is crucial to lean into the mountain, switching the weight allocation from one side to another as you progress with the turn and use your ski sticks to always keep touch with the snow.

By the end of the day, my legs were completely exhausted from all the snowplough, and I was in need of some nice spa treatments. As you’ve probably already guessed, I went straight to the spa where I sat for some time in the sauna, relaxed in the whirlpool, and lay in the relaxation rooms in order to regain all my lost energy for another day of conquering the slopes.

As I sat down for dinner, I enjoyed the delicious set menu with some fruity Austrian white wine. The music and ambience with open fireplace was perfect, and my first day proved to be more than I had hoped for. Tomorrow would be another day of skiing, and I was a little nervous about the bigger slopes, but as the first two days went on, my skiing got more secure and I continued to repeat my daily routine of eating, skiing, and relaxing, until the third day when my ski instructor said I was ready for the Brunnach downhill.

The one and only thing that really convinced me to enter the Brunnachbahn, a 8-seater cable car that took us up to almost 2000m above sea level, was the apparently best ski hut of the ski resort: Poldl’s Weltcup Hut. So, I did it. My heart was beating out of my chest as we approached to top of the mountain, ready to go down the piste. This time the focus of the ski lesson was on improving my style and consisted of very simple rules.

How to ski better?
  • No more snowplough!
  • Less stopping in between turns!
  • More turns and smaller turns!

Halfway down the piste we finally arrived at the well-hidden Poldi Weltcup Hut for a delicious lunch, which included a juicy Käsekrainer sausage with the traditional Bombardino (a hot eggnog shot with whipped cream). The cutely designed cottage-style hut has a very hip vibe with a mix of Après-Ski and traditional Austrian music and an amazing view on the Kaiserburg - the highest lift station of the ski resort that looks like a mix of an old castle and modern lift station.

When the day came to an end, the pre-booked full body massage at the hotel spa was calling, where I finally found some peaceful time to process all the beautiful scenery from today’s ski trip through the Nock mountains.

On my last and fifth day of my beginners ski trip to the Alps, I cancelled my ski lesson as I felt ready enough to take on the slopes of Bad Kleinkirchheim by myself. There was no bigger challenge than taking on the famous Franz Klammer World Cup Downhill Piste that included a mix of blue (beginner), red (intermediate) and black (expert) slopes.

Of course I skipped the insanely steep black slope at the very beginning, but felt confidently enough to ski all the way down, where no other than the Austrian Elisabeth Gögl won the last downhill race five years ago. It was an incredible feeling of adrenaline and accomplishment to ski through the finish line of the track, where the public Römerbad enabled its guests to bath in the bubbly hot spring water whilst watching skiers carve down the pistes.

On my day of departure, when I one last time drove along the curvy mountain road through the ski village looking at the Franz Klammer Downhill, there was only one proud thought in my mind: “I cannot believe that I skied down those magnificent mountains”

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