Ski and Snowboard School

In association with Flumserberg Schweizer Skischule & Snowboardschule, the ISCZ organises a ski school, operated by the Skischulleiter, Vali Gadient and his team of qualified, English speaking instructors.  It is suitable for all levels of skiers, for both adults and children aged 4 or over.

The January school is now fully booked out

You can check your existing booking using this link

Known restrictions and how they would affect school (update 22/01/2021 18:00)

- Restaurants will be closed until the end of February but they are allowed to serve take-away food and drink.
- Kids under 16 are exempt from the "maximum sport/culture group size of 5" restriction which was announced by the BAG on 13th January (see bottom of https://www.newsd.admin.ch/newsd/message/attachments/64861.pdf. "Weiterhin gilt:" .. "Maximal 5 Personen bei Sport und Kultur" "Ausnahmen für unter 16-Jährige (Sport/Kultur)")

Getting to school in the mornings

Here is Flumserberg's official reaction to the high demand on Saturday 16th January (only available in German): 
https://www.flumserberg.ch/de/Downloads-Medien/Flumserberg-reagiert_ptd_82435

They want to prioritise the Unterterzen to Tannenboden cable car for people arriving by train and the car park at Unterterzen may not be open at all.

If you want to check whether chains are mandatory (with the exception of 4x4 cars) on the road from Flums to Tannenboden, they will announce this under Road Condition on this page early in the mornings:
http://www.infosnow.ch/~apgmontagne/?sid=f3175e1d0042574623a14f323fd6b156&lang=en&pid=37&tab=web-wi

The shuttle bus from Flums to Tannenboden has also not been operating this season.

On busy sunny days it would be advisable to plan to arrive by 9:00 at the latest.

Current Situation

Flumserberg ski resort is currently open. Our ski/snowboard school is going ahead as scheduled from Saturday 9th/Sunday 10th January. However, due to the remaining restrictions imposed by the government of St Gallen and Switzerland we have been forced to make some changes to the group format.

Adult groups currently can only have a maximum of 4 participants plus the teacher per group ("maximum 5 adults allowed in each sport or culture activity group"). As the school would charge double for this we have agreed with the school to offer 2.5 hours classes in the smaller groups in the mornings from 10:00 until 12:30.

For kids at Snow Garden (total beginner) level, as the restaurants are only offering take-away food without shelter, the school is advising to run the classes for 2.5 hours in the morning only, before lunch. The school is not currently allowed to bring the kids indoors at lunchtime. The SSSF school management is currently negotiating with the BBF-Gastro manager in Flumserberg for a solution for some form of sheltered lunches for kids. We would be able to extend the classes to full day classes if this issue were solved. But if the shorter lessons lasts longer than the first weekend then we'll organise compensation depending on how much time is lost.

For all other kids younger than 16 the maximum allowed class size in Switzerland is 10 and the classes would run full day from 10:00 with a 30min lunch break and finish at 14:30. If the restrictions change and the school is able to bring the kids under shelter at lunchtime the lunch break would be extended to one hour and the school would finish at 15:00

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Location

Flumserberg, situated above Flums at the eastern end of the Walensee.

January Ski & Snowboard School 2021

Price

 230 CHF (including 30CHF annual club membership).

Class format - four consecutive Saturdays or four consecutive Sundays

The Ski School will take place over 4 Saturdays: 9th, 16th, 23th and 30th January 2021

and 4 Sundays: 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st January 2021

Class Schedule

All classes run from 09:45 – 15:00 , with approximately one hour for lunch (restaurants chosen by individual instructors)

First Day Instructions, meeting point, etc.

See separate First Day Instructions sheet for detailed information on what you should be aware of before going to your first day of school
Organization of groups
Organized by category, and in the case of children, age is also taken into account.

Ski and Snowboard Categories/Levels 

See separate Ski School Categories/Levels sheet for detailed information on ski and snowboard categories. Also 
Swiss Snow Kids' Village for kids from 3 years old

Ski Pass

Categories of the Flumserberg Bergbahnen

Children up to 5 years of age (free of charge)

Children 6 – 11 years of age
Juniors 12 – 17 years of age
Adults 18 years of age and older

Prices see below

PLEASE NOTE: It is important that when purchasing the relevant ski pass for children, that you carry a form of identification for the child, providing evidence of their date of birth.

Discount cards

4 discount cards (one for each week) are issued to members over 6 years old, and will be sent by post before the first lesson weekend. They are only valid on the ski school weekends!!!

Where and how to use?

1.     Swiss rent a sport shop by the Flumserberg Tannenbodenalp lift station: Presentation of your card in the swiss rent a sport shop entitles you to 10% reduction on the renting / buying of skis and other equipment for payment made by cash, PostCard or EC card.

2.     Lift tickets: Handing over your discount cards at the counters of the lift company in Flumserberg Tannenbodenalp, Tannenheim and Madils or in Unterterzen entitles you to a 1 day lift ticket at a reduced rate. (Identity cards for confirmation of age may have to be shown). Remember to rent skis before purchasing your ticket, as the Bergbahnen keep your discount cards.

On the first day of the ski school absolute beginners do NOT require life passes.
Regarding children please check with Flumserberg Skischule.
 

Childcare for under 4s


For younger children, the ski school will assist to provide babysitters. The location of babysitting is in their main office at Flumserberg Tannenboden. Please contact the Flumserberg ski school directly at info@sssf.ch.

Private Lessons

Contact Flumserberg Skischule & Snowboardschule direct on 081 733 3939.

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