Here are the most commonly asked questions at the booking stage. For more questions and answers, please see FAQ.
Q: Is Skiing4all program suitable for my child / person I know with learning difficulties?
A: If the person in mind meets the minimum age criteria outlined for each program type then yes! We welcome every child, teenager or adult with learning difficulties, as well as their siblings and friends. Our programs are suitable for all levels, from complete beginners to advanced skiers.
Q: I am not sure if my child / person I know is ready for skiing. Should I wait?
A: Generally speaking, the earlier the exposure to the ski environment, the better. When you are unsure, we would particularly recommend our Program S, which gently introduces non-skiers to the white world without the formal skiing lessons. Once in the resort, it is possible to upgrade to Program M or Program L (subject to late availability).
Q: Is Skiing4all program suitable for my child / person I know with physical disability?
A: Skiing4all specialises in providing skiing and other activities for persons with learning difficulties. We also welcome persons with physical disabilities but please note that we do not use a specialist equipment for the physically challenged skiers such as mono skis / sit-skis, etc. Please contact us to discuss your needs and requirements.
Q: What about the parents and carers?
A: We are happy to offer private or group ski lessons for adults. You can also enjoy day trips to Salzburg or Hallein Salt Mine, have a go at cross-country skiing, ice-skating, snow-shoeing, Nordic walking or simply indulge at our excellent Alpine day spa. Once we pick up the children or relatives in your care in the morning, you are free to enjoy the time just to yourself until the drop-off time in the afternoon. It’s time to think of your needs too! For more details, please see here.
Q: What about the siblings or friends of my child?
A: Siblings and friends of the main participant with special needs are more than welcome to join our programs at a reduced price. Alternatively, we are happy to arrange ski lessons only (private or in a group). For more details, please see here.
Q: When is the best time to come?
A: Whenever possible, we advise coming over in the low season. We are aware of the UK policy on taking children out of school during the term time. However, many of the head teachers, having recognised the therapeutic value of their pupils’ experience with us, have let our skiers join us in the term time (here’s a letter for your child’s school to assist you). We particularly recommend the weeks before Christmas, January and March, when the slopes are quiet with perfect snow conditions, and are simply ideal for persons with learning difficulties. There are no lift or restaurant queues and of course you get a better value for money: lower program prices, cheaper air fares, accommodation and ski passes! Really can’t make it for a full week during the school term time? Try our three-day programs running from Sunday to Tuesday or from Thursday to Saturday instead!
Q: When do you have snow in Zell am See?
A: The slopes in Zell am See are officially open from the end of November till mid-April each year. The best snow in the resort is generally from December to March. However, we are lucky enough not to ever have to worry about the snow here as we always have a back-up of the Kaprun glacier, where skiing on the natural snow is possible almost all year round, including the summer months! Kaprun glacier area is included in the Zell am See ski pass and can be reached within 15 minutes by car or slightly longer by a free ski bus. The slopes are suitable for all skiing levels from beginners to advanced.
Q: What does the program price include?
A: The program prices include the complete skiing package. The program prices do NOT include travel and accommodation.