A group of free-skiers checking the off-piste snow conditions in Obertauern
Geprüfte Berg- und Skiführer
CSA Skischule Silvia Grillitsch
» Safety is our focus! «

CSA Freeride courses and training

The beauty of Obertauern’s mountainous background attracts many freeriders to lay some sweet tracks off-piste. We offer training courses to make sure you go safely and respectfully. As Obertauern’s only ski school, we offer theoretical and practical course units where you will learn the most important techniques from our certified ski and mountain guides, you will find out interesting facts about weather and snow conditions and how best to plan your tour.

4 training modules

Avalanche seminar

Guide explains the snow profile by cutting with a shovel © Claudia Ziegler Photography
  • Avalanche situation reports
  • Wind activity and temperatures
  • Snowpack stability and snow profile
  • Slope gradients and terrains
  • Line choice

Avalanche emergency seminar

Avalanche beeper device © Claudia Ziegler Photography
  • How to behave in an emergency
  • Search with probe and shovel
  • Group search for those buried in snow
  • Avalanche beeper devices
  • ABS snow pack

Ski touring basics course

Group of ski-tourers led by a CSA guide in Obertauern © Claudia Ziegler Photography
  • Essential grips
  • Materials
  • How to mount skins
  • Explanation of sharp bends - turning in steep terrain
  • Transceiver check

Ski technique - from piste to off-track

Route selection using a map of Obertauern ski area © Claudia Ziegler Photography
  • Choosing the right line and route
  • Skiing technique
  • How best to behave off-piste
  • Practice runs on the Buckel piste

Fun & Powder in Obertauern

Off-piste run on one of the wide choice of runs in Obertauern, Salzburg © Claudia Ziegler Photography

Depending on your skiing ability, experience and the snow conditions, we will choose the perfect freeride route in the appropriate terrain. Before we will explain the dangers of alpine terrain and give safety tips. We look forward to sharing our passion and our style.

With lots of fun and the necessary kick, experience the ultimate thrill of conquering mountain peaks and dreamy powder snow in Obertauern!

Prices and online booking

CoursesLengthPrice/ EUROnline booking

Group off-piste experience

at 3 hours € 99,00 BOOK NOW

Please take note of our cancellation conditions:
  • Up to 5pm on the previous day = 50% of the total cost
  • After that = 100% of the total cost

Course times & meeting point

Course dayMeeting point
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00-13:00 hours (advance booking requested) CSA Silvia Grillitsch Skiing School Office

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