Children’s ski race on Thursday

The highlight for all children in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl

Every Thursday the ski school hosts a race for all children with a valid ski school ticket. There are three different race locations to cater for every skiing ability: Mahdstuhl, Wiesenlift and Gaisberg. In each location the race starts at around 10:15 am.

Our instructors train the children for the race throughout the ski course but the emphasis is always on the fun aspect of taking part. However, the race is not compulsory and those children who do not wish to participate can always join their lesson after the race has finished.

Our instructors are ambitious always wanting their children to do their best. They show their pride at the end of the race by holding a mini awards ceremony. Parents are encouraged to watch the race and the subsequent ceremony. Our mascot BOBO the penguin also attends the race. He loves watching the children whizz down the mountain and is always ready to give encouragement and cuddles.

Every child either receives a gold, silver or bronze medal depending on the time taken to complete the course. The medals are a lovely souvenir of the children’s skiing holiday and also remind them of the fun they had taking part in the Ski School Obergurgl.