Ski Instructor Courses in Stubai 

Our Pre Season Skiing Haven!

More and more people ask us about becoming qualified instructors before the season begins, so they can work full-time all season long. So we set out to find the best pre-season skiing destination for our trainee instructors. We wanted a snowsure, high-quality resort that opened as early as possible – and Stubai Glacier delivers on all counts.

Open from October to June, Stubai is Austria’s largest glacier. The world-famous park setup attracts professional and amateur athletes preparing for the winter season. With flowing, well-groomed pistes and enviable infrastructure, it’s the ultimate preseason training destination. Find out more about our Ski Instructor Courses in Stubai…

Our Ski Instructor Training in Stubai

  • BASI Level 1 & 2 (8 Week Residential Course)
  • Dates TBC 21/22
  • Prices TBC 21/22

The Skiing

Stubai is found 40 minutes southwest of Innsbruck, in the Tyrol region of Austria. It’s the largest Glacier in Austria, much larger than its famous cousin Hintertux. Due to its altitude, the area is snow-sure from October all the way to June! It has terrain to suit every level, from button lifts and nursery slopes right through to expert black runs. You can perfect teaching snowplough in the morning, and tackle the steeps in the afternoon – the perfect training area.
Stubai is a magnet for freestyle skiers looking to hone their craft before the games circuit begins in November. So when training you could be shoulder to shoulder with up and coming athletes.
On the Slopes
Favourites include the Eisjochferner (no 1) – a long, wide cruisey run that takes you from the top of the glacier to the Bergstation, perfect for practising longs – and the Windachferner (no 6) – a short, steep but very wide run which is a bit more forgiving than a typical red. It’s a great run to build up your short turns from the basics.

There are a number of more challenging reds including Fernau (no 2), Gamsgarten (no 3) and Pfaffenscheid (no 11). If you’re looking for a real challenge, there are three black slopes – Daunjoch (no 22) being the longest and steepest with a maximum gradient of 60%.

Stubai piste map
Off-Piste
As the resort is on glaciated terrain, off-piste skiing is especially dangerous without expert local guides. So Stubai has gotten around this problem with 8 itinerary runs. These are marked runs that are never groomed but are maintained and supervised by the ski patrol. If you decide to join our ski instructor training in Stubai, you’ll be able to ski safely off-piste, on the glacier, but with a clear route down. The Fernau-Mauer (no 13) is a highlight, taking you right down to the valley floor.

Remember, you should never ski off-piste without the correct kit and expertise. Always Respect the Mountain.

Off – Snow

Eating Out in Stubai

On the Mountain

Marktrestaurant(£) – A self-service restaurant found at the Gamsgarten station (2620m). It holds 500 seats indoor and 1,100 outdoor with deck chairs for those gorgeous sunny days. It’s self-service, and you can try all the local dishes such as Weiner Schnitzel (€8.80) and Dumpling Soup (€4.60) without breaking the bank. It’s a firm favourite for our trainee instructors on our Ski Instructor Courses in Stubai.

Zur Goldenen Gams Restaurant (££) – Just upstairs from the Marktrestaurant is the table-service Zur Goldenen. Wait times can be long when the resort is busy, but its worth the wait for the Beef Goulash and cheese spaetzle.

Schaufelspitz Restaurant (£££) – This gem claims to be the highest gourmet restaurant in the world, at 3,000m. We recommend you book a table if you want to eat here. Starters come in around €15 – €26, and mains €30 upwards. It’s a very classy eatery, and perfect for special occasions.

Near The Chalet

Pizzeria Casanova (£) – A classic pizzeria in the centre of town, perfect for sitting in or takeaway. You can also find a variety of Italian dishes and wine if you’re feeling fancy!

Zur Huisler Stube (£) – For classic Austrian fare, look no further. A cosy, traditional restaurant serving schnitzel, noodle soup and the classic Kaiserschmarrn, a shredded pancake dessert.


Apres & Nightlife

Après begins in Stubai at the famed “umbrella bar”, the Schirmbar Mutterberg. Next stop is the American bar, which is a favourite with locals and visitors alike. Hit the Dorf Pub on Wednesdays for live bands or if you’re looking for a more chill atmosphere, try the Rossini Pub or the Pia cocktail bar.

Closer to home is the Kratzbaum, Fulpmes’ very own table dancing bar. It looks quaint and traditional on the outside, but the inside comes alive at night!

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