Salburg Ski Schools - Pros in winter sports

SBSSV Salzburg Association of Professional Ski and Snowboard Instructors
5671 Bruck, Waagstr. 12

Tel.: +43 (0)664-4646780         


Superbly educated, trained, tested and certified, ski instructors and ski guides provide the very best safety for their guests. The more than 120 ski schools in the state of Salzburg are operated by 147 nationally certified ski teachers and ski guides.

These school directors employ as many as 6,000 ski and snowboard instructors in high season who guide and supervise Salzburg’s winter guests professionally.

For decades, highly qualified and thoroughly trained and educated national ski teachers and ski guides, as well as mountain guides, have worked at Salzburg’s ski schools. Their profound qualifications enable and legally empower them to provide ski instruction in outlying terrain, on backcountry tours and freeriding descents.

Some of Salzburg’s ski schools, including Gasteinertal, Maria Alm, Annaberg, Kaprun, Saalbach, etc. have tailored their offerings particularly to these aspects of winter tourism - freeriding and guided backcountry ski tours - in order to optimally answer these desires for their guests.

About 300 nationally certified ski teachers and ski guides at Salzburg’s ski schools guarantee the very best safety for our guests in open backcountry terrain.

The major demand at Salzburg’s ski schools is for instruction for children and beginners:

Over the last 10 years the ski teachers at Salzburg’s ski schools have stirred the enthusiasm of more than a million skiers for this sport.

Salzburg’s ski schools also operate about 400 of their own lifts (free of charge for winter sports guests), e.g. Magic Carpets and rope tows. With their expertise and professional know-how, they turnneophytes and  non-athletes into true (paying) skiers and users of ski slopes.

Winter guests derive great benefit from the outstanding collaboration of tourist operation associates, which in turn underpins healthy touristic competition in a village, resort or throughout a valley.

For that reason, Salzburg’s ski schools and their qualified staff extend a warm invitation to one and all to come and see for themselves the diversity, the quality and the professional organisation, accompanied by the highest standards of safety for our winter guests in all areas of service provided.

‘Pros in alpine safety’ don’t have to be imported. They are already here.

SALZBURG’S SKI SCHOOLS have been working for your safety and enjoyment for decades!






ZAMG Salzburg

Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik

+43 (0)662 626301 0


Wetterauskünfte Salzburg: 
0900 530 155



Die 1851 gegründete ZAMG ist der staatliche meteorologische und

geophysikalische Dienst Österreichs.


Der Aufgabenbereich der ZAMG umfasst alle Tätigkeiten eines nationalen

meteorologischen und geophysikalischen Dienstes. Der Bogen spannt sich

von der Betreuung einen hochpräzisen Mess- und Klimanetzwerken in ganz

Österreich über Wetterberatungen und Prognosen für alle möglichen

Nutzerkreise (Landwirte, Energieerzeuger, Industrie, Handel, Tourismus

und Freizeit) bis hin zum Krisenmanagement in Bezug auf

Naturkatastrophen wie Lawinen, Hochwasser, Sturmereignisse und nuklearen



Für die Plattform "Alpine Sicherheit" relevant sind vor allem genaue

Wetterinformationen für den alpinen Raum und die Wetterwarnungen.

FIS Ski Slope Rules

1. Considerateness towards other skiers
Every skier must behave in such a way to not endanger or injure others.

2. Self-control of speed and manner of descent
Every skier must maintain total control for as far as can be seen ahead. That means: adjust speed and manner of descent to one’s own ability, to the givens of the terrain, the snow and weather conditions, and adapt to the density of other skiers on the slope.

3. Choice of the lane
The skier approaching from behind must choise the path of the lane in such a way that the skier ahead is not endangered.

4. Passing
Skiers can pass others above or below them, from right or left, yet always maintaining sufficient distance so that the skier being passed has enough room for free movement.

5. Entering and restarting on a ski run
Every skier entering a ski run or relaunching a descent after pausing, must be sure beforehand (by checking the slope above and below) that it can be done without danger to oneself or others.

6. Stopping
Every skier must avoid stopping in narrow passages or places where the view ahead is obstructed, except in an emergency. A skier who has fallen must leave such spots as quickly as possible.

7. Walking on ski slopes
A skier who ascends or descends on foot, i.e. without skis, must keep to the edge of the ski run.

8. Heeding the signs
Every skier just heed the signs, markers and signals.

9. Providing assistance
In case of accidents, every skier is obligated to provide help.

10. Mandatory identification
Every skier, regardless whether responsible or not, an involved person or witness, must provide personal identification in case of an accident.