The core team of
Stefan's Ski & Snowboard School
We organize your perfect adventure!
Long before the first snowflakes fall Stefan's Ski & Snowboard School's team is active preparing everything for your great sports experience. A competent and experienced team is chosen to make sure that your expectations will be fulfilled.
Ski school manager
„Guests should become friends, with whom we may experience unforgettable moments in nature“
Stefan Volgger, a ski instructor, ski instructor trainer, mountain and ski tour guide, has been managing Stefan's Ski & Snowboard School successfully for 25 years. As passionate skier, he enjoys riding slopes and off-piste privately or with guests. Continuous education makes him a perfect contact person for alpine sport.
Chief ski instructor
„The continuous education of youngsters is a wish close to my heart!“
As ski instructor and employed at the federal sport facility at Kitzsteinhorn, Hans was dedicated from the beginning. His key function at the Ski & Snowboard School is the organization of the children's section.
Ski school organisation
"The only way to make a good job, is to love what you do."
Sabine's responsibilities lie with the smooth workflow backstage as well as at the forefront of Stefan's Ski & Snowboard School for more than ten years. In winter you will mostly find her at our ski school office S2. A few years ago she decided to make her passion into a profession. She is also a ski instructor and in summer a mountain hiking guide.
Contact person at the ski school office
"It makes me happy to see returning guests at our Ski & Snowboard School!"
Tom, also ski instructor, is responsible for sales and schedules. For many years he has been an important part of the ski school. In winter you will mostly find him at our ski school office at Pass Thurn. In the summer months he spends his time as a lodge landlord at Senninger Bräu-Alm situated in beautiful Hollersbachtal.
"I cannot imagine my life without my passion for ski sports!"
Hans is an enthusiastic skier and because of his former job as downhill racer and ski technician he traveled the world during the ski world cup with the Austrian National Team. He is a master in servicing skies - therefore, guests can enjoy their experience to the fullest.
"My target is to work on technical details while having fun with the exercise!"
Traudi is a ski instructor and has been part of our ski school since many years. She is sporty and close to nature. When teaching she is patient and takes much pleasure in perfecting her guests techniques. In summer you may find her guiding you around in the National Park Hohe Tauern.
"Life is an adventure - get involved!"
Gabi, a “Pinzgau original” joined the ski school some years ago as a ski instructor and is looking forward to each coming ski season! Because of her funny and bubbly nature she is mostly teaching teenager and children's courses. Gabi loves nature, and during her leisure time she hikes in the mountains. In winter you will find her alpine touring and in summer mountaineering.
"It´s never too late to learn something new!"
Mariella, former Austrian downhill racer, ski instructor, ski guide and daughter of Hans, our main ski instructor, is a professional in terms of ski sports. She is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and experience with our ski & snowboard school's guests. Mariella achieved her best results in the Super G and in downhill skiing and is fully committed to our “local” slopes.
"Future ski lodge evenings are part of the skiing experience!"
Georg from picturesque Felbertal can be proud of his long ski instructor career. As experienced ski instructor and excellent deep snow skier he claims many of his protégés as regular guests or even calls them friends. Next to his private lessons Georg is in charge of the adult courses. He always has some knowledge to share and the right joke to tell.
"I am a passionate hunter and skier!"
While hunting or on the slopes Fritz is always calm! He is, as many of us, a nature loving person and knows all trails or hidden paths in our region. Because of his calm nature and his ski knowhow all beginners are in good hands. You can find Fritz in our adult instruction area at Pass Thurn.
"A day without laughing is a lost day!"
Katrin is an educated music school teacher and spends her leisure time in the nature with mountain climbing, running and skiing. Especially our little guests like her symphatetic personality. To teach children skiing playfully with fun and joy is important to her. You can meet Katrin also at the cross-country ski tracks, where she shares her knowledge with our customers.
"Always open to the new - come from thinking to feeling and enjoying!"
My second home is the mountains. As a native of Lower Austria and therefore a flatlander, my parents put me on their skis at the age of three. An intimate relationship with skiing and the mountains has emerged. Since then I have been accompanied by ski and winter sports. When I'm not on my skis, I teach yoga and I am a winegrower with passion. Working in and with nature, learning from it and passing on your own knowledge is a lot of fun.
"Skiing is not just a passion but an attitude to life."
Born into a ski instructor family she continued this tradition. Next to school, Verena trained as a ski instructor and quickly realized that the joy of working with people and teaching them something new is exactly what distinguishes this profession and what she likes to do. In addition to English, she has also acquired the Dutch language over time. She is convinced that the right skiing technique not only gives you a better feeling and more safety, but also a lot more fun!
"Skiing is a big part of my life!"
With decades of experience as a ski instructor, Klaus is the "man for all occasions". With his accuracy for the right technique, he ensures that his students achieve the desired progress. Klaus also likes to train the offspring in his free time and has the racing fever in his blood as a former national coach in inline skating.
Never give up!
Robert comes from Mittersill and therefore he was already on his skis at a very young age. Already during the winter holidays Robert always worked passionately with us in the ski school. For him, the most important thing is not just learning new things, but also having a lot of fun.
It always seems impossible until it´s done
Berni comes from Mittersill and therefore learned to ski almost before going. Due to his commitment to sports, he decided to do ski instructor training and has been supporting our team for several years now. He is currently studying in Innsbruck, but he tries to spend every free minute in nature. Whether sunshine or storm, Berni is always on the mountain and ready to convey his joy of skiing, our guests.
"Enjoy life and always gain new experiences!"
Bart, our children's ski instructor from Holland, grew up in Spain and later returned to the Netherlands because of his studies. His hobbies include skiing, golfing, surfing, sailing, swimming and climbing. Bart has been a regular member of our team for several years now and is fluent in English, Spanish, German and, of course, Dutch.
"Do not do anything to show others that you are doing the best - do it to prove it to yourself."
Michael, ski instructor and guide in the field of alpine skiing comes from Upper Austria and participated in ski races at a very young age. Later he worked as a coach in the racing squad himself. In summer, mountaineering, rock climbing, surfing and canoeing are among his leisure activities.
"Adventure is worthwhile."
Klemens has made his biggest dream into a profession with his training as a ski instructor. He has been on the "boards" for 16 years, meaning the world to him. He can not imagine anything better than to pass on the passion for this winter sport. As a civil servant in a school, he has already gained a lot of experience in teaching, which has given him a lot of pleasure.
"Movement in nature is balm for the soul"
Andi is a native Mittersiller, who successfully completed his education as a state teacher many years ago. He has been working as a ski instructor at Pass Thurn for about 20 years and thus knows the Kitzbüheler Alpen ski area like "his back pocket". Andi also likes to spend his free time in the mountains, be it ski touring in winter or mountaineering in summer.
"With a fixed goal in mind, you can achieve anything"
Skiing was already Patrick's life as a child - racing his dream. And so he was admitted after zealous training already at the age of 10 years in the national squad. His racing career ended at age 17, after a serious injury. Patrick then completed the D-Trainer certificate, worked for 6 years in the Ski Academy in St. Christoph am Arlberg and completed all ski instructor training up to the state-certified ski instructor, where he passed the exam as the youngest participant with flying colors. This was followed by the examination as a ski guide and the entrepreneurial examination, which gave him the right to head one of the ski schools in Kaprun. In addition to his current law studies and skiing Patrick spends his free time with climbing and photography.
"What would life be, would we not have the courage to risk something?"
Kara, from Frankfurt am Main, comes from a snowboarder family and has fulfilled her wish to work as a snowboard teacher after completing high school in our ski & snowboard school. Besides boarding, dancing is her passion. Through years of working as a hip hop trainer, she knows how important it is to get young people excited about sports in a relaxed and inspiring environment. She also transfers this valuable experience to her snowboard lessons.