Ski Day

Date: 
Sun, 2024-01-14 05:45 - 19:00

Dearest ski lovers and friends of Austria´s fantastic snowy mountains - we offer you a day full of skiing and Apr├Ęs Ski fun! Sounds good? Then you should definitely be a part of our ESN Graz Ski Trip for an amazing day at the Ski Resort Kreischberg, located not far away from Graz. The slopes at Kreischberg, 42 kilometers in total for all levels of difficulty, are a perfect chance to spend time in Austria´s winter wonderland! 

Please understand, that we are NOT giving spots to A.L.P.S. participants for this event as we also want to give all other students the opportunity to join us on a ski trip. 

 

HARD FACTS:

WHEN: Sunday, 14th of January 2024

MEETING POINT: 5.45 a.m. at Franz-Graf Allee (next to the Opera House Graz) 

ARRIVAL (back in Graz): approx. 7 p.m. 

 

COSTS: 

  • 50 Euros with ESNcard
  • 60 Euros without ESNcard

+ 15 Euros ski/snowboard + helmet rental (optional) 

+ 23 Euros ski/snowboard lessons, 4h (optional) 

 

WHAT´s included in the basic price: 

  • Transportation from Graz and back
  • 1 day ski pass

 

OPTIONAL EXTRAS: 

  • Ski/Snowboard lessons for 4 hours:

As the slopes on the mountains can be very different from the slopes you have tried before, we highly recommend getting an instructor. We at ESN pay a lot extra for this service for you and the cost of a private instructor would be many times higher. So, if you haven´t skied on a real mountain vet, please consider this special offer for you. We´re looking very diligently for English speaking instructors. 

 

RENTAL: 

  • included: ski with poles/snowboard, shoes and helmet

NOT included: goggles, gloves, ski clothes - you can ask your Austrian friends to borrow you something or buy used ones! For good deals we recommend checking different thrift stores (CARLA) and WILLHABEN. 

 

TIMETABLE: 

  • 5.45 a.m. meeting at Franz-Graf Allee
  • around 8.00 a.m. arrival at the ski resort 
  • 10.00 a.m. until 12.00 p.m. and 1.00 p.m. until 3.00 p.m. ski/snowboard lessons 
  • 4.00 p.m. ski slope closing 
  • 4.45 p.m. meeting point for departure 
  • around 7.00 p.m. arrival back in Graz

 

WHAT to bring with you: 

  • Appropriate warm skiing clothes (jeans, chinos and so on are NOT appropriate as they will get wet and you´ll freeze) 
  • Gloves and sunglasses 
  • Food/snacks and water
  • Cash for drinks and warm food in the mountain hubs
  • Your ID card

 

SIGN-UP: Again, we do NOT give spots to A.L.P.S. participants, we would like to give all other students this opportunity! 

 

1. PRE SIGN-UP

On the 10th of December 2023 at 10:00 a.m. you can register for this trip through this link: https://esn.htugraz.at/signupesnevent/26EFAEFECA53AF77E6EDAC2E08E813A0

You are only asked to put your Last Name, First Name, and E-mail adress. Please make sure that you put the CORRECT e-mail, so we can contact you. As we will NOT give A.L.P.S. participants spots, we need to check manually that everyone that signs up, did not go to the A.L.P.S. event. This will take us a lot of time. Thank you for your understanding. 

2. YOU GOT A SPOT!

Great - you got a spot and will be joining us on the slopes! After the pre sign-up, you will get an e-mail that confirms the spot, this can take a bit of time since we need to check manually, so we kindly ask you to be patient! To secure your spot, we will ask for additional information through the link provided in that e-mail. 

We will ask, if you have mountain insurance, emergency contact, whether you ski OR snowboard, your EXPERIENCE LEVEL and what additional packages you want to add. If you choose to rent equipment, you will be asked to share your European shoe size, your height in cm and your weight in kg, as it is needed to provide you with the right equipment. 

3. OFFICE HOUR

Once you get a spot and complete the additional information form, we will see you during our SPECIAL OFFICE HOUR on the 11th of December 2023 at 6 p.m. at the KF ESN office. 

Depending on your optional choices, you will have to personally sign up our Condition Sheet and pay the FULL amount in cash!

Be aware that due to the high demand and nature of this event, you can not sell your seat to another person. If you can´t participate, please let us know, even after the official cancellation date. We will try to find a person from the waiting list that takes you place, so we can potentially give you a full refund. 

If you are on the waiting list and a spot clears, you will be notified via e-mail. 

We are excited to hit the slopes with you!

Please note: If you take part in any of our events, you do so at your own risk and your own responsibility, we do not take any responsibility. So make sure, that you have a appropriate insurance!