Ski & Hotel Management School
During this six-year program, the focus is on the individual development of students. They deepen their theoretical know-how and practical expertise in the world of competitive skiing. Regular multi-day training units are an integral part of the curriculum. In a compact form, students are introduced to the fundamentals of business and tourism. General studies, tourism, business and marketing are all a part of the curriculum, as are two foreign languages, communication and legal studies. Experienced instructors teach current knowledge and skills. Lessons with real-world applications, put into practice within the school environment, project work and excursions provide an energizing change of pace.
Notebook Classes – always on the ball
In January and February, the program is almost exclusively dedicated to the sport of skiing. The school’s own coaches are responsible for developing training units that are custom-tailored to all students. Classroom lessons are in the form of notebook instruction, which means that students are able to stay in close contact with the school even during periods of intensive coaching and competition, allowing them to keep in constant touch with school goings-on as well as all study content.
Phases of the school year
Phase 1 from September to Christmas (14 weeks)
1st Semester (mid-September to 2nd week in February)
Phase 2 from 7 January until the end of the 1st week in March
Phase 3 from the 2nd week of March until the end of the school year
Possibilities after high-school graduation
If a career in skiing doesn’t work out, our graduates have job opportunities available to them in a variety of different fields. After taking their high-school diploma examinations, not only are they in a position to run a business professionally, they are also aware of tourism trends and can successfully implement innovative concepts.
Furthermore, if they graduate successfully they will qualify for admission to technical colleges and universities, and be employable as professionals in all aspects of the tourism and recreation economy, since they possess comparable qualifications to certified hotel and hospitality assistants, restaurant specialists, chefs and cooks, travel agency assistants, office administrators and restaurant professionals. In addition, they benefit from a strong alumni association and a valuable network of contacts.