31. August 2018

Ski equipment for beginners


Gliding over the snow, the sun on your face, enjoying the best slope conditions and letting the wind blow around your nose – skiing is a truly incomparable sport. Would you like to stand on the boards that mean the alpine world yourself soon? Under the expert guidance of experienced ski instructors at the Ski School Dorfgastein Holleis, this is no problem! We are also happy to tell you what is the right ski equipment for beginners.


It’s clear: you can’t do it without skis. Types and models are a dime a dozen – or snow crystals on the slopes, to be more precise. Slalom carvers, race carvers, freeride skis and the currently trendy all-mountain ski, which skis well on the slopes and in deep snow, are among the most common models. In addition, there are many other models for specific disciplines and snow conditions, different types of construction and hardness.

However, the ski equipment for beginners does not have to meet specific requirements – the main thing – safe and stable. Our tip: Why not rent your equipment on site in Dorfgastein! Enjoy good advice, guaranteed beginner-friendly models and switch to other boards if needed. In the best case, your ski will be slightly shorter (body length minus about 20 cm) and easier to turn.


  • Binding: The binding wants to be precisely matched to the foot, because any mistake, any deviation can have painful consequences. Only let a professional handle this!
  • Ski boots: The link between the rider and the ski requires a perfect fit in order to transmit all movement impulses correctly. Soft, comfortable beginner shoes are important, a little toe room won’t hurt.
  • Poles: For ski equipment for beginners, we recommend aluminum ski poles. To find the correct length, grasp sticks upside down above the plate and rest. The arm angle should slightly exceed 90°.
  • Helmet: This accident and fall protection is mandatory for children, but should also be on the plan for adults. Make sure the fit on the head is as tight as possible.
  • Ski goggles: Good goggles protect against UV radiation and splashing snow, wind and weather. Designs are many, but individual protection and good visibility are important.


Well equipped, it’s finally time for the next downhill run – how is it actually about the piste clothing? Again, there are some factors you should consider:

  • Functional underwear: Breathable underwear protects against wetness and heavy perspiration, which in turn prevents colds. Discount offers are also sufficient for the beginning.
  • Skiwear: Multiple layers are almost mandatory on the slopes. Go for windproof and waterproof jackets – hardshell on the outside, softshell on the inside – and breathable ski pants. Proper washing and drying is mandatory!
  • Socks: Poorly (fitting) socks cause pressure points and blisters. Thin ski socks, with the right choice of boots, can perfectly transfer the power.
  • Gloves: High quality gloves have a waterproof membrane. Of course, there are alternatives, like Pipegloves for warmer and drier days.
  • Protection and safety: A small first-aid kit for all cases should not be missing. Pack equally good sunscreen – SPF 30+!

If you have any further questions about the right ski equipment for beginners, we will of course be happy to help. The best thing is to book the right ski course online today!

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