Can you tell us more about the ski school founder?
Anton Zangerle is the founder and director of the Skischule A-Z. Anton is a state-certified ski guide and former Tiefschnee 8 World Champion. Anton has built a strong, diverse, and energetic team, comprising a great mixture of local and international instructors. Skischule A-Z offers tuition in all winter sport disciplines, in at least 10 languages, including German, English, Dutch, Spanish, Portugese and Russian.
Throughout the whole winter season (from early December to late April), ski instructors and guides of the A-Z Team are working full time in the Arlberg region, mainly covering the resorts of Sankt Anton, Pettneu, St Christoph, Stuben, Zurs and Lech. The Arlberg is often recognised as the world’s top ski region.
Besides skiing and guiding, what is your ski school best known for?
Year round, the Skischule A-Z is known for its great work supporting various (charity) events, for example:
youth/ school ski activities
cross country skiing with the ski club
(full) moon tours
the legendary “der Weisse Rausch” race and the “Arlberg Adler” triathlon
handicapped sports games
12 bee hives am Arlberg are: “Powered by A-Z”. “Power Food 4 Powder Sports” . Check out our website for more infos.
3 adjectives that best describe your ski school:
All-round / Comprehensive
Describe your school and company mission. What sets you apart from your competitors?? 🙂
Customised service. Our strength is providing private lessons and personalised activities, for adults, teens and kids alike. Skischule A-Z works with very first beginners through to intermediates and experts, and we deliver comprehensive coaching in a.o. powder skiing, moguls, freestyle. “You ask, A-Z delivers”
What are your best selling products?
Full day private ski tuition. The day can be planned as per our guests’ wishes (an extra hour can be added for breaks). We agree upon a meeting point and start time. Guests can work on technique, gain extra confidence, improve, explore the mountains and have fun. We can provide tuition on- or off-piste. If off-piste, safety equipment is required.
As the Arlberg region is huge, we also offer guiding activities. We are happy to provide information about the local environment, wildlife and nature, history, culture, and culinary delights.
Why did you decide to partner with Skipodium and what do you expect from this collaboration?
We love working in the snow at Skischule A-Z am Arlberg, and we take great pride in what we do! We were looking for a partner who will complement our high attention to detail, and our customised service towards ensuring the best possible experience for our guests. Ski podium is designed by experts to digitally connect guests with the best ski school. Our partnership is the perfect fit, and will create an all-round guest experience, second to none.
Any thoughts on how technology is shaping the ski industry?
Technology can bring people together and it helps people to plan their activities, including booking the right skischool! Technology is an essential, efficient tool nowadays. Once the digital connection is there, and the online skischool reservation has been made, Skischule A-Z am Arlberg can focus on the human factor. As a boutique skischool, Skischule A-Z am Arlberg carefully considers the wishes and needs of our guests, and we match them with the best instructor. That’s why it is important guests give us some information on their skiing skills and experiences. Ski podium provides the platform for this information to be collecdted ahead of time, allowing us to get on with what we do best: plan and deliver comprehensive and quality skiing experiences.
With Ski podium as our partner, Skischule A-Z is less busy with technology. We can focus on winter sport technique! Being outdoors and close to nature is important to us, as is being prepared to challenge and improve our guests, while keeping them safe and confident on the slopes with the help of our professional instructors. Having a great time together, enjoying the alpine lifestyle.