Ski Day

Sat, 2020-01-11 (All day)

Dear friends of Austria’s snowy mountains and Apr├Ęs Ski - join us on a day full of skiing and fun, as Austrian as it can get!

Sounds good? Then you should definitely join us on our ESN Graz Ski Trip for an amazing day at the skiing resort Kreischberg, located in upper Styria, not too far away from Graz. Its slopes, a total of 42 kilometres for all levels of difficulty are a perfect chance to enjoy Austria's beautiful mountains!

Enjoying the Alps on your skis will be great! How about doing some Austrian language training with the Austrian singer-songwriter Wolfgang Ambros until the event takes place?




WHEN: Saturday, 11th of January, 2020

MEETING POINT: 6.00 a.m. at Franz-Graf Allee (next to the Opera Graz)

32€ (with ESNcard) / 42€ (without ESNcard) / 22€ (for ESN Buddies with ESNcard) / 50€ (for non-students) + each 3€ deposit
+ equipment rental (optional): 10€ ski / 15€ snowboard
+ 10€ instructor (optional)

What's included:

  • Transportation from Graz and back
  • 1-day ski pass (by giving back the ski pass in the end of the day directly at the ski region you will get back the deposit)

optional extras:

  • ski/snowboard instruction
    If you never skied or snowboarded before it's strongly recommended to take an instructor and to take ski lessons instead of snowboard lessons! We will do our best to provide english speaking instructors and there should be an instruction for each level. Therefore we will ask you during the registration process, how good are you, or which kind of lessons you would like to have.
  • ski/snowboard rental (including boots, helmet / NOT included: goggles*, gloves, ski clothes…)

    *) without covering your eyes you will risk snow blindness! Be careful and absolutely get an eye protect for this trip!




during our office hours from Wed, 4th of December, 2019
(NOTE: during Christmas holidays there are no office hours!)

Make sure that you know your shoe size (European size), your height (in cm) and your weight (in kg) if you want to rent equipment!

To get a cheaper price furthermore you let us having a valid certificate of studies. Send us this via email!


Please respect the rules set up for the sign up in our office hours:

  • as the case may be you will be assigned a number for signup, but we anyway try to give as much people as possible the chance to participate in the ski trip.
  • People from the waiting list from the ESN Austria Ski Event, who had no chance to participate will get priority for this trip.
  • You can pay only in cash. Bring the full amount! (depending on your optional choices)
  • You can sign up only 1 person during the office hours - either you personally or you can wait in the waiting line for a friend, but signing up for more than 1 person will NOT be allowed (in case you sign up a friend you need to know all necessary information, the ESNcard number and pay for the person).
  • You cannot sell your spot for the skiing event to another person. The spot will be given to the next person on the waiting list if you are trying to do that.
  • If you are on the waiting list and a spot clears you will be notified via email.

Thank you for your cooperation!



meeting point: 6.00 a.m.
arrival at ski resort: around 8.30a.m.
ski/snowboard lessons: beginning from ~10.00 a.m.
ski slope ending: 4.00 p.m.
departure: 4.45 p.m.
arrival back in Graz: approximately 7.00 p.m.


  • appropriate warm skiing wear*
  • glasses/goggles (you need to protect your eyes up in the mountains!)
  • snacks and water (or money for drinks and food)
  • an ID card
  • confirmation of payment (if you already got it from ESN)

*) If you do not have clothes for skiing or snowboarding, you might not buy some just for that event, but beware - normal street clothes are not possible (and you would not be happy with it anyway). Maybe you know someone to borrow you appropriate clothing for skiing/snowboarding or you could rent it already in Graz? Some sport shops do offer that, but ESN Graz does not have a cooperation. The ski/snowboard rental at the event does NOT rent such skiing/snowboarding clothes and/or glasses/goggles!


NOTE: If the snow forecast is bad (too less snow) or there are no appropriate skiing conditions, the event will be postponed to 19th of January, 2020!

Take a look at the map of the ski region here!
(blue slopes are for beginners, red slopes for advanced and black ones for experts only)


PLEASE NOTE: When you take part in one of our events, you do so at your own risk and your own responsibility! We do not take any responsibility! Make sure that you have an appropriate insurance!