Does or when does a course participant need a ski pass?
Each skier who uses the drag lift independently must have a ski pass. Exceptions are children who have not reached the age of 6 and are riding the drag lift TOGETHER WITH PARENT, SKI INSTRUCTOR, OR GUARDIAN. If the child is using drag lift or chair lift on their own, he/she needs a ski pass regardless of age!
Is the course participant insured in the event of an accident?
Any skier who holds a valid ski pass is insured through the RTC Kranjska Gora. However, there is no accident insurance at the Kekec Ski School and through the ski pass.
Is helmet a compulsory piece of ski equipment?
A helmet is mandatory for children under the age of 15. We also strongly recommended the use of a helmet to those who are over 15 and adults. We are not alone in the ski resort, and unfortunately, misfortune never sleeps.
Can I enrol my child in group lessons any day of the week?
It is possible to join the group skiing course every Monday (5 days, 2 hours per day), every Wednesday (3 days, 2 hours per day), and every Saturday (2 days, 2 hours per day). Intermediate connections are not possible as we have learned from experience that new children in an already established course interrupt the rhythm and break the homogeneity of the course. That is why we prefer to take high-level courses and do not include children daily.
Do I get my prepayment back in case of cancellation?
According to the general business rules of the company 24-7 d.o.o., the notice period is at least 24 hours before the beginning of the programme. If the advance payment has been paid and the reservation has been cancelled according to the terms of business, we will refund it or reschedule the class. Otherwise, you will be charged for services, at least for the first day.
If the student becomes ill during the course, please let us know as soon as possible to refund you the payment or make a credit note.
What is the difference between a private and a group lesson?
For private lessons, the programme adapts to the individual’s wishes. There is a maximum of three students per private lesson. The average student learns three times faster while having private lessons than in group lessons, where there can be up to 10 students. This means that the ski instructor has to pay attention to everyone, and therefore each course participant gets less attention from the ski instructor. The positive side of group lessons is that the students have friends with whom they can compare and have fun. Private lessons are reasonably more expensive for the reasons mentioned above.
How long are private and group lessons?
Each private lesson lasts 55 minutes. So, e.g., the 2-hour private lesson last 110 minutes.
Each hour of the group lesson lasts 50 minutes. So, e.g., the 2-hour group lesson lasts 100 minutes. Classes always start at the full hour.
Do children receive a diploma and a medal at the end of a group or private lessons?
Children at Kekec Ski School receive a diploma and a medal if they take part in a programme of private or group lessons for at least three days.
Are group or private lessons cancelled in the event of bad weather?
No. Lessons are carried out as long as cableway installations are operating or if the implementation of the programme does not endanger the health of the course participants. Private lessons can be cancelled or rescheduled in the event of bad weather, but only if they are cancelled at least 12 hours before the start.
My child has never skied. I want him/her to learn. How can he or she learn how to ski in the cheapest way?
The question is more complicated than it might seem at first glance. The cheapest are group lessons. However, in group lessons, children (especially beginners) learn about three times slower than in private lessons. This means, for a child to reach the same level, he or she has to take far more group lessons than private lessons. In the end, the price is about the same, but if it goes the other way, it’s more fun for children. Another way to learn how to ski, recommended by Kekec Ski School, is: first, private lessons (2 to 10 hours) so that the child can learn how to stop, slide, and use the button drag lifts independently. When the ski instructor estimates that the child is good enough for the group, he or she joins the group. Your ski instructor or our reception staff will tell you this. In the end, therefore, the cheapest way is definitely the most efficient way. What is most important, however, is that children have fun and become safe and confident skiers.
My child is 3-6 years old and has never skied before. I want him/her to learn. What do you recommend?
At Kekec Ski School, we always tailor the programme to individuals so that the program is as fun, efficient, and affordable as possible. First, we recommend that the child goes to Kekec Ski Kindergarten for 2-4 days, where he/she will learn the basics and adapt to the ski equipment. Further on, the child should take 2-6 hours of private lessons, where the ski instructor will fully devote himself to your child and teach him or her how to use the drag lift and advanced skiing techniques. Above all, it is important that the child needs a lot of attention, which he also receives in private lessons. This way, he/she will enjoy skiing and will want to keep going. Don’t worry; the ski instructor will soon judge when the child can go to a group lessons. This is when he already knows how to use the button drag lift independently. That’s when you enrol him/her in a group lessons where we have multiple levels. At this point, he will have enough knowledge and confidence to be able to work well in the group. This is definitely the best and most fun way to learn skiing for a four-year-old kid.
My child is 7-14 years old and has never skied. I want him/her to learn. What do you recommend?
In any case, the child should first take 2-6 hours of private lessons, where the ski instructor will fully devote himself and teach him the basics and the use of the button drag lift. This way, he or she will get all the attention, which is necessary at this stage! So he/she will enjoy skiing and want to continue. Don’t worry; the ski instructor will soon judge when the child can go to group lessons. This is when he/she already knows how to use the button drag lift independently and knows how to stop safely. That’s when you enrol your child in a group lessons where we have multiple levels. At this point, he or she will have enough knowledge and confidence to be able to work well in the group. The Kekec Ski School ski instructors are always available for advice, as well as the staff in the reception!
My kid is 7-14 years old, and I’m not sure if he can ski and use the drag lift on his/her own. What programme do you recommend?
We strongly recommended that your child takes 1-2 private lessons first. This way, the ski instructor will evaluate whether the child can still ski the way you think or not. If so, the ski instructor will suggest including him/her in the group lessons of a specific level. Many times it happens that parents believe that a child already knows how to ski well enough to join group lessons, but this is not the case.
My child is 7-14 years old, and I am quite sure that he can already ski and use drag lift independently. What programme do you recommend?
We recommend that you include him/her in a group or private lessons. In private lessons, the ski instructor devotes himself entirely to your child, and so progress is much faster!
I am an adult and would like to update my skiing skills or I am a complete beginner in skiing. What do you recommend me?
At Kekec Ski School, we only have a program of private lessons for adults. Our experience has shown that group adult lessons are not fun and effective enough for our standards! We recommend two private lessons per day, followed by a solo exercise at the ski slope. This is how adults make the fastest progress.