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“Everyone can learn to ski better with my guidance”, comments Roman Dornauer – and the way he says it sounds anything but complacent. On the contrary: The man who has been around to help the guests of Thurnher’s Alpenhof as a ski teacher and ski guide for the past 17 years has a modest demeanour. In fact, the man from Berchtesgaden is as versatile as he is talented. You can take it for granted that an ace skier like Roman has mastered all the techniques you can employ if you want to descend a snow-covered slope on skis. From carving to free-riding or skiing on especially agile rocker skis: Roman Dornauer will show you clearly how to do it, will give you some valuable tips and will also coach guests intensively upon request. He is a naturally good teacher, because inevitably a group of twelve people will include a variety of different temperaments. He is also a good and interesting story-teller when he tells you about the different types of snow: skiing on Firn – “like butter” – and the pleasures of stopping for a break at a ski hut; whether it is down-to-earth or adorned with culinary awards it will certainly have culinary specialities to offer. His guests, “many of them regular guests who long ago became part of the Thurnher’s family”, appreciate the restaurant and ski hut recommendations offered by Roman, a keen cook in his spare time. And they like going shopping with him – for ski clothing and equipment, of course. Roman Dornauer is also available to offer guests his expert advice during their search for perfect equipment. The stiffness of the boot must suit the skills and requirements of the skier; the clothing should be functional first and foremost – and then chic as well. Our guests will make a bella figura after a few days’ skiing with him in any case: they will ski better than before, and more elegantly too – but above all, they will ski more safely.

Safety is always Roman Dornauer’s top priority – when mountain biking and windsurfing and also during the guided walks which he offers in the Salzkammergut and in Rupertiwinkel during the summer season. Some guests of Thurnher’s Alpenhof return to Zürs year after year not least because of him. Because to get onto your skis and explore the winter wonderland of Arlberg with Roman after his avalanche training and stretch exercises: that is pure pleasure. 

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