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70 years ski school Winterberg

70 years Ski School Winterberg, Wow, what a time! In a timeline we have picked out the most important points of the long history of the ski school.

In 1953 begins the history of our ski school which was founded by the state-certified ski instructor Karl Peis. After Hans Buhl passed his exam to become a certified ski instructor in Austria in 1971 and gained some years of experience in Austrian ski schools, his time in the ski school Winterberg began in 1980. In 1992 Karl Peis took over. A change of location in 1994, the addition of a branch at the Bremberg location show the steady growth of the ski school. After the takeover by grandson Marc Buhl in 2015, the complete digitalization of the ski school also takes place in 2018, courses and private lessons can also be conveniently booked online from this time. Since 2019 we can be found in our new premises at the Herrloh. In 2020 followed the "summer program" bike & hike and since 2021 the ski school is completely equipped for skiing with handicap. We look forward to many more years in the snow!



Foundation of the first ski school in Winterberg by Karl Peis on December 1, 1953.


Private lessons are introduced. After initially offering only group lessons in the first few years, private lessons for individual customer care were added in the 61/62 season.


Hans Buhl completes his training as a certified ski instructor at the Tauplitz-Alm in Austria.


The ski school opens the new season on an artificial ski slope already on October 10, 1976. The artificial mats were purchased due to lack of snow in the mid-70s.


After several years as a trainer and ski instructor in Austrian ski schools, Hans Buhl moves permanently to Karl Peis' Winterberg ski school.


After several years in charge of the ski school, Hans Buhl henceforth takes over the complete Winterberg ski school from Karl Peis.


From the former miniature golf course on the right side of the Herrloh slopes, the ski school moves to the left side of the Herrloh to its current location and training slope after the completion of the bypass and Herrloh tunnel.


In Bremberg, a branch of the ski school is opened at lift no. 10.


The first ski instructors are hired full-time for the season.


After a long time in the business, Marc Buhl takes over the ski school from his grandfather Hans Buhl at the age of 22.


Digitalization is also catching on at the ski school. From now on, courses and individual lessons can be booked online.


Move to the current location. Together with the Herrloh hut and the ski rental Klante, a large multifunctional building is occupied.


Expansion of the offer to include the "bike & hike" areas.


Winterberg Ski School is fully equipped for people with disabilities. Equipment and training for all disabilities are available.


70th anniversary of the Ski School Winterberg!

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