Everything began in 1996
With great motivation, we started our first season as "ADVENTURE RAURIS" Ski & Snowboard School with a small, yet highly qualified team in December 1996. Then, we mainly specialised in teaching children, which is still a very important part of our work. With a great deal of idealism and full of ideas, we have developed new kids’ programmes, which included outings on horse-drawn sleighs, skidoo rides, kid’s disco, torchlight hikes and more.
Our offer has been continuously extended.
In order to meet the requirements of our guests, we soon realised our own ski lift, a conveyor belt (magic carpet), purchased a skidoo and even a snow canon. Our business continued to grow, and we continued to develop. Adult lessons, ski guiding & ski touring have been integrated into our programme.
Our head office moved to the "Sporthotel St. Hubertus", which is located directly near the cable car valley station. There, we opened a perfectly equipped ski rental store with service station and shop. During the past years we noticed a major need for storing the equipment in close proximity to the lift facilities. We reacted to this change and installed a fully heated ski depot with lockers, integrated boot driers and plenty of space for helmets, rucksacks and so on.
Our business philosophy
In addition to innovative thinking, a major part of our business philosophy was and still is to create a personal atmosphere and to establish a friendly relationship with our staff. This was one of our priorities from the very beginning. Everyone can participate, realise ideas, try new things. Instead of rigid and often obstructive hierarchies, we focus on achieving a feeling of togetherness and team spirit in our work environment, something that is also of advantage to our guests. The fact, that many of our former young ski course participants have completed the ski and/or snowboard training at Kitzsteinhorn after reaching the required age (16 y.), in order to take on a job in our company during their school holidays, provides proof of the importance of the yearly ski courses with "ADVENTURE RAURIS". Generally speaking, we are a cool team, which is to 100% authentic in its activity as ski & snowboard instructors.
This absolute authenticity is definitely one of our main strengths. Our ski school manager Hubert Schweighofer is a former successful ski racer and active member of the Austrian ski team as a team leader. His life was closely connected to professional ski sports from early childhood. After completing the state exam for ski instructors and ski guides with distinction, he was part of the trainer team of the Salzburg Ski Instructor Association.
The Schweighofer Family
Michaela Schweighofer, only known as "Mitch", is a regional ski instructor with alpine course. She is in the mountains every day regardless of the season or the weather. For her, a day not spent in the mountains, is a day lost. A philosophy of life, which could not better describe the love for nature, and which has been passed on to the children. Melanie has already completed her training as a dual instructor (ski and snowboard instructor). Michael loves to discover powder snow slopes on his ski tours, and Emili is a successful member of the training group of the Rauris Kids Cup and actively participates in ski races.
For the whole Schweighofer family, "ADVENTURE RAURIS" was and still is more than a business, it is a matter of heart. And that's what we are – the Ski- & Snowboard School with a heart.