Beginners skiing in Austria: ‘It’s amazing, the closest thing to flying I’ve ever felt’

Beginners will find their ski feet very quickly on the Austrian slopes

Schladming is a pretty medieval town. Photo: Tomasz Koryl

Emily Hourican

I was beginning to think I would never get a chance to go. Skiing, that is. Somehow, I missed this becoming ‘a thing’ for people in Ireland, only copping on when all my friends had been through their absolute beginner stages, and were fairly comfortable on the slopes.