My team of enthusiastic employees and I are glad that we have caught your attention. My profession is my passion. The passion I have for winter sports is something I pass on in internal courses and training sessions. My team join me in putting this into practice every day.
Guests from all over the world appreciate our ALL-ROUND PACKAGE, we’ve been offering it for years. Our goal is to help you lay the foundation for a lifelong enjoyment of winter sports and to improve your skills so that you can have lots more fun skiing, boarding or freeriding.
for the team of fun & pro
State-certified ski instructor, ski guide, ÖSV C trainer
Rupert Pichler is the head of the fun & pro Ski and Snowboard School in Flachau, a qualified sports trainer and state-certified ski instructor. Rupert has been a fanatical skier since his early childhood, and never missed a race in his life. More than 300 trophies are crammed in his attic. Even at a young age, sport was everything to him and he was always up for a challenge. He achieved a number of remarkable successes as an amateur racer. He still likes to compete in amateur races in the Salzburger Land- time permitting – and often accompanies Rupi junior to junior races.
Ski and snowboard instructors in Flachau at fun & pro. We are a team of young, dynamic ski and snowboard instructors who come from all over the world and have a passion for winter sports. We are particularly proud that many of our ski instructors come back regularly to us year after year. Training and further education of our ski instructors is something we are passionate about. Top ski instructors don’t just fall from the sky, they’re the result of many years of experience and know-how.
It was in the winter of 1995/96 that Rupert Pichler launched the fun & pro ski and snowboard school for its very first winter season.
Over the years, the small team of enthusiastic winter sports enthusiasts has grown and continues to do everything in its power to offer the best service to winter sports guests from all over the world.
We have established ourselves as a full service winter sports provider with two modern winter sports shops at prime locations in Flachau. We and our team can now look back on 20 successful years with pride.
We have worked successfully with the Hofmann family (Wastlbauer – Zum Zottl restaurant) at Star Jet and with the Weitgasser family (Dampfkessel) at Space Jet since the very beginning. Our first ski school office was still in the cable car building at Star Jet I and, temporarily, even in a small hut. Right from the start we ran our own equipment hire shop for our snowboard courses in the Flachauer Einkehr, today’s Dampfkessel restaurant. This was the first step towards our extensive "All in One" service 20 years ago.
1999 / 2000
After Space Jet I was built and the Dampfkessel was extended, we got new premises. Ski school & ski hire were now under one roof and it was also the first year of ski school at the Space Jet.
The Hofmann family also created space for a shop at the Star Jet when they built the restaurant "Zum Zottl". Moving from the wooden hut was a huge challenge.
2008/2009 & 2013/2014
The Dampfkessel and our shop were expanded and refurbished in two stages. Our newly acquired storage lockers are extremely popular.
At this point, we would like to thank everyone who has supported us and made all this possible. Skiers, snowboarders, winter sports enthusiasts, regular guests and friends who use our services. Landlords and hotels in Flachau and the surrounding area who trust us with their guests. The mountain railways, who provide us with fantastic lifts and slopes in the Snowspace Flachau. Thanks to so many more who keep the wheels well oiled.
We will continue to be guided by the spirit of the times for many years to come. Rest assured that we will remain on top of the latest trends and your wishes and do our very best.