Rupert Pichler - Director of the Fun & Pro ski and snowboard school is a thoroughbred athlete and a perfect example of a talented mover. Even in his young days, sport was everything to him and he looked for a challenge in winter and summer alike.
From a young child, Rupert has always been a fanatical skier, who previously never missed a race. Over 300 cups are piled up in the loft. He didn't make his dream of becoming a professional skier, but he did attain several remarkable successes - Austrian Ski Instructor champion in the general classification in Hochgurgl, 1st place in the floodlit GS (Giant Slalom), 3rd place in the Austrian Demo Championships - for artistic skiing - mogul fields, carving technique: he still enjoys skiing a lot, when time permits, in hobby races in the Salzburger Land and accompanies his son Rupert (Jr) to the school championships in the Salzburger Land.
His greatest hobby became his job in 1994 when he founded the Fun & Pro ski and snowboard school. Rupert's personal, sporting ambitions and high demands on himself are reflected in the professionalism of the whole Fun & Pro Team.
A team of young, dynamic ski and snowboard instructors who come from many different countries but all are passionate about winter sports. A tight-knit community that keeps together and does everything to make sure our guests enjoy their holiday.
Weekly internal training ensures our instructors keep up their high level. Even the best ski instructor doesn't just appear out of nowhere, but is the result of years of experience and know-how.
We are proud that many of our ski instructors as well as many of our guests are "persistent offenders" and keep coming back to us year after year. After finishing their degree or after they finish school for a whole winter or just to help out during the holiday periods.
After finishing their ski instructor career, our ski and snowboard instructors can be found in many different jobs all over the world: from pilots, doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers, sports instructors, to name just a few of them.
The fun & pro team