New to the experience - any advice?


New to the experience - any advice?

Started by Ishuaia in Germany - 3 Replies

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Ishuaia posted Nov-2013

Greetings all,

I'm from a country without snow and I'm doing my master here in Europe.

I'm planning to go on xmas to Villingen-Schwenningen and planning to try snowboard maybe on the 27 of december.

Reading on this forum, it seems the my best bet is go to Feldberg.

Could you advise me on the following:

1-Is Feldberg a good place for a noob?
2-Can I rent all the necessary equipment on Feldberg including clothes, board, googles, and all?
3-Do you recommend me any other better place considering my conditions?
4-I read somewhere around this forum about avalanches. It is an imminent treat or they are uncommon in Feldberg?

Thanks all for the attention,


Dave Mac
reply to 'New to the experience - any advice?'
posted Nov-2013

Hi Ishuaia,
I have had one afternoon there, during a drive from Scotland to Austria. It is a hazy memory, but the skiing was pleasant,interesting. Good for a beginner, they have beginner slopes. (Difficult for me to comment on snowboard beginner.)

Can't help with equipment, but if you google the ski hire then send them an email, you should get a response. Don't worry too much about equipment. No one knows if this is good gear, or the trousers you wore to the pub,last night!

No avalanche danger perceived on our visit! Don't think you have any fears there!

Go for it!

reply to 'New to the experience - any advice?'
posted Nov-2013

Hey Dave, Thanks for your quick reply.

I'm definitely going to Feldberg then.

I didn't understand the part about the equipment.

From your answer, I'm not sure if you don't know if they rent equipment in Feldberg or its a fact that they don't rent equipment in that place?

Dave Mac
reply to 'New to the experience - any advice?'
posted Nov-2013

There are a number of places to rent. Here is a general site for the area:
Here is the site for a ski rental, located in the centre:

Again, for a few days, and when you are trying a sport, don't go crazy. You do need eye protection, but I never wear goggles, i just wear sunnies. You also need gloves. That's it.

Topic last updated on 29-November-2013 at 04:28

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