Learn to ski the easy way

With the short ski method


Parallel Skiing Munich cancelled SkiSeason 2021 due to Covid-19, 4, but we assume herd Immunity will kickin by winter and we are bashing on to prepare for Season 2022. So we are seeking new email addresses for people wanting to start learning to ski in January 2022. Our adult beginner ski courses are at the first six weekends of the new year, this coming ski season starting with the 2nd weekend of the new year. Our beginner ski courses for children, Skikurse für Kinder in München, Kinderskikurs München, are 28-29Dec and 26-27Feb.

You must hurry to get on our mailing list for Ski Course 2022. So please send us an email or leave us a message on our Contact Parallel Skiing Munich page confirming that you added parallel_skiing@gmx.com to your contacts list on the website of your email provider. That way we can send you information and answer your questions about our ski courses. You will also receive Ski Course and InfoEve announcements in the autumn.


We run our courses and infoves 2GPlus. We will require everyone taking the 2022 course to certify that you have been vaccinated against Covid-19 (including the 2nd jab) to take the ski courses or even to come to the prerequsite InfoEve in Oct-Dec and present a negative Covid test. Please have a EU Covid-Vaccination Certificate issued to you, either printed or digital. If you have received your vaccination at a Vaccination Centre, you can directly download it from your account with the Vaccination Centre, if you have received your vaccination via a GP or similar, you need to present your ID and Vaccination Passport/Impfausweis at any pharmacy and they will issue you a certificate. We will check your Certificate at the UbahnStation when we meet for your InfoEve.


Parallel Skiing

Ski Course in English with  Short Ski Method

  • Want to learn to ski?
  • Expat in Munich, Bavaria?
  • Looking for English-speaking ski lessons?
  • Or German wanting to learn to ski and improve your English?
  • You have a fear of skiing and have given up at learning to ski?

Parallel Skiing's adult beginner ski courses are the answer. They take place over the first 6 weekends of the new year, leaving from Munich and skiing at the best ski resorts for beginners in Austria. The ski courses use the Short Ski Method, or graduated length method, which means in just three weekends adult beginners move from never having worn skis on their first day of lessons to skiing confidently with parallel turn around the whole mountain on the sixth day of lessons.


With short skis and the graduated length method you learn direct parallel turn from the first day, and so you never need to unlearn the snow plough. How Ken Lawler happened upon the graduated length method from Martin Puchtler at the Skischule Nordbayern.

At Parallel Skiing everything is organized for you:

  • transport from Munich
  • lodging
  • ski equipment
  • ski passes
  • ski lessons

Before you come to any of our Ski courses you must come to an InfoEve for bootfitting, then you just turn up and have fun on the ski course.

Skikurse für Kinder München

If you are interested in Skikurse für Kinder in und um München we also have Kids Ski Course Munich for kindergarten age, bzw. KinderSkikurs München fürs Kindergarten-alter, or Skikurs für Kinder Muenchen in December and February which use extremely short skis and use the parents in the ski course, ElternKind-Skikurs.

If you are wondering whether your child is old enough for our ski course, click into Skikurs für Kinder ab wann? to find three simple criteria to use to decide.


Contact Parallel Skiing München today to join our mailing list..

Direct Parallel Turn from the Beginning

Direct Parallel Turn for First Time Beginners

 What our students say...

I am currently holidaying in Canada and stood on my skis for the first time yesterday since the class (about a year ago by now).

I was convinced that I wouldn't remember anything after such a long time, being someone who doesn't have the best control over my body.

But thanks to your unique teaching technique everything came back to me within minutes, I remembered all the funny exercises (the duck, pissing on the pole) and I was back to the same level of skiing that I had when I left your class!

After this experience I just had to write you to thank you for the fun ski weekends and everything I got to learn at the parallel skiing class. I could not have learned skiing a better way and am so glad that I took your course.

I recommend your class whenever I can and I hope that you get more and more people using your short ski technique to learn how to ski in an easy way.

Thanks to you and to all your ski instructors


It was a great experience learning to ski from you and your team.

Compared to snowboarding, it was a walk in the park, but I am pretty sure that this was possible because of the great teachers I had. I do hope you will continue doing this course and I will gladly encourage other people I know to join your lessons.


Jessica, an expat in Munich from Australia, was not the most sporty but she learned with us and blogged about direct parallel turn with Parallel Skiing's version of the graduated length method.

Read her story of how she became quite the athelete by the end of the ski course.


Jessica, Australia

Easily the best thing I've done since moving to Munich

Stefanie K

Parallel skiing is not great, it's awesome.

Rafael, Brazil

Or If you are afraid to learn to ski, read this blog from Isil who took four  weekend courses in 2015-2016 and tells how she is conquering fear of skiing. It includes a candid running commentary of her experience in the ski courses. Now she has a new blog for expats in Munich, movetomunich.com, and one of her first posts is Learn Skiing in Munich in which she tells about ski lessons at Parallel Skiing.

Isil, Turkey

I took three of your weekend courses and it was the most fun I ever had. One of the top 10 things you should do before you die.


For more great feedback check out these threads on toytowngermany.com


Maryland came only to one weekend ski course in 2016 but is already singing praises to Parallel Skiing in her blog about her adventures. She returns to finish her ski course in the 2017 Season.


Hi Ken,

I have a personal blog about my adventures, and I recently wrote about the things I did to survive my first winter in Munich. And one of the things I did (and I am really happy that I did it) was to learn how to ski. Thanks to Parallel Skiing Munich for the amazing experience! I am enrolling again this year to improve and to finish my third weekend. I cannot wait to ski with you guys soon.