Werneri courses for children and young people (courses held in finnish only)

Werneri is a ski school concept that enables fun and high-quality skiing and snowboarding lessons for children. The Werneri ski school concept was developed by the Finnish Ski Center Association and is used all over the country. Talma is one of the largest ski schools in the country and the organizer of Werneri courses!

The price of the Werner course always includes lift tickets during the lesson! Please note, all courses (both children and adults) are in finnish! If you need teaching in english, please book a private lesson with and english speaking teacher.

WERNERI ESIKOULU for 4 year old (2x90min) Usually saturdays and Sundays during one weekend.
We have created 2 x 90-minute long Werneri's Preschool for 4-year-olds, which helps four-year-olds take their first steps on skis in a flock of the same age. We can also assess whether the child is ready for the LumiWerneri course during this season. The teachers of Werneri Preschool give their honest opinion on whether SnowWerneri is the right solution for your child this season. It is important that the child experiences feelings of realization and success in the right reference environment and at the right goal level. In our course calendar, you can find the schedules of Werneri Preschool for this season. The goal of the preschool is to create readiness for SnowWerneri, stopping at the marked place and the first turns from the mid exit point of the children's slope carpet lift. On this course, adults are more than welcome to follow the teaching, for help and emotional support.

LAUTANAPEROT (snowboarding) is meant for children between 5-7 years, who have never snowboarded before. Course lenght is 2 x90min and runs on two consecutive days. Course includes getting to know the snowboard, sliding on the board and moving around with it. Participants will also learn about basic slope manners, carpet lift usage and slope safety. On this course, adults are more than welcome to follow the teaching, for help and emotional support.

LUMIWERNERI (with skis) is intended for 5-14 year olds who are taking their first steps on downhill skis. The aim of the course is to learn and consider basic skiing skills (smooth plow turns), use of Talma lifts, slope behavior and slope safety issues. 

LumiWerneri course is normally on 4 days, but occasionally we also offer 2 day courses. Then the Lumiwerneri 3. ja 4. kerta - course is meant as continuation for those 2 day courses. A child can also participate, if they have otherwise already skiied a little.

VAUHTIWERNERI (with skis)
Requirement for this course is either Lumiwerneri course or same basic level of skills and ability to use Talma's front slope lifts. It is recommended to practise independently in between courses. Age recommendation 6-14 years. The aim of this course is to proceed towards parallel skiing, learn more about technique and increase speed in skiing.

LUMILAUTAWERNERI (SNOWBOARD 1)
The minimum age limit for the course is 8 years. The course is intended for snowboarding beginners or young people who have tried snowboarding a few times on their own. The aim of the course is to learn basic snowboarding skills, turn sequences, slope safety issues and the use of ski lifts during the course.

SNOWBOARD 2, SECOND LEVEL
The basic requirement is the basic skill level of those who have taken the Snowboard Werneri course. The child can master Talma's telescopic/button lifts. The goal of the course is smooth, speedy snowboarding and versatile control of snowboard handling skills.

All Werneri course participants can rent an equipment package from the rental company for two hours (course session) for 15 euros.

15-year-olds: See adult courses section.

Advanced level: Alppi Camps

The length of all advanced level courses is always 5 x 100 minutes.

ALPPI CAMP 2 / VauhtiWerneri's Advanced course (alpine skis recommended)
The course is intended for children aged 7-14 who have attended VauhtiWerneri and have mastered all Talma lifts and front slope. The course focuses on smooth and versatile parallel skiing, development of carving with the help of rhythmic "tracks" of the same and different radius, free and speed skiing, versatile development of skiing skills and the basics of jumping. The course is only implemented if there are at least 5 people registered for it. The maximum size of the course is 18 children

TRACK SKIING TECHNIQUE AND EXERCISES/ALPPI CAMP 3
The track skiing course and exercises are intended for 7-14 year olds who can ski quickly with cutting turns. For children and young people who already have VauhtiWerneri Advanced Level skills in their pockets. The aim of the course is to familiarize the children with the basics of track skiing techniques and exercises on different slopes, and at the same time further develop each individual's own downhill and skiing skills. The course is only implemented if there are at least 5 people registered for it. The maximum group size of the course is 12 children.

Adult courses (in finnish)

Starter course

Adult starter course is aimed at all the adults that have had skis/board on their feet 0-1 times or have had a long break in skiing/snowboarding.

Courses comprise of warm-up and quality teaching.
After the course you can ski on easy slopes independently, know ski equipment, can use the ski lifts, do snowplough turns/first turns with snowboard and stop. In addition you will know the slope rules.

After the course you will feel that you can learn to ski/snowboard also as an adult!

Level 2

This course is meant after the starter course or with similar level of skills:
- You can snowplough and stop and can use the lift independently
- You know the slope rules in practise
- You want to continue with this fun hobby to the next level. You will get good knowledge to ski with the kids as well as to travel to Lapland for skiing.