Kayak Lessons & Courses


We are the only local professional Kayak School with fully qualified instructors, coaches, guides and of course our knowledge of the local area is second to none. Our equipment in the kayak school is used by the worlds leading kayakers and we work together with our partners to make sure that you not only learn to kayak or style a drop, you actually look good doing it.

So come along and join us on a course and experience a modern dynamic and pro-active style of kayaking in some of the most spectacular scenery the Alps has to offer! 


Beginners Course


Our Beginners Course is the perfect introduction to the sport of kayaking. We start the first day getting our confidence, learning the basics. Once we have mastered the basics we head off onto moving water.

We had a great kayaking Beginner course! Not only we learned a LOT from Ute during the course, we also had an awesome time paddling down these beautiful rivers in Arlberg. The beer tasted great after a day of peddling!
— Diederik & Katarina

Improvers II - III Course


Do you already have some experience of whitewater kayaking and do you now want to feel more confident on class 2-3 whitewater? Our Improvers Course II - III is the perfect way to make that happen!

I really really would like to thank Steve and Ute for the excellent time I had. Steve knew where to push me and where to let go. I enjoyed while progressing to become a competent kayaker. HUGE thanks!! See you on the river.
— Oren

Skills & Thrills Class III - IV Course


Our Skills & Thrills class III - IV course gives you the confidence to run different styles of white-water, be it: big volume, technical, continuous rapids or getting used to the Alpine style of river running.

Steve and Ute of Kayak School Arlberg deliver world class and truly personalised whitewater kayak coaching, which I have been fortunate enough to experience over the last few years.
— Justin

Alpine River Running IV - V Course


Our Alpine River Running Class IV - V course makes an advanced kayaker into a complete kayaker. So whether it is big volume, technical, continuous rapids, pulling some moves down the river or heading into a gorge, we will improve your understanding, approach and technique.

I have taken course with Steve for a few years on his home rivers. Every course I pushed my level higher than I expected. Eventually, I was kayaking rivers that I never imagined I would. Having Steve as a coach got me to the next level and more.
— Ran

Intro to Creeking Course


Making the move from running rivers to creeking should not be daunting! It is all about learning new skills well within your comfort zone. Our Introduction to Creeking course is designed for class III kayakers. 


Creeking Course


With different sections of length and grades we have the opportunity to coach the more advanced creeking techniques in one of the most outstanding settings in Europe.


Family Course


We offer bespoke Family Courses. This beginners course takes place at our lakes where we learn the basics of kayaking and gain our balance. With plenty of games to keep every member of the family active and amused it is a great way to share experiences!

Thank you for three marvellous days one the little lake and the river. Due to Utes’s immense patience and excellent teaching capacities we all had great fun learning the basics of kayaking. None of us had any experience whatsoever but Ute made this step out of the comfort zone a nice and recommendable experience. Surely we will be back.
— Family Houe