Welcome to Otto Hollaus Snowsports Academy!

Since 1946 we have established a tradition of excellence in helping children and adults experience the joy of snow sports.

Having pioneered the concept of a "traveling school," we visit a variety of ski areas within a 60-mile radius of the Twin Cities. This format provides our students with new and different learning experiences each week.

  • Our all-day lesson programs create a positive learning environment through strong instructional curriculum content in the morning coupled with fun, yet structured, activities in the afternoon.
  • Our class size is small to facilitate individual attention for all students.
  • Our staff are the best. They are always ready to provide assistance, security and comfort. Highly trained, they are passionate about winter sports, dedicated to their students' well-being, and possess a genuine love of working with youth.
  • In teaching, connecting with students is vital for learning. Our teaching model addresses the cognitive, physical and affective development of our students to maximize the learning experience.
  • Etiquette. Respect. Responsibility. Sportsmanship. Team building. When working with youth we place the same importance on developing life skills as we do on developing skiing/riding skills.