The first and most important question that beginners have is what style thy choose. And there is absolutely no wrong answer, because it is more a question of faith if you prefer classic style cross country skiing or rather skating style.
In the classic style, the cross-country skis are in a fixed track and moved forward by diagonal arm or foot movements - the permanent use of cross-country ski poles is important. In contrast to the skating style, the classic style requires a bit less sense of balance - the reason why many beginners are more likely to start with the classic style.
The skating style is a little faster than the classic style. The skis do not move in a fixed track, but are guided on a smooth and groomed snow surface. The sequence of skating movements is carried out sidewards - you push yourself sideways with your skis in order to glide forward. The use of cross-country ski poles also plays an important role when using this technique. A certain sense of balance and coordination skills are absolutely necessary because you stand only on one leg at all times.
Getting started with cross-country skiing is child's play if you enlist a certified cross-country ski guide in Ötztal. Not only beginners can benefit from the know-how of a professional, courses for advanced learners continue to refine the correct sequence of movements. By the way: all cross-country ski trails within Ötztal are accessible.