In line with tradition, the AMG division of Mercedes-Benz organises AMG winter driving courses on snow and ice not only in Lapland, but also in Saalfelden, Austria. New is also the one-day training programme in Austria. Here are the prices for all driving courses.

Arjeplog is a well-known destination for the automotive industry as manufacturers have been testing prototypes in winter conditions there for years.
Also there, some manufacturers offer ice and snow driving courses directly on the frozen lakes in the area where prototypes are tested.

At Arjeplog, on a 337,000 sq m frozen lake, various handling tracks are set up where drivers can drive their cars on 90 cm thick ice. They can experience everything from driving on slippery ice surfaces to ones covered in solid snow – a perfect scenario for a feeling of traction and steering precision.

Due to the energy crisis that has led to massive inflation, Mercedes-AMG has decided to offer a more affordable, one-day driving course starting this year, with overnight accommodation at a closer destination in Saalfelden in Austria.
It is called Discover and is aimed at beginners and takes place at the Driving Technique Experience Centre of the Austrian Automobile Club ÖAMTC.

Mercedes-AMG offers a wide range of driving programmes from beginners to advanced. Here are these programmes.
DISCOVER – aimed at beginners, focuses on driving safety and getting to know Mercedes-AMG models. Available in January 2023 in Saalfelden, Austria.
Price: 790 euro for one day with overnight stay in 4-star Gut Brandlhof hotel

DISCOVER WEEKEND – also for beginners. Available in January 2023.
Price: 1,790 euro for two days in 4-star Gut Brandlhof hotel

PERFORMANCE – advance training in which drivers learn the correct way to handle the Mercedes-AMG vehicles on snow and ice. Available in January-February 2023 in Arjeplog, Sweden.
Cars available: Mercedes–AMG A 45 S, Mercedes–AMG C 63 S Coupé, Mercedes-AMG EQE 53
Price: 1,990 euro for three days in 4-star Silverhatten Hotel

PERFORMANCE WEEKEND – the same program like Performance
Price: 2,990 euro for four days in 4-star Silverhatten Hotel

ADVANCED WEEK– is a five days course to improve driving skills, get to know the Nordschleife re-prepared on ice and experience the full performance of the latest Mercedes-AMG vehicles. Available in January-March 2023 in Arjeplog, Sweden.
Cars available: Mercedes–AMG A 45 S, Mercedes–AMG C 63 S Coupé, Mercedes–AMG GT 63 S, Mercedes-AMG EQE 53
Price: 6,990 euro for 5 days in 4-star AMG Lodge

ADVANCED WEEKEND – the same program like Advanced Week but one day shorter
Price: 5,990 euro for 4 days in 4-star AMG Lodge

PRO WEEK – Drivers wishing to take the Pro course must first complete the Advanced programme. This course gives you the opportunity to drive yourself in the car and improve your driving performance on ice and snow. Available in January-March 2023 in Arjeplog, Sweden.
Cars available: Mercedes–AMG A 45 S, Mercedes–AMG C 63 S Coupé, Mercedes–AMG GT 63 S, Mercedes-AMG EQE 53
Price: 9,990 euro for 5 days in 4-star AMG Lodge

PRO PLUS WEEK – This level is for drivers who have driving ambitions or want to specialise in race track driving. Available in January-March 2023 in Arjeplog, Sweden.
Cars available: Mercedes–AMG A 45 S, Mercedes–AMG C 63 S Coupé, Mercedes–AMG GT 63 S, Mercedes-AMG EQE 53
Price: 11,990 euro for 5 days in 4-star AMG Lodge

Some training programmes include a spectacular ride in the AMG Ice taxi with professional drivers demonstrating what is possible in extreme conditions with studded tyres.

Participants have the chance to meet well-known drivers and AMG Brand Ambassadors for selected training sessions. So, you can meet Maro Engel, Bernd Schneider, Karl Wendlinger and Bernd Mayländer.

Maro Engel is the newly crowned lap record holder at the Nurburgring with the new Mercedes-AMG One and is one of the best GT3 drivers. With 5 titles, Bernd Schneider is the record holder in DTM while Karl Wendlinger was a former F1 driver between 1991 and 1995 and DTM between 2002 and 2003. Bernd Maylander has been the safety car driver in F1 since 2000.





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