Wengen's hoteliers were the driving force behind the formation of the first ski school (1930) in the village because their British guests were eager to learn the new sporting discipline. Ski lessons were financed by the hoteliers and free of charge to guests.
Christian Rubi (1897 - 1985) from Grindelwald, by profession teacher at Wengen High School, was also a keen mountaineer and became the first head of Wengen Ski School. He regarded the instruction of the ski instructors themselves, including the learning of foreign languages, to be of paramount importance.
Poco después, la asociación turística Suiza y, entre otras, los Ferrocarriles Suizos y el Servicio Postal de Correos fundaron la Escuela Suiza de Esquí. Christian Rubi fue nombrado director general y asesor técnico (1934-1965) Durante este periodo y por primera vez, los directores de las numerosas escuelas existentes en Suiza, recibieron a su vez entrenamiento.
The Swiss Tourism Association and, amongst others, the Swiss Federal Railways and the PTT (Swiss Postal Services) founded the Swiss Ski School Association in 1934. Christian Rubi was the first Director and Technical Manager, from 1934 until 1965. For the first time ever, the heads of the by then numerous Swiss ski schools also received training.