If you are looking for great skiing, fantastic scenery and plenty to occupy the students, even when they aren’t on the ski slopes, here are five good reasons to look at Austria.
Great Skiing for All Levels of Skier
One of the important things about choosing a ski resort for your school ski trip is that it is able to accommodate a wide range of ability.
Austrian resorts are very traditional and have a reputation for being the starting point for young and developing skiers.
The popular resort of Bad Kleinkirchheim or BKK is a great example; it has over 100km of perfectly groomed pistes which splits into 19km of blue runs, 77km of red pistes and 8 black runs.
Accomplished Ski Schools
It was in Austria that the ground-breaking stem turn and the parallel turn were developed and then used throughout the ski world.
Evolving techniques of teaching and coaching at all levels is part of the ethos of the ‘Austrian Way of Skiing’ and the modern day method of taking large radius turns on the edge of the skis or carving has once again revolutionised the sport.
A Broad Range of Student Friendly Accommodation
One of the most noticeable benefits for schools travelling to Austria is that they can offer a very broad range of accommodation for groups.
There are very traditional family run hotels like the Hotel Altepost with rustic charm right through to modern activity based destinations such as Camp Royal X which have a sports hall, climbing wall and swimming pool.
The fun doesn’t stop when the lifts close; school groups can always find plenty to do for students in the evenings.
Whether it is skating, tubing, swimming or sporting activities for active groups or more social events such as a quiz, karaoke night or disco they can all form part of your itinerary in Austria.
Value for Money
There is always an implied pressure to offer great value for money when you are scheduling a school trip.
It is on this issue that you can reflect on all the other points made; great skiing, ski schools accommodation and evening entertainment and it becomes plain that when combined well a structured and competitive approach to pricing, value for money is the best way of explaining why skiing in Austria is so popular.
Sample Offer for Peak Season Austria 2020
£842 Per Student
Based on 40 Students and 5 Staff travelling in February Half Term 2020:
- 8 days Executive Coach Travel
- Return Ferry
- 5 Nights Full Board Accommodation in the Hotel Altepost
- 5 Days Lift Pass
- 5 Days Equipment Hire (Including Helmet)
- 5 Days (5 hours per day) Ski Lessons
- Resort Rep
- Expert Travel Management Preparation