Historically, Austria's ski resorts were the first place most British people headed to when they wanted to indulge their passion for winter sports. Resorts such as Kitzbuhel and Kaprun are world famous and still high on the list of great places to take students on their first school ski trip! France may have the reputation for mega ski areas that are extremely well organised and undeniably great fun, but for a traditional skiing experience; the atmosphere, charm and overall value for money make Austria's resorts destinations not to be overlooked.
The great thing about taking a school ski group is that you usually don't need the huge variety of skiing that most accomplished skiers crave. With a group of beginner or intermediate ability school children you need a child friendly resort with good nursery areas, (preferably close to your accommodation) plus a handful of enjoyable green and blue runs to progress to. With this in mind, you have your pick of Austrian resorts and it is no wonder some school ski tour operators specialise in Austria alone.
Below you will find our pick of the best resorts in Austria for your school skiing trip. We consider the ease of travel and getting there, the facilities available for beginners, the snowfall, your accommodation options and plenty more. If, on the other hand, you are more concerned about price than location, just fill in the form and let us find you the best deal for your school ski trip to Austria.
Attracted to Austria, but not too fussed about which resort? Tell us your basic requirements and we will gather the best prices from the ski operators who take school groups to Austria.
© Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG
Kaprun and the Kitzsteinhorn glacier is a well known ski resort in Salzburg province, Austria. Good blue runs to allow you to start exploring the mountain.
...Kaprun Zell Am See
© Ikarus / Salzburger Sportwelt
For party leaders looking for a great place to take their school skiing group trip, Salzburger Sportwelt really does have everything you could wish for!
© Wöckinger/ Saalbach Hinterglemm
The resort of Saalbach Hinterglemm is one of Austria's most popular ski destinations, with excellent facilities for skiers of all abilities, and night skiing.
© TVB Sankt Johann-Alpendorf, Atelier Oczlon
Alpendorf is an incredibly attractive ski resort very popular with UK school groups. This relatively small resort has excellent provision for beginners.
© Zillertal Tourismus GmbH
The resorts of the Ziller valley and the Hintertux Glacier in the Tyrolean Alps join together to form a ski area that is hard to beat for school ski trips.
© Dachstein West
Dachstein West is charming and friendly and the surrounding slopes are wooded with flat trails. We can offer great value packages for school group ski holidays.
© Bad Kleinkirchheim Tourismus
Bad Kleinkirchheim in Austria, has 25 ski lifts and 32 ski runs. The majority of the resort is perfect for beginner-intermediate and intermediate skiers.