Is Germany a good option for your school ski trip? Absolutely, and we will explain why...
Of course you are not going to find resorts to rival their neighbours in Austria, Switzerland and France, yet, Germany's Bavarian and Allgäu Alps are home to a couple of dozen ski resorts, some of which push up above 2000m, and offer reliable snow. The resort of Garmisch Partenkirchen will be a familiar name to anyone who has followed any world cup skiing. Prices can be very reasonable if you shop around, and flights have become much better value since the rise of the low cost airline.
As a teacher you may be looking at Germany due to the fact that your students also study German as part of the Modern Foreign Language curriculum. Increasing numbers of schools are using their school skiing trip as a combined physical education and language/cultural education trip. The architecture, customs and hospitality remain unchanged by the modern world, allowing pupils to really get under the skin of Germany and practice their language skills. The Bavarian Alps are stunning and the whole region has plenty to offer visiting UK school groups.
Ski resorts in Germany are home to a wide variety of winter sports. Examples include ice skating, sleigh rides, and cross country skiing. You will perhaps not be surprised to hear that German ski resorts are highly efficient, though they can be expensive and do get extremely busy at weekends, although no more so that any other popular European ski resorts. On your school ski trip you will get better value for money if you choose a hotel or guesthouse that is located slightly out of the main resorts - this does mean a short bus or coach trip to the ski area for your students each morning, but it's all part of the fun of a school trip!
Like the idea of Germany, 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 Germany.