When it comes to deciding where to head on your school skiing trip to Italy, the country is divided into two main areas, both of which are found at the northern tip of this passionate ski loving nation: Piedmont and Dolomites.
The Piedmont are offers more than a thousand kilometers of piste skiing and often has good quantities of fresh powder while the rest of the Alps are struggling for snow. There are more than 50 ski resorts in this region, plenty of which are child friendly and great for school trips to Italy, and offered by UK ski operators.
The Dolomite Mountains are something to behold, their enormous vertical walls towering above the 12 ski areas located in this part of Italy. Mountain sports enthusiasts visit in their millions each year, and there are plenty of ski resorts tailor made for school skiing trips. Unlike other countries where you ski down the mountains, skiing in the Dolomites is relatively gentle, with the vicious looking mountains merely providing a stunning backdrop to your days on the slopes.
No matter what part of Italy you choose as the base for your school group, you will find yourselves well looked after, with children guaranteed a warm welcome in any Italian ski resort. There is also plenty to do when you are not taking your ski tuition, with lots of snow based activities, and more general entertainment in the resorts themselves.
Although you will find everything from snooker table flat nursery areas to seat of the pants black runs, Italy can be generalised as having good beginner skiing provision. Gentle, undulating green and blue runs are plentiful, many resorts are snowsure and there is far more sunshine than bad weather, it is no wonder that so many schools choose Italy for their school ski trip.
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The Milky Way or Via Lattea ski area in Italy's Piedmont region, is vast! Centered around the famous resort of Sestriere, school ski groups will be kept busy!
For school groups looking for the perfect skiing trip, Bormio ski resort, part of the wider Alta Valtellina ski area, has good snow and plenty of variety.
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Passo Tonale is a high altitude resort with amazing views. For school ski trips, the pistes are snowsure with excellent, well groomed snow all season long.
The Folgaria ski area in the Trentino Dolomites has 100+ kilometers of runs, and a very traditional atmosphere. School groups are made to feel very welcome.
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Aprica in the Italian Alps has around 50km of runs. As ski resorts go, Aprica is pretty small with a welcoming atmosphere, perfect for school ski trips.