School ski trip to Italy
The best italian resorts for school groups
Italy's picturesque landscapes and distinctive charm make this country's many world class ski resorts perfect for your school's ski trip to Italy. The friendly welcome from the locals creates an amicable ambiance perfect for the children to fulfill their potential on the slopes, and to enjoy their trip abroad with their peers. In addition to the Italy's warm, hospitable culture, Italy is also great value for money making it a good economical choice for a school ski trip. Moreover, the ski conditions in Italy are also great! There are many snow-sure resorts, with less crowded slopes making it a great place for the students to learn and progress in their skiing. Read our detailed guide to the top five Italian ski resorts for schools!
Choice of ski areas – The two main ski areas in Italy are known as the Milky Way and the Dolomites Super Ski area. Between them they provide numerous great resorts, with plenty of choice for beginners and intermediate skiers - ideal for your school ski group.
Eating in Italy
Another reason to take your school ski trip in Italy is the delicious, sumptuous selection of food available in the resorts. The traditional authentic Italian cuisine, including first-class fresh pasta, pizza, salads, and coffee will be popular with students and teachers alike. Even the most fussy eaters will enjoy the fantastic food, as there is something for everybody. Furthermore, the restaurants are reasonably priced and cheaper than the neighbouring Swiss resort of Zermatt.
Cervinia's reliable snow
Being the most snow-sure Italian resort, Cervinia is an excellent choice to take your school group to. It is one of the world's leading ski resorts, yet has many advantages for beginners and intermediates because there are plenty of gentle slopes. Nevertheless, it also has access to Europe's highest ski lifts and the slopes reach a height of 3450 metres. Cervinia has a long season, which starts in late October and lasts until early May. Consequently, you can travel there whenever is most convenient for your staff. Furthermore, because Cervinia is such a high-altitude ski resort with excellent snow conditions, it is an extremely striking resort, as it has such a vast and enchanting glacial terrain.
Five reasons to choose Italy for your next school ski trip...
The Food – Most people will agree that when it comes to Alpine cuisine, the Italian ski resorts offer the best choice for your students. Filling up on wonderful pastas and perfect pizzas is a great way to keep everyone happy and fuelled up for the day's skiing.
Low prices – Although Italy does have a good number of fashionable resorts, compared to other parts of the Alps, your money will go further once you are in Italy. You won't find that single lunch at a slope side trattoria will eat up half of your week's spending money.
Sno-sure resorts – High altitude means more reliable snowfall, and Italy often impresses when it comes to fresh powder. While some parts of the Alps are waiting for snow, Italy is quite often blessed due to its unique geography.
Did we mention food? – Cured meats, mountain cheeses such as Fontina and Montasio, steaming bowls of soups, stews and gnocchi. Seriously, eating well is key to a successful school ski trip. You cannot fail to eat well in Italy!