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Posted: 04 July 2017

Italy is Now Your Favourite School Ski Trip Destination!

A survey carried out by the School Travel Forum has revealed that Italy is now the most popular choice of destination for school ski trips, beating old favourites Austria and France!

And we can’t say we’re surprised. Italy offers incredible value and a fantastic range of child-friendly resorts. Here’s a closer look at why Italy is so popular for school ski trips:

High standard of accommodation

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Italy is Now Your Favourite School Ski Trip Destination!

In our experience, Italy’s school group-friendly hotels are often of a much higher standard than in other countries.

They usually boast excellent facilities and many also allow for doorstep skiing – which often commands a premium elsewhere.

Quieter slopes

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Italy is Now Your Favourite School Ski Trip Destination!

Italians tend to view skiing as a weekend activity. This means that during the week the Italian slopes are often very quiet indeed.

Not only does this mean your students will spend more time skiing and less time queueing, but they’ll also feel more relaxed and less intimidated than in a busier resort.

Plus, there are loads of hidden gems to explore, where the slopes are even quieter!

Incredible food

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Italy is Now Your Favourite School Ski Trip Destination!

Your students will already have some experience of Italian cuisine (or, at least, a British version of it!), so many of the dishes will be familiar to them.

Let’s face it, kids love pizza, pasta and ice cream, so you know even the pickiest of eaters are going to find something to eat.

Plus, hot lunches often come as standard in Italy. This is important for ensuring your students are properly fuelled for their afternoon skiing sessions.

Warm welcome

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Italy is Now Your Favourite School Ski Trip Destination!

You’ll never receive a warmer welcome than the one you receive in Italy.

In fact, by the end of the week, you may very well feel like a local or even part of the family!

Many of our groups fall in love with resorts thanks to the kindness of the locals they meet there, and often return year-on-year for that very reason.

Fantastic value for money

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Italy is Now Your Favourite School Ski Trip Destination!

Italy offers fantastic value for money – not only for the initial package, but in resort too!

Snacks and drinks only cost a few euros, which means that your students’ pocket money will stretch further here – an important consideration when trying to ensure the trip is accessible to as many students as possible.

Spectacular scenery

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Italy is Now Your Favourite School Ski Trip Destination!

From Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn in the Alps, to the spectacular pink granite of the Dolomites, Italy offers spectacular scenery which is certain to make a big impression on your students!

Ready to plan your school ski trip to Italy?

Take a look at our wide range of Italian resort and let us know if you have any questions!

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Italy is Now Your Favourite School Ski Trip Destination!

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