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Posted: 23 October 2019

What's New for the 2019/20 Ski Season?

Here's your round-up of what's new for the 2019/20 ski season!

Due to popular demand, we’ve increased our capacity in Cimone!

Cimone is fast becoming one of our most popular resorts and so, to meet demand, we’ve increased our capacity in the resort!

One reason it’s becoming so popular is that it offers a similar model to Andorra (i.e. hot lunches and ski storage on the slopes) for less, offering incredible value for school groups.

The slopes are also generally very quiet, even during February half term, with lift queues almost non-existent. This means your students will spend a lot more time skiing here than in other resorts.

Added to that, the incredibly warm Italian hospitality and delicious, child-friendly food always makes it a hit with the students.

Very good for beginners and intermediates – lovely resort and fairly quiet, so good for schools.Goffs Academy, Feb 2019

And we’ve increased capacity in Prato Nevoso/Artesina too!

Prato Nevoso/Artesina is consistently one of our most popular school ski destinations, because it quite simply offers an unforgettable school ski experience. So much so, that we often have groups returning year-on-year. Which is why it was no surprise to us when it won ‘Best School Ski Resort’ at last year’s School Travel Awards!

Now the resort has become so popular with our groups, we’ve had to increase capacity. Don’t worry though, despite its popularity among our groups, Prato Nevoso/Artesina is still somewhat of a hidden gem and remains one of the quieter resorts we offer, making it the perfect base for your school ski trip to Italy.

Prato Nevoso never fails to be a fantastic destination with excellent hotel facilities and the best instructors I’ve ever worked with. Our kids absolutely love the trip, it all works so well. We’re looking forward to 2020 already! Such a well-organised trip, thank you Halsbury!Woking High School, Feb 2019

More options for low-season school ski trips

Looking for a last-minute low season school ski trip for 2021?

We now have an even greater choice of resorts for you to choose from, all offering excellent value for money and an unforgettable ski experience for your students.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information on low-season school ski trips.

New beginners’ area planned in Sansicario

Plans to install a new 100m magic carpet directly behind the Olympic Centre, where many of our groups stay, could make Sansicario an even more exciting choice for school ski groups as it would mean your students could get straight out on to the slopes.

Plans also include floodlights, which offer the possibility of night skiing, and we’ve also heard that there may well be tobogganing available in the area, providing yet more après-ski options for hotel guests who are already well served by the property’s other on-site leisure facilities.

New ski lifts for Les 2 Alpes

A new 8-seater gondola will connect the La Fée sector to the glacier, allowing faster access to the highest skiing. A new, faster chairlift will also allow better access to the Crêtes area.

These developments will make Les 2 Alpes an even more attractive proposition for school ski groups travelling early or late in the season, particularly before Christmas and during Easter.

More upgrades and investment in Austria

In Kitzbühel, the new Fleckalmbahn is due to open in December, replacing the original gondola lift which was installed in 1984 and carried over 30 million passengers.

The project includes a new base and top station, ski storage facility, larger maintenance garage and a state-of-the-art ski shop.

The new gondola will have heated seats and a capacity of 2590 people per hour, with a journey time of 11 minutes travelling at a speed of 7m per second.

And on 30th November the new 3K K-onnection will launch in Kaprun. This ultra-modern tri-cable gondola will link the Maiskogel and Kitzsteinhorn ski areas, essentially allowing direct access from Kaprun to the glacier for the very first time.

It will also then be possible to reach the mountain station of the Kitzsteinhorn which, at 3,029m is the highest point in Salzburg, via a 12km gondola ride that offers some of the most spectacular views.

Starting to think about your next school ski trip?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any further information, or to request your tailor-made quote.

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