Great for progression
If you are looking for the ultimate winter experience then Obertauern is ideal for your school ski trip. The only truly purpose-built ski resort in Austria, Obertauern boasts all the mod-cons, including fantastic lifts, all of which are modern and high-speed (some even have heated seats!). The resort forms a natural ski circuit and has a range of excellent accommodation options and lively après-ski. Full of hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars, there is a truly alpine atmosphere in this resort, which makes it a great option for introducing your students to mountain life.
Particularly good for beginners and intermediates, Obertauern also has some steep black runs for the more advanced skiers. As skiing starts at around 1600m, snow is practically guaranteed from the end of November until the beginning of May. You can also opt to upgrade your ski pass to include the whole of the Oberlungau region, which covers 290km of piste. For skiers who like to travel, Obertauern is part of a ski circuit, which is best tackled in an anti-clockwise direction. The circuit can also be completed on blue slopes at a lower altitude.
Very good for intermediate skiers.
- Aylesbury High School
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Haus Wendy is a welcoming Austrian youth hotel run by Anika & Mark, in the centre of the beautiful and historic village of Mauterndorf. Haus Wendy offers sole occupancy to our groups. The ski areas of Grosseck-Speiereck, Katschberg, Fanningberg and or Obertauern are virtually on the doorstep and are ideal for schools and a popular area for all abilities.
Students stay in 4-8 bedded rooms with showers in all rooms and each room has it own adjacent toilet, adults have full en-suite twin rooms.
Breakfast and a three course evening meal are served in the main dining room. Packed lunches are provided to be taken up to the slopes.
In House Disco
Ski & Boot Room
Safe at reception
Aprés-Ski at Obertauern
swimming pool tamsweg
If you are looking for an activity where you can unwind while your group have fun in the water, the Tamsweg pool at Badeinsel is the perfect option, offering heated indoor (25m) and outdoor pools, an 80m water slide and a sauna.
therme amadé spa
The Therme Amadé Spa offers an extensive range of sauna and water experiences:
- heated indoor and outdoor pools which can be used all year round
- thrilling loop slide
- saline water
The perfect place for a little R&R after a day on the slopes!
The castle dates back to the 13th century and was once the summer residence of the archbishops of Salzburg.
night sledding obertauern
The toboggan run is 1.5 kilometres long and is floodlit every evening. The starting point and the finish are right next to Gnadenalm. A motorised skidoo takes you up the mountain (up to 7 people per skidoo). Sleds are available to hire directly at Gnadenalm.
Gnadenalm natural ice rink is the perfect place to have a go at this fun activity, which is a very popular sport in Austria.
horse-drawn sleigh rides obertauern
A horse-drawn sleigh ride in a winter wonderland is a quintessentially Austrian experience and is not to be missed!
sports centre obertauern
If your group are still full of energy even after a full day on the slopes, the Sports Centre Obertauern is the perfect place for them.
- 2 tennis courts
- Multi-purpose sports halls suitable for football and basketball
- Power & fitness centre
- Bowling alley
- Billiard table
- Games machines
night skiing obertauern
For groups that can't enough skiing, floodlights illuminate the 1,500 m run at the Edelweissbahn every Monday and Thursday. Be prepared for an unforgettable experience!