Our groups’ favourite school ski trip destination, Italy offers great value for money, incredible skiing, and fewer crowds than France and Austria.
You’ll never receive a warmer welcome than the one you get in Italy. The Italians love children and will make your group feel more than comfortable. When you add to this the quality of the skiing and the lack of crowds in comparison to France and Austria, when you choose a school ski trip to Italy you can be sure you’re on to a winner.
You can also be sure of being well-fed here, with many mountain restaurants serving delicious local and national delicacies. With a group of growing students, the knowledge that their appetites will be well catered for is no small consideration.
There are two main ski regions in Italy - Piedmont and the Dolomites. One of the largest ski areas in Europe, the Milky Way (Via Lattea), is located in Piedmont (but also includes the French resort of Montgenèvre) and hosted much of the action during the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics. Certainly when it comes to varied skiing, the Milky Way is unrivalled in Italy.
For pure drama though, the Dolomites are hard to beat. Rising from the earth, these jagged peaks form a spectacular backdrop for a school ski trip. And in the evening the setting sun gives them a wonderful pinky hue! The skiing here is usually more gentle, making it great for beginners and intermediates, although there is more challenging skiing to be had if you do have more advanced skiers in your group.