A school ski trip is a wonderful idea for any teacher looking to reward their pupils whilst also providing a valuable experience. There are many important life lessons and skills that one can learn on the mountain, plus the exercise and fresh air can do wonders for your students’ mental and physical well-being.
It is important to pick the right resort when you are searching on behalf a large group of students: I am confident that Obertauern In Austria is a great choice. Here are just a few of the reasons why the resort is perfect for a fun, valuable and memorable school ski trip.
Obertauern has a wide range of skiing for any ability, which makes it ideal for a large group where you are likely to have beginners, intermediates and a few advanced skiers among your ranks. There are enough runs to keep each group happy, which should enable them to improve their abilities over the course of the trip. Additionally, the nursery slopes are just a short walk from the hotel which makes things a lot less stressful for nervous newbies. The friendly instructors can help students of any ability to explore and develop their skills.
The lift systems are always a concern at a resort; not at Obertauern, where the lifts are efficient and some even have heated seats for those extra cold days! It will depend on when you visit but the queues are usually very quick even during peak times.
There is plenty of fun and games to be had once the sun sets on Obertauern. One of the most popular activities is swimming in the Therme Amadé thermal spa where pupils can indoor and outdoor pools (in the snow), water slides, a jacuzzi and a wave machine.
Night skiing is another brilliant activity to try as it paints the mountain in an entirely different light. Whisking down the fresh white mountain under the stars is a magical experience and something that the entire class is sure to love. Another great après activity is tobogganing – the class can do their best Cool Runnings impersonation at the 1.5km floodlit run before warming up with a hot chocolate in the nearby restaurant.
Hotel Jugendalpincenter is the perfect accommodation for those on a school ski trip because it is purpose-built for groups. There is enough space and facilities for you to spread out and for the kids to occupy themselves for any time that they are not on the slopes.
The hotel has recently been refurbished and now features its own cinema, sports hall, lounge area, disco and games rooms. There are also 4 separate restaurant areas where you can enjoy breakfast buffets and three-course meals at lunch and in the evening. On top of all this, Hotel Jugendalpincenter is located directly outside the 6-seater Schaidbergbahn chairlift, so access to the slopes is incredibly easy each day.
So there we have it: Obertauern is ideal for a school ski trip. It is sure to be an amazing experience that helps to strengthen bonds back in the classroom.
John Gardiner is the Managing Director of The School Travel Company, a tour operator specialising in educational travel for school and youth groups. Whether you’re planning school ski trips to Europe or North America, day trips in the UK or educational tours abroad, you can trust the value of their itineraries, which can be ready-made or specifically designed to suit the needs of your group.