Easter School Ski Trips - where to go?

Are you setting off for you Easter school ski trip or wishing you were? Here are some ideas for '18!

When considering your next school ski trip, Easter can be a great option for schools only able to gain permission to travel out of term-time. Prices are much more accessible for many students than the busy February half term period, and Easter skiing also benefits from warmer temperatures and sunny slopes!

When looking at which Easter resort to choose, there are two main things to consider:

1. The altitude – choose a high resort (one with a glacier will give extra security)
2. A resort with a reputation for lots of snow – either with excellent snow making facilities or natural.

The higher the altitude of the skiing, the colder it is, so the snow tends to last longer in the season. Aiming for resorts that have skiing above 2000 metres is a good bench-mark, along with glaciers or north facing slopes.

Here are 3 of our favourite Easter resorts to get you started!

Kaprun – Zell am See, Austria

Kaprun is another great snow-sure Austrian resort with the Kitzsteinhorn glacier guaranteeing snow 365 days a year. The ski area of Zell am See and Kaprun covers 138km of pistes with a highest lift at 3029m.

St Anton, Austria

Located in the Arlberg region of Austria, St. Anton has an excellent snow record and the skiing season there runs from the end of November right through to the beginning of May. St Anton offers extensive high altitude skiing to a height of 2810m and there are many north facing slopes and good snow-making on the south-facing areas too.

Les Deux Alpes, France

At an impressive altitude of 3600m with the benefit of its glacier, Les Deux Alpes is a snow-sure and popular destination. Some of the easiest slopes are to be found higher up around the glacier area, making this ski resort a wonderful choice for groups with many beginners.

There are many other possibilities - call our experienced ski team on 01444 870100 and we'll find the right resort and accommodation to suit your needs.

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