School Ski Trips to Austria

School Ski Trips to Austria

A school ski trip to Austria has something to entice skiers of all abilities! Austria offers a range of charming resorts, stunning scenery and a wealth of varied ski opportunities, making it the perfect option for your next school ski trip.

Whether you’re a beginner looking to build confidence on the smaller, quieter slopes or an experienced skier seeking your next challenge, Austria’s vast range of ski resorts will provide ample opportunities to practice newly learned techniques and moves.

Why book a school ski trip to Austria?

Austria’s ski resorts have some of the best winter sports infrastructures in Europe, with perfectly groomed pistes and top-of-the-range snow-making facilities.

Renowned for its world-class ski schools for all levels, reliable snow conditions and wide use of the English language, it’s no wonder school ski trips to Austria are so popular with school groups.

Ski resorts and accommodation in Austria

When you opt for a school ski trip to Austria, you and your group can experience a whole host of benefits. Gain access to world-class ski facilities, take part in entertaining après-ski activities and help your class hone their ski skills at one of Austria's celebrated ski resorts!

With NST, you can book school ski trips across an array of ski resorts in Austria, including:

  • Gerlitzen
  • Nassfeld
  • Saalbach-Hinterglemm
  • Salzburger Sportwelt
  • Zell am See Kaprun

With wide, well-manicured nursery slopes for beginners and a variety of blue, red and black runs, a school ski trip to Austria is an excellent option for secondary school students of all abilities.

Many of our accommodation options are family-run, guaranteeing a friendly and unique atmosphere, larger purpose-built properties with modern facilities are also available. Both offer an excellent standard of accommodation and a programme of evening entertainment to keep your students entertained.

Booking a school ski trip to Austria

If you’re looking for guaranteed snow, varied skiing opportunities and world-class tuition twinned with an authentic cultural experience, book a school ski trip to Austria today.

Book your next school trip with confidence

With NST your peace of mind is guaranteed, thanks to our comprehensive package of financial protection. Our market-leading ‘Book with Confidence’ promise gives you all the reassurance you need when booking and paying for your trip and provides the full range of financial protection measures as recommended by the DfE.    

  • COVID Cancellation Protection - including full refund option

  • Financial Security - fully ABTA & ATOL protected

 

View our Austrian school ski trip resorts

School ski resort Gerlitzen, Austria

Gerlitzen

This ski resort is a popular choice for Austrian school ski trips because it has excellent areas for beginners, as well as safe runs and well-groomed slopes. Your group can also take advantage of the resort's practice ski lifts, gondolas and even a solar observatory!

  • Ski Area 0-50km
  • Top Piste Altitude +1800m
  • Group skiing ability - Beginner & Intermediate


Learn more about our school ski trips to Gerlitzen.

School ski trip resort Nassfeld, Austria

Nassfeld

This idyllic ski resort has a fantastic range of ski slopes and is renowned for its excellent snow conditions. The beginners in your group will have a wealth of nursery slopes to choose from, whereas experienced skiers can hit various red and black runs.

  • Ski Area 101km+
  • Top Piste Altitude +1800m
  • Suitable for all abilities

Learn about our school ski trips to Nassfeld.

School ski trip resort Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria

Saalbach-Hinterglemm
The Saalbach-Hinterglemm ski resort is a popular destination for school ski trips and it's easy to see why. During your stay, your class will be able to visit the quaint neighbouring villages of Saalbach and Hinterglemm. You can also visit Zell am See-Kaprun with the ski lift pass for this resort, allowing your class to take advantage of exciting après-ski activities like llama walking!

  • Ski Area 101km+
  • Top Piste Altitude +1800m
  • Suitable for all abilities

Learn more about our school ski trips to Saalbach-Hinterglemm.

School ski trip resort Salzburger Sportwelt, Austria

Salzburger Sportwelt

Situated in the heart of Austria, this resort offers fantastic skiing for all levels of expertise, making it an ideal destination for a school ski trip. You'll find something to excite skiers and snowboarders alike in this destination. On your days off the slopes, you can also take advantage of apres-ski activities like discos, the cinema and swimming in Wagrain.

  • Ski Area 101km+
  • Top Piste Altitude +1800m
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Excellent slopes for snowboarders

Learn more about our school ski trips to Salzburger Sportwelt.

School ski trip resort Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria

Zell am See-Kaprun

The stunning diversity of Zell am See-Kaprun makes this a popular destination for all ski school groups. The surrounding town of Zell am See also has a vibrant atmosphere that students will love.

Your lift pass will give you access to all the lifts in the resort, as well as the Kitzsteinhorn glacier and Saalbach-Hinterglemm ski lifts.

  • Ski Area 101km+
  • Top Piste Altitude +2500m
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Wide selection of après-ski activities

Learn more about our school ski trips to Zell am See-Kaprun.


Our most popular school ski resorts in Austria 

Our most popular school ski resorts in Austria 

Salzburger Sportwelt

Situated in the heart of Austria Salzburger Sportwelt offers fantastic skiing for all levels of expertise, many of the traditional Austrian resorts offer easy access to slopes. 

Find out more here

Zell am See-Kaprun

One of the most popular resorts in Austria with a beautiful, picturesque setting on the edge of Lake Zell. The lively town has a traffic-free centre and is ideal for a school ski trip for students of all ages. 

Find out more here

 

 

No hidden extras with our inclusive ski packages

Our prices include everything you'll need to run a successful ski trip with no hidden extras once you've booked. As an established provider of school ski trips to Austria, we’re able to offer you outstanding value due to our long-standing relationships with our Austrian accommodation, ski schools, and equipment partners in resort. Our packages include: 

  • Executive coach transport from & to school & throughout your trip or return flights & overseas transfers 
  • Full board accommodation including evening meal on last day 
  • Ski equipment hire including skis, boots, poles & helmets 
  • Lift passes
  • 4 or 5 hrs ski tuition per day with highly qualified, certified instructors
  • Services of a dedicated NST Ski Rep in your Austrian resort
  • 'In-house’ evening entertainment programme
  • Après ski pre-booking service
  • Generous free place ratio 
  • Group travel winter sports insurance

Dedicated NST Ski Rep to support you in Austria 

Your NST Ski Rep will support you throughout your stay in your chosen Austrian resort, they’ll assist and support you in the running of your ski programme. They'll:

  • Liaise with ski school & your hotel
  • Assist with collection of lift passes
  • Assist with organisation of ski fit
  • Deliver a free in-house evening entertainment programme
  • Co-ordinate local après-ski activities
  • Undertake health & safety checks & arrange a fire drill

 

Ways to make your budget go further

Small group programme 

Our small group programme is a great option if you’re trying to keep costs down or launching your first school ski trip. We’ll twin your group with a similar small group from another school for the duration of your trip, you’ll share the same coach, ski school programme and the services of an NST Rep. We’ll provide you with contact details for the other group so you can communicate ahead of your trip. 

 

Lowest possible price with FlexiSki

Make your budget go further with FlexiSki. You’ll choose your preferred destination in Austria and promote your trip within your school. We’ll confirm your resort name and accommodation in October for groups travelling in February and in December for groups travelling at Easter. 

 

Resources, support & information to help your ski trip run smoothly:

 

Free school ski trip promotion pack

FREE ski trip promotion pack

We’ll support you and provide everything you need to advertise your ski trip around school and to parents. Our free school trip promotion pack consists of:

  • Parents’ letter & permission slip template 
  • A3 posters to promote your trip around school
  • PowerPoint presentation bespoke to your trip to share with parents 
  • Kit list with useful advice on clothing, recommended pocket money & luggage allowance 
  • Get ski fit! Fact sheet with recommended strength exercises and HITT training 

Risk assessment support 

Risk assessment support 

Risk assessment plays a vitally important part in the planning and organisation on any school ski trip.

Our risk assessment guide aims to help you understand more about your obligations and how you can more effectively manage group safety on your ski trip and provide you with risk assessments for your trip. 

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Locate My Trip uses GPS technology and is the easy, convenient way for your school to follow your location whilst on tour. Specifically designed to provide reassurance to both parents and teachers, NST will know where your group are 24/7. If your schedule needs to change, we’ll put plans in place to keep your tour on track. 

With Locate My Trip your group can also share photos and videos with the school and parents, via a secure link, to keep them updated on your experience whilst you’re away.

Watch our short Locate My Trip video here.

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Save time and stay on track with your school trip admin with our online organiser - designed to help busy teachers like you.

With My Tour Manager, you'll be able to download FREE resources and access trip paperwork online and in one place. Your personalised checklist details what you need to do and by when, plus you'll receive fortnightly reminders too.

What's more, you can take all your trip documents on the go whilst on your tour with our app, My Tour Manager-On-the-Go.

Find out more and watch out short My Tour Manager video here.

Snowsport Organiser Course 

Snowsport Organiser Course 

This one-day course has been specifically designed for group leaders to help them organise ski courses safely, responsibly, and efficiently to provide maximum educational benefit to young people. The course is accredited by Snowsport England (the National Governing Body for Skiing and Snowboarding in England), and is recommend for all adults accompanying young people on ski trips.

The course is a classroom-based theory course, split into two sessions and is recognised as appropriate training by most LEAs. Please get in touch to discuss dates for the next course.

 

Teacher Preview Visits 

Teacher Preview Visits 

Take advantage of our Teacher Preview Visit, an ideal opportunity to: 

  • Try out your chosen accommodation & conduct valuable risk assessments
  • Assess the suitability of your chosen resort, skiing & evening entertainment programme 

We’ll arrange for you to stay in the accommodation you’re planning to use for your group, if this is not available, we’ll suggest an alternative nearby and arrange for you to visit your chosen accommodation. You’ll make your flight and car hire arrangements. 

Why choose NST...

Here's why thousands of teachers choose NST each year...

  • Unrivalled knowledge

Your dedicated Tour Co-ordinator will use their unrivalled local knowledge and expertise of our Austrian resorts to create a ski programme to meet your group’s exact needs.

  • Making it easier for you

With our online school trip organiser, travel app, and trip launch resources to support your in-school promotion.

  • Free group leader inspection visits

We offer a free inspection visit to your chosen resort in Austria to support your risk assessment planning. 

  • Value for money

We’re committed to bringing you the best possible value ski trips to help make every penny count.

  • More than 50 years’ experience

With over 50 years’ experience, with NST you can rest assured that your group is in safe hands.

 

  • Risk assessment guidance

Our risk assessment guidance will help you to manage group safety on your next ski trip. 

  • Peace of mind

Your group’s location can be followed with our trip tracking device - Locate My Trip - plus you’ll have 24/7 support from us whilst you’re away.

  • Support from our Ski Reps in Austria

Your NST Ski Rep will support you throughout your stay, they’ll assist and support you in the running of your ski programme.

  • Offsetting carbon emissions

For every trip taken, we'll plant a Maya nut tree in Peru to support reforestation, local communities & biodiversity. Plus, we'll offset an additional tonne of CO2 to guarantee carbon emission reductions. 

Speak to one of our Austria school ski experts

Our team of school ski experts has first-hand experience of all the resorts and accommodation we offer in Austria. They’ll advise on the best ski resort location based on your group’s individual needs and requirements.

If you have a specific learning objective in mind for your ski trip to Austria, we can support you by arranging excursions, cultural activities, and study sessions, such as geography field studies and environmental studies.

Looking for protection on your next school ski trip? 

Booking with a school travel company is the best way for you to protect parents’ money and give yourself peace of mind.  

 

Don’t forget – if your school arranges transport, accommodation and other services directly, you’ll be liable under the Package Travel Regulations – meaning you’ll have all the responsibilities of a travel company, both legal and financial. 

 

Financial protection from the moment you book

NST are fully bonded:

  • ABTA
  • ATOL
  • IATA

Managing safety on school trips

For your protection, NST's independently audited Safety Management System covers:

  • 24-hour emergency cover
  • Audited accommodation & transport
  • Excursions & school visit assessment
  • Group leader preview visits to assist with risk assessment planning

We're LOtC Council’s Quality Badge assured

The Department for Education advises schools to always look for the LOtC Quality Badge when choosing a school travel provider.