School Ski Trips to Austria

School Ski Trips to Austria

Austria offers a range of charming resorts, stunning scenery, and a wealth of varied ski opportunities for all abilities, making it the perfect option for your next Austria 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.

Skiing facilities in 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

Booking a school ski trip to Austria comes with many benefits. 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, Austria is an excellent option for secondary school students of all skiing 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.

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

Gerlitzen

Gerlitzen

A school ski trip favourite, ideal for beginners and improving skiers with excellent areas for beginners as well as safe runs and well-groomed slopes.

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

 

Learn more about our ski trips to Gerlitzen here.

Nassfeld

Nassfeld

This idyllic ski resort has a fantastic range of ski slopes and is renowned for its excellent snow conditions. 

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

 

Learn more about our ski trips to Nassfeld here.

Saalbach-Hinterglemm

Saalbach-Hinterglemm

A popular destination for school ski trips with the neighbouring villages of Saalbach and Hinterglemm forming one of the Alp's top resorts. 

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

 

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

Salzburger Sportwelt

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. 

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

 

Learn more about our ski trips to Salzburger Sportwelt here.

Zell am See-Kaprun

Zell am See-Kaprun

The stunning diversity of Zell am See-Kaprun makes this a popular destination for all ski school groups. 

  • Ski Area 101km+
  • Top Piste Altitude +2500m
  • Suitable for all abilities

 

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

 


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.