If it’s variety you’re after on your next school ski trip then choose Saalbach-Hinterglemm – the second largest linked ski area in Austria! Set in the wooded Glemm valley, Saalbach is exactly how you imagine a typical Austrian alpine village to look with its timber buildings clustered around the onion-domed church, and a small river runs alongside the main street.
Saalbach and its sister village of Hinterglemm are linked by a 270km ski circus ensuring lots of ski fun for your group. With easy-to-reach beginner areas, gentle, tree-lined blue runs and steeper north-facing terrain for the more experienced skier, it’s an ideal pick for mixed-ability groups.
There are also links to Leogang and Fieberbrunn, offering even more varied skiing. And if you’re eager to explore further, upgrade to the Alpine lift pass and use the connecting gondola to neighbouring Zell am See-Kaprun ski area.
When you’re done skiing for the day, head to one of the slope-side cafes and restaurants to get your après on, or fans of thrill seeker activities can ride the alpine coaster or try snow tubing!
As for accommodation, there’s a real a mix of cosy guesthouses, as well as larger more luxurious hotels to choose from.