- High-altitude skiing in the shadow of Austria's highest mountain
- Perfectly suited to beginners and intermediates
- An idyllic Austrian resort
- Doorstep skiing from accommodation that's ideal for school groups
Why choose Heiligenblut?
The delightful village of Heiligenblut nestles at the foot of the mighty Grossglockner – Austria’s highest mountain. Featuring all of the amenities every school group needs, including shops, banks and leisure facilities, the resort offers covetable doorstep skiing – one of its main draws. The village centre is home to a range of cafes and bars as well as the main access lift and nursery slopes, and you'll find a swimming pool within walking distance of the hotel.
Heiligenblut is a reassuringly popular choice with Austrian school groups, who come back year after year for convenient access to the slopes and the idyllic location. Situated in Austria’s Eastern Alps, the resort is within the bounds of the heart-stirring scenery of the Hohe Tauern National Park. Make time to take stock of your surroundings before whooshing down your 20th red run.
On the piste
Grossglockner, at almost 3800 metres, rubs shoulders with a range of neighbouring peaks and can be viewed from the ski area. Skiers can zip between Heiligenblut’s two interlinked mountains, which are supported by 50 snow canons making up any shortfall of snow.
With the nursery slope located near to the hotel, in the village centre, complete beginners feel safe and secure trying out their snowplough turns for the first time. Groups soon progress from this nurturing environment to the confidence building blue runs located on the two mountains of the Heiligenblut ski area, which are connected by a mountain tunnel.
Well-groomed slopes get a thumbs-up from both skiers and snowboarders, while it’s the variety of red runs – stretching over 40 km – that really makes Heiligenblut a mecca for intermediate skiers. The more experienced members of your group won’t find themselves short of a challenge or two, either. A wide range of uncrowded, high-altitude slopes, and an efficient lift system that minimises queuing time and maximises skiing time make Heiligenblut a great late season choice for school ski groups.
|Calais (Coach) to Grossglockner Heiligenblut||17 hours|
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|NUMBER OF LIFTS||11|
|SIZE OF PISTE||55km|
|NUMBER OF TRAILS||13|
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