5 reasons why Kitzbühel should be on your school ski trip radar

Published: 15th November 2016

When a ski resort can reflect on a heritage dating back to 1893, you know its story is worth listening to. Not lost, Kitzbühel’s reputation still stands today making it a firm favourite with schools seeking a comprehensive alpine ski experience. Here we take a look at 5 reasons why Kitzbühel remains so popular and what you can expect from your next school ski trip to Austria.

Guaranteed snow

180 days of snow. It may sound like the title to a Christmas blockbuster, but 180 days (on average) of snow is music to our ears. With weather data indicating temperatures on the Hahnenkamm are continuing to drop each year, school ski groups can look to this Austrian resort as a safe bet for good snowfall. 

The best ski resort in the world

A bold statement but having won “the best ski resort in the world” three years running by SkiResort.de, Kitzbühel effectively holds legendary status. A testament not only to the leadership but to the continued improvements seen by investment, Kitzbühel ski resort has rightly held onto this accolade. 

Top ski schools

HTS Total Ski carefully chooses ski schools that live up to their good reputations. Taking into consideration lesson structure, use of terrain, differentiation between abilities, instructor communication, Kitzbühel’s selection of ski schools not only keep them competitive but ensures we can select the best for your students.

Outstanding skiing options 

Perfectly groomed slopes = 179km. Resort lift transportation = 54. Skiing that will have students wanting more = priceless. The stats speak for themselves in supporting the movement of skiers around the slopes. One of Austria’s most popular resorts, the picture-perfect of Kitzbühel provides schools with a variety of slopes to suit all abilities. 

The Streif

If you’re lucky enough to be in the region during the Streif, then your students will be in for a treat. Standing as the most famous ski run in the world, the slopes is the one to tackle for any downhill skier. The course features all the elements that make a classic challenge, including jumps; steep gradients; glide sections; curves and bumps. Accessible before and after the race, the “Family Streif” allow skiers to take on the course via two different gradients to suit abilities. 

More succinct that a Jamie Oliver recipe, it won’t take longer than 30 minutes to realise the benefits of making Kitzbühel the destination for your school’s next ski trip. From prime snow conditions to outstanding ski schools and world famous spectacles like the Streif, this Austrian ace is one resort that is sure to top your school’s Christmas list. 

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