One of the toughest things about arranging an overseas school trip abroad is promoting it. Getting pupils, parents and even the school itself to buy into it can be difficult – especially when there are other things to be taken care of.

In this guide, we use our 30 years of experience to guide you in selling your school trip to all parties.

School trips are one of the most exciting experiences pupils have during their education years. The memories from school travel can last a lifetime, but so too can the skills gained as part of a school trip.

Travelling with a school group creates a dynamic learning environment, provoking the desire to learn, experience and grow.

Read our guide on how a school ski trip can prepare students for life after school.

If you are considering becoming a group trip organiser, there are a few things you need to think about.

We have years of experience in helping first-time organisers plan and run successful trips, so we will keep you on track at every stage of the journey.

In our comprehensive guide, which you can download via the button below, we take a look at everything a first-time organiser needs know before arranging a ski trip. From browsing to booking and from permission to planning – it’s all in our guide.

Teachers, parents and even students often overlook ski trips in favour of curriculum-based courses. There is plenty of evidence, however, to support the idea that ski trips improve educational attainment.
In our new report, we take a look at some of the critical benefits, supported by studies and statistics, to help you build the case for your school ski trip.

We hope you find it interesting.

Five top ski areas, 25 separate villages, 270 modern lifts and bucket loads of snow! The expansive Amade Ski area is primed and ready for the first School Ski Trips of the brand-new winter ski season.

Fantastic Early Season Conditions at Ski Amade

Our man on the ground in Salzburger Sportwelt (also known as Snow Space Salzburg), Alex, was delighted to report that it’s been “pouring down with snow”. Alex will once again be taking care of all IBT’s School Ski Trips in the picturesque Austrian Resort. He can’t wait for the season to get into full swing and welcome some fresh faces to Salzburger Sportwelt.

Slow starts have plagued Europe for the past few seasons. Hence, this cold and snowy beginning to the season has come as somewhat of a surprise. It’s a welcome one for everyone involved, who are optimistic about a great season ahead.

Despite only being the beginning of December, conditions are in tip top form, with excellent snow cover across much Ski Amade. This has led to many lifts being opened ahead of schedule and welcoming skiers and snowboarders earlier than expected. These early flurries have also disappointed one or two hillwalkers, who weren’t expecting snow quite so soon!

Snow Space Salzburg – Best of Mountains
The Salzburger Sportwelt boasts an eye-watering 350km of slopes to explore. Easily one of the largest ski areas in Europe. With 120 perfectly groomed slopes accommodating skiers of all abilities, Snow Space Salzburg ticks all the boxes. Even the most dedicated of skiers will struggle to see it all in a week.
A common phrase often heard in Ski Amade is: “Wow! So that’s a part of it too?” This is the natural reaction to being exposed to the seemingly endless terrain for the first time. It’s understandably difficult to believe so much skiing can be done on just one lift pass. Being labelled as “Austria’s greatest skiing” comes as no surprise with such a vast area to discover.
Eager for the First School Ski Trip
The early season hype has everyone here at IBT Travel very excited for the upcoming season. Each season we welcome a healthy mix of new and old faces. Schools return to us year after year thanks to the standard of service we deliver. Something we intend to continue going into this new season.

When organising school ski trips, it’s imperative for us to be ready way in advance, which means it’s now just a waiting game for us. The hotels are ready. The instructors are on stand-by. The pistes are being groomed. Rental equipment is being primed for our first guests of the season. And with more snow expected across the Ski Amade area, it seems the mountains are ready for us too!

You can check out the current conditions using the webcams here.