Most under-rated School Ski Resorts in Italy!

Last updated: Nov 7th, 2022

In our opinion, it doesn’t get much better than Italy for a school ski trip. Why? Most school ski resorts in Italy offer high altitude skiing, Olympic pistes and great skiing conditions, with passionate local instructors ready to help your students’ progress. It’s easily reached by road or air and offers a host of charming resorts each with excellent accommodation options and jam-packed with après activities to keep your students entertained right through till bedtime. Quite simply, school ski trips to Italy offer quality skiing at an affordable price…need we say anymore?  

When it comes to picking the right resort for your group, you’re in safe hands, as our ski team are experts in understanding the ‘what’, ‘where’ and ‘when’ to match your wants and needs to the perfect resort for school skiing. But with popular resorts already starting to fill up for the 2024 ski season (yes, that’s right, 2024!) we thought we would share with you some of the ‘Most Under-rated School Ski Resorts in Italy!’.  


Bormio is a multiple World Cup Championship and World Cup host resort thanks to its quality and variety of piste combined with the welcome of the plethora of shops, cafes and hotels found in the charming Medieval spa town. There’s something for everyone from the wonderful beginner’s area to the run from the top which allows more advanced skiers to descend from the dizzy heights of 3,000m back down to the resort. With ski school being located at 2,000m it’s a snow sure bet, and a great option for February Half Term or Easter.  

For the fact fans… 


Highest Point  3,012m 
Resort Height  1,225m 
No. of Lifts  27 
Km of Piste  50km+ 
Artificial Coverage  80% 
Beginner Runs  26% 
Intermediate Runs  66% 
Advanced Runs  8% 


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Santa Caterina  

If you’re looking for a compact and safe village resort with skiing for all abilities, then you may just have found the right resort for your group. Welcome to Santa Caterina! Whilst the beginner area will help new skiers gain their confidence before focusing on progression, the more advanced skiers can head to the summit where they’ll be greeted by some challenging red and black runs. And Santa Caterina has something special to offer once the sun sets, as skiers can take to the Deborah Compagnoni piste and enjoy some night skiing – an experience like no other and something special to add to the school ski trip promo poster.  

Here’s the facts… 


Highest Point  2,880m 
Resort Height  1,738m 
No. of Lifts  27 
Km of Piste  35km+ 
Artificial Coverage  80% 
Beginner Runs  26% 
Intermediate Runs  66% 
Advanced Runs  8% 


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For groups of beginners and intermediates it doesn’t get much better than Bardonecchia, with its kilometres of amazing red and blue runs, excellent lift system and extensive snow-making facilities, it won’t fail to impress. If you’re looking for the ‘wow factor’ to entice students onto the trip, then the 2006 Olympic Snow Park might be just the ticket. One thing we especially love about Bardonecchia for school groups is the selection of piste-side accommodation and hotels offering sole occupancy to groups.  

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So, here are the facts… 
Highest Point  2,800m 
Resort Height  1,300m 
No. of Lifts  23 
Km of Piste  100km 
Artificial Coverage  70% 
Beginner Runs  50% 
Intermediate Runs  43% 
Advanced Runs  7% 


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Sauze d’Oulx  

Welcome to Sauze, an intermediate skiers dream! The charming, bustling resort has probably the liveliest village of the Milky Way ski area, which means that there is a thriving après scene for groups to enjoy when they’re not on the slopes. When it comes to skiing, Sauze offers extensive high altitude, glade skiing and if the 400km of pistes aren’t enough, you can enjoy Sansicario and Sestriere right next door. Sauze is probably one of the more well-known under-rated resorts though, so early booking is advised!  


Here are the facts… 


Highest Point  2,701m 
Resort Height  1,509m 
No. of Lifts  62 
Km of Piste  400km 
Artificial Coverage  Various 
Beginner Runs  37% 
Intermediate Runs  46% 
Advanced Runs  17% 


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So, there you have it…our run-down of some of the most under-rated destinations for school ski trips to Italy. With bookings already coming in for 2024, if you’re looking to hit the slopes with your school then now is the time to get planning.  


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