Based in Folgarida, which has an excellent snow record due to its high glacier altitude of 1600 feet, doorstep hotels directly overlook the ski slope. The hotels are so close that pupils can walk out of the back door and onto the snow piste within thirty seconds. This fantastic geographical location has several excellent benefits, but most notably for safeguarding. No more delays in travel and queues at the lift.
The local ski school even pick up the pupils directly from the hotels’ reception, delivering them back for a hot lunch later that day. Over the week this convenience of doorstep skiing is not only one less thing for the teachers to worry about, but it also adds considerably more time on the snow. This gives superior value for money for those pupils on school ski trips.
Folgarida 1300, Folgarida 1400 and Marilleva make up this skiing resort. With their 26 modern ski lifts, 62 kilometres of groomed pistes over 32 runs, and night skiing illumination, this ski area is a true paradise for school ski trips with both skiers and snowboarders. It is also possible to extend the ski pass to 180km at a supplement. The ski lift, ski school and other amenities are all centred around a town square, making the resort a natural choice for discerning schools. The resorts are some of the best in Europe for schools to visit. Snow sure pistes will challenge any school group and when the skiing stops there is extensive apres-ski on the doorstep.
When coupled with the resort, the quality of hotel is all important. The ideal hotel will be close to the slopes, have a large enough room to host discos and games sessions and yet be close enough to any central areas where apres-ski activities are hosted.
All too often ‘doorstep skiing’ hotels are publicised by unscrupulous tour operators as being literally on the slopes, and schools are bitterly disappointed when it’s obvious that these descriptions do not match their given promises. It’s imperitive that with today’s innovative technology such as Google Earth that schools check these promises from often large, multi-staffed companies desperate to book up their quotas of beds irrespective of suitability for the schools concerned.
True doorstep skiing hotels can offer unlimited benefits to the informed school; quicker access to slopes, less queues and no transport issues. With Folgarida’s unique selection of doorstep skiing hotels the resort offers outstanding opportunities, but only with a reputable tour operator that is small enough to offer you the bespoke package you deserve.