Making the Most of Folgaria on School Ski Trips

For students and teachers alike, school ski trips are a great experience. Fun and active, they also help to boost students’ sense of adventure and help mould them into well-rounded, experienced individuals. As a resort for such trips, Folgaria in Italy is ideal. Picturesque and hospitable, with a variety of different kinds of slopes, it offers suitable challenges for skiers of all levels as well as the chance to enhance visitors’ cultural awareness. Here are just some of the treats in store for those that make Folgaria their school ski destination:

Stunning landscapes

School ski trip participants will have plenty of things on their packing list – not least hardy winter sports gear – but they shouldn’t forget to add their cameras to that list. Folgaria is located on the high Altipiani Trentini plateau, surrounded by sweeping mountain vistas, sun-lit slopes and dense pine forests. The resort’s highest ski lift takes passengers to 2060 metres above sea level, from where the panoramic views make for a truly breathtaking experience for students to enjoy.

Fun beyond the pistes

Folgaria is a popular destination all year round, and has facilities for many more activities beyond simply skiing. With an indoor swimming pool and a sports centre, it offers plenty of opportunity for sporty activities even if there is a bad weather day, or if students just want to warm down at the end of the day. For a change of pace during the day, or an active evening activity, you can visit the ice rink; and on the afternoons and evenings when something less physical is in order, there are plenty of opportunities for a spot of shopping. To really wind down and relax, Folgaria has some great restaurants and cafes where students can enjoy a full-on meal or just a warming drink and a snack.

Mountain charm

This region of Italy is also steeped in history and culture, giving school ski participants the chance to learn a bit about the heritage and arts of Northern Italy, all while enjoying the friendly and fun mountain-village vibe. Excursions to the old towns of Trento and Roveretto can be arranged, where winding streets are lined with quaint frescoed houses and students can gain an authentic sense of mountain life.

The landscape is dotted with castles and medieval churches, the people are welcoming, and the food is delicious. Your group will relish the chance to ‘explore’ Trentino cuisine – all the more so because it will feel so well-earned after a hard day’s skiing! Trentingrana cheese, salamis, local pork dishes, and the polenta are all on the ‘must-try’ list. As well as being highly enjoyable, getting hands-on with the local cuisine can be a great way for linguistically inclined students to practise their Italian and pick up some new vocabulary.

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