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Give your students a taste of the high Alps by bringing them to Obertauern – one of the highest ski resorts in Austria. Easy piste access makes mornings run smoothly and the views across the Tauern Mountains are simply stunning. Your students can get equally excited about the après activities, including bowling, swimming, spectating ice hockey matches and a range of fantastic in-house entertainment, plus there are shops and restaurants in the town itself.

Obertauern is a purpose-built resort, but still retains a delightful traditional Austrian charm. The resort prides itself on being the most snow-sure in Austria, often staying open from November all the way into May.

The main town sits in a breathtaking position high in a mountain pass with spectacular panoramic views of the resort and the Austrian Alps. The lift system fans out from a central point, creating a circuit route to guide your group around the ski area. Progression tends to be fast, with 96km of interconnecting beginner and intermediate pistes for your students to practice on.

This Austrian gem is bursting with history and culture. Did you know in 1965 The Beatles came here to film scenes for the film “Help”? To this day, the resort features numerous Beatles memorabilia and art installations – see how many your students can spot! The resort also comes alive in February with the arrival of its annual “Winterfest” where professional skiers and snowboarders put on a spectacle, showcasing their most impressive tricks and stunts.

Here's a video showcasing the spectacular views and amazing ski conditions in Obertauern:




Gentle novice slopes give an easy introduction for learners, while the range of reds in the wider ski area create the perfect playground for intermediates. But Obertauern’s real trump card is its unique ski circuit, which leads you around the ski area.

Wherever you ski, you’ll be surrounded by spectacular scenery and, when each ski day draws to a close, the runs back to the village are fantastic.

  • Km of piste 100km
  • Resort Height 1740m
  • Direction of slopes North and South
  • No of lifts 26
  • Key-card lift-pass Yes. €2 deposit per person added to your invoice and refunded in the UK
  • No of runs 60 36 4
  • Longest run 2.2km
  • Highest lift 2313m
  • Snow-making 90%
  • Lift-pass area Whole area - Tauemrunde Pass
  • Medical facilities Doctor in resort, Hospital in Tamsweg 30km
  • Transfer times 16 hours to Resort from Calais



Jugendgästehotel Felseralm 3 Star

  • Excellent in-house facilities
  • 3km to the nearest lifts

This popular and sought after Gästehotel is set in a quiet rural location and offers a good standard of accommodation together with a wide range of excellent in-house facilities for groups.

Capacity: 250

Location: The Felseralm is around 3km to the nearest ski-lift and a further 1km to the centre of Obertauern village.

Facilities:The Gästehotel has two attractive dining rooms, a separate teachers’ stüberl, bar area, kiosk, reading room and a TV/ video room. Other facilities include an indoor sports hall, a new 2 lane bowling alley, table football, and a large activity room suitable for evening activities such as discos. A sauna for adults is available at a supplement, which is payable locally.

Accommodation: Bedrooms sleep 4 - 6 pupils all have shower and WC. The hotel can be loosely sub-divided into self-contained sections for ease of supervision.

Meals: Buffet breakfast, packed lunch & three course evening meal.



Jugendgästehaus Gottschallalm 2 Star

  • Quiet location
  • Very close to the slopes

Jugendgästehaus Gottschallalm is a family-run, modern youth guest house. Located in a quiet, picturesque spot, overlooking Obertauern, the hotel offers spacious rooms and a wealth of amenities, making it a great pick for school groups.

Capacity: 194

Location: The Gottschallalm is set just a 7-minute walk away from the Schrotteralmlift chair lift with direct entry to the main ski area.

Facilities:Gottschallalm features five dining and recreational rooms, meaning your group will likely have their own space for meals and evening activities.

The hotel also features two large multi-functional rooms which can be used for games and disco evenings.

Other facilities include an on-site squash court, which can be used as a sports hall, as well as a games room with table tennis and table football. If this isn’t enough entertainment for your students there’s also a TV, DVD, projector and stereo system which can be used for discos or a movie night.

Accommodation: 42 bedrooms, all of which are en-suite, ranging from twins to 8 bedded rooms.

Meals: Buffet breakfast, packed lunch & three course evening meal.



Useful Information


  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Disco
  • Ice hockey match
  • In-house entertainment
  • Ski Race and Presentation

Europe Price Package:

All Equity packages are tailor-made to suit the needs of our groups. Here are our standard package inclusions:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by air or coach
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air
  • Or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Includes full-board accommodation, lift pass, 5 or 6 days ski tuition, skis boots, poles and helmet, dedicated resort representative service and 24 hour emergency service.

The Equity Ski Europe package in detail:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by Air or Coach (Air packages include overseas airport transfer. Coach to UK airport from school is available as an optional extra.)
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Resort Inclusions...

  • Full-board accommodation
  • Dedicated resort representative service
  • Evening entertainment programme (optional)
  • Full use of your coach in resort (coach groups only and subject to EU drivers hours regulations)

Ski Pack Inclusions...

  • Lift-pass. Supplements are payable for extension areas in some resorts
  • 5 or 6 days of ski tuition (minimum 4 hours per day. Additional tuition is available for a supplement)
  • Skis, boots and poles
  • Helmet

Included Extras...

  • 24 hour emergency service
  • All travel documentation, luggage labels and resort information
  • Personalised customer service throughout from your knowledgeable tour coordinator

Extras to budget for...

  • Evening entertainments

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We had a great holiday. We had great pre-travel contact with Equity (Dan, Yolanda & Lorna) a great rep and the best drivers ever.

Source: TripAdvisor review, January 2016