If your a party leader with plenty of experience leading school ski trips, you'll know that variety is the spice of life and finding different resorts with large and varied ski areas is probably on your tick list.
Looking for 150+kms? Here are our picks of top large ski areas to head for next season:
Sauze D'Oulx, Italy - The Milky Way ski area
400km of piste
The Milky Way is a vast ski area and the resort of Sauze d'Oulx places you in one of the larger and most popular resorts within the area. Of course with so many kilometres of piste on offer, excellent skiing is available for all abilities and tastes. It's even possible to ski two countries in one day! You can view a piste map of the area here.
Saalbach - Hinterglemm, Austria
270km of piste
Saalbach was recently combined with Fieberbrunn to form one of the largest ski areas in Austria. Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn has invested more than € 432 million in modernising and improving the comfort of the ski area since 2000. As an added bonus you won't be short of apres-ski for your school group - there's no better time to visit this excellent ski area. You can discover more about the Skicircus circuits here.
Serre Chevalier, France
250km of piste
The Serre Chevalier ski area is made up of three villages and boasts an impressive ski areas and some truly impressive scenery. The mountain is big, offering varied terrain with tree lined piste to a higher altitude than is usual in the alps. The area gives a real sense of travel as you progress from piste to piste and the woodland runs and old village areas give Serre Chevalier plenty of character. You can browse an interactive map of the area here.
210km of piste
Andorra is often looked over, but has benefited from much investment in recent years meaning it has a fast efficient lift system to get you around the amazing 210km of piste in the area. Grandvalira also has a very respectable high altitude of 2640m - with the added bonus of being duty free, Andorra is definitely one to consider as far as value for money is concerned! Take a virtual tour of the ski areas to see more.
Winter Park - Colorado, USA
3081 acres of piste
If your budget allows you may consider a ski trip to USA and with "The Seven Territories" of Colorado's mountain to explore, you're spoilt for choice in Winter Park.The high-altitude of the resort also means you are as close as you can get to a snow guarantee. With a high percentage of intermediate and expert runs, this is a great choice for the seasoned ski group, and with the famous USA hospitality and great customer service, what are you waiting for? View trail maps and mountain cams here.