Everything you need for a magical week in the mountains! There are extensive nursery slopes ideal for first time skiers. Beginners and intermediates are particularly well catered for in this thoughtfully planned resort but there are still enough runs to test the expert. The Palabione ski area is the highest in the region – it rises to an altitude of 2,440 metres (and includes a World Cup race piste!).
A great resort for beginner groups
Experience the Alps in the energetic resort of Aprica. This lively village in the Lombardy region of Italy has a superb choice for all levels of skier and is surrounded by unspoilt alpine landscapes. It is famous for its enviable snow record and wide-ranging Après-ski possibilities. There is a good choice of pizzerias, coffee shops and discos, saunas, a cinema and indoor swimming at the modern sports/spa centre. Aprica also has an ice skating rink which is floodlit at night. The locals are very friendly and our groups are quickly made to feel at home.
“A fantastic trip!!”
“All the children enjoyed their lessons and made progress. We had fantastic snow this year”
“The instructors were very friendly and the children did a lot of skiing”
“The instructors were excellent in their delivery of lessons”
Brilliant snow records and high altitude skiing
APRICA PISTE MAP
- Resort Height: 1,181m
- Top Station: 2,361m
- Marked Piste: 50km
- No. of Lifts: 19
- Snowmaking: 80%
- Lift Pass Photo: Yes
- Lift Pass Covers: Palabione ski area
- Transfer from Calais: 16hrs
- Airport Transfer: Bergamo 2hrs, Innsbruck 3hrs, Verona 3hrs, Milan 3hrs
Hotel St. Martin
The Saint Martin is a modern family-run hotel with 30 rooms offering a good standard of accommodation to school parties. Centrally situated in Aprica, this 3 star hotel is just a short walk from the main street. Facilities include comfortable lounge, large dining room, large games room, smaller games/meeting room with TV. All bedrooms are en-suite.
Location: Only a 300m walk to the slopes and ski school meeting point.
This excellent 3* hotel was refurbished recently to a good standard. The hotel is located on the main street in the centre of the resort. It offers a nice lounge, restaurant, bar, TV room, lift, ski storage and popular amongst the young, games/entertainment room in the basement. The hotel can accommodate 100 persons in rooms with up to 5 pupils (some with bunk beds) and all of them have private facilities, telephone and TV. The hotel is run by a friendly and efficient management that has a long experience in dealing with schools.
Location: 500m walk to the lifts.
This 4* hotel lies at the entrance of the village, 700m from the nursery area, which can be reached using the complimentary shuttle service. The Cristallo Club has been refurbished recently to a high standard: it has 51 rooms on 3 floors, all of them with private facilities, telephone and TV, many with balconies. Facilities include wide public rooms, an elegant restaurant with windows overlooking the surrounding mountains, a bar, lounges and a games room. Buffet breakfast, hot lunch included, dinner is served at table.
Location: 200 from the lift