Dachstein West is a hub of activity not just on the slopes but also in the towns and villages in the region, notably Gosau and Bad Ischl, where the HTS accommodations reside. Here are some of the activities groups can expect to enjoy when visiting this unique Alpine destination.
Take to the lanes for an evening of nine pin bowling as students compete against each other in some light-hearted competition. Expect to see smaller bowling balls in Austria, with two or even no holes as per the traditional nature of the game. The Kegelbahnstüberl in the heart of Bad Ischl features two lanes and offers school groups an evening out in a traditional setting.
Undoubtedly a highlight of the week is a night enjoying everyone’s favourite indulgence, which can be in addition to dinner or instead of your evening meal. Taking place at the Gosauschmied just outside of Gosau at the same location as curling, the evening is a relaxing time to appreciate a different environment as students tuck into their favourite pizzas in a building with a 300-year history.
Not quite the variant seen at the Olympics but certainly the same level of competition, students have the chance to experience Eisstockschießen. Using stones with longer handles, the game is played with 10 players at a time on an outdoor lane, while the rest of the group enjoys a hot drink and cheers their classmates on from the conservatory of the pizza restaurant.
HTS Total Ski Brochure for school ski trips to Austria in 2019 and 2020.