Skiing and Snowboarding holidays for 13-17 year olds

  • Holidays for 13-17 year olds

A small, friendly resort for beginners and improving skiers and boarders

This area of Austria offers wide, snow-sure pistes with an average snowfall of 5 metres and a fully integrated, comfortable ski lift system which gives easy access to the whole of the ski area.

The friendly, family atmosphere will inspire snowsport enthusiasts from beginners to experts.

Dachstein West is one of Austria's lesser known ski areas – a jewel waiting to be discovered, and offers excellent value for money for skiers and snowboarders.

The Jutel Obertraun is a modern youth hotel in the village of Obertraun, close to the Halstatt Lake in an area of outstanding natural beauty recognised as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1997.

The ski area of Dachstein West is 20 minutes away at Gosau which is an ideal, popular resort for all abilities.

The large dining room provides breakfast and a 3 course evening meal. A packed lunch is available on the mountain.


The property was completely renovated in 2006 and has a capacity of 125 beds.

The accommodation is mainly 3 and 4 bedded en suite rooms.

The large dining room provides breakfast and a 3 course evening meal. Groups are provided with lunch vouchers, which can be redeemed in a mountain restaurant.


The dining area can be used in the evening by groups for evening activities. There are also rooms with a TV and DVD player.

The village itself has a small number of shops and bars / restaurants and a couple of supermarkets as well as a swimming pool and bowling available in nearby Gosau.

Dachstein West Facilities

Activities available

Alongside Skiing and Snowboarding the PGL Couriers's will provide a fun-packed evening programme each day.

These may include a trip to watch an ice hockey game, a visit to the ice rink and various in-house activities.

Select an activity for a full description


Fun may be important, but so is food and we want to inspire children into a healthier lifestyle that includes a tasty, balanced diet.

Our hotels in Austria have a delicious range of food choices on their menu with a cultural flavour. We aim to provide a balance of food which is familiar but also gives guests the opportunity to try dishes influenced by the area they are visiting.

'Please sir, can I have some more?'
Appetite varies hugely from child to child and we want everyone to leave the dining room feeling full and happy. The buffet style restaurant means that children can ‘mix and match’ the items they enjoy.

Our Ski Couriers are on hand to help and will look out for anyone who can’t find anything that they enjoy.

Allergies, intolerances and other dietary requirements
A vegetarian alternative can always be provided on all our holidays, and we can accommodate most special diets required on medical or religious grounds, just let us know when you book.

Keeping hydrated
Water is available with all meals and children are encouraged to refill their water bottles for regular use throughout the day.

Food at Caythorpe Court 


Sample Day

Sample itinerary of 9 day Skiing Holiday
Day      Itinerary
Day 1 Depart from the UK and travel by coach to the resort overnight.
Day 2 Arrive at Jutel Obertraun and get all of your ski equipment fitted. Head back to the hotel for your evening entertainment to get to know your group!
Day 3-7 Enjoy 5 hours a day of ski or board instruction from the fully qualified instructors. Each day you’ll stop for lunch on the mountain. After your full day on the slopes, you’ll have a different evening entertainment each night.
Day 8 After a full day on the slopes you will head back to your accommodation to shower, then you will head for your evening meal and depart shortly afterwards for an overnight coach journey back to the UK.
Day 9 You will arrive back in the UK.

Please note this is a sample itinerary for illustrative purposes only. Itineraries will be planned by the PGL staff accompanying your group.


Skiing and Snowboarding Holiday Prices (£ per child)
Date / Duration Ski Price Board Price
9 days / 8 nights
(including 2 nights overnight travel by coach)

Coach travel is overnight by executive coach with toilet and DVD and is included from London and Dover/Folkestone.
Supplements for regional departures: Manchester £53, Birmingham £42. Inclusive winter sports insurance applies to UK residents only.

Dachstein West facts:

Holiday includes:

  • Inclusive lift pass: Gosau, Russbach, Zwieselalm, Annaberg
  • Lifts to: 1450m
  • Total number of lifts: 64
  • Marked pistes: 140km
  • Longest run: 4km
  • Lift pass photo required: No
  • Snow cannon coverage: 85%

Ski runs:

  • Blue runs: 10
  • Red runs: 51
  • Black runs: 5

Dachstein West has a friendly, modern and extensive ski area. It is recommended for both beginners and intermediates.

Dachstein West Resort Video:

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Check out the lifts, slopes, views and more of what the resort has to offer.

Find more resort videos here (link to external site)

Dachstein West Snow Report:

See the snow reports for Gosau, Russbach and Annaberg
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