"Amazing hotel with the best food I have had on a school trip (I would happily stay there during my own personal ski trips - it is so good!). Hotelier, rooms, food, ambience and social areas are all top class." - St. Michaels Catholic High School
"The hotel was superb in every way, by far exceeding my expectations of a hotel that accepts school groups." - Brookfield Community School & Language College
About Hotel Plankenhof
Located just outside the Tyrolean village of Pill at the entrance to the Ziller valley, the Plankenhof is a lovely, traditional Austrian hotel, built in the 15th Century.
The hotel has a welcoming reception area with a house bar and a large dining room. Meals are served in the hotel restaurant and guests are provided with a packed lunch to take to the slopes.
Guests start their skiing in the resort of Zell am Ziller (approx. 30 mins from the hotel). The pass covers the whole of the Ziller valley, so you can choose to ski from different resorts on different days during the week. The Hintertux glacier is also found at the end of the valley.
The Pension has 30 rooms, which can accommodate 70 persons.
All rooms are en-suite with either a bath or shower and WC.
Pupils are accommodated in mainly 4-6 bedded rooms.
Teachers are accommodated in twin and 3-bedded rooms.
You may be charged a damage deposit on arrival.
Inclusive lift pass: 6 day Ziller Valley Ski Pass
Lifts to: 2760m
Total number of lifts: 179
Marked pistes: 515km
Longest run: 5.5km
Ski bus included: Yes
Lift pass photo required: No
Snow cannon coverage: 25%
By coach: Friday departures. Journey time from Calais 15 hours.
By air: Flights to Munich. Coach transfer to resort 3 hours.
Blue runs: 109
Red runs: 210
Black runs: 44
Zillertal is famous for having some of the best glacier skiing in the world. The beginners' slopes are high enough to ensure good snow conditions and excellent views.
Depending on the hotel you are staying in will depend on which area you will be skiing. This information can be found in the overview of the relevant hotel.
Swimming: Mayrhofen / Fügen
Ice skating: Zell am Ziller / Innsbruck
Austrian bowling: Zell am Ziller / Weer
Shops/Cafés: Mayrhofen / Innsbruck
Ice hockey match (to watch): Innsbruck
Tyrolean evening: Innsbruck
10 pin bowling: Innsbruck
We also include a programme of free in-house evening entertainment at each of our hotels in this resort.