Near the Italian Austrian border, in the Nockberge mountains Bad Kleinkirchheim, affectionately known as BKK, is an old spa town home to an old Ski World Cup Village of the highest quality. It is also famous for being the hometown of Franz Klammer, the legendary downhiller racer who has had the famous downhill piste named after him. Its prestige is highlighted by the fact that it consistently hosts events on the annual Alpine World Cup tour.
Skiing in Bad Kleinkirchheim:
The mountain’s key features are steep-sided wooded hills which allow for a variety of runs. With numerous slopes for all levels, the resort really does cater to all skiers. There are long intermediate slopes that are the main section of the forest slopes, as well as wide blue, ridge runs, and quicker red descents. For the advanced skiers, the Kaiserburg provides more challenging slopes whilst the two village level nursery zones allow beginners to build confidence before moving on to harder slopes. Additionally, there is plenty of chance for off-piste descents for those who want a peaceful but thrilling run. For snowboarders, a new Snowpark has been constructed that has multiple features to practice on.
For Schools Because:
The expert lift facilities create fantastic access to the slopes at a variety of points. On top of this, the high altitude and 95% slope coverage by the extensive snow canon network create exquisite slopes. The closest runs to the village are also north facing and therefore keep excellent quality snow. The 4 ski schools are perfect for school groups that have beginners amongst them as it allows them to develop skills quickly.
The eateries available at BKK range from classy restaurants in the town itself to slope-side restaurants with spectacular views of the Gurktal Alps. The alpine town is famous for its natural hot springs and has two large thermal spas to enjoy. A further unusual feature is the walk-in saunas located along the pistes of BKK. With 60km of winter hiking trails, a tobogganing run, and an ice rink the resort has numerous options for non-skiing activities.
Resort Height 1400m
No. of Lifts 25
No. of Runs 32
Easy Runs 5
Medium Runs 24
Difficult Runs 3
Total Distance of Piste 103
Calais Transfer Time 17hrs
Salzburg Airport Transfer Time 2hrs
Hotel Royal X ***
Hotel Royal X is located in the town of Seeboden, a picturesque town with a wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants.
The hotel stands on the site of a former summer camp at the edge of Lake Millstatt and has been purpose-built to accommodate school and youth groups.
Facilities include a swimming pool and a sports hall.
Groups ski from Bad Kleinkirchheim, which is approximately 30 minutes’ drive away. The ski school chooses the best starting point for the first day according to snow conditions and number of groups.
Accommodation is based on full board, with a packed lunch provided to be eaten on the slopes. There’s a large central dining hall where breakfast is served buffet-style and evening meals consist of three courses. Hot lunch on the mountain is available for a small surcharge.
The hotel has 336 beds across four accommodation blocks. Each block has eight separate apartments with bedrooms, a living room with a refrigerator and TV, and a bathroom with a shower and toilet. Each block is ideally suited for a single school group.
- Large dining hall
- Indoor swimming pool
- Indoor tennis hall
- Internet stations
- Climbing wall
- Safe at reception
- Coach parking close to the hotel
- Wi-Fi is available in reception (€10 for the week)
- Please bring your own towels.