Most tweenagers are crying out for a bit of adventure and their first taste of independence. A ski holiday offers both, in spades.
Reasonable prices, fast lifts, and some scintillating, top-to-bottom pistes make the Skiwelt a canny choice for intermediates.
Austria’s highest ski village is only 34km from Innsbruck airport, and ringed with magnificent, unpisted terrain.
Solden offers high-altitude, intermediate-friendly skiing with two glaciers. What’s strikingly different, however, is the nightlife – which is young, wild and lacking in Brits.
Saalbach is for those who like skiing fast on steepish pistes and, together with Fieberbrunn it offers 270km of terrain. We’ve updated our accommodation guide.
Widely considered to be Austria’s second resort, Ischgl is often overlooked. Which is baffling, given its full-throttle nightlife and high-quality intermediate pistes.