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School Ski Trips

A school ski trip is a fantastic way to connect your students with nature, have some fun and boost student cohesion. For many students, a skiing school trip is their first opportunity to experience life on the slopes. 

Skiing provides an opportunity to learn and experience something new every single time you’re on the mountain. From character-building to improved cognitive skills as well as working core muscle groups for balance, posture, and increased body strength - it’s the perfect way to exercise during the winter.

School skiing trips combine cultural experiences in a fun resort with breath-taking scenery and plenty to keep students entertained during the evenings with a vast range of après ski options. 

Booking a school skiing trip with NST 

Our school ski travel experts are on-hand to support you in the planning and running of your trip. For more information on our excellent range of school ski trips to Austria, France and Italy, take a look at the list below or get in touch with one of our dedicated travel professionals. 

 View our school ski trip destinations

Austria 

Austria 

If you’re looking for guaranteed snow, varied skiing opportunities, and world-class ski tuition twinned with an authentic cultural experience, choose a school ski trip to Austria. 

Learn more about our resorts in Austria here.

France

France

With a reputation for world-beating skiing and the opportunity to immerse your students in French culture and the way of life too, a school ski trip to France is often the highlight of the school trip calendar.   

Learn more about our resorts in France here.

Italy 

 

Italy 
 
A school ski trip to Italy will be an experience your students won’t forget. Italian ski resorts have it all, breath-taking scenery, amazing cuisine, a warm welcome with an exceptional standard of accommodation. 

Learn more about our resorts in Italy here.

 


Our ski packages include more...

Our prices include everything you'll need to run a successful ski trip with no hidden extras once you've booked. As an established provider of school ski trips, we’re able to offer you outstanding value due to our long-standing relationships with our accommodation, ski schools, and equipment partners in resort.

 

Four or five hours of ski tuition 

Your students will be fully supervised on the slopes by highly qualified certified instructors who’ll provide four or five hours of ski tuition each day.  We can arrange for an additional hour of tuition dependant on your chosen resort. 

 

Better equipment in resort 

Your group will be provided with ski equipment including skis, boots, poles, and helmets all of which adhere to agreed standards established with certified, local providers in every resort. Snowboarders have soft boots and boards. All our suppliers are contracted to provide equipment that meets standards CEN or the local relevant standard. 

 

Superb selection of accommodation

Our vast range of accommodation options offer something for everyone, from sole occupancy 3-star hotels to youth hotels with on-site activities.

Dedicated NST Ski Rep to support you in resort

Your NST Ski Rep will support you throughout your stay, they’ll assist and support you in the running of your ski programme. They'll:

  • Liaise with ski school & your hotel
  • Assist with collection of lift passes
  • Assist with organisation of ski fit
  • Deliver a free in-house evening entertainment programme
  • Co-ordinate local après-ski activities
  • Undertake health & safety checks & arrange a fire drill

 

Ways to make your budget go further...

Small group programme 

Our small group programme is a great option if you’re trying to keep costs down or launching your first school ski trip. We’ll twin your group with a similar small group from another school for the duration of your trip, you’ll share the same coach, ski school programme and the services of an NST Rep. We’ll provide you with contact details for the other group so you can communicate ahead of your trip. 

 

 

Lowest possible price with FlexiSki

Make your budget go further with FlexiSki. You’ll choose your preferred destination, Austria or Italy, and promote your trip within your school. We’ll confirm your resort name and accommodation in October for groups travelling in February and in December for groups travelling at Easter. 

 

Resources, support & information to help your ski trip run smoothly

 

Free school ski trip promotion pack

FREE ski trip promotion pack

We’ll support you and provide everything you need to advertise your ski trip around school and to parents. Our free school trip promotion pack consists of:

  • Parents’ letter & permission slip template 
  • A3 posters to promote your trip around school
  • PowerPoint presentation bespoke to your trip to share with parents 
  • Kit list with useful advice on clothing, recommended pocket money & luggage allowance 
  • Get ski fit! Fact sheet with recommended strength exercises and HITT training 

Risk assessment support 

Risk assessment support 

Risk assessment plays a vitally important part in the planning and organisation on any school ski trip.

Our risk assessment guide aims to help you understand more about your obligations and how you can more effectively manage group safety on your ski trip and provide you with risk assessments for your trip. 

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Locate My Trip uses GPS technology and is the easy, convenient way for your school to follow your location whilst on tour. Specifically designed to provide reassurance to both parents and teachers, NST will know where your group are 24/7. If your schedule needs to change, we’ll put plans in place to keep your tour on track. 

With Locate My Trip your group can also share photos and videos with the school and parents, via a secure link, to keep them updated on your experience whilst you’re away.

Watch our short Locate My Trip video here.

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Save time and stay on track with your school trip admin with our online organiser - designed to help busy teachers like you.

With My Tour Manager, you'll be able to download FREE resources and access trip paperwork online and in one place. Your personalised checklist details what you need to do and by when, plus you'll receive fortnightly reminders too.

What's more, you can take all your trip documents on the go whilst on your tour with our app, My Tour Manager-On-the-Go.

Find out more and watch out short My Tour Manager video here.

Snowsport Organiser Course 

Snowsport Organiser Course 

This one-day course has been specifically designed for group leaders to help them organise ski courses safely, responsibly, and efficiently to provide maximum educational benefit to young people. The course is accredited by Snowsport England (the National Governing Body for Skiing and Snowboarding in England), and is recommend for all adults accompanying young people on ski trips.

The course is a classroom-based theory course, split into two sessions and is recognised as appropriate training by most LEAs. Please get in touch to discuss dates for the next course.

 

Teacher Preview Visits 

Teacher Preview Visits 

Take advantage of our Teacher Preview Visit, an ideal opportunity to: 

  • Try out your chosen accommodation & conduct valuable risk assessments
  • Assess the suitability of your chosen resort, skiing & evening entertainment programme 

We’ll arrange for you to stay in the accommodation you’re planning to use for your group, if this is not available, we’ll suggest an alternative nearby and arrange for you to visit your chosen accommodation. You’ll make your flight and car hire arrangements. 

Speak to one of our school ski experts

Our team of school ski experts has first-hand experience of all the resorts and accommodation we offer. They’ll advise on the best ski resort location based on your group’s individual needs and requirements.

Why choose NST...

Here's why thousands of teachers choose NST each year...

  • Unrivalled knowledge

Your dedicated Tour Co-ordinator will use their unrivalled local knowledge and expertise to create a ski programme to meet your group’s exact needs.

  • Making it easier for you

With our online school trip organiser, travel app, and trip launch resources to support your in-school promotion.

  • Free group leader inspection visits

We offer a free inspection visit to your chosen resort to support your risk assessment planning. 

  • Value for money

We’re committed to bringing you the best possible value ski trips to help make every penny count.

  • More than 50 years’ experience

With over 50 years’ experience, with NST you can rest assured that your group is in safe hands.

 

  • Risk assessment guidance

Our risk assessment guidance will help you to manage group safety on your next ski trip. 

  • Peace of mind

Your group’s location can be followed with our trip tracking device - Locate My Trip - plus you’ll have 24/7 support from us whilst you’re away.

  • Support from our Ski Reps in resort

Your NST Ski Rep will support you throughout your stay, they’ll assist and support you in the running of your ski programme.

  • Offsetting carbon emissions

For every trip taken, we'll plant a Maya nut tree in Peru to support reforestation, local communities & biodiversity. Plus, we'll offset an additional tonne of CO2 to guarantee carbon emission reductions. 

Looking for protection on your next school ski trip? 

Booking with a school travel company is the best way for you to protect parents’ money and give yourself peace of mind.  

 

Don’t forget – if your school arranges transport, accommodation and other services directly, you’ll be liable under the Package Travel Regulations – meaning you’ll have all the responsibilities of a travel company, both legal and financial. 

 

Financial protection from the moment you book

NST are fully bonded:

  • ABTA
  • ATOL
  • IATA

Managing safety on school trips

For your protection, NST's independently audited Safety Management System covers:

  • 24-hour emergency cover
  • Audited accommodation & transport
  • Excursions & school visit assessment
  • Group leader preview visits to assist with risk assessment planning

We're LOtC Council’s Quality Badge assured

The Department for Education advises schools to always look for the LOtC Quality Badge when choosing a school travel provider.