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School Ski Trips to Le Grand Massif

The Grand Massif is a favourite amongst skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. With over 265km of slopes to explore, this resort is an excellent choice for school ski trips. 

The resort is in close proximity to Mont Blanc, which ensures a micro climate and reliable snow throughout the season. There is a range of skiing in the Flaine bowl itself, but the key to its popularity is the link with the rest of the Grand Massif area.

Le Grand Massif is made up of the villages of Morillon, Samoens Les Carroz, Sixt and Flaine (famous for being the "big snowy bowl"). 

Booking a school ski trip to Le Grand Massif

The altitude of Le Grand Massif is situated between the elevations of 697-2,480m and has 265km of slopes to be explored. Benefits of booking a school ski trip to Le Grand Massif includes:

  • Over 50% of easy slopes making it ideal for beginners
  • 148 slopes
  • Special beginner areas at Morillon 110 and Samoens 1600
  • Gentle scenic ski runs 
  • Perfect terrain for skiers and snowboarders
  • Reliable snowfall 
  • Ski jumps for advanced skiers
  • 2 gondolas
  • 11 chairlifts
  • 13 surface lifts
  • Fantastic apres ski options

 

 

Your Le Grand Massif Ski Itinerary

Trip duration can be tweaked based on your requirements. 

Morning Afternoon Evening
Day 1 Pick up from school & travel to Dover/Folkestone for channel crossing & overnight coach travel to resort
Day 2 Arrive in resort & check into hotel. Ski fit & welcome talk/fire safety with NST Rep.
Day 3 Meet ski instructors & divide into ski groups. Ski lessons. Ski lessons Evening activity
Days 4-7 Ski lessons Ski lessons Evening activity
Day 8 Check out of hotel rooms. Ski lessons. Ski lessons. Return ski equipment & return to hotel to change. Depart resort for overnight coach travel
Day 9 Arrive at Calais for channel crossing & return journey to school
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Days 4-7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
Morning Pick up from school & travel to Dover/Folkestone for channel crossing & overnight coach travel to resort
Afternoon
Evening
Morning Arrive in resort & check into hotel. Ski fit & welcome talk/fire safety with NST Rep.
Afternoon
Evening
Morning Meet ski instructors & divide into ski groups. Ski lessons.
Afternoon Ski lessons
Evening Evening activity
Morning Ski lessons
Afternoon Ski lessons
Evening Evening activity
Morning Check out of hotel rooms. Ski lessons.
Afternoon Ski lessons. Return ski equipment & return to hotel to change.
Evening Depart resort for overnight coach travel
Morning Arrive at Calais for channel crossing & return journey to school
Afternoon
Evening

Price Shown includes

  • Executive coach transport from & to school & throughout your trip
  • Channel crossing
  • 6 nights' full board accommodation including evening meal on last day 
  • 6-day ski equipment hire including helmets
  • 6-day lift pass
  • Ski school lessons 4 hrs instruction per day for 6 days, 1 to 12 ratio
  • Services of a dedicated NST Ski Rep 
  • 'In-house’ evening entertainment programme
  • Après ski pre-booking service
  • Snow guarantee 
  • 1 in 8 free place ratio 
  • Group travel winter sports insurance

Dedicated NST Le Grand Massif Ski Rep

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

  • 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

Le Grand Massif resort facts

  • Inclusive lift pass: 6 day area pass for the Massif area (Flaine available at a supplement)
  • Lifts to: 2120m (2480m Flaine)
  • Total number of lifts: 52 (80 Flaine)
  • Marked pistes: 145km (265km Flaine)
  • Longest run: 7km
  • Ski bus included: Yes
  • Lift pass photo required: No
  • Snow cannon coverage: 20%

Le Grand Massif ski runs & piste map

Massif Area

  • Green Runs: 8
  • Blue Runs: 34
  • Red Runs: 29
  • Black Runs: 10

Grand Massif (including Flaine)

  • Green Runs: 20
  • Blue Runs: 64
  • Red Runs: 50
  • Black Runs: 14

Steep and challenging slopes start from the Tete du Pre du Saix, opening to fast cruising pistes lower down. On the Morillon side of the valley are parallel gentle runs in the treeline towards Morillon.

Download piste map


Le Grand Massif après-ski activities

  • Ice skating: Samoens / Morillon
  • Swimming: Cluses
  • Shops/Cafés: Samoens / Morillon
  • Pizza night: Samoens / Morillon

We also include a programme of in-house entertainment in each of our hotels and centres in this resort.


Sample accommodation option for Le Grand Massif

Chalet des Pistes
Located on the main street in the village of Morillon with local shops and cafes on your doorstep. This youth style accommodation is perfect for school groups and is just 250 metres from the lifts.

  • Budget
  • Within walking distance of slopes

This is only a sample of our entire range, so for expert advice on accommodation to suit your group’s specific needs, speak to one of our Educational Travel Advisors.

 


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

  • Priority rebooking services
  • Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
  • You say, we listen - we're committed to continuously improving our tours
  • School travel company of choice since 1967