School Ski Trips to The Three Valleys

School Ski Trips to Three Valleys

Booking a school ski trip to Three Valleys is a popular option amongst UK schools, as this resort provides exceptional skiing for all abilities.

Three Valleys is a popular ski resort for all levels of skier, making it an excellent choice for school groups. The resort has 600km of runs, spanning across the three popular resorts of Courchevel, Meribel and Val Thorens. 

Les 3 Vallees has a great offering for beginners, with easy valley runs to most villages in the area. Les Menuires is also home to a large nursery area with wide slopes, which is ideal for slower skiers. If you book with NST, groups are accommodated in Brides-les-Bains which is an excellent base for skiing either Méribel or Courchevel. 

Booking a school ski trip to Three Valleys

With an altitude ranging from 600-3,230m and a total piste area of 600km, there's lots to see and do at Three Valleys. Benefits of booking a school ski trip to Three Valleys include:

  • Reliable snowfall
  • 66 green pistes
  • 207 blue pistes
  • 175 red pistes
  • 49 black pistes
  • 180 ski lifts
  • Excellent for skiers and snowboarders
  • Wide beginner slopes
  • Slow skier slopes

The ski season for this resort starts from mid-December until late April. 

Your Three Valleys 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 Three Valleys 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

Three Valleys resort facts

  • Inclusive lift pass: Meribel groups can opt to pay a supplement for a Courchevel lift pass or the whole Three Valleys area.
  • Sample ski area: Meribel
  • Lifts to: 2950m
  • Total number of lifts: 41
  • Marked pistes: 150km
  • Longest run: 3.6km
  • Ski bus included: No
  • Lift pass photo required: No
  • Snow cannon coverage: 48%

Three Valleys ski runs & piste map

  • Green Runs: 10
  • Blue Runs: 32
  • Red Runs: 23
  • Black Runs: 8

Download piste map


Après-ski activities

  • Swimming: Meribel
  • Ice skating: Courchevel 1850 / Meribel
  • Bowling: Courchevel 1850 / Meribel
  • Pizza night: Courchevel 1850 / Meribel
  • Ice hockey: Courchevel 1850 / Meribel
  • Shops/Cafés: Brides-les-Bains / Courchevel 1850 / Meribel
  • Crepe night: Meribel

We also include a programme of free evening entertainment at each of our hotels in this area.


Popular accommodation options in Three Valleys

Hotel les Chalets
A family-run 3 star hotel with lots of character and a hospitable host providing a friendly atmosphere for groups. The gondola lift taking you up to the Meribel ski area is approximately 300m from the hotel.

  • Premium
  • Within walking distance of slopes

Hotel Athena
A charming 2 star modern hotel with a family atmosphere.

  • Single occupancy
  • Premium

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