School Ski Trips To France

School Ski Trips to 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.  


Skiing facilities in France

Resorts offer high altitude skiing and fantastic snow conditions throughout the season with many accommodation options offering the added benefit and convenience of doorstep skiing.

Lessons provided by Ecole du Ski Français (ESF) will ensure your students get the most out of the trip, whether an experienced skier or a complete beginner, NST will cater for your needs and help your students reach their full skiing potential.


Accommodation and ski resorts in France

We offer a choice of accommodation from purpose-built youth accommodation to long-established family-run chalets where owners offer a warm welcome.

Booking a school ski trip to France will be an unforgettable experience for you and your students. At NST we provide trips to some of the most popular ski resorts in France, including:

  • Three Valleys
  • Le Grand Massif
  • Les Arcs


Booking a school ski trip to France



If you’re looking for fantastic skiing conditions, world-class tuition combined with a cultural language experience, book a school ski trip to France.

Book your next school trip with confidence

With NST your peace of mind is guaranteed, thanks to our comprehensive package of financial protection. Our market-leading ‘Book with Confidence’ promise gives you all the reassurance you need when booking and paying for your trip and provides the full range of financial protection measures as recommended by the DfE.    

  • COVID Cancellation Protection - including full refund option

  • Financial Security - fully ABTA & ATOL protected

 

View our French school ski trip resorts

Le Grand Massif

Le Grand Massif

Offering something for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, Le Grand Massif is a firm favourite for school ski trips.

  • Ski Area 101km+
  • Top Piste Altitude +1800m
  • Suitable for all abilities

 

Learn more about our ski trips to Le Grand Massif here.

Les Arcs

Les Arcs

With reliable snow conditions throughout the season, Les Arcs is a perfect destination for a school ski trip, particularly for those will little or no ski experience. 

  • Ski Area 101km+
  • Top Piste Altitude +2500m
  • Suitable for all abilities

 

Learn more about our ski trips to Les Arcs here.

Three Valleys

Three Valleys

The ski resort of Three Valleys is a popular option for school groups, as it offers a great range of ski runs for all abilities. 

  • Ski Area 101km+
  • Top Piste Altitude +2500m
  • Suitable for all abilities


Learn more about our ski trips to Three Valleys here.


Resort highlight 

Resort highlight 

The Three Valleys

Offering the three popular resorts of Courchevel, Meribel and Val Thorens, Three Valleys has slopes for skiers of all abilities making it an excellent choice for school groups.

Find out more here

No hidden extras with our inclusive ski packages

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 to France, we’re able to offer you outstanding value due to our long-standing relationships with our French accommodation, ski schools, and equipment partners in resort. Our packages include: 

  • Executive coach transport from & to school & throughout your trip or return flights & overseas transfers 
  • Full board accommodation including evening meal on last day 
  • Ski equipment hire including carving skis, boots, poles & helmets 
  • Lift passes
  • 4 or 5 hrs ski tuition per day with highly qualified, certified instructors
  • Services of a dedicated NST Ski Rep in your French resort
  • 'In-house’ evening entertainment programme
  • Après ski pre-booking service
  • Generous free place ratio 
  • Group travel winter sports insurance

Dedicated NST Ski Rep to support you in  France

Your NST Ski Rep will support you throughout your stay in your chosen French resort, 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

 

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. 

 

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 ski school 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 orgnaniser - 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. 

 

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 of our French resorts 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 in France 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 France

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. 

Speak to one of our French school ski experts

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

If you have a specific learning objective in mind for your ski trip, we can support you by arranging excursions, cultural activities, and opportunities for students to practise their French language skills with native speakers. We can also arrange for a stopover in Paris with a visit to Disneyland® Paris or Parc Astérix.

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.