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School and Group Ski Tours to the Swiss Alps

Complete tour packages with all day ski lessons from our own school of British Ski Instructors

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We're one of the longest running uk school ski travel companies, so we know exactly what your group needs.

Ski Gower was established in the late 1950's by Kilby Edwards, and the model that he established then is still in successful operation now.  With his own group of school students, Kilby saw the rapid progress they made in their skiing ability, in comparison to that of the students being taught by the local ski school.  This was wholly due to there being no language barrier and by his team providing all day instruction to the students.

Our team of British ski instructors is dedicated to your school group and provides all day instruction, which normally equates to well over 30 hours of instruction in one week.

The personal experience in dealing with Ski Gower has not changed either; we aim to keep our planning and preparation simple and efficient and support our Customers as much as possible in the run up to their tour.

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What our Ski Gower Customers say

"Thanks for organising such great school ski trips. The staff and children had a truly memorable trip to Switzerland. Please pass on my thanks to the ski instructors, they built a great rapport and the children all learnt a great deal. Confidence in all the kids was brimming by the end of the week."

Worcester School, Ski tour to Fiesch

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School trips at home & abroad

Browse our school trips, let's take education beyond the classroom. you know that a school trip abroad is your students’ next big step into knowledge and discovery. let’s take it together. choose halsbury travel and find the most exciting adventure for your group – with no surprises in store for you..

Explore our itineraries that keep eyes up, phones down and work for every budget. From experiencing life in the trenches on a   WW1 battlefield tour , to   skiing   down the piste with their pals, these are memories that will last a lifetime (but shouldn’t take all your spare time to plan).

We’ve been planning school trips abroad for busy teachers for nearly 40 years. So, we know how important it is that you feel properly   supported   when travelling abroad with other people’s kids.

As a   fully-accredited   school trip company, you can be sure your trip is in safe hands. And   we’re all school travel specialists , here to help you experience the world (without a world of surprises).

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Take learning beyond the textbook – educational travel experiences designed around your learning objectives.

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Snow. Skiing. Self-discovery. Shared experiences. Let’s make your trip the one they talk about for years to come.

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Train with professional coaches, challenge them at an international tournament or explore another culture through a shared passion for sport.

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Share your music with the world. Your tour will be packed full of performance experiences to inspire.

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School French Culture Trip to Nice

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Geography School Trip to the Massif Central

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School Football Tour to South Africa

School Football Tour to South Africa

On your school football tour to South Africa, you’ll play local opposition of a similar standard . As well as building your team’s confidence and experience, this will

Barcelona and Costa Brava School Music Tour

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The Costa Brava has retained its authentic Spanish character and its location, with Barcelona  at the southern tip, means the city sights are just a short journey away

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Why Halsbury Travel

School travel is all we do. we love helping you to craft itineraries, anticipate parents’ questions and explore endless possibilities., we build each trip around you.

Share your learning objectives, curriculum and budget and we’ll create your perfect itinerary.

We’re trusted for a reason

We're ABTA members. Our air tours are ATOL-protected. And we're members of the School Travel Forum.

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Latest offers

Free space on the evolve advice snowsports visits training course, book your school ski trip with halsbury and get a free place on this fantastic online course, read more about this offer.

Book your school ski trip with Halsbury and enjoy a FREE space on the EVOLVE Advice Snowsport Visits Training Course, which normally costs £100!

This online course will help you to run a safe and effective school ski trip. The course focuses on active risk assessment and group management on school ski trips and is aimed at staff leading or accompanying school ski trips. 

Please note that the course does not cover instructing, leading or guiding skiing or snowboarding. 

The course is open to anyone, but we do advise checking its suitability with your employer. 

For more information, please visit the EVOLVE Advice website .

Sounds great, what's next?

If you've already booked your school ski trip with us, please contact us for further information on enrolling on the course. 

Not booked your trip yet? No problem, request your tailor-made quote today and you'll be able to enroll on the course as soon as your trip is booked!

Who are EVOLVE Advice?

EVOLVE Advice provide advice, guidance and training on outdoor learning and educational visits to schools, local authorities and trusts. 

Supporting you every step of the way

Creating your perfect trip.

You’ll work closely with our Tour Advisers to create a trip that suits your group’s needs and learning objectives. Our Tour Advisers are experts in their subject area and have personally visited each destination.

Launching your trip to parents and students

The next step is to get your trip approved and then get students signed up to it. Our ‘ Trip Launch Pack ’ will help you with this step. Full of resources, it’s completely free to download and is designed to make your life easier at this crucial point in the trip planning process.

After you've booked

Once your booking’s been confirmed, your Itinerary Coordinator will start work on the finer details. They’ll make sure your itinerary makes the most of your time and they’ll take on most of the admin tasks for your trip (phew).

Support while you're away

From lost property to properly lost, we’ll always be on the end of the phone while away with 24/7 support. You’ll also get a final info pack before you go, and you’ll be able to access all your trip documents via the Vamoos app.

After your trip

Once you’re back, we’ll ask you to complete a detailed feedback survey, so we can continue to develop our trips and service. Let’s start planning your next trip now too, so you can give parents plenty of time to pay for it (and so it’s less stressful for you). 

Let's chat!

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Our top tips and resources to help you plan your next school trip at home or abroad.

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The Ultimate Guide to Organising School Trips

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Promoting Your School Trip to Students

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How Do I Write A School Trip Letter?

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"Halsbury delivered an outstanding service ... Their professionalism, attention to detail, and exceptional customer service made our ski trip an unforgettable experience. I highly recommend Halsbury Travel Group for anyone looking to organize a group travel event, especially in the context of sports and educational trips. Their expertise in handling large groups and ensuring a high-quality experience is truly noteworthy."

Felsted School, Ski trip to Italy

"Halsbury has always organised fantastic trips for us, and our latest visit to Iceland is no different! The trip was packed full of fun and engaging activities for our students! These ranged from whale watching to glacier walks! The communication and organisation with Halsbury make planning the trip so much easier than using other tour operators. They also offer excellent value for money, tailoring the trips to exactly how we would like them! They have the student's best interests at the heart of everything that they do!"

Royal Liberty School, Science trip to Iceland

"Superb 4 day trip to Barca / Salou 24th September. Travelled with 36 pupils who had a fantastic time at the Cambrills Sports Village, fixtures, coaching, theme park, nou camp etc. Every aspect of the tour was superbly organised and went to plan and all as described. Great communication, planning and value for money from Halsbury. I will be doing the same again next year with them. Brilliant trip, thank you to Halsbury, Kate, Maria for a hassle free well organised school tour. "

Wheelers Lane Technology College, Football tour to Barcelona

"Super organisation and suggestions for a 4 day KS4 and 5 trip to Rome. We took 31 students to Rome and everything went according to the itinerary. What really stood out was the ability to contact our coordinator at anytime to help with questions and logistics. Highly recommended!"

Kingsdale Foundation School, Rome Classics trip

“Thorough, personal, professional, patient, incredible. Halsbury could not have done any more to support and help us. I really cannot rate them highly enough. They completely understand that they are working with school groups and tailor their trips and itineraries to consider this. They are incredibly professional and easy to work with - it genuinely feels like you are reaching out to a friend.”

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Your Trip is Fully Protected

We're a fully accredited school travel company. so, booking your school trip with us offers you complete peace of mind. our accreditations are your guarantee that:.

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School ski trips from True North

For many the school ski trip is a childs first experience of snowsports. It provides them with a new challenge, broadens horizons and builds confidence. We operate school ski trips to Austria, Italy, Spain, Norway and North America. All our resorts and hotels are handpicked by us and we have options you will love no matter what your requirements.  Our experienced team will tailor the package to exceed your expectations and make sure your group has a ski trip they will never forget.   

Reimagining School Travel

A bold statement - Our values exist to challenge conventional methods, innovate and constantly strive to improve, no matter how great we think we are! Between us we have pretty much skied our entire program so we know our products, suppliers and partners inside out.   Our aim is to give you complete confidence when booking your next ski trip and make the entire process as straightforward and stress free as possible. Drop us a line to experience school ski reimagined

Knowledge and enthusiasm comes as standard

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The right kit

The mountain environment is wonderful on a sunny day, and sometimes harsh on the not so sunny days. We are proud to be partners with Dare 2b. A well-established brand, that specialises in providing high quality for good value ski and outdoor clothing. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, they've got the kit to inspire and enhance performance. There is a direct link from your S.A.M trip page, that will link you through to the latest offers as a True North traveller.

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School Ski Trips to Europe, USA and Canada "Designed by Teachers"

We are the ONLY school travel provider with 100% of staff being former teachers. 321ski are different as our school ski trips are based upon professional teaching standards, and are designed by teachers.

All of our staff have visited our resorts and we have offered great value since 2007. This means we know what we are talking about when you contact us, and schools trust us with returning year on year.

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La Plagne, France

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Les Deux Alpes, France

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Praz de Lys, France

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Les Menuires (3 Valleys), France

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Megeve, France

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Les Contamines, France

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Crest Voland, France

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Monetier Les Bains, France

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Montgenevre, France

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Sestriere, Italy

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Madonna di Campligio, Italy

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Claviere, Italy

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Sansicario, Italy

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Montecampione, Italy

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Folgarida, Italy

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Passo Tonale, Italy

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Folgaria, Italy

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Ponti di Legno, Italy

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Lavarone, Italy

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Prato Nevoso, Italy

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Aprica, Italy

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Piancavello, Italy

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Jasper (Rockies), Canada

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Whistler (British Columbia), Canada

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Kicking Horse (British Columbia), Canada

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Panorama (British Columbia), Canada

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Banff (Rockies), Canada

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Mont Sainte Anne (Quebec), Canada

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Mt Tremblant (Quebec), Canada

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Stoneham Mountain Resort (Quebec), Canada

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Sunday River (Maine), USA (East Coast)

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Sugarloaf (Maine), USA (East Coast)

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Stowe (Vermont), USA (East Coast)

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Killington (Vermont), USA (East Coast)

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Smugglers Notch (Vermont), USA (East Coast)

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Cannon (New Hampshire), USA (East Coast)

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Loon (New Hampshire), USA (East Coast)

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Waterville (New Hampshire), USA (East Coast)

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Bretton Woods (New Hampshire), USA (East Coast)

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Attitash (New Hampshire), USA (East Coast)

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Cranmore (New Hampshire), USA (East Coast)

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Wildcat (New Hampshire), USA (East Coast)

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Winter Park (Colorado - Rockies), USA (West Coast)

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Heavenly (South Lake Tahoe), USA (West Coast)

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Sugar Bowl (North Lake Tahoe), USA (West Coast)

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Mammoth Mountain (California), USA (West Coast)

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Bad Kleinkirchheim, Austria

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Radstadt, Austria

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Schladming, Austria

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Maria Alm Hochkonig, Austria

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Bad Gastein, Austria

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Zell am See, Austria

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Kitzbuhel, Austria

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St Johann in Tirol, Austria

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Westendorf, Austria

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Neukirchen, Austria

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Wildschonau, Austria

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Obertauern, Austria

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Vallnord, Andorra

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Alp2500, Spain

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Sierra Nevada, Spain

Your Requirements

  • When? February half term Easter Term-time
  • Most Important? High resort Large mileage pistes Doorstep Skiing All of the above!
  • Where? Best Value! Italy France Austria USA Andorra
  • Our school ski trips are based upon our own experiences as fellow teachers.
  • Our professional teacher risk assessments and years of experience allow us to advise and cater for any school, unique as you are.
  • We are a family business so we guarantee to offer your school the personal service you won't find elsewhere. Despite others' promises, this is never possible in large multi-staffed companies.
  • We book you into a hotel from the outset. We don't double-book and we carry through with our promises.

321ski are proud to be considered expert school ski trip specialists for Italy. We are great fans of the characteristically Italian high quality skiing and extended snow sure seasons.

321ski specialises in the most snow sure areas of Italy and the majority of our resorts and hotels offer doorstep or 'ski in and ski out'. With this in mind our Italian programme provides excellent safeguarding options.

We get consistent excellent feedback from our 321ski school groups returning from Italy, and many of our schools re-book within weeks to return.

321ski are delighted to offer schools the highest Austrian resorts which provide a diverse range of skiing - both on glaciers and below the treeline.

With relatively short transfer times, Austria remains a popular destination for many of our 321ski loyal schools. Austria also provides an array of evening activites taht are suitable for all pupils' age ranges.

Our hotels are all in traditional Austrian mountain villages that are close to (if not on...) the slopes. Christmas markets and our established Austrian evening activities packages will further enrich your Austrian school ski trip.

321ski provides schools with both the high profile ski resorts, as well as the less well known. With the majority of our 321ski French resorts being purpose built you can be sure of a high quality ski and evening activity experience.

All of our French resorts offer skiing at February and Easter and most of our hotels are doorstep to the piste. 321ski have established solid relationships with our French hoteliers in resort, and we are proud to be able to provide bespoke packages to suit any size or budget.

321ski are a fan of the good value and high ski resorts that Andorra offers. Huge investment over the last 5 years have resulted in modern and fast lifts interlinking resorts.

The largest of these resorts is 93km of Vallnord. With Andorra being a tax haven the area is also great value for money.

A great record of sunshine couples with a long ski season for Andorra. Enjoy the local Catalan culture and scenery by choosing Andorra.

Spain now offers some of the most modern ski resorts in some of the highest ski areas in Europe. Often overlooked, Spain boasts long ski seasons as well as the best European weather for our 321ski school groups.

With 321ski's most extensive Spanish resort being over 130km in length and 2500m in height, our schools return with consistent excellent feedback about the quality of snow and extent of skiing.

With 'ski in and ski out', our Spanish resorts continue to be high up on the list of those trip leaders 'in the know', and of course the other benefit of the Spanish resorts being under-touristed is that the pistes are less busy than elsewhere. That means the pistes are safer. So what's not to like...?

321ski are proud to be working closely with both East and West Coast ski resorts in USA. Although it obviously takes longer for our 321ski groups to travel to resort, the US resorts do hold advantages over Europe.

The English ski instructors, potential to do a stop-over en route and the older drinking laws makes the US an attractive proposition. No language barriers with modern, purpose built hotels and resorts makes the US a real winner.

All of 321ski's US resorts are chosen to provide that little bit different to the next.

321ski is proud of our Canadian affiliations. The only school ski trip company to have permanent staff based in Vancouver, our Canadian programme is both extensive and market leading. This makes us the Canadian experts.

Guaranteed snowfall, dramatic scenery and no language barriers makes Canada an exclusive choice. Being the home of the Winter Olympics 2010, heavy ski investment has transformed the lifts and infrastructore for many of the Canadian resorts.

The 321ski schools usually combine the trip with a night in Vancouver and, with permanent staff locally, we couldn't think of anything better!

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Each school is unique. All of our resorts are different. Simply enter your choices in the blue box above and see what pops out for inspiration...

SkiEssentials

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Our SkiEssentials package underpins all of our trips. Everything is included in our trips with no bad 'surprises' based upon years of experience.

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Based upon professional teacher standards we continuously risk assess. Uniquely, 321ski does this with a 'teacher's eye' on safguarding.

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Managed by passionate skiers, Visions understands what makes the ultimate school ski trip experience. With many ‘Exclusive Resorts’ in Europe and North America and hand-picked destinations, Visions delivers a unique school ski trip experience year after year.

It’s all about the difference with a Visions school ski trips to Europe and North America. Our passion is to deliver an experience that beats any other school ski trip for value and quality. Visions created and continues to operate the “Exclusive Resort” concept for school group travel. As the only operator in these tried and tested resorts, Visions school ski groups are treated as VIP’s from the start. Enjoy the best skiing, exceptional service and top-quality hotels. With your own dedicated in-resort Visions Ambassador you can relax and leave the work to us.

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"The best week ever"

From the booking process to the support in resort from the wonderful Emma, we could not have asked for more. The children had "the best week ever" .

We have had lots of positive comments from parents and even our Local Authority got in touch to say well done for taking primary pupils away. 

I wouldn't have had the confidence to organise a trip of this nature if I hadn't worked with you previously as part of the Essex Primary Schools Ski Course in 2017,18,19. 

I knew that anything I did not know, you guys would've taken care of - and I was not wrong. 

We had such a great time - thank you again!

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"Huge success"

Thank you so much for an absolutely fabulous ski trip and for arranging so much powder snow!

We have used ‘The Ski Company’ since the 1990’s and has found them perfectly tailored for school trips. This year’s trip was again a huge success, not only because of the excellent attitude amongst the participating students, but also because of the facilities and service provided by The Ski Company.

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"Organised perfectly"

Just a quick note to say thank you for a brilliant trip.

Everything was organised perfectly and made our lives easy along the way.

Slopes were amazing, Gary and Rebecca great and the hotel couldn’t have done more to help.

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We have something to offer

every profile and every budget.

What we offer

The Ski Company has been organising wonderful winter holidays and superb ski trips for over 30 years; school ski trips, group ski holidays, ski trips for friends and families and corporate ski trips.

We are a group and school ski trip specialist. Our dedicated team love sharing their knowledge and passion for the mountains, which is one of the reasons why our groups come back year after year.

Ski Trips for Adults

From planning to piste, we put together ski holidays to world renowned as well as hidden gem ski resorts so that you get a skiing holiday to remember.

Ski Trips for Families

We, at the Ski Company, want you to return from your ski holiday, having created magical mountain memories, feeling like you had good value for money and wanting to travel with us again.

Handpicked Ski Resorts

We provide sensibly-priced winter sports holidays to Switzerland, 

Austria and Italy. Famous ski resorts include Crans Montana, Schladming 

and Sauze d'Oulx. 

Corporate Ski Trips

Whether you want to book an off-the-shelf all-inclusive ski holiday package or a bespoke ski holiday, give us a call to find out what we could offer you this winter.

Job Opportunities

Fancy working in the mountains? Each winter we recruit chalet staff, ski reps and chefs to work at our resorts.

Testimonials

“Thank you for a fantastic trip”

– T F, Manor House School

Why book with us

ABTA and ATOL members

Exceptional ski holidays at sensible prices

Over 30 years of experience organising ski trips

Online booking platform – we’ve gone paper free!

Experienced in-resort team to support you throughout your stay

95% rebooking rate – some of our customers have been travelling with us for 30 years!

Direct collection of payment

Packages that include everything – no hidden extras

Personal ski trip assistant – you’ll never hit a switchboard with us!

Price promise on our ski trips

Anything we can do for you?

We are an approachable, human-sized company. If we can help at all, just give us a call or send us an email.

We'll be happy to assist.

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From the size of the ski area to the quality and location of the accommodation, our ski resorts  have been hand-picked based on what we know our school groups will love. this means you can always be reassured that your ski trip has been selected for its suitability to uk school groups – whichever resort you happen to choose.  .

School ski trips for 2026 are now open! Enjoy our beautiful destinations across the Alps by making the most of early bird availability, which ensures you get the best deals and accommodation options we have to offer.

From the prestigious French resorts of Les Deux Alpes and Morzine, to the purpose-built Italian villages of Spiazzi and Sestriere, you can expect snow-sure resorts, alpine charm, and – above all – a school ski holiday to remember.

We’ve been taking school groups to Andorra for ski trips for years and groups love the state-of-the-art resorts , which run smoothly and offer our customers an outstanding service. Andorra is a unique school ski destination, where the official language is Catalan and due to its small size, everything is within close proximity. Located in the Pyrenees mountain region, Andorra benefits from its own microclimate, with constant sunny blue skies, warm temperatures and snow making up to 3°C, making it a desirable location to many of our party leaders.

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Austria boasts quaint guest houses with traditional menus, picturesque mountain scenery and incredibly friendly ski schools. Groups can expect wide slopes, tree-lined runs, and quiet lifts where high altitude resorts ensure great snow. Ski-schools in Austria are well-known for their friendliness and flexibility. The modern lift systems throughout Austria make it easy and comfortable to get around the resorts.

With the shortest transfers from the UK, reliable snowfall, exceptional snowmaking facilities and wide, open runs suitable for all levels, the French Alps certainly deserves its reputation as one of the best countries in the world to ski. The original ski destination bordered by seven countries and influenced heavily by numerous more, France is an incredibly diverse country and the different regions each have a unique feel, including the language, food and culture.

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Fabulous skiing, delicious food, stunning scenery and varied evening entertainment- Italy really does have everything you need for a great school ski trip. We have been operating tours to Italy for over 30 years and have firmly established our reputation as being outstanding experts in this area thanks to our in-depth knowledge of resorts and relationships with suppliers. Many of our resorts have a traditional feel and have retained a genuine culture, which provides an excellent experience for groups, and can be in contrast to some of the purpose-built resorts elsewhere in the Alps.

A school ski trip to Canada offers a real sense of wilderness, wherever you are – due to the sheer scale of the country the spectacular locations and views. Canada is well known across the world for offering world-class ski resorts. From the province of Quebec to the famed Canadian Rockies, you can guarantee plentiful snow, beautifully groomed slopes, high quality accommodation and unbeatable long seasons. Ski here and you’ll surely understand why so many Canadians embrace nature and treat the outdoors as such a special place.

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USA ski resorts are far quieter than those in Europe, meaning no lift-queues and more time actually skiing. Tuition is exceptional with friendly instructors delivering fun and engaging lessons designed to get the best out of every skier, whatever their ability. Even the snow is different, from the ‘corduroy’ glade skiing in the East to the ‘champagne powder’ of the Rockies. Trailgrooming in America is practically an art-form. Our school ski trips to America are tailor-made to your specifications, and our all-inclusive prices offer excellent value for money. 

Norway’s uncrowded slopes are ideal for schools looking for an alternative to the traditional school ski destinations. The terrain is perfect for beginners and intermediates and the snow is super reliable from November to May. With stunning fjords and frozen lakes, the experience is sure to impress! Norway has an unrivalled reputation in the Winter Olympics and their passion for skiing is obvious, but Norway isn’t just about the skiing, it has some great experience options too: night-skiing, cross-country trails, tobogganing, snowshoeing and horse sledding, all sure to make for an action-packed week. For those looking for something a bit unique, you can combine your stay with a city or fjord stop.

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The benefits of a School Ski Trip?

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School ski trips are no longer the preserve of the very wealthy. Nor are they seen these days as just a holiday for students. For many, they form a key part of the PE curriculum and with the massive improvements to flight times and local airports; easier access to ski resorts across Europe has opened up a whole world of possibilities for this growing market.

Unlike some sports on the National Curriculum, skiing is an ideal activity for any student group. It’s not a difficult sport to learn and it relies on technique rather than strength or fitness.

If you don’t have time to read our whole page, click the link below to read a short summary about what we believe are the biggest benefits of a school ski holiday,

“Skiing is a great leveller,” says David Adkins, Director of Communications at Dulwich College Prep School in South East London. He has taken a large party of boys to Obertauern, the highest ski resort in Austria, for the last four years. “It’s not just the sporty rugby players who do well. Very often, boys who are new to the sport, who may struggle with the traditional P.E. curriculum, discover a talent for skiing.”

As it is an individual rather than team sport and has no intrinsic element of competition, many students who have previously shown little or no enthusiasm in sports often discover an unexpected aptitude and skill for skiing.

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“Skiing demands completely unique physical skills,” says Tanya Drew, Head of Secondary at Dubai British School, “so often even students who struggle with more traditional sports do well on the slopes. “

The benefits of school ski trips are more than just physical, as Adkins explains.

“I really do see my students change and grow up over the week we spend in Austria. Having to take responsibility for themselves even if it’s only for a short time is very good for them.

“Last year we took 47 boys and there was an excellent pupil to instructor ratio, especially for the seven beginners who all quickly improved enough to be able to ski with the rest of us directly from our hotel to the meeting point up on the slopes.

“Everyday the boys had five hours of instruction – we had five ski instructors dedicated to our group. After our ski lessons, there is plenty of time for other activities. Every day we had a hot lunch in a mountain side restaurant. Again the owner is very friendly and there’s a great atmosphere.

“On other days we went snow shoeing in the woods and tried some bum boarding, where you sit on what is essentially a tiny drinks tray, holding on to a little handle. Because our trip coincided with Obertauern ‘S Winter Festival, we went to a ski show and watched some amazing synchronised skiing, jumping and other feats. In the evenings, we took the boys bowling, had a very funny Karaoke night, did some flood-lit skiing and organised a quiz night. There’s really very little time for boys to miss home. They’re busy and active all the time.

“Every year we’re out in resort making sure all our students get the most out of their ski trip,” “It’s a real pleasure to see even the beginners after just a few days high up on in the mountain. They’re having the time of their life and, almost subliminally learning a life skill. Skiing is like riding a bike, it’s best to learn early and once you’ve cracked it, the skill will stay with you for the rest of your life.”

Adkins says he also sees his boys grow on their trip: “It’s great to watch the boys develop over the week. They have to work as a small team, living and getting on with the others.  I especially like it when a boy who is usually quiet at school, really comes out of himself and is bubbly and loud out on the slopes.”

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“I’ve also always found my ski trips a great leveller,” says Drew. “Students of all ages and abilities develop a great sense of camaraderie and team spirit. I’ve seen many students with low self esteem grow in confidence over the week. This is true of all school trips, but for me, no other school excursion can provide such a unique experience.”

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Why Do Schools Go On Ski Trips?

School ski trips offer many benefits for students, but are there any benefits for schools.

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School ski trips have become a rite of passage for many British schoolkids, but at a time when the cost of living is putting added pressures on families’ and schools’ budgets, is it time to ditch the annual school ski trip? 

The answer is a resounding no. We’ve already talked about the many incredible benefits for the students  themselves, but there are also some fantastic benefits for schools in running school ski trips. 

Here are just a few compelling reasons why your school should run a school ski trip:

It can help the school to attract the best teachers and students 

Offering a regular school ski trip can set a school apart from its local competition when it comes to attracting students or teachers. 

For many students, the opportunity to go on a school ski trip may be the only chance they will have to go skiing during their childhood. That’s because, although school ski trips are by no means cheap, they are significantly less expensive than taking the whole family. 

For those students, that school ski trip could really be life-changing, as well as being a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It could introduce them to a new passion or hobby that they enjoy for the rest of their lives. Or it could spark an interest in travel and exploring new cultures. 

For more advanced skiers, this is an exciting opportunity to share their passion with their friends. 

For teachers, the opportunity to lead or accompany a school ski trip is a great opportunity for their career progression and personal development. It’s also a fun perk of the job and a great opportunity to escape the classroom with their students!

It shows that the school takes the good health and mental wellbeing of their students seriously

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A school ski trip will show your students that there are lots of sports and activities available to them outside of those typically offered at school. They may develop a passion for snow sports, or they may be inspired to explore other activities. But, once they’ve found a sport or activity that suits them, they’re more likely to carry that interest into adulthood – therefore living healthier, more active lives. 

The opportunity to get into the mountains and closer to nature is also fantastic for children’s wellbeing. The mountain environment has, through several studies, been linked to positive benefits for health and wellbeing, including stress reduction, improved cardiovascular health, resistance to obesity and a strengthened immune system. 

It shows that the school takes the opportunity for personal development seriously

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School ski trips offer students plenty of  opportunity for personal development, as we’ve previously covered in our guide to the benefits of skiing. These trips encourage children to try something new and to explore and develop new skills which can help them to become more independent, responsible and resilient.

School ski trips are exciting and challenging experiences that give students the chance to develop their sense of responsibility and leadership. They intrinsically encourage students to take risks and develop resilience when faced with unexpected challenges. And they encourage students to develop their teamwork, communication and problem solving skills. 

School ski trips can also be a fantastic opportunity for the personal development of teachers too. They offer a valuable opportunity to develop planning and management skills. And, if they choose a reputable school ski tour operator like Halsbury Ski, they can do so with minimum stress, as they’ll be supported every step of the way. 

It can improve the learning environment

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School ski trips offer the opportunity for students and teachers to get to know each other outside of the classroom and to see each other as human beings. 

They will develop better relationships through their shared experiences and this will lead to greater mutual respect, which then translates into an improved learning environment once they’re back in the classroom. 

It can be a very accessible trip

School ski trips can be very accessible for students, with adaptive skiing now available in many resorts. Many hotels also offer wheelchair accessible rooms and accessible coaches can also be arranged with enough advance warning. 

It’s the ultimate cross-curricular school trip and offers a fantastic opportunity for GCSE PE students

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Your school ski trip will offer your students the opportunity to practice their language skills and see geography in action in a spectacular mountain environment. 

There will even be a bit of maths involved, as they manage their spending money and perhaps even get to grips with exchange rates. 

So, even though school ski trips have the reputation of being ‘just a bit of a jolly’, they actually offer many cross-curricular benefits. 

And if you have any GCSE or A Level PE students, they can even ski as the non-exam assessment component – check out our [guide](https://www.halsbury.com/ski/resources/can-skiing-work-as-part-of-gcse-and-a-level-pe-assessment) for further information on this. 

It’s a really rewarding experience for all involved

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So, with all of these benefits, it’s clear that the school ski trip is more than just a fun event in the school calendar – it’s actually a really rewarding experience for all involved. 

Students will learn new skills and both they and teachers will have the opportunity for personal development. Students could also be introduced to a new sport that encourages them to live a healthy lifestyle. They’ll also have plenty of opportunity for cross-curricular learning, from languages to geography and even maths. And the experience will also lead to a better learning environment once everyone gets back to school. 

The fact that your school prioritises all of this by offering their students the chance to go on a school ski trip will help to raise the profile and reputation of your school and could help to attract the best students and teachers. 

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