School ski trips

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Let’s make your school ski trip truly legendary.

Whether it’s skiing in the Alps, the Pyrenees or the Rockies, we’ll have the perfect resort for you.
After all, we’ve been arranging unforgettable, cost-effective ski trips for schools for nearly 40 years, so we know what we’re doing. As we’re a fully-accredited school ski trip provider, you know you’re in safe hands.
Our team of experienced Ski Specialists will work closely with you to make sure your school ski trip is everything you hoped for. And that you can enjoy it as much as the kids.
So, whether you’re a primary school, secondary school, college, university or even a scout group or ski club, choose Halsbury and make your next ski trip completely unforgettable (for all the right reasons). 

Interested in competing?

Every year, just before Christmas, the slopes of Sestriere come alive with the sound of young racers enjoying competitive skiing in a supportive, festival atmosphere.
Early season race training or an introduction to competitive ski racing - make the ISSC a highlight of your school’s sporting calendar.
Join our exclusive ski racing event

Where can we ski?

We’ve scoured the slopes from the Rockies to the Pyrenees to find the world's best ski resorts for groups.

Ski in America

Dramatic scenery. Unrivalled snow conditions. Stopover in the Big Apple. Unforgettable trip unlocked.

Ski in Andorra

Everything you could want in a skiing trip for your school – first-class conditions, efficient lift systems and excellent ski schools.

Ski in Austria

Modern infrastructure, world-class skiing and some of the world’s most spectacular mountain scenery – Austria’s hard to beat.

Ski in Bulgaria

Budget-friendly Bulgaria doesn’t skimp on the standard of facilities and ski tuition. Plus, the season here is long.

Ski in Canada

Epic skiing, excellent conditions and jaw-dropping landscapes - choose Canada for the ultimate ski adventure.

Ski in France

Just a short hop across the Channel, plenty of high-altitude skiing and a great choice of resorts and hotels – France is still a real fave.

Ski in Italy

Our numero uno for school ski trips, Italy offers value for money, awesome skiing for all levels and fewer crowds than France.

Ski in Norway

Close to the Arctic Circle, Norway offers awesome conditions with a longer season than most other European destinations.

Ski in Spain

Guaranteed sunshine and snow, amazing food and large ski areas – skiing in Spain is maravilloso.

Ski in Switzerland

Want breathtaking Alpine scenery, resorts built around traditional mountain villages and immaculate pistes? Head to Switzerland.

Ski in America

Dramatic scenery. Unrivalled snow conditions. Stopover in the Big Apple. Unforgettable trip unlocked.

Ski in Andorra

Everything you could want in a skiing trip for your school – first-class conditions, efficient lift systems and excellent ski schools.

Ski in Austria

Modern infrastructure, world-class skiing and some of the world’s most spectacular mountain scenery – Austria’s hard to beat.

Ski in Bulgaria

Budget-friendly Bulgaria doesn’t skimp on the standard of facilities and ski tuition. Plus, the season here is long.

Ski in Canada

Epic skiing, excellent conditions and jaw-dropping landscapes - choose Canada for the ultimate ski adventure.

Ski in France

Just a short hop across the Channel, plenty of high-altitude skiing and a great choice of resorts and hotels – France is still a real fave.

Ski in Italy

Our numero uno for school ski trips, Italy offers value for money, awesome skiing for all levels and fewer crowds than France.

Ski in Norway

Close to the Arctic Circle, Norway offers awesome conditions with a longer season than most other European destinations.

Ski in Spain

Guaranteed sunshine and snow, amazing food and large ski areas – skiing in Spain is maravilloso.

Ski in Switzerland

Want breathtaking Alpine scenery, resorts built around traditional mountain villages and immaculate pistes? Head to Switzerland.

Why halsbury ski?

We build your trip around you

Tell us your skiers’ abilities, your budget and your ‘must haves’ and we’ll do the rest.

We’re here for you

From an initial chat, right through to 24-hour emergency contacts while you’re travelling.

We’re trusted for a reason

We’re members of ABTA, ABTOT and the School Travel Forum. We also hold an ATOL and the LOtC Quality Badge.

We make the paperwork easy

Dates. Places. Documents. Everything’s in your detailed info pack – with online access through the Vamoos app.

We arrange inspection visits

We usually run two inspection visits a year - test drive the Halsbury experience before travelling with your group.

Featured blogs

13 Feb 2024

Empowering Young Lives Through Snow Sports

Find out what happened when three Snow Camp apprentices joined us on the slopes of Sestriere for ISSC 2023.

06 Nov 2023

What's New for the 2023-24 Ski Season?

Check out our annual round-up of all the big news from our favourite school ski resorts!

19 Jan 2023

Why Stay Out of Resort on Your Next School Ski Trip?

Find out why accommodation offering doorstep skiing might not be the best option for your next school ski trip!

13 Feb 2024

Empowering Young Lives Through Snow Sports

Find out what happened when three Snow Camp apprentices joined us on the slopes of Sestriere for ISSC 2023.

06 Nov 2023

What's New for the 2023-24 Ski Season?

Check out our annual round-up of all the big news from our favourite school ski resorts!

19 Jan 2023

Why Stay Out of Resort on Your Next School Ski Trip?

Find out why accommodation offering doorstep skiing might not be the best option for your next school ski trip!

How much does an average school ski trip cost?

This season, the average school ski trip is working out about £1000-£1500 per person.
Of course, the price can vary massively depending on where you want to ski, how you want to get to your resort, the standard of hotel you want to stay in and the number of ski lessons you want to include.
Dates also have a big impact on the cost, with February half-term usually the most expensive time to ski.
Don’t worry though, as an experienced school ski trip company, we’ll work with you to design a package that meets your requirements and fits your budget.

What should I bring on a school ski trip?

You should bring the following essentials: ski gear, thermal clothing, waterproof jacket and trousers, gloves, neck buff, woolly hat, sunglasses/goggles, non-ski clothes, walking boots, personal items (passport, medication, sunscreen), and a water bottle. See our packing checklist for more details on what to bring - and make sure you share it with your group before you travel.

How many days should schools spend skiing?

It’s totally up to you how many days you want to ski.
Most schools go for 9-day trips, spending 6 days’ skiing for 4 hours each day.
Pro tip – go for an 8-day trip with 5 days of skiing for 5 hours per day. You’ll save a huge amount from needing one day less of accommodation and lift passes – and you’ll actually have an extra hour of lessons. It’s a no-brainer.

Are your ski trips accompanied by a rep?

Yep, all our ski trips include the services of a Halsbury rep.
Your rep will usually speak the local lingo, so they can sort out any issues you have with meals, activities, equipment or ski passes.

Do you offer insurance for school ski trips?

We do, but it’s an optional extra so it’s up to you whether you add it to your booking.
To find out more about it, head to our insurance page, where you can view the policy, as well as some really helpful FAQs.
If you decide not to add this insurance to your booking, please make sure you do have alternative insurance in place that provides suitable cover for your ski trip.

Can I go on an inspection visit ahead of the trip?

Absolutely. In fact, we usually offer two inspection visits each year, usually around Christmas and Easter. This is a great opportunity to test-drive the Halsbury experience before your trip – and meet like-minded, ski-mad colleagues to swap tips.

Still have questions?

Our Ski Specialists have first-hand knowledge of the resorts we offer and are available to answer all your questions!

Let's chat!

Firstly, I want to say a massive thank you for all of your help. The trip was amazing, for staff and pupils alike. I cannot say just how happy we are with Halsbury. The booking, organisation and running of the trip was easy and well structured. Lisa Brown was excellent with the admin and communicated consistently throughout, making the organisation simple. Our reps, Jon Doel, Tricia Cooke and Khursana Tairova, were fantastic. Any issues that occurred were brought to us with a solution in place. They accompanied us throughout the trip, including meals and social times which offered a real personal experience. However, the best thing was how active they were with our students. They encouraged and accompanied our students when skiing and during activities. They took the time to get to know our staff and pupils, providing the best experience for all. We cannot emphasise enough just how great our experience was.

St. Clere's School, April 2024

Resources

Our top tips and resources to help you plan your next school ski trip.

Health and Safety

Your group's health and safety is our number one priority. Here's how we ensure your group stays safe.

What Are the Benefits of School Ski Trips?

Learn more about the benefits of school ski trips for students, from

School Ski Trip Packing Checklist

When arranging a school ski trip, there are a few essentials that everyone will need to keep them safe on the mountain...

Behaviour on the slopes

When taking a group of students skiing, it is a good idea to make sure that they understand how to behave on the slopes, in order...

Halsbury's Safety Management System

In a nutshell, this is your reassurance that we’ve done everything we can to make sure your group is safe while on a school trip organised by us.

Stress-Free School Ski Trips

Kaeti Breward is a PE teacher who has organised many school ski trips over the course of her career, and she also spent some time organising...

Win £200 with our School trip photo competition

For us, there's nothing better than seeing pictures from our groups’ school trips. They always remind us how much fun a school trip can be.

If you've taken loads of pictures on your school trip, why not enter them into our photo competition for the chance to win a £200 cash prize?

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Supporting you
every step of the way

Creating your perfect ski trip

Your quote will be put together by an experienced Tour Adviser who’ll be an expert in skiing trips and knows our resorts really well. They’ll work with you to create a trip to suit your group’s needs and budget.

Launching your trip to parents and students

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

After you’ve booked

Once you’ve booked, your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will start work on the finer details. They’ll make sure your ski lessons, ski hire and après-ski activities are all sorted and they’ll take on most of the other admin tasks for your trip (so you can look forward to the trip as much as the kids).

Support while you’re away

While you’re abroad, you’ll be looked after by a Halsbury rep based in your resort. And Halsbury HQ staff will be on the end of the phone 24 hours a day. You’ll get a final info pack before you go with all the info you need, plus access to all your trip documents on the Vamoos app.

After
your trip

When you return from your trip, we’ll ask you to complete a detailed feedback survey, so we can continue our service. This is also the perfect time to start planning your next trip, so you can give parents plenty of time to pay for it (and make it easier for you). 

Let's chat!