Organising a school ski trip can be an exciting but complex undertaking. Proper planning and organization are key to ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience for both students and staff.
At Trans World Educational Experiences we have a team of trusted travel professionals to support the planning and delivery of your next ski trip. We’ve listed some of the key considerations below:
- Early Planning: Start planning well in advance to give staff, parents and students ample time to prepare and make necessary arrangements for your tour.
- Budgeting: It’s important to establish a clear budget for your tour from the word go. All Twedex tour packages include transport, full board accommodation, ski passes, equipment hire and tuition fees, but it’s vital to make sure you account for unforeseen costs and any additional activities.
- Choose a Suitable Destination: Select a ski resort that caters to various skill levels, offers appropriate terrain, and provides a range of activities beyond skiing, such as snowboarding, tubing, or ice skating. With three great ski destinations to choose from, we’ve got something for all budgets and ability levels.
- Accommodation: Choose accommodation that suits your group’s needs, whether it’s a ski-in/ski-out chalet or a nearby hotel, our team will work with you to ensure the accommodation ticks all the right boxes ahead of your tour.
- Safety Measures: Prioritise safety by providing students with information about proper winter clothing, equipment, and guidelines for staying safe on the slopes. Enforce helmet use and encourage students to follow the rules of the resort.
- Tuition: It’s important to have a clear understanding of the ability levels of your students ahead of departure. This will allow instructors to best-focus on the development needs of each of your students while out on the slopes.
- Medical Considerations: Collect medical information and emergency contacts for all participants. Ensure that there are medical facilities nearby and that everyone is covered by appropriate health insurance.
- Chaperones and Supervision: Ensure an adequate ratio of staff/chaperones to students to maintain supervision on and off the slopes and address any issues that may arise during the trip.
- Communication: Establish clear communication channels among organisers, staff, students, and parents. Keep everyone informed about any changes or updates.
- Packing Lists: Our team will share a recommended packing list ahead of departure, but it’s vital to provide students with a comprehensive packing list that covers clothing for varying weather conditions, ski gear, toiletries, and any other essentials.
Remember that attention to detail and effective communication are crucial throughout the planning process. By following these tips, you can create a memorable and enjoyable school ski trip that leaves everyone with positive experiences and lasting memories.