Ski Serre Chevalier - Briancon

Europe’s highest Alpine town Briançon is known for its maze of medieval streets, friendly atmosphere and World Heritage landmarks. Distinct from other ski resorts, this working town has a local theatre, choice of cinemas and several museums – one specialising in ski history. France’s first ski school was established here in 1902 and the ancient old town is a historic place for students to explore, with its sundials, cobbled streets and UNESCO-listed walls.

After a day on the slopes, there’s plenty to keep your group entertained. Students love the waterfalls and slides at the indoor fun pool, or you could cheer on a team at the local ice-hockey rink. There’s also sightseeing and shopping in the town itself, plus a choice of in-house activities, from group games and discos to relaxing film nights.

Skiing

Briançon’s ski area sits in a south-facing valley beneath stunning peaks in the Ecrins National Park. Set at the far end of the Serre Chevalier piste network, it has a reputation for sunny weather. Perfect for beginners and intermediates, there are easy greens to practice your turns on, while the challenging ‘Vauban’ red run brings confident skiers all the way back into town.

At higher altitude, the views are breathtaking and, with greens and blues above the tree line, even beginners can enjoy the best scenery. Lower down, tree-lined slopes meander through a beautiful, protected forest area.

Accommodation

Club Olympic

  • 250km of piste
  • Central location in the heart of the famous resort of Serre Chevalier
  • Fantastic communal areas including a sun terrace
  • Dedicated Club Customer Service staff
  • Free WiFi access in all communal areas for party leaders

 

Capacity: 135

 

The hotel is ideally situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in Serre Chevalier Chantermerle, next door to the brand new telecabine ratier lift, which will take you to the main ski area - excellent for beginner skiers as they are able to get up the mountain and back down in safety. The ski area of Serre Chevalier is a bit of a hidden secret. Regularly rated in the top 10 in Europe, it has a superb mix of high alpine motorway skiing, tree runs, gentle plateaus as well as Olympic standard pistes. Entertainment including a bowling alley, ice rink, local shops, restaurants and bars are all conveniently within 5-10 mins walking distance from the Club.

Bedrooms are located across three floors and all have full en-suite facilities. The majority of rooms accommodate 3-6 students. Adults are accommodated in twin, double or triple rooms. We strive to ensure that individual groups are roomed close together, making supervision much easier. The hotel facilities include a large reception, dining and relaxing lounge area with a private bar and a sun terrace overlooking the Luc Alphand piste and the ski area.

Breakfast: Your buffet breakfast includes cereal, croissants, breads, cold meats and cheeses and a selection of jams.

Lunch: Lunch is a buffet or two courses, perhaps soup or pasts followed by dessert, cheese or fruit.

Dinner: Three courses consisting of a starter, main and dessert.

 

 

Alternative Accommodation

 

Useful Information

Après-ski

  • Ice-skating
  • Swimming
  • Ice Hockey Match
  • Medieval Town Visit
  • Shopping

Ski Fit and Storage:

Ski fit takes place at the hotel with our in-house ski technician. All of our technicians are Salomon qualified and will ensure each member of your group gets the right fit. There is a locker for every bedroom. Helmet hire is included free of charge.

Security

Our Clubs offer 24 hour assistance from our English speaking staff and benefit from having a night porter to assist staff with any issues or enquiries.



Europe Price Package:

All Equity packages are tailor-made to suit the needs of our groups. Here are our standard package inclusions:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by air or coach
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air
  • Or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Includes full-board accommodation, lift pass, 5 or 6 days ski tuition, skis boots, poles and helmet, dedicated resort representative service, fully comprehensive travel insurance and 24 hour emergency service.

The Equity Ski Europe package in detail:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by Air or Coach (Air packages include coach to airport from school and overseas coach transfers.)
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Resort Inclusions...

  • Full-board accommodation
  • Dedicated resort representative service
  • Evening entertainment programme (optional)
  • Full use of your coach in resort (coach groups only and subject to EU drivers hours regulations)

Ski Pack Inclusions...

  • Lift-pass. Supplements are payable for extension areas in some resorts
  • 5 or 6 days of ski tuition (minimum 4 hours per day. Additional tuition is available for a supplement)
  • Skis, boots and poles
  • Helmet

Included Extras...

  • 24 hour emergency service
  • All travel documentation, luggage labels and resort information
  • Personalised customer service throughout from your knowledgeable tour coordinator

Optional Insurance...

Fully comprehensive travel insurance (optional) includes:

  • Ski breakage insurance
  • Snow guarantee insurance
  • Travel delay assistance

Extras to budget for...

  • Evening entertainments

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I have just come back from a fabulous week in Alpe D'Huez. Our first trip with Equity has been a huge success! The reps and hotel staff could not have been any more helpful - including telling us where we should go next year.

Source: Ms Spiers, Party Leader


 

OTHER FRENCH SCHOOL SKI TRIPS

Ski Pra Loup

Set in the Southern Alps, Pra Loup’s sunny weather, laid back vibe and family friendly focus make it a great choice for school ski trips. A purpose-built resort made up of two villages, Pra Loup 1600 has a good choice of shops and cafes, while Pra Loup 1500 is more peaceful. The Espace Lumière ski area has been well designed to maximise your ski time and, When each ski day is done, there’s the local ice-rink and cinema to enjoy, as well as plenty of après-ski activities to keep your group entertained.

More popular with French families than English crowds, Pra Loup also gives school groups an opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture and brush up on their language skills, while the low-key nightlife means that everyone can get a good night’s sleep.

Skiing

Pra Loup’s ski area appeals to all abilities. The village-level nursery slopes are a relaxing place to get started and, when it’s time to progress, a network of blues sweeps from the top of the mountain down to Pra Loup 1600.

Experienced skiers have plenty of reds and the odd black run to challenge themselves on, while the resort’s long open pistes provide ample space to progress. Reliable snowfall and some France’s best snowmaking facilities keep the pistes topped up all season, and the low-level tree runs makes skiing back to base easier in bad weather.



Accommodation

Les Bergers

Residence Soleil Vacances

  • Modern apartments with stylish decor
  • Minutes from the ski lifts and shops

Les bergers is an ideal choice for school groups, offering excellent facilities, close to shops and amenities.

Capacity: 120

Location: Ideal for school groups, your stylish apartments sit in the lower part of Pra Loup. 300-metres from the ski lifts and slopes, and even closer to the shops and amenities. There is also a free shuttle bus that runs regularly to take groups to the slopes.

Facilities: Built in 2012, these modern apartments are well-equipped for quiet evenings in, with living areas and flat screen TVs, tables for playing cards and optional WiFi (extra cost).

Accommodation: Students stay in 4-5 person apartments with private bathrooms, kitchen/living areas and ski storage.

Meals: Buffet breakfasts and dinners are taken in the hotel opposite, with optional wine for teachers. Lunches are served in a mountain restaurant, adding to the alpine experience.

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Useful Information

Après-ski

  • Bowling
  • Ice-skating
  • Quiz
  • Disco
  • Cinema
  • Karaoke


Europe Price Package:

All Equity packages are tailor-made to suit the needs of our groups. Here are our standard package inclusions:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by air or coach
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air
  • Or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Includes full-board accommodation, lift pass, 5 or 6 days ski tuition, skis boots, poles and helmet, dedicated resort representative service, fully comprehensive travel insurance and 24 hour emergency service.

The Equity Ski Europe package in detail:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by Air or Coach (Air packages include coach to airport from school and overseas coach transfers.)
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Resort Inclusions...

  • Full-board accommodation
  • Dedicated resort representative service
  • Evening entertainment programme (optional)
  • Full use of your coach in resort (coach groups only and subject to EU drivers hours regulations)

Ski Pack Inclusions...

  • Lift-pass. Supplements are payable for extension areas in some resorts
  • 5 or 6 days of ski tuition (minimum 4 hours per day. Additional tuition is available for a supplement)
  • Skis, boots and poles
  • Helmet

Included Extras...

  • 24 hour emergency service
  • All travel documentation, luggage labels and resort information
  • Personalised customer service throughout from your knowledgeable tour coordinator

Optional Insurance...

Fully comprehensive travel insurance (optional) includes:

  • Ski breakage insurance
  • Snow guarantee insurance
  • Travel delay assistance

Extras to budget for...

  • Evening entertainments

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Prices from
£859
(Peak Season)
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A hidden gem that’s perfect for younger groups because of its pedestrianised village and easy access to evening activities.

Mark, Equity Operations Manager for Western Europe


 

OTHER FRENCH SCHOOL SKI TRIPS

Ski Tignes

Divided into five villages, Tignes shares the Espace Killy ski area with neighbouring Val d’Isere and the extensive lift pass allows your school group to ski both resorts. Our hotel is in Tignes Le Lac. This lively area has plenty of shops and restaurants plus a sports centre for evening activities including a swimming pool with waterslides. It also has runs into the village making it an extremely convenient choice for skiers.

Home to some of Europe’s highest slopes, snow cover is exceptional and the Grande Motte glacier stays open for skiing all year. Fast chairs and gondolas ferry your students around the slopes and the funicular train rockets them to the glacier in seven minutes. Attracting everyone from first-timers to professional freeriders, Tignes is also a great place to find inspiration and ski your first runs.

Resort Facilities

Combining the ski areas of Tignes and Val d’Isère, the full Espace Killy lift pass offers over 300km of piste making this big-name ski area a fantastic choice for school groups. With a handful of green runs and a good range of blues, most are content with the local slopes, while an all-areas pass means more choice for improvers.

Espace Killy comes into its own when beneath the skis of intermediates, who can whizz down the reds, tackle un-groomed blacks and ski into Val d’Isere via the 1992 Olympic downhill. The exposed slopes add extra challenge when the weather closes in but the panoramas on clear days promise big grins and great photos.

Accommodation

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L’oree du Lac 2 star

  • Modern interior
  • Central location to explore resort

The Hotel L’oree du Lac is a great option for your group, providing a good standard of accommodation, short walk to the slopes and en-suite rooms.

Capacity: 36 rooms

Location: A short walk to the slopes, no more than 10 minutes and central location in resort.

Facilities:The hotel has a games room for students and WiFi.

Accommodation: The en-suite rooms sleep 2-4 pupils.

Meals: Full board offered at hotel, normally with a picnic lunch on the slopes. Hot lunch at hotel available on request.

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Useful Information

Après-ski

  • Ice-skating
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • BBQ night
  • Shopping
  • Disco


Europe Price Package:

All Equity packages are tailor-made to suit the needs of our groups. Here are our standard package inclusions:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by air or coach
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air
  • Or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Includes full-board accommodation, lift pass, 5 or 6 days ski tuition, skis boots, poles and helmet, dedicated resort representative service, fully comprehensive travel insurance and 24 hour emergency service.

The Equity Ski Europe package in detail:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by Air or Coach (Air packages include coach to airport from school and overseas coach transfers.)
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Resort Inclusions...

  • Full-board accommodation
  • Dedicated resort representative service
  • Evening entertainment programme (optional)
  • Full use of your coach in resort (coach groups only and subject to EU drivers hours regulations)

Ski Pack Inclusions...

  • Lift-pass. Supplements are payable for extension areas in some resorts
  • 5 or 6 days of ski tuition (minimum 4 hours per day. Additional tuition is available for a supplement)
  • Skis, boots and poles
  • Helmet

Included Extras...

  • 24 hour emergency service
  • All travel documentation, luggage labels and resort information
  • Personalised customer service throughout from your knowledgeable tour coordinator

Optional Insurance...

Fully comprehensive travel insurance (optional) includes:

  • Ski breakage insurance
  • Snow guarantee insurance
  • Travel delay assistance

Extras to budget for...

  • Evening entertainments

end faq

Price from:
£999
(Peak Season)
Request a quote arw

Tignes was perfect for beginners and the developed skiers in the staff party. Perfect amenities in town which were close to the hotel.

Source: Party Leader

 

OTHER FRENCH SCHOOL SKI TRIPS

Ski SuperDevoluy

A quiet resort in one of the Southern Alps’ largest ski areas, SuperDévoluy is a great choice for schools. Purpose-built with superb piste access, Swing open the hotel doors and you’re within minutes of the lifts. The beautiful peak of the Pic de Bure is an inspiring backdrop for each day’s skiing, while the uncrowded pistes help to boost everyone’s confidence.

Linking to the neighbouring resort of La Joue du Loup, the lift system is super-efficient and snow cannons help to keep the pistes in excellent condition. There's plenty to do for après-ski, your group can watch the weekly torchlit descent, and eat crèpes to their heart’s content.

Skiing

Sharing the ski area with La Joue du Loup, most of the runs are rated easy or intermediate, with varied terrain that give plenty of scope for mixed ability groups. For first-timers, the nursery slopes are conveniently located at village-level, where they can learn the basics before trying out their skills on the gentle blues and easy greens running from the top of the Chaumettes chair.

Confident skiers can experience the resort from top to bottom as they conquer their fears on the high altitude blacks and finish on the flowing blues that run back towards the village.

Accommodation

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Hotel Club Chardonnelles3 star

  • Convenient location close to lifts and resort centre
  • Great facilities

The Hotel Club Chardonnelles offers a good standard of accommodation and easy access to both the skiing and resort amenities. A convenient choice for school groups.

Capacity: 150

Location: The Hotel Club Chardonnelles is located at the bottom of the slopes next to the lifts, offering the convenience of doorstep skiing, and is only a 5 minute walk from the town centre.

Facilities: The hotel’s facilities are excellent for our groups, including a games room with table football, pool and table tennis, whilst a sunny terrace offers picturesque views across the resort. There are also spa facilities available for teachers and an outdoor pool.

Accommodation: The rooms are comfortable with en-suite facilities and accommodate 3-4 pupils. All rooms are equipped with TV, hairdryer, minibar and telephone.

Meals: The hotel serves a continental breakfast, hot lunch and full evening meal in the restaurant.

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Useful Information

Après-ski

  • Torchlit descents
  • Pizza
  • Crèpe night
  • Disco


Europe Price Package:

All Equity packages are tailor-made to suit the needs of our groups. Here are our standard package inclusions:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by air or coach
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air
  • Or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Includes full-board accommodation, lift pass, 5 or 6 days ski tuition, skis boots, poles and helmet, dedicated resort representative service, fully comprehensive travel insurance and 24 hour emergency service.

The Equity Ski Europe package in detail:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by Air or Coach (Air packages include coach to airport from school and overseas coach transfers.)
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Resort Inclusions...

  • Full-board accommodation
  • Dedicated resort representative service
  • Evening entertainment programme (optional)
  • Full use of your coach in resort (coach groups only and subject to EU drivers hours regulations)

Ski Pack Inclusions...

  • Lift-pass. Supplements are payable for extension areas in some resorts
  • 5 or 6 days of ski tuition (minimum 4 hours per day. Additional tuition is available for a supplement)
  • Skis, boots and poles
  • Helmet

Included Extras...

  • 24 hour emergency service
  • All travel documentation, luggage labels and resort information
  • Personalised customer service throughout from your knowledgeable tour coordinator

Optional Insurance...

Fully comprehensive travel insurance (optional) includes:

  • Ski breakage insurance
  • Snow guarantee insurance
  • Travel delay assistance

Extras to budget for...

  • Evening entertainments

end faq

Price from:
£889
(Peak Season)
Request a quote arw

The 26 ski lifts of Superdévoluy are able to uplift 2250 skiers/snowboarders per hour ensuring groups get around the mountain with ease.

Jonny, Equity Ski Manager

 

OTHER FRENCH SCHOOL SKI TRIPS

Ski Serre Chevalier - Chantermerle

Home to three main villages and the historic town of Briançon, the Serre Chevalier Valley is an exciting ski area for schools. With direct slope access, our hotel sits in the calm and picturesque village of Chantemerle. Easy for students to explore, the sunny ski area stretches above the hotel, with interconnecting ski areas. Chantemerle is a small and safe traditional ski village with shops, restaurants and bars all at the bottom of the famous Luc Alphand ski run.

Once they’ve kicked off their ski boots, your group have a choice of après activities: there’s a bowling alley, village centre and thermal baths at Monetier or historic streets at Briançon to discover.

Skiing

The fifth biggest ski resort in France, Serre Chevalier has something for everyone. Beginners have plenty of scope, with nursery slopes at mid-station to gain confidence on as well as easy greens at altitude, meaning they can ski the whole mountain. Fast lifts or shuttle buses connect each ski area and village. A third of the ski area is tree-lined, making navigation easier even when it’s snowing.

Intermediates love the sense of travel as they whizz around the sunny slopes, taking the lead from their instructors to push their skiing to the next level.

Accommodation

Club Olympic

  • 250km of piste
  • Central location in the heart of the famous resort of Serre Chevalier
  • Fantastic communal areas including a sun terrace
  • Dedicated Club Customer Service staff
  • Free WiFi access in all communal areas for party leaders

 

Capacity: 135

 

The hotel is ideally situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in Serre Chevalier Chantermerle, next door to the brand new telecabine ratier lift, which will take you to the main ski area - excellent for beginner skiers as they are able to get up the mountain and back down in safety. The ski area of Serre Chevalier is a bit of a hidden secret. Regularly rated in the top 10 in Europe, it has a superb mix of high alpine motorway skiing, tree runs, gentle plateaus as well as Olympic standard pistes. Entertainment including a bowling alley, ice rink, local shops, restaurants and bars are all conveniently within 5-10 mins walking distance from the Club.

Bedrooms are located across three floors and all have full en-suite facilities. The majority of rooms accommodate 3-6 students. Adults are accommodated in twin, double or triple rooms. We strive to ensure that individual groups are roomed close together, making supervision much easier. The hotel facilities include a large reception, dining and relaxing lounge area with a private bar and a sun terrace overlooking the Luc Alphand piste and the ski area.

Breakfast: Your buffet breakfast includes cereal, croissants, breads, cold meats and cheeses and a selection of jams.

Lunch: Lunch is a buffet or two courses, perhaps soup or pasts followed by dessert, cheese or fruit.

Dinner: Three courses consisting of a starter, main and dessert.

 

 

Alternative Accommodation

 

Useful Information

Après-ski

  • Ice-skating
  • Pizza
  • Thermal spa baths
  • Karaoke
  • Swimming
  • Disco

Ski Fit and Storage:

Ski fit takes place at the hotel with our in-house ski technician. All of our technicians are Salomon qualified and will ensure each member of your group gets the right fit. There is a locker for every bedroom. Helmet hire is included free of charge.

Security

Our Clubs offer 24 hour assistance from our English speaking staff and benefit from having a night porter to assist staff with any issues or enquiries.



Europe Price Package:

All Equity packages are tailor-made to suit the needs of our groups. Here are our standard package inclusions:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by air or coach
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air
  • Or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Includes full-board accommodation, lift pass, 5 or 6 days ski tuition, skis boots, poles and helmet, dedicated resort representative service, fully comprehensive travel insurance and 24 hour emergency service.

The Equity Ski Europe package in detail:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by Air or Coach (Air packages include coach to airport from school and overseas coach transfers.)
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Resort Inclusions...

  • Full-board accommodation
  • Dedicated resort representative service
  • Evening entertainment programme (optional)
  • Full use of your coach in resort (coach groups only and subject to EU drivers hours regulations)

Ski Pack Inclusions...

  • Lift-pass. Supplements are payable for extension areas in some resorts
  • 5 or 6 days of ski tuition (minimum 4 hours per day. Additional tuition is available for a supplement)
  • Skis, boots and poles
  • Helmet

Included Extras...

  • 24 hour emergency service
  • All travel documentation, luggage labels and resort information
  • Personalised customer service throughout from your knowledgeable tour coordinator

Optional Insurance...

Fully comprehensive travel insurance (optional) includes:

  • Ski breakage insurance
  • Snow guarantee insurance
  • Travel delay assistance

Extras to budget for...

  • Evening entertainments

end faq

Prices from
£699
£969
(Low Season)
(Peak Season)
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Excellent skiing, convenient location. Lots of well groomed piste.

Party Leader, Serre Chevalier, 2016


 

OTHER FRENCH SCHOOL SKI TRIPS

Ski Morzine

Morzine is a traditional Haute Savoie village with a typically French ambience: fine chalet buildings, a good variety of shops, a weekly market and genuinely friendly bars. Being one of the twelve resorts that form the immense Portes du Soleil ski circuit, you can access over 600km of piste through 208 ski lifts and two countries.

Set at a lower altitude, Morzine shares its forested slopes with Les Gets, where the highest peaks give stunning views of Mont Blanc. With one of our shortest transfer times from Geneva, you’ll arrive in resort just over an hour after leaving the airport. A club can be hired exclusively for our groups for early private discos.

A top choice for beginners and intermediates, the Portes du Soleil ski circuit straddles the France-Swiss border, taking in almost 280 pistes. The local skiing is excellent and Morzine’s 64 local runs are more than enough to keep most skiers busy for the week.

Skiing

While beginners perfect their snow ploughs on the treelined blues, intermediates can carve across the reds in Les Gets and cruise along undulating runs back to the village, leaving advanced skiers to tackle the World Cup descent or clock-up some Portes du Soleil ski miles.

Advanced skiers, with the extended pass, will also appreciate the extensive domain of the Portes du Soleil and a trip to Avoriaz is highly recommended. The area has hosted the Snowboarding World Cup – there are specially designed snow parks in both Morzine and Les Gets and the range of blue and red runs will keep snowboarders challenged all week. The lift pass included in our tour price covers the Morzine/Les Gets ski area. The Portes du Soleil pass is available at a supplement.



Accommodation

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Centre de Vacances Chalet L’Escalade1 star plus

  • Excellent facilities
  • Comfortable rooms

This centre is run by an enthusiastic young French couple, who go out of their way to look after their guests. Perfect for groups either wishing to ski in Morzine or Avoriaz<

Capacity: 130

Location: The centre is situated in the hamlet of Montriond, just 1 km from the centre of Morzine village. Morzine is a lively and friendly town with brilliant amenities.

Facilities: There are plenty of amenities such as four activity rooms which can be utilised for all evening activities, a DVD room with projector and screen and table tennis facilities, plus a disco room. The restaurant is welcoming with great views.

Accommodation: There are 32 rooms on 3 floors. The rooms are comfortable and attractive and most have en-suite facilities, though a number have shared facilities between 2 or 3 rooms. Please note that it is not possible to guarantee that single rooms will be available at busy times.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner are served in on-site, whilst groups also have a packed lunch.

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Useful Information

Après-ski

  • Ice-skating
  • Cinema
  • Night-skiing
  • Ice hockey match
  • Crèpe night
  • Disco


Europe Price Package:

All Equity packages are tailor-made to suit the needs of our groups. Here are our standard package inclusions:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by air or coach
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air
  • Or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Includes full-board accommodation, lift pass, 5 or 6 days ski tuition, skis boots, poles and helmet, dedicated resort representative service, fully comprehensive travel insurance and 24 hour emergency service.

The Equity Ski Europe package in detail:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by Air or Coach (Air packages include coach to airport from school and overseas coach transfers.)
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Resort Inclusions...

  • Full-board accommodation
  • Dedicated resort representative service
  • Evening entertainment programme (optional)
  • Full use of your coach in resort (coach groups only and subject to EU drivers hours regulations)

Ski Pack Inclusions...

  • Lift-pass. Supplements are payable for extension areas in some resorts
  • 5 or 6 days of ski tuition (minimum 4 hours per day. Additional tuition is available for a supplement)
  • Skis, boots and poles
  • Helmet

Included Extras...

  • 24 hour emergency service
  • All travel documentation, luggage labels and resort information
  • Personalised customer service throughout from your knowledgeable tour coordinator

Optional Insurance...

Fully comprehensive travel insurance (optional) includes:

  • Ski breakage insurance
  • Snow guarantee insurance
  • Travel delay assistance

Extras to budget for...

  • Evening entertainments

end faq

Prices from
£819
(Peak Season)
Request a quote arw

...and we are off! Beautiful Morning! Happy kids…Beginners nailed the first day :)

Source: Mrs C Waldock, Party Leader


 

OTHER FRENCH SCHOOL SKI TRIPS

Ski La Plagne

La Plagne is at the hub of the Paradiski ski circuit, one of Europe’s largest interlinked ski areas offering 425km of skiing. Two is the magic number in Paradiski – the ski area covers La Plagne and the neighbouring resort of Les Arcs, features two glaciers, two doubledecker cable cars each carrying over 200 people and a vertical drop of 2km!

In addition to the huge variety on offer, La Plagne has an excellent snow record and varied evening entertainments, making it a popular choice for British schools. Plagne Centre and Belle Plagne are the main resort hubs, each providing a wide choice of lifts to explore further afield and access the surrounding satellite villages. At night groups can access the activities on offer across the resort. Plagne Centre is accessible on the free resort shuttle, whilst a gondola runs to Plagne Bellecote until 1am.

Plagne Centre and Belle Plagne are the main resort hubs, each providing a wide choice of lifts to explore further afield and access the surrounding satellite villages.

Skiing

Just 50m from our accommodation is the ski school meeting point, nursery slopes and a choice of lifts providing direct access to either Plagne Centre or Aime La Plagne, or you can follow the forested runs down to Plagne Montalbert.

Belle Plagne also provides direct access to the Bellecote glacier, the highest point in resort at 3,250m, and Montchavin, the lowest at 1,250m. Intermediates and advanced skiers have an unrivalled choice of runs, above and below the tree-line, from long, gentle cruisers to steep and challenging blacks.



Accommodation

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Hotel Les Rhododendrons 2 star plus

  • Great location close to lifts and slopes
  • Good in-house facilities

The Rhododendrons is a modern, chalet-style hotel, and an ideal choice for school groups, offering excellent facilities and direct access to the slopes.

Capacity: 135

Location: Situated in the heart of Plagne 1800, guests simply cross the road to reach the ski-school meeting point, whilst lifts are 250m away. A free ski-bus provides a link with the other resort villages.

Facilities: The hotel bar features an open fireplace, whilst other communal areas include a dance studio on the top floor, and two meeting rooms featuring a pool table, TV/DVD and classroom facilities. The ski lockers have heated boot storage and direct access to outside.

Accommodation: 42 bedrooms sleep 2-4 people and are all equipped with private facilities and TV. Bedrooms are simply but comfortably decorated with pine throughout.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner are served in the restaurant, which has views across resort. Groups can choose from either a hot or packed lunch.

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Useful Information

Après-ski

  • Bowling
  • Ice-skating
  • Quiz
  • Disco
  • Cinema
  • Karaoke


Europe Price Package:

All Equity packages are tailor-made to suit the needs of our groups. Here are our standard package inclusions:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by air or coach
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air
  • Or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Includes full-board accommodation, lift pass, 5 or 6 days ski tuition, skis boots, poles and helmet, dedicated resort representative service, fully comprehensive travel insurance and 24 hour emergency service.

The Equity Ski Europe package in detail:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by Air or Coach (Air packages include coach to airport from school and overseas coach transfers.)
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Resort Inclusions...

  • Full-board accommodation
  • Dedicated resort representative service
  • Evening entertainment programme (optional)
  • Full use of your coach in resort (coach groups only and subject to EU drivers hours regulations)

Ski Pack Inclusions...

  • Lift-pass. Supplements are payable for extension areas in some resorts
  • 5 or 6 days of ski tuition (minimum 4 hours per day. Additional tuition is available for a supplement)
  • Skis, boots and poles
  • Helmet

Included Extras...

  • 24 hour emergency service
  • All travel documentation, luggage labels and resort information
  • Personalised customer service throughout from your knowledgeable tour coordinator

Optional Insurance...

Fully comprehensive travel insurance (optional) includes:

  • Ski breakage insurance
  • Snow guarantee insurance
  • Travel delay assistance

Extras to budget for...

  • Evening entertainments

end faq

Price from:
£959
(Peak Season)
Request a quote arw

La Plagne is a mega-resort; there was lots to do and see, and miles of pistes to explore.

Source: Mr D Brady, Party Leader


 

OTHER FRENCH SCHOOL SKI TRIPS

Ski Risoul

Expect big grins all round for choosing Risoul – with its authentic French ambience, traditional markets and beautiful setting in the Forêt Blanche, it’s a magical and enriching base for school groups. Even better, the excellent snow record and extensive snowmaking facilities mean good conditions all season, while its Southern Alps location gives long, sunny days on piste.

Uncrowded and unspoilt, the local ski area is ideal for all abilities, and almost every run returns to the village, so getting lost is almost impossible.

Compact, calm, almost traffic free with plenty of welcoming shops, the safe town centre gets the thumbs up from students. Off the slopes, they could be skating across the ice-rink and trying traditional French crêpes, or bumboarding back down the slopes before returning to the hotel for big mugs of hot chocolate. It’s also possible to travel to Briançon for bowling and swimming.

Skiing

Encouraged by expert ESF ski instructors, first-timers can get started on the wide, sunny nursery slopes, before practicing their speed control on the gentle greens.

Chairlifts lead higher into the mountains where improvers and intermediates can follow the reds and blues all the way back down to village-level, while the resort’s ten black runs give more than enough challenge for confident skiers. From the top of l’Homme de Pierre, it is possible to complete a circuit around the perimeter of the bowl of Risoul. There is also a fantastic link to Vars and its extensive ski area.

Accommodation

Club Le Morgan

  • Fantastic facilities for groups
  • Central location, close to the slopes
  • Quiet and safe resort
  • Dedicated Club Customer Service staff

 

Capacity: 135

 

Our Club Le Morgan in Risoul offers a fantastic location in the heart of this quiet and traditional resort. There’s a small terrace at the front of the hotel so you can catch some sun after skiing. A small games room on the 4th floor has a TV, DVD player and arcade games which is great for groups as it’s completely separate from the downstairs bar, which has a pool table and satellite TV.

The rooms consist of bunk-beds in the entrance hall and twin beds or a double in the main sleeping area, separated by a door. Most rooms are quads, but a handful can accommodate 5 pupils if required. All rooms have private toilet and bathroom with bath or shower. Adults are accommodated in twin/double or triple rooms.

Breakfast: Continental buffet breakfast.

Lunch: Either a buffet or two courses.

Dinner: Enjoy a three course meal; starter, main and dessert.

 

Useful Information

Après-ski

  • Disco
  • Ice-skating
  • Crèpe night
  • Karaoke
  • Bumboarding

Ski Fit and Storage:

Ski fit takes place at the hotel with our in-house ski technician. All of our technicians are Salomon qualified and will ensure each member of your group gets the right fit. There is a locker for every bedroom. Helmet hire is included free of charge.

Security

Our Clubs offer 24 hour assistance from our English speaking staff and benefit from having a night porter to assist staff with any issues or enquiries.



Europe Price Package:

All Equity packages are tailor-made to suit the needs of our groups. Here are our standard package inclusions:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by air or coach
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air
  • Or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Includes full-board accommodation, lift pass, 5 or 6 days ski tuition, skis boots, poles and helmet, dedicated resort representative service, fully comprehensive travel insurance and 24 hour emergency service.

The Equity Ski Europe package in detail:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by Air or Coach (Air packages include coach to airport from school and overseas coach transfers.)
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Resort Inclusions...

  • Full-board accommodation
  • Dedicated resort representative service
  • Evening entertainment programme (optional)
  • Full use of your coach in resort (coach groups only and subject to EU drivers hours regulations)

Ski Pack Inclusions...

  • Lift-pass. Supplements are payable for extension areas in some resorts
  • 5 or 6 days of ski tuition (minimum 4 hours per day. Additional tuition is available for a supplement)
  • Skis, boots and poles
  • Helmet

Included Extras...

  • 24 hour emergency service
  • All travel documentation, luggage labels and resort information
  • Personalised customer service throughout from your knowledgeable tour coordinator

Optional Insurance...

Fully comprehensive travel insurance (optional) includes:

  • Ski breakage insurance
  • Snow guarantee insurance
  • Travel delay assistance

Extras to budget for...

  • Evening entertainments

end faq

Prices from
£699
£949
(Low Season)
(Peak Season)
Request a quote arw

Risoul is a quiet resort perfect for beginners and intermediates... a very safe resort and reasonably traffic free.

Ms Burnett, Party Leader, travelled to Risoul January 2016


 

OTHER FRENCH SCHOOL SKI TRIPS

Ski Montgenevre

Situated high above the old town of Briançon on the pass between France and Italy, Montgenèvre is one of the oldest resorts in France (1907) and has a wonderfully authentic and traditional feel. Your group will also benefit from being in a relatively traffic-free resort centre with lots of evening entertainment on offer.

Simply walk across the road from our hotel and you’re ready to go, with a host of lifts and nursery slopes within a minute of the front door. Montgenèvre is hugely popular due to its connection to the famous Milky Way ski circuit that links with Claviere, meaning advanced skiers can ski in France and Italy on one trip. Another local town to visit is Briançon; explore its fascinating maze of medieval streets in this 13th century fortified old town.

Ski Trip to Montgenèvre

School ski video from: Knutsford Multi Academy Trust

Find out what it’s like to spend a week on Montgenèvre at the Equity Club Rois Mages! Knutsford Multi Academy Trust travelled with Equity during February half-term 2017, and as you can see in this fantastic video, they had a wonderful time. There’s lot of fun to be had on the slopes of Montgenèvre when staying with Equity Club.

Resort Facilities

Beginners can get to grips with the basics at village level before heading further up the mountain into the large open bowls to get a sense of scale, and after a bit of practice, they can ski back at the end of the session on a long blue run.

As groups progress they move onto sweeping blues, fast reds with easy moguls and exciting paths twisting through trees. With a host of snowy bowls above the tree-line there’s plenty of variety on offer whatever your preference. Confident intermediates can ski over to Claviere and enjoy the fantastic Colletto Verde.

With a one-day Milky Way extension, advanced skiers can venture further afield to explore the endless possibilities – it’s a full day out, but well worth getting up early for!

Accommodation

Club Le Rois Mages

  • Great hotel with a good range of facilities
  • Sun terrace overlooking the slopes
  • Dedicated ClubHotel Customer Service staff
  • Ideal location next to the slopes

 

Capacity: 144

 

This Club has a great location situated in the heart of Montgenèvre. It is directly opposite the slopes and enjoys marvelous views of the village, the ski slopes and the race piste. There is a large reception area and a lounge area with spacious restaurant and café with sun terrace. On the lower level there is a large entertainments room which has its own student bar, lounge and games. All rooms are clean and modern, and all have private facilities- a bath with shower and wash basin. Beds are either singles or bunks. Some rooms offer balconies with fantastic views.

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast.

Lunch: Either a buffet or two courses.

Dinner: Enjoy a three course meal; starter, main and dessert.

 

Useful Information

Après-ski

  • Ice-skating
  • Disco
  • Pizza
  • Skidoo ride with hot chocolate/crèpe in Claviere
  • DVD
  • Karaoke

Ski Fit and Storage:

Ski fit takes place at the hotel with our in-house ski technician. All of our technicians are Salomon qualified and will ensure each member of your group gets the right fit. There is a locker for every bedroom. Helmet hire is included free of charge.

Security

Our Clubs offer 24 hour assistance from our English speaking staff and the Rois Mages has a night porter to assist staff with any issues or enquiries.



Europe Price Package:

All Equity packages are tailor-made to suit the needs of our groups. Here are our standard package inclusions:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by air or coach
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air
  • Or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Includes full-board accommodation, lift pass, 5 or 6 days ski tuition, skis boots, poles and helmet, dedicated resort representative service, fully comprehensive travel insurance and 24 hour emergency service.

The Equity Ski Europe package in detail:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by Air or Coach (Air packages include coach to airport from school and overseas coach transfers.)
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Resort Inclusions...

  • Full-board accommodation
  • Dedicated resort representative service
  • Evening entertainment programme (optional)
  • Full use of your coach in resort (coach groups only and subject to EU drivers hours regulations)

Ski Pack Inclusions...

  • Lift-pass. Supplements are payable for extension areas in some resorts
  • 5 or 6 days of ski tuition (minimum 4 hours per day. Additional tuition is available for a supplement)
  • Skis, boots and poles
  • Helmet

Included Extras...

  • 24 hour emergency service
  • All travel documentation, luggage labels and resort information
  • Personalised customer service throughout from your knowledgeable tour coordinator

Optional Insurance...

Fully comprehensive travel insurance (optional) includes:

  • Ski breakage insurance
  • Snow guarantee insurance
  • Travel delay assistance

Extras to budget for...

  • Evening entertainments

end faq

Prices from
£719
£969
(Low Season)
(Peak Season)
Request a quote arw

Everything was organised well from booking to our time in resort. We found all staff had the right level of training and experience

Ms Weir, Party Leader, travelled to Montgenèvre February 2016


OTHER FRENCH SCHOOL SKI TRIPS

Ski Les Deux Alpes

Les Deux Alpes is amongst Europe’s highest winter sports resorts with a relaxed cosmopolitan atmosphere, fabulous skiing and snowboarding plus a wide range of slopes for all levels.

A longstanding school ski favourite, Les Deux Alpes stretches beneath 4,000 metre peaks that are sure to impress your students. Our groups love the relaxed feel about town and, after each ski day, there’s bowling, ice-skating and an outdoor heated pool to look forward to.

Whenever you visit, great snow is guaranteed thanks to the resort’s high altitude. Efficient lifts take you out of town and into the mountains with access to the gentle runs on Europe’s largest skiable glacier. Regular upgrades keep the ski facilities in great condition.

The extensive ski area provides a challenge for the most hardened boarder. The resort continues to invest in improvements – with new runs and express lifts opening within the last 5 years.

Skiing

An ‘upside-down resort’ with gentle blues at altitude and steeper runs at village level, Les Deux Alpes gives beginners the unique opportunity to ski on a glacier once they’ve mastered the nursery slopes nearer town. Intermediates have the choice of mid-level reds and a sweeping 12km blue to build their stamina on, while your most experienced skiers can show off their skills on the range of blacks that lead into town.

Not for the faint hearted is the ‘Super Diable’, a long steep black, plus a unique snow-park and a half-pipe. For anyone with jelly legs, there’s an easy green or the option to take a cable-car at the end of the day.

Accommodation

hotel-le-cairn

Hotel Belle Etoile2 star

  • A short walk to the ski lift Jandri Express
  • A traditional, comfortable Alpine hotel

Enjoy traditional French and Italian cuisine in this charming hotel, located in the high altitude ski area of Les Deux Alpes.

Capacity: 72

Location: Just a 400m to the Jandri Express and a short walk to the slopes.

Facilities: Free WiFi internet access, bar with pool table and heated ski storage.

Accommodation: 29 rooms, some of which have balconies and all have private bathroom, satellite TV and a safe.

Meals: Buffet breakfast, hot lunches and a three course evening meal.

 

 

Useful Information

Après-ski

  • Ice-skating
  • Bowling
  • Karaoke
  • Disco
  • Swimming
  • Night-skiing


Europe Price Package:

All Equity packages are tailor-made to suit the needs of our groups. Here are our standard package inclusions:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by air or coach
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air
  • Or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Includes full-board accommodation, lift pass, 5 or 6 days ski tuition, skis boots, poles and helmet, dedicated resort representative service, fully comprehensive travel insurance and 24 hour emergency service.

The Equity Ski Europe package in detail:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by Air or Coach (Air packages include coach to airport from school and overseas coach transfers.)
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air or 1 free staff place for every 8 full paying passengers by Coach

Resort Inclusions...

  • Full-board accommodation
  • Dedicated resort representative service
  • Evening entertainment programme (optional)
  • Full use of your coach in resort (coach groups only and subject to EU drivers hours regulations)

Ski Pack Inclusions...

  • Lift-pass. Supplements are payable for extension areas in some resorts
  • 5 or 6 days of ski tuition (minimum 4 hours per day. Additional tuition is available for a supplement)
  • Skis, boots and poles
  • Helmet

Included Extras...

  • 24 hour emergency service
  • All travel documentation, luggage labels and resort information
  • Personalised customer service throughout from your knowledgeable tour coordinator

Optional Insurance...

Fully comprehensive travel insurance (optional) includes:

  • Ski breakage insurance
  • Snow guarantee insurance
  • Travel delay assistance

Extras to budget for...

  • Evening entertainments

end faq


Love Les Deux Alpes! Another excellent trip with Equity. Can't wait to book the next one!!

Source: Mr Naylor, Party Leader


 

OTHER FRENCH SCHOOL SKI TRIPS