Ski Mammoth

North America’s third largest resort. Living up to its name, this enormous mountain is California’s highest, and its wide variety of trails stay open from November till late May. As well as, on average, 300 days of sunshine a year, Mammoth benefits from a heavy and reliable snowfall - with over 400+ inches annually.

There are 3 main base areas, each with rental facilities and ski storage. With a choice of over 150 trails and 9 terrain parks it truly caters for all abilities. The terrain is incredibly well-varied, with everything you could possibly want all located somewhere on the mountain.

Off the slopes, the lively atmosphere of this authentic American ski town is always popular with students, and there’s everything from swimming to the cinema and bowling alley to entertain them, as well as free buses that shuttle into town.

Ski Trip to Mammoth

School ski video from: Wilmington Grammar School for Boys

Mammoth received record amounts of snowfall in 2017, and Wilmington Grammar School for Boys were lucky enough to enjoy these perfect conditions during February half-term. Watch this video from their trip and find out what it’s like to take a ski trip to America with Equity.

Skiing

There’s a jaw-dropping 3,500 acres of mountain to be explored and, with around 40% of trails and open wide bowls for intermediates, beginners and improvers have a huge range of gentle runs to steady their nerves on. Terrain parks develop riders from beginners through to advanced.

Tree-lined trails, fast steeps, wide-open bowls and challenging chutes are all available at Mammoth, as well as 9 terrain parks which cater for everyone. Advanced skiers have plenty of scope too, including the longest and steepest trails in the west.


Accommodation

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Best Western Plus High Sierra Hotel3star

  • Short transfer from resort
  • Excellent range of in-house facilities

Offering an outstanding range of in-house facilities for our groups, the Best Western High Sierra Hotel is situated just a short transfer from the base lodge at Mammoth and close to local amenities.

Location: Situated in downtown Mammoth Lakes, the High Sierra Hotel is just 2 miles from the slopes at Mammoth's Canyon base lodge, and around a mile from the Minaret Village shopping centre.

Facilities: The hotel features an indoor pool and hot-tub, exercise room, games room with two X-boxes, café, restaurant, spa centre, plus conference rooms available for evening activities. There is also free WiFi throughout the building.

Accommodation: Rooming is based on 4 pupils sharing 2 double or queen beds. All feature 37” flat screen TV and free WiFi, plus en-suite bathrooms.

Meals: A hot buffet breakfast is served in-house, evening meals are taken on a dine-around basis in local restaurants.

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Mammoth Mountain Inn4star

  • Ski-in ski-out location in Main Lodge
  • Swimming pool and hot-tubs

A luxurious ski-in ski-out hotel situated at the Main Lodge of Mammoth, the Mountain Inn offer excellent facilities and comfort for your group.

Location: Located at 9,000ft, the Mountain Inn offers direct access to the slopes. Just steps from the Panorama Gondola, this is a true ski-in ski-out hotel, and the only hotel at the Main Lodge. Mammoth Lakes is approximately a 15 minute drive away.

Facilities: Heated outdoor swimming pool, 4 hot-tubs, gym and fitness suite, sauna and a state-of-the-art games room, plus free WiFi facilities in the reception area and a general store for snacks and refreshments. You can also make use of the meeting rooms.

Accommodation: Rooms are based on 4 students sharing two double beds. Rooms all have private facilities, hairdryers, satellite TV and DVD players with complimentary DVD library, media centre and Internet access.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner are served in the Inn’s restaurant.

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Useful Information

Après-ski

  • Pizza Party
  • Film Evening
  • Swimming
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Arcade Games
  • Cinema
  • Shopping


Equity Ski USA/ Canada Price Package:

  • Return travel by Air
  • Overseas coach transfers
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air

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

The Equity Ski USA/ Canada package details:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by Air (coach to airport from school is available as an optional extra)
  • Overseas coach transfers
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air

Resort / City Stopover* Inclusions...

  • Half-board accommodation
  • Dedicated resort representative service

*City Stopovers themselves are optional and at a supplement

Ski Pack Inclusions...

  • Lift-pass
  • 5 or 6 days of ski tuition (minimum 4 hours per day. Some resorts provide 4½ or 5 hours tuition per day as standard)
  • 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...

  • Lunch
  • Evening entertainments
  • ESTA or visa – please note that all visitors to USA require this

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Prices from
£1709
(Peak Season)
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Stayed as part of a secondary school trip with a load of kids, and must say it was an ideal hotel / resort. The hotel is about 200 meters from the chair lifts and drag lift. It is possible to ski back to the hotel.

Source: TripAdvisor review, January 2016


 

OTHER USA SCHOOL SKI TRIPS

Ski Mammoth

A thirty-minute shuttle from South Lake Tahoe, Sierra-at-Tahoe has a student-friendly atmosphere and a first-class ski school. Wind-sheltered slopes, great snow and a range of exciting on-mountain themed adventure zones designed for young people featuring rollers, mini jumps and banked turns help to make every ski day a good one.

Back in South Lake Tahoe, your group could be skating across the outdoor rink, stepping across the state line from California into Nevada or enjoying their favourite films.

Blessed with an average yearly snowfall of 480 inches, wind-protected slopes, incredible tree lined skiing, extreme back country terrain, a laid-back vibe, and family-friendly atmosphere, Sierra-at-Tahoe is the resort to visit!

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Skiing

With a ski area of 2000 acres that’s home to some of Lake Tahoe’s best terrain, it’s no wonder Sierra is the local’s favourite Tahoe mountain. ‘Easy Street’ offers 11 acres of sculpted Smart Terrain, gently banked turns and shaped features which naturally guide skiers and snowboarders into turns and stops so that groups are able to learn the fundamentals of skiing and riding more quickly.

Dedicated lifts make it easier for beginners to get up the hill, and there’s plenty of challenge for experienced skiers, who will find a wealth of exciting blacks over in the West Bowl.


Accommodation

Super8 Lodge & Suites

Super 8 Lake Tahoe 2starplus

  • Excellent value for money
  • Outdoor hot tub and small lounge

A popular comfortable motel-style property where your hosts will extend a friendly Californian welcome.

Location: A short 10 minute walk to the main shopping area the frequent resort shuttle will take you on the one mile journey to the ski slopes at Heavenly. Sierra-at- Tahoe is a 30-40 minute transfer by coach.

Facilities:Facilities at the hotel include an outdoor hot tub, and use of a meeting room and free top speed WiFi

Accommodation: Based on 4 pupils sharing 2 double beds with en-suite, cable TV and telephone.

Meals: A deluxe continental breakfast is served is served in the hotel restaurant and evening meals are taken in nearby restaurants.

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Forest Suites Resort 3starplus

  • Central location opposite the shopping centre
  • Excellent facilities including outdoor hot tubs.

This accommodation is always a popular choice with our groups due to its convenient location, just 90 metres from the base of the Heavenly gondola, the great facilities and excellent value for money.

Location: Situated next to Heavenly Village, the Forest Suites is a short walk to the resort’s amenities, including shops and cafés.

Facilities: The facilities in the hotel include hot-tubs, fitness room, a games room with pool and table tennis and Al’s Fireside Saloon.

Accommodation: The Forest Suites provide rooming for groups in 1 or 2 bedroom suites, sleeping 5 to 7 pupils in a combination of doubles, singles, roll-aways or sofa beds.

Meals: Deluxe continental breakfast is served in the hotel restaurant and evening meals are taken in nearby restaurants.

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Useful Information

Après-ski

  • Ice-skating
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Arcade games
  • Swimming


Equity Ski USA/ Canada Price Package:

  • Return travel by Air
  • Overseas coach transfers
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air

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

The Equity Ski USA/ Canada package details:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by Air (coach to airport from school is available as an optional extra)
  • Overseas coach transfers
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air

Resort / City Stopover* Inclusions...

  • Half-board accommodation
  • Dedicated resort representative service

*City Stopovers themselves are optional and at a supplement

Ski Pack Inclusions...

  • Lift-pass
  • 5 or 6 days of ski tuition (minimum 4 hours per day. Some resorts provide 4½ or 5 hours tuition per day as standard)
  • 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...

  • Lunch
  • Evening entertainments
  • ESTA or visa – please note that all visitors to USA require this

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Prices from
£1519
(Peak Season)
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Spectacular lakeside mountain scenery combined with a San Francisco stopover - this trip is a visual feast.

Michaela, Equity Ski Specialist


 

OTHER USA SCHOOL SKI TRIPS

Ski Heavenly

Just a gondola ride away from the heart of South Lake Tahoe village and overlooking the blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly offers a huge variety of skiing possibilities over 4,800 acres of terrain extending across the two states of Nevada and California.

San Francisco makes for a great city stopover and is only four hours away. With spectacular scenery, an average of 31ft of snow fall each season, combined with the famous Californian sunshine and a vast ski circuit, Heavenly really is perfect for school groups.

Skiing

There’s so much to discover in the fifth largest ski resort in North America. Beginners can start on the well-groomed nursery slopes then enjoy the excellent green runs on the Californian side, whilst intermediates will be in their element with a superb selection of blues on both sides of the state line.

For the advanced skier Heavenly has some of the most testing mogul runs, lots of challenging blacks. With an area specifically designed for snowboarders on the Nevada side, Heavenly appeals to the snowboarder as much as the skier.


Accommodation

Super8 Lodge & Suites

Super 8 Lake Tahoe 2starplus

  • Excellent value for money
  • Outdoor hot tub and small lounge

A popular comfortable motel-style property where your hosts will extend a friendly Californian welcome.

Location: A short 10 minute walk to the main shopping area the frequent resort shuttle will take you on the one mile journey to the ski slopes at Heavenly. Sierra-at- Tahoe is a 30-40 minute transfer by coach.

Facilities:Facilities at the hotel include an outdoor hot tub, and use of a meeting room and free top speed WiFi

Accommodation: Based on 4 pupils sharing 2 double beds with en-suite, cable TV and telephone.

Meals: A deluxe continental breakfast is served is served in the hotel restaurant and evening meals are taken in nearby restaurants.

Econo Lodge & SuitesEcono Lodge & Suites

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Forest Suites Resort 3starplus

  • Central location opposite the shopping centre
  • Excellent facilities including outdoor hot tubs.

This accommodation is always a popular choice with our groups due to its convenient location, just 90 metres from the base of the Heavenly gondola, the great facilities and excellent value for money.

Location: Situated next to Heavenly Village, the Forest Suites is a short walk to the resort’s amenities, including shops and cafés.

Facilities: The facilities in the hotel include hot-tubs, fitness room, a games room with pool and table tennis and Al’s Fireside Saloon.

Accommodation: The Forest Suites provide rooming for groups in 1 or 2 bedroom suites, sleeping 5 to 7 pupils in a combination of doubles, singles, roll-aways or sofa beds.

Meals: Deluxe continental breakfast is served in the hotel restaurant and evening meals are taken in nearby restaurants.

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Useful Information

Après-ski

  • Ice-skating
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Arcade games
  • Swimming


Equity Ski USA/ Canada Price Package:

  • Return travel by Air
  • Overseas coach transfers
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air

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

The Equity Ski USA/ Canada package details:

Transport Inclusions...

  • Return travel by Air (coach to airport from school is available as an optional extra)
  • Overseas coach transfers
  • All security charges, airport and local taxes
  • 1 free staff place for every 10 full paying passengers by Air

Resort / City Stopover* Inclusions...

  • Half-board accommodation
  • Dedicated resort representative service

*City Stopovers themselves are optional and at a supplement

Ski Pack Inclusions...

  • Lift-pass
  • 5 or 6 days of ski tuition (minimum 4 hours per day. Some resorts provide 4½ or 5 hours tuition per day as standard)
  • 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...

  • Lunch
  • Evening entertainments
  • ESTA or visa – please note that all visitors to USA require this

end faq

Prices from
£1515
(Peak Season)
Request a quote arw

Heavenly offers some of the best trail grooming in the Lake Tahoe ski area so your group can expect perfect corduroy across all terrain.

Michaela, Equity Ski Specialist


 

OTHER USA SCHOOL SKI TRIPS