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TOP RESORTS AT DISCOUNTED PRICES!

To celebrate the close of another fantastic ski season, we’re reducing our prices for some of our best European resorts! Ski a choice of France, Austria, Italy, Spain and Andorra across peak and non-peak dates. Availability is limited so make sure you enquire today about your 2019 ski trip to secure your preferred resort and accommodation.

Filter by country, resort, travel date or price to find the best deal for your school ski trip! If you don't see a resort you'd like to visit on the list below, contact us and we'll get a quote sent out to you.

Our inclusive packages are based on 5 or 6 days and include coach or air travel with full board and standard ski package inclusions!

 

Country Resort Arrival Date Travel by Was Now  
France Serre Chevalier - Equity Club Feb half term - 9th Feb Coach £1,099 £819 Get a quote arws
France Serre Chevalier - Equity Club Feb half term - 9th Feb Air £1,249 £929 Get a quote arws
Austria Obertauern Feb half term - 16th Feb Coach £999 £899 Get a quote arws
Spain Sierra Nevada Feb half term - 17th Feb Air £1079 £1019 Get a quote arws
Italy Bardonecchia Feb half term - 17th Feb Coach £939 £859 Get a quote arws
Italy Bardonecchia Feb half term- 16th Feb Air £1179 £1149 Get a quote arws
Italy Folgaria Feb half term- 16th Feb Coach £899 £819 Get a quote arws
Austria Amadé Easter- 30th March Coach £799 £799 Get a quote arws
Austria Saalbach Easter- 6th April Coach £799 £739 Get a quote arws
Andorra Flexi Andorra Easter- 6th April Coach £749 £689 Get a quote arws
Andorra Flexi Andorra Easter- 6th April Air £909 £889 Get a quote arws
Italy Claviere - Equity Club Easter- 30th March Coach £799 £779 Get a quote arws
Italy Claviere Easter- 30th March Air £1069 £979 Get a quote arws
France Les Deux Alpes Easter- 6th April Coach £949 £969 Get a quote arws
France Les Deux Alpes Easter- 6th April Air £1079 £1069 Get a quote arws
France Risoul - Equity Club Easter- 13th April Coach £999 £699 Get a quote arws
France Risoul - Equity Club Easter- 13th April Air £1,139 £839 Get a quote arws
France Serre Chevalier- Equity Club Term time- 23rd March Coach £739 £649 Get a quote arws
France Serre Chevalier- Equity Club Term time- 23rd March Air £839 £749 Get a quote arws
France Montgenevre- Equity Club Term time- 16th March Coach £759 £669 Get a quote arws
France Montgenevre- Equity Club Term time- 16th March Air £859 £769 Get a quote arws
France Risoul- Equity Club Term time- 5th January Coach £759 £639 Get a quote arws
France Risoul- Equity Club Term time- 5th January Air £839 £739 Get a quote arws
France Corbier- Equity Club Term time- 16th March Coach £739 £649 Get a quote arws
France Corbier- Equity Club Term time- 16th March Air £859 £749 Get a quote arws
Italy Claviere- Equity Club Term time- 2nd Feb Coach £789 £639 Get a quote arws
Italy Claviere- Equity Club Term time- 2nd Feb Air £889 £739 Get a quote arws

 

 


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In January, we were once again proud to be a part of the British Schoolgirls’ Races in Flaine, France and the British Schoolboys’ Races in Wengen, Switzerland.

Thank you for your submission.

A 2018/19 school ski brochure will be sent to the address you have provided.

In the meantime, if you would like to have a through our resorts please browse our website.

Please provide your details by submitting the form below and you will be sent one of our 2018/19 school ski brochures.

 

There are huge benefits for young people on a school ski trip but we don’t forget you – the Party Leader. Whether it’s your first trip or tenth, we are focused on making the process as straight forward as possible, allowing more time to focus on getting the most out of the experience.

 

Teacher Portal (My Equity)

Our unique new teacher portal 'My Equity' makes booking and planning your trip easier, with everything you need all in one place.

My Equity portal

Once you’ve requested a quote, you’ll be able to create an account and login as often you need, taking advantage of the following features:

  • All your documents centralised, so you won’t have to trawl through your emails
  • Your party’s passenger information can be stored safely and updated as you go
  • Your invoices, payment schedule and statement of account
  • Detailed accommodation, resort and piste information
  • Promotional materials to launch your trip and attract students
  • Local maps and weather reports
  • Your Equity contact details are easy to find

 

Pre-trip Planning

School ski trip inspection visits with Equity

Inspection Visits

We recognise the importance of undertaking a pretour inspection visit to your destination in order to risk assess and familiarise yourself with the resort, as such we organise a range of visits throughout the season.

Group Visits: Hosted by our knowledgeable staff, group inspection visits are a great way to experience a number of resorts and accommodations, swap tips and ideas with other teachers and, of course, ski! Register for our e-newsletters and we'll let you know when our next visit dates are announced!

Individual Visits: Should a group inspection visit not meet your requirements, we can also assist by organising a bespoke trip for you and a colleague. Trips are usually offered over long weekends either before Christmas or during the low season in January and March.

School ski trip inspection visits with Equity

Contributions

Equity are delighted to assist towards the costs of inspection visits, SCO’s and ASCL’s in order to contribute to the professional development of our Party Leaders. Contributions are offered based on a number of criteria, including the group size, dates of travel, destination and a number of other aspects of your booking. Speak to our team for more details. Please note that whilst we welcome and encourage customers to attend both the ASCL and an inspection visit, we are only able to contribute towards the costs of one trip.

Contact us today to register your interest or visit Snowsport England's website to find out more.

Snowsports Course Organiser programme with Equity

Snowsports Course Organiser programme

We offer our Party Leaders something more and provide the opportunity for our Party Leaders to complete the ‘Snowsport Course Organiser’. This course has been developed by Snowsport England to give teachers and youth leaders the necessary skills to facilitate a snow-sports trip for young people.

Call our team on 01273 622 111 to secure your place!

ASCL awards with Equity

The Alpine Sports Course Leader (ASCL)* Award

A week-long intensive course which qualifies successful candidates to lead and supervise a party of their students on snow, without the need for an instructor to be present.

* In order to complete the course you must be a competent skier. It is unlikely that this standard will have been reached with less than 6 weeks skiing experience.

 

Helpful Resources

Launch your ski trip

We understand that in the early stages of booking a trip with a tour provider, it’s key to drum up interest for your trip within your establishment; first to be given the go ahead and then to get the numbers necessary to make it viable.

Here you have direct access to Letter templates, Savings Cards and Forms, as well as links to promotional materials to help advertise your tour to pupils. If you would like a powerpoint presentation to help promote your trip please contact your Regional Travel Advisor who will be able to provide this to you.

 

 

How to book

Booking your school trip is simple and straight-forward with Equity. It’s easy to get started, however we’ve outlined some steps to begin your booking below, get started today!

1. Get a Quote:

To find out how competitive our prices are, simply contact one of our helpful sales specialists who will prepare your quotation and we will send you a tailor-made quotation, advising you on the best value for money options within 48 hours. Once you have enquired you will be given a login to the MyEquity portal, your online personalised planning hub where you can collate passenger information and find details about your chosen resort and accommodation.

2. Make a Provisional Booking:

If you like what you see, we will provisionally book wherever possible flights, Eurostar, rail, coaches and accommodation for up to 4 weeks. At this stage you are not financially committed.

3. Flexible Payment Option:

We understand how difficult it can be for students to fund their trips therefore we only ask for an initial deposit to confirm your booking. We usually require these within 2-3 weeks of the Provisional Booking date but if this is not feasible for you, we will do our best to request an extension from our suppliers.

4. Confirming your booking:

To confirm your booking deposits are required - the value of the deposit varies depending on destination and transport method. Please see below:

  1st deposit

UK Tours

£40

European Tours by coach

£50

European Tours by Air/ Train /Euro Star

£80

World Wide Tours (including Americas)

£150

Send us your initial deposits by cheque or BACS transfer. You will also need to log onto the MyEquity portal and accept the booking terms and conditions.

If we are booking flights with no-frills airlines we will also require a full passport names list with dates of birth at this stage. On receipt of the deposits and booking form we will confirm your travel arrangements and start work on planning your trip. You will be assigned a Product Delivery Specialist who will work with you to coordinate your trip.

5. Second Deposits:

Second deposits are payable no later than eight weeks after your first deposit - the value of the deposit varies depending on destination and transport method. Please see below:

  2st deposit

UK Tours

£60

European Tours by coach

£80

European Tours by Air/ Train /Euro Star

£120

World Wide Tours (including Americas)

£150

6. Final Payment:

The balance of your booking is due 12 weeks prior to departure.

 

 

Risk Assessment

We recognise the commitment in running a school ski trip and can offer you many tools to assist in the completion of risk assessments and other paperwork. Equity has a strong Safety Management System in place which will help you complete your risk assessment. We can also offer assistance with paperwork required by your Local Authority as well as an Inspection Visit to get to know the area and complete your specific risk assessment. We recommend the School Travel Forum’s Demystifying Risk Assessments. You can rely on us to get it right in the first place but should the unexpected happen we have the knowledge and the resources to resolve any issues. Once you are on tour, Equity staff are on duty night and day, equipped with full details of your tour and ready to go into action if you need us. Our support service runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can rely on us in the event of any problems.


RELATED INFORMATION

We hope the information above answers all your questions, but if there is anything else we can help you with contact us online to ask a question or call 01273 622 111 and we will be happy to help!

School Skiing in the USA

USA 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, and our resorts all benefit from plentiful snowfall and state-of-the-art snowmaking machines to ensure great conditions throughout the season.

Our USA tours are tailor-made to your specifications, and our all-inclusive prices offer excellent value for money. Contact us today, and let us help plan your school’s trip of a lifetime.


  • Flight times (approx):

    7hrs East / 11hrs West

  • Transfers:

    2-6hrs


We can recommend trips to...

East Coast USA

USA - outline map

The East Coast is lined with some of the best ski resorts in North America, offering the ultimate ski experience. New Hampshire offers our groups the perfect combination of great skiing, tax free shopping, first class customer service, choice and excellent value.

Our featured East Coast New Hampshire resorts are situated within the White Mountain National Forest and accommodation is a short transfer to the mountain for skiing each day.

Our New Hampshire Ski Safari allows groups ski two resorts during their week –where the logistics are handled beautifully by our resort partners so that your pupils receive consistency in their skiing development and your transition between mountains is seamless!

New England skiing is typified by tree-lined glade skiing and well-groomed ‘corduroy’ pistes, and the resorts are much quieter and friendlier than many European resorts. Whilst its location close to both Boston and New York mean a greater choice of flights, shorter transfers and of course a shorter flying time from the UK than the western resorts.

School Skiing in Canada

Skiing in Canada offers a real sense of wilderness, wherever you are – partly due to the sheer scale of the country and partly due to the spectacular locations and views.

Canada certainly offers a wide range of scenery, from arctic tundra, vast pine forests and glacial mountains to great waterways, colossal lakes and endless prairies. It also boasts true wild-life – you might not spot humpback whales or grizzly bears on your trip, but there’s a reasonable chance you might see moose or hear wolves!

Ski here and you’ll surely understand why so many Canadians embrace nature and treat the outdoors as such a special place.


  • Flight times (approx):

    7hrs East / 11hrs West

  • Transfers:

    1-4hrs


We can recommend trips to...

Quebec

Canada - outline map

Quebec

Quebec was originally founded by settlers from France. Canadian French is the main language, and everything from cuisine to architecture has echoes of the old country, with a North American twist. Café culture and bistros can be found throughout the region, whilst European style churches and colonial buildings are easily identifiable.

The mountains close to Quebec City are home to numerous ski resorts, making it the perfect destination for a ski safari. From our accommodation in Mont Sainte Anne you have access to both the Mont Sainte Anne and Le Massif resorts. Both are vibrant ski resorts with deserved reputations for their modern ski facilities, excellent snow records and stunning views.

Quebec Ski Safari: Ski both Mont Sainte Anne and Le Massif, two fantastic Canadian resorts, in the same week whilst staying at one hotel.

Get ready for your ski trip with Chemmy Alcott!

We hope you’re excited to embark on your Equity school ski trip. Whether most of your students are first-timers or have been before, we recommend getting fit and ready for the slopes by doing some exercises.

Four-time Olympian and Equity ambassador Chemmy Alcott knows exactly the type of physical impact skiing can have on certain areas of the body. It’s important to build up specific muscles before you get to the slopes so you can spend more time on the mountain.

Chemmy has said, "Physically preparing to ski before you hit the snow helps you get the very most out of your holiday - from helping you to ski longer and taking less breaks to helping minimise the possibility of injury. It doesn't have to be boring or time consuming - check out my video for evidence!"

 

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


 

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