Skiing in Switzerland on a School Ski Trip

Taking students away on a school ski trip can be daunting but rest assured that there are many travel companies on the market offering a range of trips suitable for school groups and traveling to various destinations throughout the world. The personal service given by a team of reliable professionals reassures you that your group’s needs will be catered for and your holiday will be free of hassles.

Trips usually comprise half board hotel accommodation in a hotel used to dealing with accommodating groups of young people. It is always a good idea to pre- book ski hire and lessons through your travel company in order to make sure you are guaranteed the lessons your group requires. There are bilingual instructors at most ski schools on hand to help your students get the most out of their lessons.

Switzerland is a fabulous destination for school ski trips boasting some wonderful resorts and fantastic skiing. The Saas Valley is one of the most beautiful of ski areas and the resort has plenty to offer both on and off the slopes.

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This fantasticski are in Switzerland is one of the highest, peaking at 3,600m, bringing excellentsnow conditions and a long winter season, often beginning in October. Well-known for the famous Metro Alpin, the largest underground funicular system in the world, The Saas Valley offers 150 km of ski slopes, which are accessed by another 33 modern and efficient lifts. Other winter sports that take place here include the luge, ice climbing and snowshoeing.

The Europeans have a reputation for their meticulous attention in caring for their lifts and their slopes. Piste bashers are out most nights preparing the slopes for the next day. Pistes in the resort cater for all abilities and include safe nursery slopes for those just starting on skis right up to challenging black runs aimed at keeping those competent skiers on their toes. Long wide blue runs abound and are a wonderful way for groups of students to explore the mountain at their leisure. Mountain cafes and restaurants are dotted throughout the ski area and make wonderful places to stop for a break, indulge in a crepe or warm up with the delicious hot chocolate.

Students will have ample opportunity to practice their language skills, converse with the locals and gain confidence both personally and socially. Travel breeds inspiration and broadens minds and a school ski trip allows students to challenge themselves in a physical as well as social context.

The school ski trip is all about bringing students together, trying out a new sport and encouraging students to push their boundaries. Off the slope, Saas Fee has plenty to explore. Ice-skating, swimming and evening entertainment in the hotel will keep students busy when they are not out skiing.