School Ski Trips to

France


School Ski Trips to

France

France is the number one destination for British skiers and it’s easy to see why.

With huge, picturesque mountains, large ski areas and an easily accessible location, it’s the perfect close to home option for those who are all about the skiing.

Simply put, France’s piste maintenance, quality of skiing and infrastructure is on another scale. Groups can enjoy high altitude resorts, glacier skiing and the country’s oh-so irresistible cultural delights – think traditional, home-cooked food in a charmingly rustic French chalet.

From the big name resorts like Les Plagne and Les Arcs to the hidden gem of Val Cenis, this is European skiing at its best.

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  • Host of hand-picked resorts for schools and skiers of all levels
  • Highly experienced team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable skiers
  • Dedicated Tour Couriers for even more support and guidance on tour
  • Snowsport England certified SCO and ASCL courses
  • Independent Safety Management System Policy that exceeds the STF’s standards
  • Best for beginners?

    With a 10km beginner piste (L’Escargot), Val Cenis is a perfect beginner and intermediate resort.

  • Amazing for advanced skiers?

    As the fifth largest ski area in France with over 300km, La Toussuire in Les Sybelles has great pistes for even the best skier.

  • Looking for high altitude skiing?

    The Paradiski area stretches up to 3,250m, so it’s pretty much snow-sure all year round!

  • Best all-rounder?

    Le Grand Massif, Samoens, offers convenient accommodation, good beginner areas and the possibility of skiing in both Samoens and Flaine.

"I'd recommend France for its convenience of travel, amazing cuisine and large, diverse ski areas for all abilities. Boasting well-groomed pistes and picturesque mountain views, it’s no wonder why France is such a popular choice."

Asha Savage - Ski & Sports Tour Co-ordinator

Safety and Financial Security

At Rayburn Tours we’re proud of our continual commitment to safety. We monitor the safety of all aspects of our trips so that you can focus on having a memorable experience for all the right reasons.

When you choose Rayburn Tours you can be rest assured that your school trip is in safe and secure hands thanks to our years of experience and all the right policies and accreditations behind us.

 

Learn more about our Safety and Financial Security policies
  • ABTA Bonding and ATOL Licensing
  • Safety Management System Policy
  • Risk Management Handbook
  • Crisis Management System
  • School Travel Forum Membership
  • Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge
  • Specialist School Travel Insurance Policies

What Our Customers Say

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What about après events?

    We supply a basic après package to all groups, which includes ideas and materials to run a number of in-house après activities, such as quiz nights, games nights and bingo nights. However, we also offer an extensive list of additional après ski events in each resort, which can be included in your package for a small supplement if you wish. For more details, please see the information on the individual resort pages.

  • What about ski equipment?

    Skis, boots, poles and helmet hire are all included as standard. You’ll usually be issued and fitted with your equipment on the day of arrival.

  • Which ski schools do you use?

    We have close, established links with all the ski schools in the resorts we offer. In all instances, we can guarantee highly qualified, English-speaking ski instructors who will make sure each student gets the most out of their time on the slopes.

  • Is a Trip Courier included as standard?

    Yes, all of our ski groups have one Trip Courier designated to them to take care of all the logistics and ensure everything runs smoothly. Your courier may meet you in resort but it’s sometimes possible for them to travel to and from resort with your group.

  • What else should I be looking for in a resort?

    Choosing the right resort should be governed by two main criteria: the skiing and the resort facilities. If your group has younger children or a majority of beginner skiers, then a large ski area isn’t necessary. However, for advanced skiers, the opportunity to ski more pistes will be important.

    Younger groups will not need a wide-ranging après program and lots of events can be organised in or near the hotel, including those provided in the complimentary après ski pack. However, adult groups and groups with older children will want to organise some evenings out and for après ski events to be in abundance.

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