Choosing the right resort for your school ski trip – top 3 recommendations

Apr 01, 2019


Seeking big ski areas, well-groomed pistes, high altitude skiing and spectacular views? We’ve got you covered with our new trips to the French Alps.

France’s proximity to the UK makes it the ideal close-to-home option – perfect for school groups who want to spend less time travelling and more time on the slopes. Just a 2 hour flight and an hour transfer by coach, makes France the closest continental skiing to the UK.

So, you’ve decided on a ski trip to France, but what now? How do you choose the best resort for you and your students? We give the run-down of some of our top French ski resorts to help you do just that!

Courchevel

– Ultimate bucket-list destination

No doubt you’ll have heard of Courchevel and it may even feature on your bucket list. If not, quick, get it on there! This world-renowned ski resort is a favourite with the super-rich and for good reason.

Located at one end of the Three Valleys, the world’s largest lift-linked ski areas with 600km of pistes, Courchevel offers up some fantastic skiing and there’s terrain to suit everyone from beginner to expert.

You’ll be based in Courchevel Village (1550), one of the four Courchevel ski villages, where traditional French charm combines with quiet, family-friendly surroundings.

Morzine

– Full of Alpine charm

Full of small town Alpine charm and a ski scene that stretches far beyond its mountains, Morzine is a haven for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers.

As part of the 650km Portes du Soleil ski area, your lift pass covers both Morzine and Les Gets, giving you tree-lined runs and nursery slopes galore.

Cruise and carve your way down the mountain in the day, before lapping up Morzine’s lively après.

Le Grand Massif

Samoëns, Le Grand Massif

– Perfect for Prep Schools

Samoëns has been described as a breath of fresh mountain air. This ancient mountain village is part of the Grand Massif ski area.

A British ski favourite, Le Grand Massif encompasses 265km of incredible interlinked skiing across the characterful resorts of Flaine, Samoëns, Morillon and Les Carroz.

North facing with skiing up to 2,500m, the area has a wide variety of pistes. From green runs that are perfect for beginners, to daring black runs for those who are hungry for challenge – as well as vast untouched spaces – groups of all levels can enjoy this exceptional, scenic landscape.

 

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