School Ski Trips to

School Ski Trips to

For jaw-dropping views and incredible snow, the real soul of skiing can be found in the USA.

While the rocky mountains of Colorado, chilled out vibes of California and wagon-rolling, western world of Utah await you in the West Coast, the East Coast promises a memorable experience made special by superb instructors and exciting city opportunities to Boston and New York.

Resort swimming pools and hot tubs come almost as standard and with the range of incredible winding trails, state of the art snow canons and ease of no language barrier – there’s really no competition!

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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 Managers 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?

    Head to Cannon Mountain and the purpose-built Tuckerbrook area or the dedicated beginner area in Heavenly for a convenient and scenic introduction to skiing.

  • Amazing for advanced skiers?

    Sugarloaf has great pistes, incredible glade skiing and organised free ride areas to challenge every level of skier, while the most popular trail in Kirkwood is ‘the Wall’ a tough descent through steep moguls.

  • Looking for high altitude skiing?

    Sunday River is located in northern Maine, so it opens early and closes late with 6 months of snow. Alternatively, Keystone’s trails go up to an altitude of 3,781m, but don’t stop there! Nearby, Arapahoe Basin is also covered in the lift pass which goes up to 3,977m!

  • Best all-rounder?

    The New Hampshire resorts on the East Coast allow you to ski two mountains in one week, so combine Loon with Waterville Valley for two contrasting areas. Of course for the West Coast USA, the Seven Territories of Winter Park has you covered for the best variety and mileage.

“Whether you're skiing East or West Coast USA, we can guarantee the trip of a lifetime with great snow conditions, stunning locations and outstanding American hospitality. Why not enjoy a city stopover? An exciting end to an awesome trip!”

Asha Devall - 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


  • 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 Tour Manager included as standard?

    Yes, all of our ski groups have one Tour Manager designated to them to take care of all the logistics and ensure everything runs smoothly. Your Tour Manager 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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