UK Skiing for School Groups
The UK's best Ski Centres
Planning a school ski trip? As well as getting yourself on a Ski Course Organiser (SCO) course like the one offered by Snowsport England, a great way to prepare for a school ski trip is to begin by taking your pupils to a UK ski centre close to your school.
Maybe your students are lucky enough to be already competent skiers or boarders and you are more interested in red runs or off-piste areas than gentle nursery slopes. For those who are taking a group on their first real ski adventure, getting in some early practice before heading off to the awe-inspiring Alps is a great idea.
Beginner or improver lessons at a UK ski centre can be a cheap and efficient way to get your group standing up on skis and mastering the basics of carving their way down a gentle slope. A few hour long lessons at your local centre will pay dividends when you get to the mountains and the students will have more time to ski and explore.
The ski centres featured here are all user friendly, especially for beginners, and offer high quality artificial surfaces on which to hone your skills. Skiing, snowboarding or tobogganing - a school visit to a UK ski centre is a great fun reward day for your class.
End of Term Reward Trips
By late May the snow has melted in the Alps but dry slope and indoor real snow centres provide a fabulous alternative for a post SATS or end of term treat. There are currently six indoor snow centres in the UK, in Manchester, Castleford, Tamworth, Milton Keynes, Hemel Hempstead and Braehead. Picture them as giant fridge freezers complete with real snow, ski lifts, the works! There are also a good range of dry ski slopes peppered throughout the country.