How we help
Providing you with the practical help and guidance you need for a successful school ski trip, our team of experts are on-hand every step of the way.
We understand that organising and running a school ski trip can seem a daunting experience, which is why at SkiBound we have fine-tuned our service to support Party Leaders through every step of the process from initial contact to coming home from a week on the slopes. Over 30 years of experience in ski tour operating to UK schools means we have been able to build up the experience required to successfully provide you with access to great ski resorts through Europe and North America, accommodation suitable for school groups and the best rates on group travel.
From advice on completing health and safety paperwork, providing information on the financial protection we have in place and access to our 24-hour phone support line to promotional tools, help with in-resort educational enrichment opportunities and reasonable prices to meet your budget, we work to create the ideal school ski tour. With Local Education Authorities (LEAs) and governing bodies continuing to refuse school trips with companies that do not hold the appropriate accreditations, you can be sure SkiBound meets all the necessary requirements allowing you to book with confidence.
Our priority is your safety
Operating to a PLC standard, our health and safety department is the best in the business. We have in place auditing processes across each area of your tour including accommodation, ski equipment and transport services. As a full member of the School Travel Forum (STF), we are independently audited each year to ensure we maintain our high levels of good practice and safety.
Help with health and safety paperwork
At SkiBound we give you advice on how to complete your specific risk assessments and health and safety paperwork, including any required by your LEA or governing body. We can arrange inspection visits for school Party Leaders ahead of your school ski trip, covering the cost of local car hire, one day ski pass, two nights’ accommodation based on a twin room and half board basis, subject to availability. The cost of flights are excluded and the second person is subject to cost. Please contact your SkiBound representative to find out more.
Unrivalled financial security
As SkiBound are a part of the TUI AG group of companies, the world’s largest leisure travel group, we can offer your group the highest level of financial protection across the school travel market. As well as being a member of the Federation of Tour Operators (FTO), all of our school ski tours are fully bonded by ABTA and ATOL, protecting your ski group against unforeseen events.
The TUI Group support line
SkiBound school ski groups have direct access to the TUI Group 24-hour duty office, staffed by a team of travel professionals. Resources include full emergency procedures and protocols, access to senior management and other independent experts, along with the most up-to-date information as and when you need it.
We offer Public, Products and Tour Operators travel insurance that includes £10,000,000 Party Leader liability insurance and is specifically designed for school ski trips matching most LEAs’ requirements.
Our SkiBound team have explored many of our ski resorts, have in-resort experience and are experts in school travel overseas. When booking a school ski tour, you will be assigned a dedicated Ski Tour Co-ordinator who is on-hand to discuss and answer any questions you may have on the details of your ski trip.
Learning Outside the Classroom
SkiBound are proud to have been awarded full accreditation for the Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge scheme, pledging to:
- help our Party Leaders to plan the learning experience effectively
- provide accurate information about our ski tours and latest offers
- provide outdoor learning experiences to meet students’ needs
- review your school ski trip experience and act upon feedback
- have a safety management system in place to manage risk effectively
Promoting your tour
We can provide the tools you need to promote your next school ski tour to your students and encourage them to register for your ski trip. Along with providing a range of bespoke posters, PowerPoint presentations and sample letters available on request, we can also offer a range tour hoodies to ensure that your school is recognisable once in resort.