Parent information

With over 30 years’ experience in the school ski travel industry parents can rest assured their children are in safe hands. Whether they are travelling by coach or plane, staying in one of our Clubhotels or other accommodation, heading for the slopes of Europe or North America, SkiBound have everything in place to ensure everyone will be able to have a fantastic ski experience in safe environment. Our Operations and Contracting Teams have built up relationships with both transport and accommodation suppliers to bring together the best options for schools.
 
Your school’s Party Leader will be in communication with their designated SkiBound contact throughout the booking process to make all the necessary arrangements for the ski tour. From après-ski options to dietary requirements, our experienced sales and admin teams are on-hand to support Party Leaders throughout the planning of a memorable school ski tour for your child. 
 
We consider a school ski trip to be an opportunity for students to grow outside the walls of the classroom, experience something entirely new, and develop as an individual as they use a number of key skills in a new environment. Communicating and developing bonds with their peers, supporting their friends and organising themselves without relying on their parents are just some of the benefits students can gain from their school ski trip with SkiBound. Many students relish the opportunity to gain some independence while enjoying a week in a different country. For some, it may be their first time abroad without their parents and this enables students to step up and build their confidence in an entirely new setting. 
 

Parent Information

My SkiBound Experience

Many parents would love to share this experience; feel the rush of the slopes and venture into a winter wonderland where the crisp-white powder stacks only make the green of the pine-lined runs all the more impressive. To provide a clearer idea of what your child can experience on a SkiBound ski tour we have provided below a day in the life account of a student’s trip to our Clubhotel Vallee Blanche in Alpe d’Huez. (Times are approximate)

Saturday

4:15am - Meet all my friends and teachers at school to get on the coach that is taking us to the airport.
6am - Arrive at Gatwick for the flight.
8:30am - Take off for our flight to Geneva where we are met by the smiley SkiBound Rep.
12pm - Get on the coach for the 3 and a half-hour transfer to the Clubhotel Vallee Blanche in Alpe D’Huez.
3:30pm - Arrive at the hotel to be met by the manager and staff who help us with our luggage and show us to our rooms.
5pm - We are given our skis and boots in the hotel ski room ready for the next morning.
7pm - Dinner in the hotel restaurant followed by a welcome by our rep and ski technicians who tell us about the hotel, resort, skiing and what is going to happen during the week.
9pm - Ready for bed after a long day!

Sunday

7am - Wake up and get our ski clothes on ready to hit the slopes!
7:30am - Breakfast in the restaurant downstairs.
8:15am - Meet in the ski room to collect our skis, boots and poles.
8:30am - Walk the 3 minutes down to the bucket lift that takes us up to the ski school meeting point.
9am - Start our lesson with Gilles where we head for the beginner slope just to get used to the skis.
11am - Finish our lesson and all meet up at the bottom of the lifts before heading back to the hotel for a much needed hot lunch!
12:45pm - After lunch, we head back to the ski school meeting point for our afternoon lesson.
1pm - Meet up with Gilles who takes us up a bit further up the mountain showing us some new slopes.
3pm - All meet back at the ski school meeting point to share our stories before going back to the hotel.
3:30pm - Get out of our ski clothes and freshen up for the evening’s entertainment.
4:30pm - Head into town to do the resort ramble organised by the rep. This is a quiz with clues around various locations in resort and is a great way to familiarise where everything is in town.
7pm - Dinner in the hotel.
10pm - Time for bed.

Monday to Thursday

7am - Wake up and get into our ski gear ready to hit the slopes!
7:30am - Breakfast in the restaurant with great views across the valley.
8:15am - Head down to the ski storage room to collect our skis, boots and poles.
8:30am - Wander down to the bucket lift that takes us up to the ski school meeting point.
9am - Start our lesson with Gilles who helps us work on our technique whilst exploring the mountain.
11am - Finish our lesson and all meet up at the bottom of the lifts before heading back to the hotel for our hot lunches.
12:45pm - After lunch, we head back to the ski school meeting point for our afternoon lesson.
1pm - Our instructor, Gilles, takes us up a bit further up the mountain to show us some new routes.
3pm - We all meet back at the ski school meeting point to share our stories before going back to the hotel.
3:30pm - Get out of our ski clothes and get ready for some après activities.
4:30pm - Venture around town and pick up some local souvenirs for the family.
6pm - Make our way back to the hotel for dinner.
8pm - Après-ski activity such as bum-boarding, ice-skating or Invertigo.
10pm - Lights out!
 

Friday

7am - Wake up and get for our last day on the slopes.
7.30am - Fuel up with breakfast for a big day on the slopes.
8:15am - Pick up our skis, boots and poles.
8:30am  - Take the bucket lift up to the ski school meeting point.
9am - Our ski school instructor, Gilles, takes us onto some exciting new ski runs.
11am - Finish our lesson and all meet up at the bottom of the lifts before heading back to the hotel for a hot lunch!
12:45pm - After lunch, we head back to the ski school meeting point for our final afternoon lesson.
1pm - Gilles takes us up a bit further up the mountain showing us some new slopes.
3pm - Our group meet back at the ski school meeting point to share our stories before going back to the hotel.
3:30pm - Get out of our ski clothes and freshen up for our last evening in Alpe d’Huez.
4:30pm - Take our skis, boots and poles to the ski technician in the ski room.
6pm - Our instructors meet us in the hotel bar to give us our certificates and badges following a fantastic week of skiing.
7pm - Dinner in the hotel.
8:30pm - Time to squeeze all my clothes and souvenirs back in our cases.
9:30pm - Ready for bed!
 

Saturday

4:30am - Wake up and go down to get a light breakfast before getting on the transfer coach to take us down to Geneva.
9am - Arrive at Geneva where we say goodbye to our rep before going through to get on the flight back to Gatwick.
12pm - Once we land at Gatwick, our coach is ready and waiting to take us back to school.
2pm - Arrive back at school where we are met by our parents.
 

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