Winter sunrise landscape and ski resort in the French Alps

Five reasons to book a ski trip to France

3 Jul, 2024 by afenton

Are you planning a ski trip for your students and looking for the best school ski trip destination in Europe? The stunning resorts of France offer fantastic options and great value for money. Join us as we explore why a ski trip to France is the ultimate choice for your next school trip. 

Breathtaking views

When you take your students on a school ski trip to France, expect stunning views and pristine resorts. The Three Valleys in the French Alps stands out as a favourite destination, renowned for its breathtaking landscapes. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned skier, exploring these mountains allows for an unforgettable experience.  

Top-notch connections and conditions

As well as the beautiful views, French resorts boast exceptional skiing facilities that help school trips run smoothly. The lift connections and piste setup are exceptional, ensuring smooth and convenient access to all ski areas.

With most resorts situated at higher altitudes, expect reliable snow conditions throughout the season.

Village Club du Soleil in Les Deux Alpes, France
Les Menuires

Slopes for all abilities

French resorts usually feature a diverse mix of runs catering to all levels and abilities, making them perfect for everyone from beginners to advanced skiers. Some of our main destinations which cater to this are Les Deux Alpes and Les Menuires.

Les Deux Alpes offers access to Mont de Lans, Europe's largest skiable glacier at over 3,200 meters. This resort features a total of 92 trails and 53 lifts, providing plenty of options for everyone.

Les Menuires is a resort located in the famous Three Valleys area, known for its well-loved pistes and snow-sure slopes. Although it’s a slightly smaller resort with 79 trails and 34 lifts, it offers plenty of fun things to do beyond skiing lessons, making it an attractive destination for a diverse winter experience.

Après-ski options

French resorts offer plenty of activities to enjoy beyond ski lessons. Alpe D’Huez, one of the top ski trip destinations, has plenty of après-ski options for both students and teachers. The surrounding towns are filled with shops, restaurants, and cafes for those looking to explore.

At the resort, you can enjoy activities such as ice skating, sledging, indoor swimming, and night skiing for those who can't get enough of the slopes. The hotels offer fun activities like disco nights, games, movies, and even a crepe night.

Excellent value for money

French resorts are easily accessible by coach, offering excellent value for money for a school ski trip from the UK. Coach trips are better value than flight trips (not to mention better for the environment), and France's proximity to the UK minimises travel time while maximising your students' time on the slopes.

With a wide range of accommodation and après-ski options for all budgets, fantastic facilities and stunning views, France is an excellent choice for an affordable, yet memorable school ski trip.

Skiers in the French Alps

Ready to book your next school ski trip to France?

As well as being perfect for students of all abilities, France also provides plenty of amenities for teachers, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience for everyone and making it one of the best school ski trip destinations for UK groups.

For more information about France and its fantastic resorts, visit our France page. To enquire about a France school ski trip, request a quote today.