The ski school trip is part of the school year that everyone looks forward to. For many students it is something that they only have the opportunity to do while at school. It offers the chance to try a new sport, see part of a new country and socialise with friends on a different level then when in the classroom. Sport is renowned for bringing people together, encouraging social cohesion and increasing confidence, not only physically but socially too.
The package school ski trip is now part of the repertoire of many an excellent travel company and you will be spoilt for choice when trying to decide where to go. Some of the world’s best resorts are in Europe but Canada and the US also have some wonderful ski fields to discover. Regardless of your destination you can rest assured that your group would have plenty of adventures, lots of fun and take home many memories to cherish.
Travel companies are well informed about the product they advertise and can help and advice throughout the whole process of your booking, from choosing accommodation to booking ski school. The accommodation is usually chosen because of its family atmosphere and suitability for groups of young people. Most hotels are close to the main lift area so in the morning you can head straight out onto the slopes.
Discover The Birthplace of Skiing
Norway is often overlooked in favour of French, Italian and Austrian resorts but, as the birthplace of skiing, Norway has some fantastic resorts with excellent facilities and wonderful skiing.
One of the most beautiful and most popular resorts in Norway is Hemsedal. With over four hundred acres of ski area and over forty pistes there is so much for the budding skier to explore. From the beginner skier to the very advanced there is something for everyone here. Most of the runs suit the intermediate although the beginner will find plenty of green run options on which to build their confidence.
For the more experienced there are some interesting black runs, plenty of off-piste action and some exciting terrain parks. Snowboarders in the group will be kept busy too, with Hemsedal being voted one of the top ten places for snowboarding in Europe. English speaking instructors are always available at the ski schools so request one when you book and be assured that students will get the most from their lessons.
The accommodation in resort is in Skisenter, which is an authentic lodge hotel built and run in true Norwegian style. Afternoons can be spent ice-skating, bowling or snowshoeing and for a really special adventure, take your group dogsledding in the Norwegian forests, an exhilarating and very special addition to any school ski trip.
Encourage students to explore the town on their own, try out the local cafes and taste some of the Norwegian delights on offer. There is a long winter season in resort and Hemsedal is proud of its excellent snow conditions making it a really good choice for a school ski trip.