A school ski trip is a great way for students to build lifelong memories, gain independence, expand their worldview and so much more.
A school ski trip is a great way for students to build lifelong memories, gain independence, expand their worldview and so much more. At Mountainwatch Travel we can put together fully inclusive and customised packages to suit your school’s needs to make it as easy as possible for you.
Our experienced team of travel consultants can assist you with a school tour to Japan, New Zealand or Canada. Each destination offers a different experience but ensures students have a great time both on and off the mountain in a safe environment.
Japan offers a unique cultural experience with amazing food, languages, hot spring onsens and more, along with some of the best snow conditions in the world. New Zealand is an attractive proposal for those looking for something a little closer to home while offering so much to do off the mountains, stunning scenery and warm hospitality. Canada is one of the largest, friendliest and safest countries in the world and is blessed with an abundance of world class ski resorts.
Check out some of our top recommended ski resorts in each country below and fill an enquiry for more info from one of our school travel specialists.
HakubaHakuba is a great introduction to Japan as it offers a true taste of Japanese culture, whilst still offering western comforts and is easily accessible from flying into Tokyo.
QueenstownQueenstown is a world class ski destination and known globally as one of the adventure capitals of the world. With an international airport 10 minutes from the centre of town, getting here is easy.
Shiga KogenShiga Kogen is a huge inter-connected resort with a variety of terrain and you will get to enjoy a true ski in/ski out experience. Shiga Kogen is also easily accessible from Tokyo.
Myoko KogenMyoko Kogen is a stunning region easily accessible from Tokyo and receives some of the most snowfall in Japan. The main village here is beautiful and quaint and only a short walk to the nearest lists.
WanakaWanaka is one of the most pristine parts of the world and gives you access to Treble Cone and Cardrona Ski Resorts. It's also easily accessible, under an hour from Queenstown Airport.
BanffThe picturesque town of Banff is located in a stunning national park in the Rocky Mountains, and gives you access to 3 resorts, Sunshine Village, Lake Louise and Mt Norquay.
WhistlerThe legendary resort of Whistler Blackcomb is a must for anyone with a passion for snow adventure, stunning scenery, an abundance of fantastic hotels and dining options.
Mt HuttMt Hutt and the town of Methven are located less than two hours from Christchurch. Mt Hutt enjoys one of the longest seasons in NZ and is often less crowded than other resorts.
Nozawa OnsenNozawa Onsen is one of the most traditional and charming villages, offering a real Japanese experience with natural hot springs, traditional accommodation and is easily accessible from Tokyo.
What We Offer
Why Book With Mountainwatch Travel?
Certified ExperienceAt Mountainwatch Travel we have over 16 years experience organising customised ski trips for schools. Our team have extensive knowledge and first had experience of resorts around the world in Japan, New Zealand and North America.
Competitive PricingWe are affiliated with major airlines, ski resorts and properties around the world. We take thousands of people skiing every year and have outstanding property relationships. This ensures we're able to pass on the best rates to our groups that we book.
Accommodation InspectionsWe thoroughly inspect accommodation options prior to offering them to ensure they're the right fit for school groups.
In Resort ServicesFor Japan enquiries we have Japanese and English-speaking team members based in Australia & Japan offering full local knowledge and support. We also have an office based in Hakuba in the Nagano Prefecture which allows us to provide a greater level of service.
Fully Customised PackagesOur packages can be fully inclusive and customised to suit your school's individual needs. We are able to assist you with any of the following and more; flights, accommodation, ski hire, lessons, transfers, meals, day tours and travel insurance.
Great SupportRight from your initial enquiry and quote through to your holiday and return trip home, we guarantee to offer the highest level of service. During your trip we offer 24 hour support.
Time In Other CitiesOur service goes beyond the ski resorts. If you're traveling overseas for a school trip it's always good to visit other cities and we can help you with that. We can arrange your accommodation and transport to other cities along with your ski component so it's all in one package.
Benefits of Booking a School Ski Trip
Lifelong MemoriesLifelong memories are made during school trips that are remembered for years after. School trips are always a highlight and one of the most fond memories in a student's schooling life.
IndependenceStudents will become more independent as the trip is an opportunity to step out of their comfort zones.
Expanded WorldviewStudents' worldviews are expanded after an overseas school trip. Cultural experiences prove to be invaluable for development and understanding, which cannot be taught only experienced by oneself.
Improved SkillsStudents gain communication, orientation and problem solving skills from the different experiences throughout the trips.
Greater BondsGreater bond between students and teachers are developed. Having a personal connection with their teachers, students are more motivated and connected to what they are being taught.
How To Book A School Ski Trip
- Start planning at least 12 months or further in advance of your trip.
- Speak to your respective school committee or association for approval.
- Contact Mountainwatch Travel for a quotation on your preferred destination.
- Send out expressions of interest and an itinerary with estimated costs to students to gauge interest.
- Hold an information session for interested students and their parents to outline the planned trip and the benefits.
- Collect deposits off students and communicate participant numbers, and tentative names list to Mountainwatch Travel to lock in a package.
- Ensure students and teachers have valid passports for the trip. Passports must have at least 6 months validity at the time of return.
- Collect detailed information for the students such as photocopies of passports, breakdown of ski/snowboarding levels, dietary/allergy notifications, etc.
- Make your final payment.
- Receive your travel vouchers and documentation from Mountainwatch Travel.
- Hold a pre-departure information session with students and parents to go over the tour and answer any last minute questions.
- Enjoy your trip!
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