Flaine France School Ski Trip
As one of the most popular resorts in the Grand Massif region, Flaine is tailor-made for school ski trips.
Developed in the 1960’s, Flaine is at the centre of a large bowl which brings skiers back to a large area of nursery slopes at the heart of the village. Flaine is ski-in, ski-out in every sense of the word.
Flaine France School Ski Trips:
- 265km of slopes
- 50% of slopes are suitable for beginners
- 25 Lifts
French ski resorts have often seemed out of reach for school ski trips because of the cost. However Flaine offers spectacular Alpine skiing even during the peak February Half Term school holidays from just £799.
Located in the Haute Savoie department of the French Alps means that Flaine is one of the most easily accessed ski resorts for UK schools and both skiers and boarders will love the 265km of slopes that the Grand Massif offers. As the lifts run up to 2476m, the season here also accommodates schools that look to travel from December right through the Easter holidays.
Over 50% of the runs are easy slopes aimed at beginners so your students will appreciate the sheer mileage that is aimed at them. But don’t worry there are 95km of red runs and 35km of blacks for you to be able flex your skiing muscles. Those just starting out also welcome the long, covered travelator which dominates the beginner zone at the foot of the mountains.
Flaine France School Ski Trip
- Duration: 8 days
- Board: Full board
- Passengers: 44
- Free Staff Places: 5 free staff
Flaine Altair UCPA
Ski, boot and helmet hire, Ski Pass, 5hrs of lessons per day, Evening Activity Programme
Where it’s held
Flaine titles itself ‘The Door to the Grand Massif’ which is exactly what it is.
The key point for taking your school ski trip to this part of France is the access it gives you to great skiing. The resort does exactly what it says on the tin and all the accommodation is within easy walking distance of the slopes.
Sixties built French ski resorts are renowned for offering little in terms of Alpine buildings and Flaine is no different but if you can get past that and are looking for awesome skiing at a great price then you won’t find much better.
Sample Itinerary for Flaine France School Ski Trip
Depart from UK airport. On arrival in resort you will be met and transferred to your accommodation and assisted with check in. UCPA Flaine Altair very well located in the heart of the resort and only a stone’s throw from the slopes. If your time of arrival allows, tonight we will organise your ski fit.
Your group will start each day with breakfast at the hotel. Your first day on the slopes is always a busy one, so your Activ4 School Tours Representative will be there to help. This evening, after a long day on the slopes and a relaxing dinner you will be all set for the quiz night in the ‘chill out area’.
Head out onto the slopes for your second full day in the snow. Flaine is part of Le Grand Massif which with an impressive 265km of piste, one of France’s largest ski areas. After dinner you may be tempted by the open air ice skating or you may prefer to watch the students skate whilst you enjoy a warming hot chocolate.
It’s back to ski lessons for the students this morning; Flaine has a great snow record as much of the skiing is over 2000m and the slopes generally have a north-west aspect. The Flaine bowl also tends to offer shelter from the wind which helps to keep the coverage throughout the season, offering great skiing even in lean years.
As everyone gains in confidence on the snow, even beginners will be feeling like they own the mountain. The infrastructure in Flaine is excellent so as the party leader you can easily find your way around to enjoy seeing your groups making the most of their time in the snow. For those with enough energy a karaoke night could be organised.
Well all good things come to an end and this is your last day on the snow for this year. It’s time to put into practice all those tips and instructions to show everyone just how much has been learnt. Lunch and dinner will as normal be taken in the hotel this evening. It’s traditional to celebrate with your presentations.
This morning you will check out, board the coach and head to the airport for your return flight home. The tour officially ends when you get back to the UK, but with a trip this great we are sure that it will live long in the memory.