February half term school ski trip case study

Thomas Mills High School Ski Trip

Learn all about Thomas Mills High School's February half term ski trip to beautiful Austria

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Mr Mark Harding, Head of PE
“The best aspects of the trip are watching students develop not only their skiing skills, but also their socials skills as ski groups are based on proficiency, not age, which means the different year groups are mixed. The trip is also a great opportunity to see party leaders in a different light.”
  • Dates - 10th to 18th February 2017

  • Staying at Gasthof Hechenmoos

  • Group size 61 paying & 8 free places

Why we go skiing with Voyager School Travel

How many times have you run this trip?

“I’ve run this trip to Austria 3 times with Voyager and 10 times with other providers.”

What are the objectives of the trip?

“To have fun, teambuilding and developing interaction with others. The ski trip is also designed to engender independence, as well as developing a new skill of course.”

What were the best aspects of the trip?

“Watching the students develop not only their ski skills, but also their social skills was brilliant. We mix the year groups up as ski groups are based on proficiency, not age. Students learn new, life-long skills and whilst the trip is expensive, we think it is value for money.”

“The Voyager rep was also brilliant and one of the reasons why we book with you.”

What did your colleagues say about the trip?

“Those who have been before love it. However, this year there were two ‘newbies’ who found it hard work at times.”

Why did you choose to travel with Voyager School Travel?

“For the choice of resorts on offer, the professional service and level of support provided from start to finish, plus the dedicated rep throughout.”

What was the highlight of the trip?

”On the 5th day we had glorious sunshine and everyone (including the beginners) made it to the top of the mountain.”

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What about the accommodation?

“It was our first time to the hotel and the Hechenmoos was excellent. All the rooms were en-suite, the location was good and the food was great with lots of it. The hotel staff were amazing and really helpful, plus it had meeting areas and a bar for students to buy drinks and snacks.”


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What other ski trips have you run with Voyager?

  • Alpe 2500 in the Pyrenees, staying at the Hotel Fontanals Golf. “Everyone had a great time and our rep (Hannah) was excellent.”
  • Dachstein West, staying at the Hotel Rupertushof. “The coach drivers, hotel staff, rep, ski instructors were all spot on.”
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Who are Voyager School Travel?

Voyager School Travel is the UK’s leading school travel company, with extensive experience in the school travel industry.

We have an excellent relationship with hundreds of group leaders who trust us to deliver a fun, educational and exciting school tour programme that is well researched and safe.

Our specialist team knows exactly how to create the bespoke school trip you want, based around your school’s curriculum.

What's included?

  • 8 free places based on 61 paying students

  • 9 days executive coach hire

  • Return channel crossings

  • 6 nights FB at the Gasthof Hechenmoos

  • 6 days skiing - 5 hours lessons, ski hire including helmets and lift pass

  • 3 paid for evening ents

  • Voyager rep throughout

  • Insurance

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