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Winter ski school trip

Winter treats seasonal special at le Moulin aux Draps

Bring your students to the celebration of the Year at our Moulin aux Draps centre near Calais. With a day's skiing, New Year Party, visiting local producers and glowing games, this new seasonal trip to France is an ideal off peak school trip fuelled by hearty homecooked dinners and sparkly ice cream!

  • Voyager owned
  • Key stage 2 – 16+
  • Native French animateurs
  • January
  • Evening entertainment

Sparkle & ski seasonal special at the Moulin aux Draps

Kick off 2025 with a fabulous and fun New Year and winter sport celebration at our Moulin aux Draps centre in Northern France - twinkling lights, crackling log fires, sparkling decorations all combined with a full day's ski session with tuition and equipment included.

On this exciting new seasonal school trip programme, your animateur will lead students through a jam-packed itinerary of activities and games including a session skiing on real snow, a party and glow in the dark games. Get cosy in onesies and slippers and join in with the Animateur-led Quiz of the Year.

Enjoy the many advantages of travelling in the winter with this easily accessible, enchanting and fun-packed school trip to France.

Alternatively, our animateur can lead your group in French and encourage your students to parle en français. Check out our immersive French trips and French exchanges at Moulin aux Draps residential centre.  


Day 1 

  • Coach pick up from school and depart for France
  • Arrive in France and visit a local biscuit factory
  • Play glow in the dark games with your animateur
  • New Year party

Day 2 

  • Spend the day skiing on real snow at Ice Mountain Skipiste – including a 2-hour ski lesson and afternoon on the slopes. Equipment hire and picnic lunch included
  • Back to the Moulin for a comforting dinner
  • Create the sparkliest ice cream competition
  • Quiz of the year

Day 3

  • Receive a mouth-watering tour of a French chocolaterie and see how the sweet treats are made, from melting to moulding & coating—and the all-important taste test!
  • Visit a local bakery and try your hand at preparing your own croissants under the watch of a master baker
  • Travel home and arrive back at school

As the nights draw in, our Moulin aux Draps centre is transformed into a winter wonderland adorned with twinkling lights with hot chocolate and warming comfort food to play host to our specially-themed winter festivals, available from October to February only. 

Located less than an hour from Calais, our Moulin aux Draps residential centre is the perfect destination for schools looking for a short and affordable French trip. Our cosy centre is contained within 22 acres of car-free French countryside with plenty of indoor and outdoor space for our seasonal festivities. Our local French team has considerable experience in looking after British school groups and after a day on the slopes, teachers can relax with a vin chaud as our animateurs deliver a programme of entertainment for students.

Click here for more information about this residential centre owned by Voyager School Travel.


This school trip includes:

  • French native animateur throughout your stay
  • Indoor real snow ski session including all equipment hire and tuition
  • Board and lodging at the Moulin aux Draps school centre
  • A detailed itinerary with pre-booked excursions and activities
  • Return coach travel and channel crossing
  • All applicable tolls and taxes
  • Free teacher to student ratio approx. 1:8 for coach trips
  • 24-hour emergency support
  • Comprehensive travel insurance
  • Assistance with inspection visits

Extras to budget for:

  • Visa charges and supplements for small parties, single rooms and additional adults
  • Local tourist taxes which can only be paid in cash to the hotel
  • Entrances other than those specified in your itinerary
  • Hotel damage deposits
Dates & Prices

Winter Treats Seasonal Specials - 3 day/2 night trips running from Monday–Wednesday or Wednesday–Friday throughout January and February.

February is filling up fast! The dates below are when we have the best availability:

13–15 January 2025


15–18 January 2025


27–30 January 2025 


29 Jan–5 Feb 2025


5–6 February 2025


24–26 February 2025        



The quoted price is based on 40 students + 5 free teacher places. Please contact us for availability or a quote for other group sizes.


£359 pp
3 day/2 night full board, coach & crossing, all activities + full day ski session 
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