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Skiing in France

Saint-Véran school ski trip, France

Our best value French ski trip in February half-term located in the high alps

  • Voyager ski rep
  • February half term
  • Evening entertainment

Explore over 100km of ski terrain in Saint- Véran

St Veran is found in the Queyras region of the Haute Alpes close to Vars and about 40km south of Briancon which is at the foot of the Serre Chevalier system. The resort is a traditional French mountain village which has developed as a ski resort. What makes St Veran stand out as a resort is its height; at well over 2000m, it is one of the highest, non-purpose-built, ski resorts and also the highest permanently inhabited village in Europe.

The area is especially good for beginners and intermediates. The Queyras ski pass covers 100km of pistes, 30km of which are at St Veran and the rest accessible by bus. Due to its height, the area has a consistent snow record throughout the season. For school groups willing to use their coach to access the slopes, this has to be the best value to be had in the high French alps and we have got some cracking deals for school groups, including a great price for February half term.

  • Best Value in France at Half Term
  • Very High Resort
  • Varied Skiing
Saint Veran CJH Centre

CJH Centre

  • A comfortable chalet offering ensuite rooms for students sharing two to five a room. The chalet can sleep up to 120 and is run by a group that specialises in youth accommodation which means it is simple in style but provides everything your group needs for a memorable stay.
  • A stunning location in the highest village in Europe, the accommodation is a short coach ride to the St Veran ski area and a slightly longer ride to the rest of the Queyras ski pass area. Because the paid-for evening entertainment is quite a distance from the centre we organise a great programme of in-house activities for your school group using the centre’s many facilities.
  • Seven activity rooms, bar, discotheque and showroom, library, ping-pong room, photo lab, fitness room, games room and relaxation area.
  • Full board with picnic lunch.
Après ski

This resort suits school groups who are happy to use the facilities at the accommodation as all the traditional paid-for evening entertainment is quite a distance from the centre. We will organise a great in-house programme for your group so your students will not be missing out.

Bum boarding
Bum boarding
Karaoke/disco night
Bum boarding

Bum boarding

You can never have enough fun in the snow which is why our Voyager School Travel ski rep can organise a hilarious bum boarding session for your school group – teachers welcome too!


Karaoke/disco night

Our Voyager School Travel ski rep will organise a memorable disco/karaoke night for your students.

Piste Map
At a glance
Hours by coach from Calais 16 hrs
Resort height 2045 m
Mountain height 2800 m
Total length of Runs 100 km
Beginner runs 60
Intermediate runs 30
Expert runs 10
Snow record Good for December & half term
Arrival day 1 Saturday

All Voyager School Travel ski trips include:

  • Free place ratio of 1:8 for coach trips or 1:10 for air groups
  • 6-day local ski pass, 6-day ski, boot and helmet hire
  • 4 hours of ski lessons per day over 6 days
  • Full board and lodging
  • Dedicated Voyager School Rep to support your group throughout your stay
  • Full programme of free evening entertainment at your accommodation
  • Your choice of return travel - coach travel, with ferry crossing, applicable tolls and taxes included, or return flights and overseas transfers
  • 24-hour emergency back-up service
  • Comprehensive travel insurance including ski breakage
  • Snow guarantee – if all lifts are closed, we’ll take you to the nearest resort so that you can still ski
  • Discounted rates for group leaders bringing their family on the trip

Please note that ski activities are subject to change according to adverse weather conditions & operational requirements.

Options - shorter durations and extra lessons available, give us a call

Extras to budget for

  • Meals on journeys
  • School to airport transfers (if required)
  • Visa charges, collective passports
  • Extended lift passes (if applicable)
  • Supplements for small parties, single rooms and additional adults

Snowboarding instructor ratios are lower and so a supplement of £50 pp is payable for snowboard groups. Snowboarding groups can only be accepted in exact groups of 8 of the same ability.


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