With a high level of comfort of Executive Coaches and an excellent continental motorway system, it has never been easier to travel direct from school to the slopes!
Door to Door Service means there are no problems with transferring your group or their luggage during the journey. Easy Supervision with your group always together in one place throughout the journey. Flexibility because your coach is usually available for use throughout the duration of your trip, you can explore a wider ski area. In the unlikely event of there being limited snow, you can also travel to areas where skiing is available and, of course, coach availability opens up additional opportunities for a varied après-ski programme.
Your SkiPlan Coach
Coaches used on all of our skiing holidays are normally comprehensively equipped - air suspension, reclining seats, sophisticated heating and ventilation systems, toilet, drink making facilities and stereo systems for public address and entertainment. Video/DVD players are provided but are not guaranteed, and no refund will be given if a video/DVD player develops a technical fault. We recommend that parties bring their own DVDs or music for en-route entertainment.
Free Pick-Up from School
Wherever your UK mainland school is located, return coach travel (including all road taxes and tolls) is included in your ski tour. You will also have full use of your coach for the duration of your tour, subject to EU legislation concerning drivers’ hours.
We recognise the importance of selecting the right driver for your tour; the driver is vital to the success of your school tour. At SkiPlan, we ensure that the drivers are clearly aware of the special needs of each school group and are ready and willing to work alongside the Party Leader to ensure a successful trip.
Coach and Group Size
In order to guarantee a modern coach which conforms to our stringent requirements, it is necessary to limit the size of your party using the following guidelines.
Parties who wish to be accommodated on one vehicle are normally limited to 49 passengers and the tour price is based on a minimum of 40 full paying members.
Higher capacity vehicles may be either longer single deck or double decker coaches.
Remember luggage space on all vehicles is strictly limited and pupils must bring soft holdall style luggage bags. We will not accept responsibility if the group carries
excessive baggage which exceeds the capacity of the hold.
Drivers’ Hours Regulations
We can guarantee that our travel arrangements conform to EU legislation concerning drivers’ hours and, indeed, to the entire complex framework governing passenger transport in the different European countries. We will provide you with guidance notes on the permitted drivers’ hours applicable to your itinerary in your Information Pack.
Our Tour itineraries are based on the Dover to Calais channel crossing of P&O or Sea France. Whilst we will make every effort to secure the timing of your choice, this cannot be guaranteed. SkiPlan are able to offer groups the speedier alternative of travelling on Eurotunnel for a small supplement. Eurotunnel links the British terminal at Folkestone with the French terminal at Calais in just 35 minutes. No ‘Small Party Supplement’ with our Coach Shares on Peak Season Dates.
If you are looking for an alternative to flying or coach travel then this efficient train service could be the right choice. The Eurostar day service, combined with short overseas transfers to your chosen resort, gives a door to door option as quick as flying. Available Saturday - Saturday on day services and Friday for the night service.