Posted: 15 May 2018
One of our school ski trip groups from Buckinghamshire has had another cracking Easter ski trip.
Speaking of his week in Saalbach Hinterglemm, their party leader Graham commented: “It was fantastic, the experience the students and staff had was outstanding. There was lots of unseen work done behind the scenes to make the trip run smoothly. We have since had lots of praise from parents.”
The trip was put together by Senior Account Manager Luke Pierce: “Luke was fantastic throughout the whole organisation of the trip from day one,” Graham said. “He gives very clear and detailed information of the trip, including times, dates of activities and contacts for the coach drivers and hotel owners. He also, made various visits to school at the start of the whole process. It was great to talk to him face-to-face.
“Alison, our Operations Manager had excellent communication with regards to the evening entertainment, particularly when there was a change to the events programme.
“The online portal is an excellent tool for me; the parents information evening was also excellent for parents and staff to ask any questions.”
Speaking about the group’s time off the slopes Graham said: “The students loved the ice hockey evening; they were all given a free drinks token and we had enough seats provided to accommodate our large group in one area. It was also nice for Tim Johnson to find us, drop in and ask how our tour is going.
“I think the mix of the cultural and enjoyment activities was fantastic. Initially students find the Tyrolean evening awkward and funny, but the group delivering the evening was great at getting the group active and involved.
The group stayed at the Eibinghof:”The accommodation was fantastic, lots of room for the students; rooms were excellent, with lots of space provided. The staff were fantastic; we had a large party and the hotel was very accommodating for all. They were able to support us and answer any questions we had.
“We used all the facilities. They had a games room for staff and students and a snug room for staff. This was great as it gave staff not on duty time to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet.”
Finally Graham had high praise for his coach drivers: “They were excellent - the students reacted to the drivers as if they were members of staff at the school. When they ate with us, they were fantastic, having fun, commenting on and praising student behaviour. They became a part of the group very quickly.”
Find out more about our Easter school ski trips on Freephone 0800 496 4996. Or click on the link to find our more about all our school ski trips.
Sarah Whitbread, London