Many children get their first snowsports experience on a school trip – there's nothing better than learning with your best pals!

Often a daunting yet exciting prospect, school ski trips are a fantastic way to introduce children to snow-sports, but how do you go about it all? Very often, schools will arrange their own trips, led by members of staff – often but not always the PE department. They tend to be arranged well in advance, so can offer excellent value for money whilst heading to some superb destinations!

Fancy trying skiing here in the UK? Snowsports England are also running an initiative - Go Ski Go Board – in order to get school students and others involved in snowsports, at participating dry slopes and indoor snow slopes throughout the country.

If you are booking a trip on behalf of a school group, there are a number of specialist school ski tour operators who will be more than happy to take you through the process and advise you on all aspects of the trip. It's also worth remembering that many schools book their trips up to two years in advance, so be sure to get yours in early.

Here are a few of the tour operators that specialise in school trips:

Ski School
Select School Skiing  01444 870 100
Club Europe
0800 496 4996
Equity School Ski
01273 648200
Halsbury Ski
0115 9407 185
01623 456 333
MSG Tours
03333 111 122
0844 371 1300
Rayburn Tours
01332 347 828
Ski Adaptable
01451 832133
Ski Astons
01905 829 200
01273 244570
Ski School Trips
01743 277150
0131 225 4668