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School Skiing Tours to Davos

One of the biggest ski resorts in Europe, there are 320kms of piste covering five different areas from Davos to Klosters.

Open every year from the 3rd week in November to mid-April means that the snow is practically guaranteed for your school ski trip, whether you travel before Christmas, over New Year, in February half-term or over your Easter holidays. In 30 years of working with Davos, we have never had to move a school ski trip to another resort or even bus a school to find snow elsewhere.

The beginners’ area at Bolgen, provides a safe place, out of the way of the main ski school runs, for the students to start their ski trip experience. Then higher up on Parsenn, the vast open spaces are a perfect progression for new skiers. These wide, long runs even go down to Klosters, so the students get the full experience of above tree-line skiing, above Davos, followed by the majestic rush of the trip through the snow-covered conifers down to Klosters itself.

Jakobshorn, which glares at you temptingly through the windows of the accommodation as the sun rises, is a haven for intermediates and experts. In any other ski resort that your school ski trip would go to, Parsenn and Jakobshorn would comprise of the whole resort. In Davos not only do you have both of them, but you can also explore the areas of Rinerhorn, Pischa and Madrisa, on the other side of Klosters.

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British ski instructors for your school ski trip

Your students will get maximum time on snow for several reasons:-

  • Our British Instructors are dedicated solely to each school ski trip. They will escort their own school ski group from the accommodation each morning. Instruction begins as soon as you can get up the mountain. This will provide a minimum of 2 ½ hours instruction in the morning. Lunch is followed by at least 2 ½ hours instruction in the afternoon. In total a school ski trip to Davos will provide the students with well over 30 hours of instruction per week.
  • To make things even easier for the students, the ski lift queues are minimal, usually a matter of seconds or at worst a minute or two, so the school students are up and off and ready for their next run in no time at all, thus maximising the full 30 plus hours on snow that Ski Gower ski school instructors can provide.
  • Our clients tell us that the fact that the instruction is carried out in mother-tongue English is a massive benefit and makes things much easier for the students to learn to ski.
  • Not only do English-speaking staff make for great progression, but also the British humour can make the whole experience much more fun for the students too. After all a school ski trip has traditionally been the most enjoyable of school trips, which is why it remains so popular today.
  • The British ski staff will constantly assess the students skiing and so if someone is doing really well, they can be moved up a group. This will happen at the end of the day, but it also quite often occurs over lunch, so the ski school staff are really really flexible.

The accommodation during your Davos school ski trip

Situated in Davos itself, just 12 minutes' walk from the ski lift, our modern youth accommodation provides great ski trip facilities for the students. All rooms have a shower and toilet and the students will share two, three, mainly four-bedded and the odd six-bedded rooms.

There are no complaints with the food as the continental breakfast is self-service and includes, breads, cereals, juice, yoghurt etc so the students can stock up the essential calories for the day. The packed lunch is made by the students from the breakfast buffet, so they only take what they will eat, and after a hard day on the ski slopes a four course dinner is provided.

The accommodation has Wi-Fi and some games and a conference room, which can be used in the evening free of charge.

The evening entertainment in Davos

So much to do here! And all within walking distance.

  • Ten-pin bowling is a must for the school ski trip and is available in one of the restaurants in town and if the students don’t fancy that, then they can relax on the huge settees or play games of pool.
  • The Davos swimming pool complex is excellent, with the main pool being supplemented by a slide and a huge outdoor Jacuzzi pool, where you can bathe in the warm waters under the cold night skies. A fantastic experience.
  • The new ice rink complex in Davos, built for the 2017 winter season is a stunning new facility and, if that was not already enough, Hockey Club Davos, the most successful side in the history of Swiss ice hockey, play Premiership Swiss League ice hockey from Xmas through to mid-march. Taking in one of their games has definitely been the highlight of the school ski trip for many students.
  • Finally, the local ski school often provides an evening of demonstration skiing throughout the winter season.