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Your Journey

From start to finish, we will take care of your journey to your resort 

Our coach operators have been carefully selected to ensure that we are able to provide you with the best travel experience possible.  Each of their coaches are meticulously maintained and are each less then 5 years old.

 

Typical coach specifications are as follows:

  • Comfortable seating for up to 61 Passengers.

  • Maintained to highest standards

  • Safety equipment:

    • Seatbelts (lap belts or three point)

    • First Aid kits onboard

  • Air-Conditioning/Climate Control/Heating

  • Reclining Seats, some with seat back tables

  • Arm and foot rests

  • Overhead Reading Lights, directional air vents

  • Tinted Windows and Curtains

  • Radio/CD/MP3 Player/PA system

  • DVD player and screens

  • On board Refrigerator/Cooler

  • Hot and Cold drinks facilities

  • WC/Toilet

  • USBs sockets (on certain models)

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Your Journey

School

Dover

Calais or Dunkirk

Resort

Breakfast Stop

Pick up

The coach company will meet your group at your school premises, or close by in a convenient location if coach access to your school is an issue.  They will arrive in good time to enable the group to have their luggage loaded, board the coach and get settled ready for their journey.  The coach departure time is scheduled to coincide with your channel crossing time.

Channel crossing

Your channel crossing will be operated by DFDS, P&O Ferries or if you prefer, will be via the Channel Tunnel.

The ferry crossing allows the group to disembark the coach, stretch their legs as well as to have an evening meal and refreshments ahead of their night transit to the resort.  If you choose to travel via the channel tunnel there are restaurant facilities available to you prior to boarding the train.

With DFDS, each passenger if provided with a meal voucher which is included in the price of your crossing. This enables members of the group to collect a meal of their choice from the onboard restaurant.

Your channel crossing will terminate at either Calais or Dunkirk and the crossing normally takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete.

Travelling to your resort

Once you have disembarked the ferry, the coach will set off towards your resort. The bulk of your journey will take place through the night which means that your group can settle down and sleep before waking up refreshed and ready for their breakfast stop the following morning.

The coach drivers will liaise with your Ski Course Manager to arrange a suitable location and time for the Breakfast stop.

Arrival in the resort

Your journey will be timed to ensure that you arrive in resort late morning.  This allows ample time for the group to disembark, collect their luggage and make their way to their accommodation.  Once there, your Ski Course Manager will work with the host to ensure that your group are allocated the correct room.

The rest of the day day allows the group to orientate themselves with the resort, have lunch before making their way to the ski hire shop to get their skis and boots fitted for the start of their first day of skiing.

Your Return Journey

Resort

Calais or Dunkirk

School

Dover

Following your final evening meal, the group will leave the accommodation to embark the coach.  Once onboard, the coach will make its way to your departure port, travelling through the night, with your arrival at the port again timed to coincide with your ferry crossing.  Comfort stops en-route will be as required and organised by your Ski Course Manager in conjunction with the drivers but generally, the drivers will aim to travel non-stop through the night.

Once you have completed your crossing, you will disembark the ferry and set off for your school.  The arrival time at your school will depend on your location in the UK but will generally be timed for around midday.