Half term is undoubtedly the busiest time of year for the school ski calendar. With the benefit of snow being reliable, and no need to take students out of their usual learning week, it’s a first choice period of travel for the majority of teachers. 

But slopes can get rather busy and the queues longer, so if you are looking to organise a school ski trip for the half term dates, it’s a good idea to look to resorts that are smaller and less well-known. This helps to avoid long waits for the lifts and enables a better quality experience overall, alongside getting more value for your student’s money.

Here are some suggestions of resorts known to be quieter for skiers during half term, to help you on your way...

There are a variety of criteria teachers use to narrow down their choice of resort for their school ski group, such as one-party hotels, large ski areas, budget resorts, local evening entertainments and snow-sure resorts. Many teachers like the security of booking a glacial resort for guaranteed snow, plus if you’re looking to travel pre-Christmas or Easter, a resort with access to glacial skiing gives you extra peace of mind for either end of the season.