Sometimes the logistics of arranging a ski holiday with students can be overwhelming and turn you off on the whole idea. However, we believe that the positives outweigh any doubts you may have.
A ski holiday has many significant benefits the students might not get elsewhere. So, here are some reasons why you should consider a ski holiday when planning a trip for your students.
It’s winter, so let’s try something different from the typical holiday. There are so many ski resorts scattered around the country; you can find the perfect one in a convenient location for your students.
Are you worried about some students not knowing how to ski? Don’t worry, there is plenty more to do on a ski holiday if a student doesn’t like skiing or snowboarding (unlikely). Also, students who want to learn can get cheap lessons, which leads us to the next point.
Learn a new skill
You are never too old to learn a new skill. With something like skiing, it’s best to start as soon as possible; however, old dogs CAN learn new tricks. Students might fall a few times, but once they get the hang of it, they will thank you for pushing them to learn a new skill. There is no better time than a day on the slopes with a group of friends.
All ski resorts have great events that students can gather around. Closing-day events are particularly popular, offering lake skimming, live music, special guests and more. Places like Whistler Blackcomb even put on entire ski and snowboard festivals that feature big-name bands followed by some world-renowned nightlife.
The World Pond Skimming Championships at Golden Peak in Vail is a must. The skimming is accompanied by after-dark parties, giveaways, educational activities and more; you can even sign your students up to compete. To check out which resort has the perfect event for your students, head to SnowPak.
There are many health benefits of a ski holiday. Spending time in the fresh air and getting some much-needed exercise is great for young adults. Clean air and an open mind provide the perfect way to wind down after the semester. Remember, some students might not be experts at skiing, so find a resort that offers a wide range of runs. This way, students have the option to push themselves or take it less seriously.
Ski holidays offer excellent nightlife. Most ski resorts offer great live music, performances, restaurants and more. Students of legal age can even have an alcoholic drink. Allow the students to have options and make their own decisions when it comes to downtime – they will thank you in the end.
Now that you have plenty of reasons, get your students and head for the snow. You want this trip to be special, and a great ski holiday will always be something to remember.
Savannah Wardle is an experienced traveler who loves winter sports and mountains. When not working, she’s at the slopes in the U.S., Asia or Europe. She’s also interested in photography and filmmaking.