School Ski Trip | Health and Safety
Safety will always be our no.1.
In fact we know we go further with our saftey practice than others. With the benefit of colleagues having both a teaching and military background 321ski offers schools the safety net that we know teachers and parents appreciate.
- 321ski will never cut costs by employing non-local ski instructors. It is only these ski instructors living locally that crucially have the necessary working knowledge of the mountain in all weathers, based upon years of their personal experience.
- Only local ski instructors are part of the resort's medical radio network, adding to your pupils' safety.
- If there's an issue professional help is always immediately at hand, no matter where you are on the mountain.
- More often than not, 321ski will have a vehicle at the bottom of the slopes. This provides ultimate flexibility in times of emergency.
- Our school ski trip insurance is considered to be one of the most comprehensive on the market. Peace of mind.
- Our risk assessments that are provided to you upon confirmation of booking are based upon years of doing the same trips as teachers. A senior teacher's eye for each of our trips can't be replicated by other companies' sales staff!
Our professional experience, attention to detail and excellent relationship with our suppliers ensures that your party will always be looked after.
The 321ski Risk Management System (RMS) is a comprehensive journal that is made available to trip leaders at the time of booking.
Complete Peace of Mind - School Travel Forum Membership
At 321ski we are proud to have been audited, examined and subsequently awarded full assured membership of the School Travel Forum. The School Travel Forum is a body of leading school travel providers dedicated to providing high quality school trips.
To ensure our health and safety standards are maintained, our systems and procedures are fully audited annually by independent experts. School Travel Forum membership is the benchmark for good school tour providers; consequently it is an Awarding Body for the prestigious Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.
Learning Outside of the Classroom
The Outdoor Education Advisors Panel (OEAP) endorses the Quality Badge and requests Local Authorities to recommend the use of Badged Providers and require the minimum of additional paperwork where Quality Badge accreditation is in place.
This means that you can book your trip with confidence, meet your due diligence and reduce the amount of External Provider paperwork necessary.
At 321ski we are fortunate and proud of our team that we have assembled - both in resorts and in the UK.
All of our staff are ex-teachers, and we recruit only those that have had experience in leading school ski trips for the state, academy or private sectors. That way we believe we can talk to our client schools with real authority and advise based upon our own experiences - and not a profit margin sheet!
We are the only tour operator in the UK to be able to do so.
Book with Confidence
We are a Member of ABTA, membership number Y5223. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct.
Relax. We've got it covered.
321ski, as part of 321dive Ltd, offers 100% financial security. Enjoy the peace of mind that all monies paid to us are fully protected and, despite the economic recession, 321ski is financially strong. Simply put, we do not have the large overheads of our bigger competitors which then put them at risk of insolvency.
In accordance with "The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations1992" all passengers booking with 321ski or 321dive Ltd are fully protected for the initial deposit and subsequently the balance of all monies paid to us, including repatriation if required, arising from cancellation or curtallment of your travel arrangements due to the insolvency of 321ski or 321dive Ltd.
Essential Travel Advice
For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, check with the Foreign Office.
£2.50 per person of the cost of our air holiday packages is paid to the Civil Aviation Authority to provide ATOL Protection to you. This means that the money paid for these arrangements is fully protected. Our ATOL number is ATOL10431. For more information please see our booking terms & conditions or check our current ATOL with the CAA here.
321ski Teacher's Pack
Based upon our own experiences of leading school ski trips, 321ski has put together a comprehensive Teacher's Pack. This pack includes the Risk Management System. It also includes everything else you will need from letter templates to posters. Teachers have access to the pack at the time of a confirmed assembly launch date.
Risk Management System (RMS)
321ski continually risk assesses all of our Hotel, Ski Schools, Transport and Equipment partners. Together these procedures form the comprehensive Risk Management System (RMS). The RMS has been developed and continually revised over a significant period of time, and is based upon schools' individual experiences. This substantial document is available as part of the unique 321ski Teachers Pack at the time of booking.
Do it right first time, and with total safety.
321ski is proud that all of our pupils and teachers have returned safely from our trips following the above rationale.
Many schools booking with us comment on the fact that with our background as teachers ourselves 321ski is uniquely placed to advise on safety on school trips. Many believe it is this strength that sets us apart from our competitors.
All of our staff at 321ski are professionally trained in all areas of health and safety.