Why Topflight?

30 Years Experience

Our Managing Director, Marco Piccoli has worked in student group travel for nearly 30 years and is as passionate about delivering the best possible experience to his many long term and repeat clients now, as he was as a fresh faced young Scot starting out all those years ago! Together with General Manager and co-founder, Trish Lee, NI Sales Manager Jill Russell and our truly superb team at Topflight for Schools, we guarantee that you are in safe hands when you book with us, as the many testimonies from happy customers show.

Topflight, A Name You Can Trust

Marco and Trish joined forces with the esteemed Mr Tony Collins almost 20 years ago, and Topflight for Schools has gone from strength to strength, earning itself the well deserved title of Ireland’s foremost Ski for Schools Tour Operator. With the backing of the Travel Trade who have voted Topflight to be Best Ski Operator 19 years in a row,Best Ski Operator in Northern Ireland 11 years in a row and Best Long Haul Tour Operator, we feel secure in our claim to be the very best !

Unparalleled  Service Levels

We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, which to us means having a thorough knowledge of our product range, first hand experience of our resorts & destinations therefore allowing us to help you, our valued clients to make the choice of resort/trip that best suits your group’s needs. We are consummate professionals with a vast range of experience, and we can assure you that your trip will be handled in a competent and expert manner, by our excellent Operations team. To all prospective customers we say, please give us a chance. You won’t be disappointed! To our loyal and faithful repeat clients we pledge to give you the same great service to which you have become accustomed, and we thank you most sincerely for your custom.

We Tailor Every Package

We are experts in our field and can offer personalised itineraries to best suit our clients’ needs. We offer excellent value and exceptional service. We can tailor the duration of your trip to the time you have available, and can offer many optional services, which in many cases can be prebooked. Whether you would like delicious hot lunches organised in advance, on the slopes, a visit to the ever popular Eiffel Tower, or an extra hockey match against a local team, we can offer you a one on one bespoke service, second to none.

We Support You at Every Step

From our excellent and knowledgable Sales Team to our highly competent Operations Team, we are with you from the first moment of contact. Our staff are available to help with all aspects of your trip and while in resort or travelling from place to place, you will have the mobile telephone number of the Operations staff member who organised your trip, who is available to you should the need arise. For ski trips in almost all resorts, you will have the services of a professional Tour Manager dedicated to your group and no question or problem is too small to be addressed. We are here for you when you need us.

We Put Safety First

We are dedicated to student safety and assess each component of a tour individually. All air, sea and land safety provided as part of a tour complies with regulations set down by the appropriate regulatory body. We use a thorough auditing process to evaluate all accommodation we offer and copies of Risk Assessments relating to our coaching and accommodations, and ski schools are available for inspection, if so desired.

Relax, We’ve got you covered

Relax and know that you are in safe hands with Topflight for Schools.The transport provided within our tours is financially protected under the regulatory body CAR, among others.

Our combined expertise and total commitment to our clients’ satisfaction, ensures a premium service from point of first contact until your group returns home, happy and fulfilled. We truly care and our aim is always to exceed your expectations. Relax and know that we’ve got your back!

Tour Manager

A Topflight Ski for Schools Representative will remain with the group for the duration of the trip and will be on hand to help with any situations which may arise during the week. He/she will assist you with your hotel check-in, ski/boot hire, apres ski activities, what is available in the general area etc, and, in the unlikely case of an emergency. All our experienced Reps., speak the local language and of course are fluent English speakers, and will work closely with our group leaders to ensure a great trip is had by all.

Group Leader Assistance

Topflight for Schools offers assitance through our experienced staff who are available to support Group Leaders before departure and also through our local Representative. From your departure at the airport and throughout the duration of your tour, you will have our complete support and guidance.


Topflight for Schools automatically includes fully comprehensive Travel Insurance in the Tour cost. Our Insurers are Worldwide Insurance. The insurance covers the usual loss or theft of money or personal belongings, departure delays etc. subject to policy terms & conditions. More importantly it covers any medical expenses incurred during your tour (excluding policy excess).

Please request our Insurance booklet for further details.

Ski Equipment & Ski School

All ski hire equipment providers follow international standards regarding age/height/weight/ability and equipment is of a high standard. All ski schools are officially registered , and all instructors hold the required qualification.