General

Information

Topflight for Schools offer a variety of destinations around Europe, and the USA which have been selected to suit different groups’ requirements.

You will see a variety of symbols and ratings dotted around our website and our brochure which are explained below.

How do your star ratings work?

We have rated our accommodation and 3 categories in each resort in order to assist a group leader in choosing their destination and accommodation.

Accommodation Ratings, Village Ratings, Après ski and Ski Slopes ratings are only our opinion through research from group feedback, inspections and our perception of our clients requirements. It is purely to assist groups and we will not be held liable for differences of opinion with regards to any ratings given.

Accommodation Ratings

A mixture of standard, location, in house après-ski and personal touch have all been taken into account. Please note this does NOT offer a star rating and only offers our overall point of view.

Village Life Ratings

Village life is determined by distance to a village centre, size of village and ease of access from accommodation.

Apres Ski Ratings

The number and quality of après ski activities in close proximity to your hotel.

Ski Slope Ratings

Ski slope grading is broken down into categories of Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced skiers.

How close will I be to the slopes?

Doorstep Skiing

Hotel on the slopes or beside a lift which connect to the full or local ski area available.

Walking Distance

Hotel not directly on the slopes or lifts but can be reached easily by foot.

Ski Bus Connected

Hotel in a village centre which requires ski bus transfer to the nearest ski area.


General Pricing Information

Deposits

A first non-refundable deposit of €/£150 (USA/Canada €/£200) per person is due to firm your tour. A second non-refundable deposit of €/£150 (USA/Canada €/£200) per person is due prior to mid May.

Transportation

All coach and air transportation provided as part of a tour, complies with required regulations by the appropriate regulatory body.

Accommodation

Each of our featured hotels completes a very comprehensive Risk Assessment Form confirming that all required safety standards have been met. A room breakdown will generally be available approximately 1 week prior to departure. Students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms up to
a maximum of 4-5 unless staying in exceptionally
large rooms, apartments or cabins where more can sleep comfortably.

USA hotels offer multi-bedded rooms with 2 students sharing a Double/Queen bed. Min occupancy is 5 students per room/apt style room. Students in twin or triple occupancy incur surcharges per night.

The Lodge in Sunday River offers bunk bed accommodation.

Accompanying adults will generally be accommodated in twins & triples.

The supplement for a single room is from €105 and it is considerably higher in the USA. This is always subject to availability.

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 registered as official ski schools, and all instructors hold the required qualifications.

Morning and afternoon ski lessons are recommended to all groups. Some have this already added to their basic tour cost. For those that don’t, we ask you to take afternoon lessons as they offer students the best opportunity to progress in a controlled, safe and professional environment.

The local ski school in all resorts will confirm lesson times generally prior to a group’s arrival in resort. They may alter these from time to time during the course of the week. Topflight for Schools will be happy to request preferred timings for a group, however the ski school will make the final decision.

Group sizes will generally consist of 11-12 people per instructor. A minimum group size of 11 snowboarders of similar level is required in order to dedicate an instructor to a snowboarding group.

Smaller groups will incur a supplement, in addition to supplement shown.