Irvine Royal currently organise an annual Ski Trip to Pila, Aosta Valley in Italy. Open to all pupils our aim is to provide pupils with the perfect environment to either learn how to ski or to develop their skiing. Not only do we spend 5 days on the slop, we also enjoy evening activities to socialise, experience different cultures and develop positive relationships.

What is a Ski Trip

Going on a school ski trip is an opportunity to take part in an exciting outdoor learning experience in which pupils learn the skill of skiing while also developing their confidence and independence to cope away from home.

Pupils travel abroad to a ski resort and typically spend 5 days attending ski school. Each day they take part in morning and afternoon ski lessons in a group with a professionally qualified ski instructor. Pupils will move groups during the week, depending on their progress.

After skiing, pupils have some free time and then take part in activities such as visiting the local area, bowling and a disco night.

Within the price of the trip, pupils provided with transport, accommodation, meals, equipment hire and all scheduled activities.



Typical Day


Travel to ski lesson

Morning ski lesson

Supervised lunch break

Afternoon ski lesson

Return to hotel

Free time

Group dinner

Evening activity


Is it educational?

Yes! A ski trip is a unique learning opportunity and covers the four capacities of Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence.

Successful Learners – a ski trip has a high success rate with all participants able to ski by the end of the trip.

Confident Individuals – pupils learn new skills while coping independently away from home.

Effective contributors – pupils work in a team throughout the week and take responsibility for everyone enjoying the experience.

Responsible citizens – visiting a ski resort enables understanding of how other people live and adapt to this type of environment.


Top Moments from January 2023

“having fun learning how to ski”

“learning different skills like parallel turns and how to stop”

“seeing everyone progress”

“trying new slopes every day and being


“everything about our ski instructor!”

 “going through the Mont Blanc tunnel”

“meeting new and interesting people"




More Information

If you are interested in more information or, signing up to a future trip please contact


Mr R Couper

Teacher of Physical Education

Irvine Royal Academy

01294 278 756









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