Leading the field in school ski, we deliver the very best. For 82 years we have been creating ski experiences for young people and it is our investment in specialists that makes Equity really stand out.
We're here to create a ski trip that exceeds expectations and develops confidence in young people. From the thrill of crunching across the fresh snow to the reassuring voice of our instructors and the big mugs of hot chocolate back at your hotel, expect huge smiles from your students choosing Equity.
Equity brings world-class resorts, hand-picked hotels and expert delivery together, giving you the complete school ski experience. With 84% of our party leaders saying they would recommend us to their colleagues, we must be doing something right!
Who we are
Equity is a specialist provider of group tours for schools and colleges, covering a range of curriculum subjects, ski trips & sports tours. We've been doing this longer than anyone else in the school travel industry.
A ski experience with us gives young people more than the chance to learn to ski - it provides a platform to develop life skills such as resilience and leadership.
1933 School Travel Service (STS) founded
1950 School Travel Service (STS) take schools on Ski Trips
1998 SkiPlan founded, offering quality and affordable ski trips to schools across the UK
1999 SkiPlan welcomes group to their flagship ClubHotel, the Beausoileil in Alpe d’Huez
2005 The company acquired Equity Ski
2005 The company acquired Sloping Off
- SkiPlan and Sloping Off simplified its brand architecture to make all its expertise available under a single name, Equity
- Chemmy Alcott joined as an ambassador to teach young people about the power of sport and life lessons learnt through skiing
- All Equity club properties are renovated to provide the highest quality accommodation for Equity ski trips
- Equity add a new hotel to their Club portfolio, The Club Olympic in Serre Chevalier
2015 Equity Club expands into Italy opening the Club Roma in Claviere
2016 Equity secures significant investment from Bridgepoint Development Capital
Meet the team...
Your Regional Travel Advisor:
Our team of Regional Travel Advisors provide a personal service when organising your school trip. Available to meet with you in person, they’re on-hand with all the expertise and support you need.
Your Product Delivery Specialist:
Our experienced team of Product Delivery Specialists work hard to ensure your trip runs smoothly from start to finish. Experts in liaising between schools and in-resort providers, they’re here with all the support and detailed resort knowledge you need for a successful and hassle-free ski trip.
Your Ski Specialist:
Committed to creating memorable ski trips, our team of ski specialists are passionate about creating trips that exceed expectations and enhance the lives of young people.
Why book with us
We’ve got the experience
From local contacts to health and safety issues, our 82 years in the business gives us a huge advantage. This means we can help you with whatever you are looking for, let us know, and we’ll put together something unique.
Safety is our top priority
In times of global uncertainty you can be sure that when booking a trip with Equity, safety is at the forefront of what we do. As the school ski specialists, we conduct thorough risk assessments and our resorts and hotels are hand-selected because of their suitability for school groups. Our accreditations, including our assurance from the School Travel Forum, enables you as a teacher to “achieve the high health and safety standards governing residential and overseas school trips.”*
We live by a simple principle “Make it fun but make it safe”, perhaps one reason why almost half a million young people have travelled with Equity.
* School Travel Forum, ‘Helping Teachers Plan School Trips’ sourced online
24/7 Emergency Contact
We do as much as we can to ensure your trip goes to plan, but should you need to contact us whilst on your trip a duty manager is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week on an emergency number. They will have full details of your tour and be able to deal quickly and effectively with any problems you might have.
The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 state that we must provide security for the money that you have paid for school trips booked with us. We do this through a bond held by the Civil Aviation Authority under ATOL number 2680. We are also a member of ABTA, number V5376. Below is further information about our financial protection and quality assurance.
ABTA (no. V5376)
Equity is a member of ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) which is dedicated to raising standards of quality, safety, service and financial security.
You can be sure that when you book with us all of your arrangements will be in the best hands and you are protected financially by our ABTA bond.
ATOL (no. 2680)
For your complete peace of mind the air tour and flights that are arranged by Equity are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. If you are abroad with your party and an airline fails, our ATOL bonding ensures that we will get you home as quickly as possible.
School Travel Forum
We are a member of the School Travel Forum (STF) which means we adhere to a rigorous Code of Practice, and Safety Management Standards that are verified each year- so you can book with us secure in knowing that we:
- understand and facilitate the needs of educational travel
- manage safety effectively
- offer fair terms & conditions, and the best financial security
- are fully inspected every year by independent experts
Today, IATA's mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry. Its members comprise some 240 airlines - the world's leading passenger and cargo airlines among them - representing 84% of total air traffic. The IATA accreditation means that we are allowed to issue tickets on behalf of scheduled airlines.
We’re proud to be the chosen school ski trip provider for SnowSport England, the governing body for English skiers and snowboarders. Working together we offer our Party Leaders the option to take part in the Snowsport Course Organiser qualification, an industry recognised course, and were a part of National Schools Snowsport week in April 2016.
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