• Skiing Trip 2017 video can be seen here.

  • Skiing Trip 2018 news post can be seen here.


Please find below the recommended Ski Trip Kit List. This list has been put together by staff and students that have previously attended the trip:

For the Journey

Small rucksack for the coach (It will need to fit under your seat)

Passport and EHIC Card

Ipods/Ipad/book/magazine for the journey (These items are your own responsibility)

Portable charger for journey

Personal medication – Inhalers, travel sickness medication etc)

Euros (spending money – for service station food and souvenirs or hot chocolate Max €50)

Pillow/travel pillow/blanket for journey

Snacks (this will be available to buy on the ferry and at services if they wish to eat hot food) Go easy on the sugar – they need to manage the whole journey not be sick!

Drinks for coach (Can only use the toilet at service stations so do not go overboard)

Comfortable and warm clothes to travel in

Wallet or purse



Evenings in the Hotel

Chargers for personal electronics

European Plug convertor

Normal changes of underwear & socks for each day


Evening Clothes (Tracksuit bottoms/hoodies and other warm clothing)

Sunglasses (optional but it can be very sunny)

Warm hat and Scarf for going outside in the evening

Wash kit and towel.

‘Normal’ inside footwear (for evening activities) e.g. trainers

Snow boots for activities and snow ball fights (Cheap at Amazon/Decathlon/Aldi)

Bin liner – for dirty clothes.



Ski jacket (will be issued from school)

Ski trousers – Salopettes (will be issued from school)

Goggles (will be issued from school)

3-5 thermal long sleeved tops

3-5 thermal trousers or leggings

6 pairs of ski socks (Long Thick “tube” socks)

Fleece jumper or hoodie to ski in (Not cotton materials)

Waterproof ski gloves (Not the cheap cotton material ones)

Snood/scarf (fleece is best)

Sun cream and lip screen

Small plastic water bottle (small enough to go in the ski jacket pocket)

Skis/ski boots/poles and helmets will be provided in resort by the hotel for all students. Everything else should be packed in ONE rucksack/suitcase for under the coach, that we will not be able to access until we are at the hotel, and ONE small travel bag which will fit on the coach under their seats. All personal items should be named, and it is the students’ responsibility to look after all items, including phones and electronic devices as staff cannot prevent damage or theft. Ski kit can be obtained relatively inexpensively from outlets such as Decathlon, Sport Direct, Lidl and Aldi. Aldi usually have a sale on around this time of year and their ski kit is relatively cheap, but of very good quality.

In the meantime if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact any member of the ski team at Arena Academy.