School Ski Trips to USA (Cannon Mountain, Waterville Valley)

"Superb skiing on the East Coast across 2 different mountains"

Starting from £ 1119 ( 7 nights )

Price based on an 8 day 7 night trip by air during low season period

Skiing - Skiing in the White Mountains of New Hampshire is a thrilling experience. We recommend skiing one of or both of Waterville Valley and Cannon Mountain - unlike nearby mountains which have been gobbled up by large corporations, both of them maintain a free and independent air which translates into a great ski adventure. Waterville Valley is a homely and friendly place with a town square reminiscent of white picket fence America and a mountain which offers diversity on the slopes and great food off it. Cannon Mountain remains owned by the State of New Hampshire but that means that it's owned by everyone and the locals take pride in having a mountain which is fun and challenging. Our personal favourite runs are Skylight at Cannon and True Grit at Waterville. Check them out when you go!

Resort - Accommodation options are plentiful, whether staying in the centre of Waterville Valley (5 min transfer to the slopes of WV, 35 min to Cannon) or you can stay close to Lincoln (20 mins to WV, 20 mins to Cannon). The different accommodation either have pools, hot tubs or nearby amenities such as shops and apres ski activities. You can also choose whether to stay half board at the accommodation or have breakfast on the mountain! With so many options to choose from, contact us to discuss where you could stay on your next visit.

Resort Statistic for both mountainsWaterville Valley / Cannon Mountain
Trails265 / 285 acres
Lifts12 / 11
Resort Altitude1984 / 1850 ft
Top Altitude4004 / 4080 ft
Beginner Trails14 / 15%
Intermediate Trails64 / 52%
Expert Trails22 / 33%
Hours to airport2 hours (Boston)



Tour Resources

Standard Inclusions - Ski

  • Coach transport for the duration of your tour*
  • Return channel crossings
  • Full board accommodation incl. hot lunches
  • Final day hot lunch
  • Lift pass for each full day in resort
  • Full ski hire incl. helmet hire
  • Ski instruction for either 4 or 5 hours per full day in resort
  • Pro-rep in resort dedicated to your group only
  • Dedicated Tour Manager to help you plan the trip

* Flight options available and include return flights, hold luggage and resort transfers

Day One

AM - Flight departss UK

PM - Land and transfer to resort

Days Two

AM - Ski fit then ski lessons

PM - Ski lessons, evening meal and apres ski activity

Day Three - Six

AM - Ski lessons

PM - Ski lessons, evening meal and apres ski activity

Day Seven

AM - Transfer to the airport or for city stopover

PM - Flights usually depart from 6pm-11pm

Day Eight

AM - Land back in the UK

Want to get more from your time away?

Ask us about cross-country skiing, amazing apres ski activities or city stopovers and we’ll make your ski trip so much more.

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General FAQs

Please pick up the phone and give us a call. We have years of experience organising trips abroad and we’ll be happy to run you through the do’s and don'ts of organising a trip away. If you want further professional assistance, then we can put you in touch with a Snowsport England qualified instructor, you can also attend a SCO (Snowsport Course Organiser) day.

Yes, we can help you organise an inspection trip or there might be places available on our set inspection trips – see our Inspection Trips webpage for further information.

The basic ratio is 1:10 for flight tours and 1:8 for coach trips. However, if your group requires a different ratio, we will work with you to ensure that you get what you need. This may include extra free places of calculating a separate tour price for any paying passengers.

Pupils will drop in and out of the trip. It happens. For those groups travelling by coach, we won’t ask for pupil details until very close to departure so pupils can swap in and out and the financial element of this can be organised internally. For those travelling by air, low cost airlines ask for names on booking so any change of passenger is likely to require a name-change fee which we would add to the final balance.

If pupils continue to add on, then this is fine subject to availability with the hotel and transport companies. The flight price may be higher if pupils add on months after the original booking and we will tell you what the cost is before you commit.

If pupils drop out, then unfortunately some fixed costs such as coach hire or instructors will be spread over a lower number and so your price may have to increase. However, this will never happen without a full discussion and we will work with you to limit any impact

There’s no right answer to this although we would recommend first time trip organisers look 12-18 months ahead whilst experienced trip organisers may want 9 months plus if heading to a new resort. We do want all trips to be as accessible as possible and whilst financial climates ebb and flo, giving students and parents a long lead in time will help them plan ahead and will stop you having to chase payments.

Every group must travel with comprehensive travel insurance including any winter sports or competitive sports cover. Your school or club may already have a policy in place which covers your trip otherwise please talk to a member of the Energy Travel team for further information.

Yes, please contact us directly for further information on specific requests

Energy Travel is ABTA bonded and holds an ATOL license. We also have comprehensive liability insurance cover – visit our Financial Safety web page to learn more.

As standard, we recommend that everyone travelling has a passport with at least 6 months validity remaining. UK nationals can contact the Foreign, Commonwealth & Diversity office to find out more.

We will ask all groups to complete a passenger manifest providing key details of your groups so we can pass this information on to suppliers and ensure a smooth and organised trip away.

We also ask for a list of all members of the group to be provided on school headed paper. this should detail all members of the group as well as having dates of birth for anyone under 18. It should detail the dates of the trip at the top as well as the name of the hotel you are staying at and it should be signed by the Head Teacher or equivalent authority.

The names list is used as proof of authenticity of the groups and different suppliers such as the hotel or lift pass office require it so that they can charge the correct amounts.

We know rooming allocations are key to pupils heading away. We request them about 4 weeks before departure, but confirmation of rooming may not come until right before you leave, especially if you are travelling in one of the busier times of year. If you have specific rooming requirements, then let us know.

Yes, you will have access to a 24-hour number from the moment you depart. You’ll also be provided with the details of a local contact.

Absolutely. Let us know what you want to do, and we can include après ski activities or excursions within your package price. Alternatively, we can add them on later down the line.