Atlas Brochure 2019

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DISCOVER

SCHOOL

ADVENTURES


WELCOME TO

YOUR ADVENTURE

YOU’RE IN SAFE HANDS

REAL ADVENTURE FOR SCHOOLS, ALWAYS.

We love being outdoors, we spend a lot of time out there looking for the next adventure

in amazing locations. We package them into our progressive school trips from their

first nights camping experience “In School” to the emerald alpine waters and freshly

powdered peaks’

ATLAS ADVENTURE

This is where you will find all of our amazing summer adventure packages. Exhilarating days white

water rafting in the Austrian Alps to scaling rock faces in the shadow of Snowdon in Wales.

We offer a package to suit almost any request and have specific residentials tailored to suit primary

and secondary key stage groups.

ATLAS SKI

We couldn’t call ourselves a complete schools adventure company without offering incredible ski tours to

some of the most astounding resorts in Europe. We don’t offer a huge range of resorts but the ones we do,

we do very well! You will find everything you need included in the price and probably some things you wouldn’t.

We’re good like that!

ATLAS IN SCHOOL

We realise that for some of our customers it is not always possible to do a residential trip every year, but that does

not mean the urge for some adventure goes away. This is why we have developed our in-school range of products.

Exciting activities delivered safely and professionally at your school premises and includes the option to include a one

night camp out complete with a campfire!

We believe that school trips should receive the same high level of service that you

would expect from any other package tour. We work hard to ensure that from the

moment you contact us, you feel that you are in safe hands, and that this high level of

service extends throughout your booking and beyond.

SMALL GROUPS

If you only have a small group then you do not have to miss out on our amazing

adventures.

We believe that everyone should have access to the experiences that our tour offer. We

can offer small group tours to all of our UK resorts without any special arrangements.

If you wish to head to the mountains on a ski trip then that’s also not a problem. You will

have your own package and personal tour arrangements as you would expect.

*The only thing we will have to do is place you on a coach share departure. More

information can be found on page 17.

It’s the little things which make

a huge difference!

• FREE action camera for each trip to record those amazing memories

• Fixed price team hoodies

• Ski Ties on ski trips

Atlas vehicles always on hand if needed

• Leader packs in staff rooms

• Dedicated Atlas Rep for your school

• School trip specific insurance policy

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BENEFITS OF

ADVENTURE TRIPS

ATLAS STANDARD

Going on a school trip can literally be a life changing event, allowing a student to create memories they’ll treasure forever.

School trips can spark life long interests and

School trips can break students out of a rut

hobbies.

they’ve gotten into with a certain subjects.

Learning by doing has been proven to be a lot

more effective, as the senses come into play.

BEST VALUE

Surprises. There are good surprises and not so good ones. We

like to make sure you have lots of good ones and no bad ones.

This is why you will find we include all of the following as

standard.

SAFETY, EXPERIENCE &

RESPONSIBILITY

When you book a tour with Atlas you know you are getting

the very best in care, safety management and we take our

responsibilities extremely seriously.

ATLAS STANDARD

We always offer the highest standard of accommodation,

equipment and instructors for your adventure with us. We

offer total flexibility in your booking arrangements and do NOT

charge for amendments providing we do not incur any costs.

School trips offer students the chance to apply

things they have learned in the classroom to the

real world.

New environments can provide challenges to

children, allowing for more individual learning.

Students can find new excitement in a certain

subject.

Students can take on a lot of information in one

field trip due to the practical learning style.

Students develop their physical skills and

knowledge, personal and social development,

environmental awareness, and even interest in

the health and fitness.

Students can get to know each other better and

interact in a more relaxed environment without

the stresses of the classroom.

School trips work well to cement difficult to

digest information.

Historical facts, biology, and physics can be

experienced first hand on a school trip.

Tests and classroom education won’t work

as well for everyone, but school trips put all

students at the same level, as the learning is

experienced and not taught.

A lot of families won’t be able to introduce their

kids to the arts and cultural events, due to lack

of time, money and knowledge.

Students will enjoy activities and sights they

wouldn’t have seen otherwise.

Life can be given to a boring subject

• All Taxes

• All equipment hire

• All tuition for all Atlas led activities

• Helmets with our ski and snowboard hire packs

• Evening Activity programmes*

MORE ADDED VALUE

Oh go on then…

• FREE action camera with all new bookings

• Book two tours and get a free day with our mobile

climbing wall at school

• Fully refundable inspection visits

ATLAS CARE

We have built Atlas Adventure on a foundation of strong

relationships with our schools. We offer a level of care that

we believe is unparalleled in the industry, something we

look to demonstrate from the moment you first contact us.

You are guaranteed personal, direct contact with an Atlas

representative throughout your time with us, with Atlas staff

cover and pastoral support available 24/7 in resort. We also

offer the opportunity for parents to contact us directly, so that

we can answer their questions, and ease their worries, on your

behalf.

ATLAS LOYALTY

As part of our loyalty scheme, we can offer both you and your

school access to some great offers and aftercare services.

These can include, are not limited to:

• Heavily discounted family and friend trips during

school holidays.

• Free use of our mobile climbing wall for your

school, for use on event or sport days.

• Up to 20% rebooking discount, if you rebook within

30 days of returning from your school trip.

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ADVENTURE MAP

We offer a range of exciting School Adventure Trips that will challenge, develop

and bring out the best in your students. Our passionate school trip organisers

have sourced exceptional locations for our adventure packages, all designed to

give your students the feeling of being truly immersed in nature.

These are our current adventure

locations. If you’d like to organise a

trip to somewhere new, we will be

happy to look into it with you.

Whichever thrill-seeking activities it is you’re looking for in your school residential trip,

you’ll be sure to find it in an Atlas Adventure.

To build a package please see the

Build a Package page on our website.

Whether you decide to join us for a multi-activity school adventure trip in the rocky

mountains of Snowdonia, or in the stunning Slovenian Alps, we guarantee your students a

school adventure trip they won’t stop talking about!

From abseiling down rocky cliffs, to spending balmy evenings cooking on an open fire by still

lakes, our school adventure holidays encourage your students to develop new skills, confidence and

independence.

We have developed our packages to suit both primary and secondary key stages. Our trips to Waddow

Hall and Foxlease are more suited to primary aged students as most of our activities are on site. In

Snowdonia and Europe the activities are much more immersive and as such we find are more suited to

secondary aged students. This is not to say if you requested them we wouldn’t do them, we believe students

should be challenged to help them grow!

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SNOWDONIA

CHAMOIS PRIVATE LODGE/MOUNTAIN CENTRES/CAMPING

WADDOW HALL > FOREST OF BOWLAND

MANOR HOUSE/TENTED VILLAGE

If you are looking for an action-packed school activity trip that is both

convenient and affordable, our Snowdonia adventure packages are a fantastic choice.

At Atlas Adventure, we have been operating in Snowdonia since we first opened our doors – there isn’t

much we don’t know about the activities and facilities on offer in the stunning Snowdonia National Park.

The beauty of our Snowdonia adventure trip is that you can create a bespoke programme from a host of

available activities, including canyoning, canoeing, and our popular mountain expedition, amongst others.

This package is available as a Mini Adventure or a Mega Adventure over 3 or 5 days, depending on your

schedule and budget. During our Snowdonia school trip, your students develop and learn a range of new skills

and will be having so much fun that they won’t even notice that our packages have an educational twist.

ATLAS+

We now have a super adventurous package to Snowdonia which includes a two day self-supported expedition with

a mountain wild camp. The Atlas+ programme also includes our acclaimed canyoning

trip as standard.

ACTIVITIES

Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Kayaking, Canoeing, Raft Building, Canyoning, Mountain Trek,

Gorge Walking, Coasterering, Mining, Quarry Adventure, Coastal Walk, Ridge Scrambling,

Mountain Biking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Join us in the Forest of Bowland for an amazing residential packed full of exciting, fun and safe activities. From our base,

students can experience kayaking, canoeing, climbing, high ropes and many more. Residentials are full board and if

needed we can provide you with a coach from school. We will work with you to build the programme from our list of

available activities to ensure you have the perfect time.

Our trips to Waddow Hall are totally bespoke - there is no ‘off the shelf’ option. If you would like to run one of

these fabulous trips for your students then please contact us and one of our programme specialists would be

happy to help.

ACTIVITIES

Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Kayaking, Canoeing, Raft Building, Canyoning, Zip Wire,

Moorland Trek, Caving, Bushcraft, High Ropes, Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Can’t do an overnight residential?

How about an Activity Day Option...

Why don’t you come to us in the Forest of Bowland for an amazing activity day packed full of

exciting, fun and safe activities. All of the amazing activities squeezed into an action packed

day, a fresh, tasty packed lunch and refreshments served all day…

Like our residentials, these days are totally bespoke so please contact our friendly team

and see what we can do to help.

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FOXLEASE > NEW FOREST

MANOR HOUSE/TENTED VILLAGE

ARDÈCHE

CHALETS/CAMPING

Only being 90 minutes from London and well connected we are truly spoilt to have such a magical venue to welcome

students for an action packed adventure. We have a huge range of activities on offer at Foxlease and a swimming pool

which is great for those hot summer evenings. Our trips to Foxlease are totally bespoke - there is no ‘off the shelf’

option. If you would like to run one of these fabulous trips for your students then please contact us and one of our

programme specialists would be happy to help.

ACTIVITIES

Rock Climbing, Abseiling, SUP, Kayaking, Canoeing, Raft Building, New Forest Trek,

Caving, Bushcraft, High Ropes, Zip Wire, Beach Visit

Can’t do an overnight residential?

How about an Activity Day Option...

Join us in the New Forest for an amazing activity day packed full of exciting, fun and safe

activities. From our base, students can experience kayaking, canoeing, climbing, high ropes

and many more. Activity days include lunch and if needed we can provide you with a coach

from school. We will work with you to build the programme from our list of available

activities to ensure you have the perfect day.

Activity days are totally bespoke - there is no ‘off the shelf’ option. If you would like

to run one of these fabulous days for your students then please contact us and one

of our programme specialists would be happy to help.

ULTIMATE ADVENTURE WEEK. GUARANTEED!

Nestled in amongst the mountains, forests and, of course, the gorge, the Ardèche region of France is a

sunny and dramatic hotspot for outdoor adventure. At Atlas Adventure, our Ardèche school packages are

designed to challenge young people and build confidence, with students growing and succeeding outside

their usual comfort zone.

Based on the banks of the Ardèche River for the duration of your school activity trip in France, you and your

students will experience a week of non-stop action and adventure. You will embark on an array of exciting outdoor

activities including rock climbing, abseiling, high ropes, and the classic canoe descent where you will ride the

white-water rapids of Ardèche’s dramatic canyon, surrounded by the towering walls of the gorge.

Throughout your Ardèche adventure, our highly-qualified, experienced instructors will be there to take care of you

and make sure you and your students have a truly memorable experience.

In the Ardèche, our base is ideally positioned on the banks of the Ardèche river and boasts open spaces, including several

communal areas and on-site facilities such as a restaurant and a large swimming pool where students can wind down after

a fun-filled day.

ACTIVITIES

Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Canoe Expedition with Bivi & BBQ, Raft Building, Canyoning, Caving,

Bushcraft, Via Ferrata, Europe’s Highest High Ropes Course,

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AUSTRIA > MARIAPFARR

HOTEL

SLOVENIA > LAKE BOHINJ

HOTEL/HOSTEL/CAMPING

ULTIMATE ADVENTURE WEEK. GUARANTEED!

Our Austrian summer activity trip for schools will transport you to the stunning natural

surroundings of the Austrian Alps where you and your students will be able to experience a

variety of adrenaline-fuelled activities, including rock climbing, white-water rafting, canyoning,

hiking, mountain biking, and much more. During this trip, your students will be working closely in

teams, through which they will develop excellent communication skills and build confidence.

Our hotels are located in Mariapfarr, which receives an average of 250-days of sunshine every year,

and is surrounded by peaks up to 4,000m-high, offering an authentic alpine setting with a rich history

of mountaineering and skiing for you and your students to enjoy. The centre is home to an array of

excellent facilities and is perfectly positioned just 3km from the centre of town, and has an abundance of

outdoor space and has several communal areas including a sun terrace, games room, football court, climbing

wall, large dining room, reception area, and bar.

ACTIVITIES

Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Canoeing, Raft Building, Canyoning,

White Water Rafting, Bushcraft, High Ropes, City Tour

OUR HIDDEN ALPINE EXPERIENCE

Our Slovenia adventure for schools takes you to the amazing natural surroundings of the Julien Alps where you

and your students will be able to experience a variety of amazing activities, including rock climbing, white-water

rafting, canyoning, mountain biking, hiking, and much more.

The Julien Alps are a real gem in the crown of the southern Alps and are perfectly positioned to allow for all

of our favourite activities.

Our Mountain Centre is in Bohinj, which is surrounded by peaks up to 3,000m-high, offering an

authentic alpine feel and of course being right on the banks of one of the most stunning lakes in

Europe.

The hotel is home to an array of excellent facilities and is perfectly positioned just out of the

centre of town, and has an abundance of outdoor space and has several communal areas

including a sun terrace, games room, reception area and bar.

ACTIVITIES

Rock Climbing, Canoe River Trip, Raft Building, White Water Rafting,

Canyoning, Caving, Bushcraft, High Ropes, Stand Up Paddle Boarding

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SLOVENIA > SOCA VALLEY

MANOR HOUSE/TENTED VILLAGE

THE ALTERNATIVE ALPINE EXPERIENCE

Our Slovenia adventure for schools takes you to the amazing natural surroundings of the Julien Alps where you

and your students will be able to experience a variety of adrenaline-fuelled activities, including rock climbing,

white-water rafting, canyoning, mountain biking, hiking, mountain biking, and much more.

The Julien Alps are a real gem in the crown of the southern Alps and are perfectly positioned to allow for all

of our favourite activities.

Our second adventure base in Slovenia is in Bovec on the banks of the river Soca, which is surrounded

by peaks up to 3,000m-high, offering an authentic alpine feel. Students will be able to experience

a variety of adrenaline-fuelled activities, including rock climbing, white-water rafting, canyoning,

mountain biking, hiking, and much more.

The hotel is home to an array of excellent facilities and is perfectly positioned just out of the

centre of town, and has an abundance of outdoor space and has several communal areas

including a sun terrace, games room, swimming pool, reception area, and bar.

ACTIVITIES

Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Canoe River Trip, Raft Building, Duckies,

Canyoning, Caving, High Ropes, White Water Rafting, White Water

Sledding, Kayaking, Zip Lining Course, Alpine Peaks, Via Ferrata

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EXPERIENCE REAL ADVENTURE ON THE

SLOPES WITH ATLAS ADVENTURE SCHOOL

SKI TRIPS.

Whether you fancy swishing down the Austrian Alps or exploring the picturesque Pamporovo

in Bulgaria, our School Ski Trip packages are designed for beginners and experienced skiers

alike.

Atlas’s expert ski trip organisers have designed packages from shorter accessible ski holidays, to

tailored progressive trips at multiple resorts to help your students learn at their own pace. We can

make sure learning is directly related to your teaching curriculum if required.

Our school ski trip packages not only give your students a trip to remember, but help build their

confidence, sense of adventure and ‘can do’ attitude – a great attitude to bring back into the classroom!

If you’d like to discuss something a little more bespoke, we do offer tailored school trips at no additional cost.

Your trip will feel personal, unique and supported from start to finish, that’s/that is the Atlas difference.

Atlas Recommends

• Beginners – Fanningberg

• Intermediate – Obertauern

• Value – Pamporovo

• Altitude – Zell am See/Kaprun

• Variety – Lungau

WHY ATLAS SKI?

BEST VALUE…

• All taxes are included

• Free action camera with all new bookings

• Two offsite evening activities are always included

• Après Ski available on request

• Whole area lift passes

• Advanced groups can move onto more challenging mountains

Atlas rep dedicated to your school with a vehicle available 24/7

HELPFUL LITTLE EXTRAS…

• Ski ties and wristbands included

• Meals can be added to ferry crossings (Chargeable)

• Teacher welcome hampers in leader rooms

• All of your itinerary information, piste maps, weather forecasts and mapped locations are

available on our inclusive handy little smartphone app

SET DEPARTURES

If you only have a small group you needn’t miss out on the fun…

We can give you a ski trip with all of the personal touches you’d expect and a dedicated tour rep all we ask is that in order to

keep the costs down you may have to share a coach with another travelling school.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SKIING?

PHYSICAL FITNESS

CORE STABILITY: You’ll be working your core to ensure you stay up on your skis... as much as possible!

FLEXIBILITY: Everything about skiing requires flexibility, from getting your ski boots on to making tight turns.

STRENGTH: Skiing is an all-over body workout, with almost every muscle put to use - & you’ll feel it!

COGNITIVE SKILLS

CONCENTRATION: You’ll have to concentrate on what your body’s doing, what’s going on around

you & what your ski instructor/group leaders asking you to do.

DECISIVENESS: You’ll need to make quick decisions regarding your speed & direction, to avoid

any possible accidents.

PROBLEM-SOLVING: You’ll constantly be making slight adjustments to improve balance & speed.

BUILDS CHARACTER

RESPONSIBILITY: You’ll need to be responsible for your speed & be aware of

what’s going on around you to avoid injuring yourself or others.

RESILIENCE: It’s tough to get back up after falling for what seems the millionth

time - but you will, & you’ll become more resilent for doing so!

COMMUNICATION: You’ll need to listen carefully to your ski instructor & group

leader, and communicate with others when carrying out any group tasks.

PHYSICAL ABILITY

BALANCE: The key to skiing is staying on your feet & the sport is

great for improving balance.

COORDINATION: In order to stay on your feet, you’ll have to improve

your coordination.

DEVELOP FINE MOTOR SKILLS: You’ll constantly be making slight

adjustments to improve balance and speed.

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AUSTRIA

LUNGAU

If you’re seeking a school ski trip that offers world-class skiing in excellent, English-speaking

ski schools surrounded by picturesque Alpine scenery, look no further than Austria.

The Alps dominate the landscape for an authentic school ski trip experience. In Austria, winter

sports are a way of life and, consequently, ski schools in Austria are considered some of the best

in Europe. Austria also offers some of the most varied ski terrains in Europe, allowing your students

to get to grips with skiing for the first time, or to develop their skills further. At the same time, your

students will try an array of other winter activities, including snowboarding, tobogganing, and sleigh

rides – all our activities are designed to educate, build confidence, and promote team building and

management..

While embarking on one of our popular school ski trips to Austria, you and your students will enjoy excellent

snow conditions and innovative lift facilities, as well as superb Austrian hospitality in a pretty village location.

Our hotels in Austria have fantastic facilities and a brilliant food offering.

Groups have direct access to 190km of skiing, accessed by 48 ski lifts. Speiereck/Grosseck and Fanningberg are

excellent for beginners and a great starting point for experienced skiers wanting to find their ski-legs. Katschberg/

Aineck has a varied range of mixed terrain suitable for all abilities. Due to the rural location of the resorts the

slopes here are never over-crowded, even during peak weeks, meaning no queues for lifts and plenty of space on

the slopes for you to enjoy.

HOTELS

Ideal bases for school trips, the hotels we use are home to some unbelievable sports facilities and leisure

activities. Modern youth hotels with spacious en-suite rooms, the hotels feature sport halls, drying

rooms, great wholesome food, social areas, boot rooms and some have spas and disco rooms.

Pension Kandolf | Carinth | Wendy | JUFA St. Michael

COACH

Calais: 14hrs

AIR

Salzburg 1.5hrs/Munich 3hrs

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

• 5 or 6 days fully guided ski instruction

• Full board accommodation in our audited Hotels

• Door to door transportation

• All ski equipment and helmet hire

• Lift Pass

• Winter Sports Insurance (Supplement Applies)

• Dedicated trip rep with Atlas vehicle

• Party Leader support pack

• Complimentary inspection visit (terms and

conditions apply)

• Free leader places for supervising adults

(1/8 or 10)

PISTES

56/190km

LIFTS

EVENING ACTIVITIES

Horse and Cart rides | Curling | Swimming | Quiz |

Pizza Night | Presentation Evening and Disco

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HIGHEST POINT

2200m

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OBERTAUERN

KAPRUN/ZELL AM SEE

Easy piste access makes mornings run smoothly and the views across the Tauern Mountains are simply stunning.

Obertauern is a purpose-built resort sitting in a breathtaking position high in a mountain pass. The lift system fans

out from a central point, creating a circuit route to guide your group around the ski area. Progression tends to be

fast, with 96km of beginner and intermediate pistes for them to practice on.

Our packages to Obertauern are ATLAS+ and as such you will receive unbeatable service, a dedicated vehicle

for your group and a private ski rep with you to help with any queries you may have.

HOTELS

Ideal bases for school trips, the hotels we use are home to some unbelievable sports facilities and

leisure activities. Modern youth hotels with spacious en-suite rooms, the hotels feature sport halls,

drying rooms, great wholesome food, social areas, boot rooms and some have spas and disco rooms.

JUFA St. Michael

The skiing is split across three mountains, with quality snow cover all season long and access

to high altitude snow fields on the glacier at Kaprun.

The town’s streets are pedestrianised and there are plenty of restaurants, shops and cafes, giving

you ample opportunity to pick up souvenirs, or sample the local cuisine. You certainly won’t be

short of things to do here – there’s a sports complex with an indoor fun pool and ice-skating rink

(hosting regular ‘premier league’ hockey matches). Or you can try curling and sleigh rides, or even

visit the art galleries and museums.

HOTELS

Ideal bases for school trips, the hotels we use are home to some unbelievable sports facilities and leisure

activities. Modern youth hotels with spacious en-suite rooms, the hotels feature sport halls, drying rooms,

great wholesome food, social areas, boot rooms and some have spas and disco rooms.

JUFA Kaprun

COACH

AIR

COACH

AIR

Calais: 14hrs

Salzburg 1.5hrs/Munich 3hrs

Calais: 14hrs

Salzburg 1hrs/Munich 2.5hrs

PISTES

56/190km

LIFTS

48

HIGHEST POINT

2200m

PISTES

58/118km

LIFTS

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HIGHEST POINT

3092m

EVENING ACTIVITIES

Horse and Cart rides | Curling | Swimming | Quiz | Pizza Night |

Presentation Evening and Disco

EVENING ACTIVITIES

Ice Hockey | Curling | Swimming | Quiz | Pizza Night | Presentation Evening and Disco

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BULGARIA

PAMPOROVO

School ski trips to Bulgaria offer exceptional value for money and the opportunity to

experience the fantastic Alpine scenery, including tree-lined pine forests covered in fresh, deep

snow. Our school ski trips to Bulgaria are an affordable alternative to many of the better-known

destinations in the Alps without compromising on facilities, ski tuition quality, or accommodation.

Our school ski programmes have excellent facilities. The ski slopes of Bulgaria are best suited to

beginners and intermediates, making them perfect for school ski trips.

During our Bulgaria ski adventure trip, you and your students will stay in Pamporovo in southern Bulgaria

where, on a clear day, you can see as far as Greece. With beautiful pine forests covered in a blanket of

snow and traditional Bulgarian towns, the friendly and hospitable people make this a charming winter

wonderland that your students will love.

Throughout our school ski trips, you will find that ski hire, lift passes, and tuition is all great value for money,

making Bulgaria a hidden gem for those donning a pair of skis, or a snowboard, for the very first time.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

• 5 or 6 days fully guided ski instruction

• Full board accommodation in our audited Hotels

• Door to door transportation

• All ski equipment and helmet hire

• Lift Pass

• Winter Sports Insurance (Supplement Applies)

• Dedicated trip rep with Atlas vehicle

• Party Leader support pack

• Complimentary inspection visit (terms and

conditions apply)

• Free leader places for supervising adults

(1/8 or 10)

Nestled in the south of Bulgaria, Pamporovo is a beautiful, tree lined resort with a huge range of pistes for beginners

and intermediate skiers.

If you are looking for a ski trip which offers incredible value for money, then a school ski trip to Pamporovo

could be exactly what you’re looking for! A modern ski resort in the Rhodopi Mountains, Pamporovo is just two

hours from Bulgaria’s second city, Plovdiv. With a winter wonderland backdrop of snow-covered pine forests,

Pamporovo really does look like something out of a fairy tale.

HOTELS

Ideal bases for school trips, the hotels we use are home to some unbelievable sports facilities and leisure

activities. Modern youth hotels with spacious en-suite rooms, the hotels feature sport halls, drying

rooms, great wholesome food, social areas, boot rooms and some have spas and disco rooms.

Hotel Orlovetz | Hotel Perilick

AIR

Plovdiv 2hrs/Sofia 3hrs

PISTES

20/45km

LIFTS

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EVENING ACTIVITIES

Bowling | Swimming | Quiz | Pizza Night

Presentation Evening and Disco

HIGHEST POINT

1926m

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ATLAS IN SCHOOL

Here at Atlas we are experts at delivering exciting and enriching outdoor experiences for young

people. We have lots of experience at running activities for all students whether it be climbing,

bushcraft, archery, problem solving challenges or a combination of all of them on one of our super ‘in

school residentials’.

Our mobile activity days are delivered in school and are the perfect solution to offering your students

fun, exciting and challenging activities. All of this can be achieved safe in the knowledge we are safe,

experienced, knowledgeable and accredited.

We offer a range of days to all schools nationwide, both primary and secondary. Our days can be tailored to

suit small or large groups and to allow all students to really excel. Your activity day will be focussed on targeting

learning objectives, increasing students independence, nurturing resilience and developing growth mindsets.

All of our school activities are supplied with all of the equipment, qualified instructors, insurance and everything

you need to ensure the day inspires your students to learn outside the classroom. We can seamlessly link in your own

educational objectives, learning outcomes and help promote the Schools values and ethos within our delivery.

Our activities and the delivery approach is as flexible as you need it to be and we always consult with you before

your booked day (s). This also means our activities suit a whole host of days such as;

Transition Days | Enrichment Days | Reward Days | Sports Days

Activity Weeks | Summer Camps | Staff Development Days

CLIMBING WALL

Excellent for communication and support

Our 7.3m high climbing walls are an excellent way to introduce students to outdoor adventurous

activities in a safe, controlled way without having to leave school.

BUSHCRAFT

Our in school bushcraft sessions are informative, fun and safe. They allow students to learn new

skills in a themed environment under experienced supervision.

PROBLEM SOLVING

Forms bonds, increases productivity and helps students to intrinsically learn from

self-review and feedback from their peers to help develop their own understanding of

their own strengths and weaknesses

Problem solving and team building games delivered in an exciting, high paced circuit against the

clock. These activities can be run indoors or outdoors to suit.

ARCHERY

Self esteem is boosted often by those who least expected to excel because they

aren’t good at other sports. Confidence is also increased when learning a new skill.

Using Olympic Recurve bows, students take aim at traditional straw targets for the test of skill

and accuracy.

IN SCHOOL RESIDENTIAL:

Introduce a growth mindset for challenge and help them face their fears in a known

environment, introducing skills for life they will always remember

Our superb in school residentials allow students to experience a range of activities and a night

under canvas with a toasty campfire.

Here at Atlas we understand that for many schools, the barriers that prevent the organising

of off-site School trips are increasing. We decided we needed to bring you a new product, that

we could deliver in school, offering your students exceptional outdoor learning with less of the

paperwork and upheaval at school.

We have designed our products to work as stand alone days or as activities that can be ‘bolted’

together to create dynamic, exciting days to engage a whole range of students and learning

styles.


A fabulous day, well organised, fun and

engaging for our students. We are going to

make this a regular school event.

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GCSE SPORT COURSES

GCSE PE

Develop your GCSE PE students’ skills in Paddlesports and climbing to really boost their learning

and achievement. We can deliver the training and assessment of the climbing syllabus either

at school with our mobile tower or at real crags as part of a mini residential to various venues

around the UK. For the Paddlesports syllabus we have several venues to run a course all around

the UK including several national parks.

You will be free to support your group, collect photo/video evidence and be fully involved in the

marking process. The experience of coming to Atlas helps to bond their course, increases the

kudos of the GCSE PE course – giving it a higher value within their school, and helping students

develop their practical skills.

The aim of our ‘GCSE PE: Outdoor Education’ course is to cover section 2 of the coursework

syllabus and give students the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to:

• Assess possible hazards inherent to the activities/environmental factors.

• Learn to assess and control risks.

• Acquire and develop skills under applied conditions.

• Perform effectively in test conditions/event and apply their skills, tactics and

compositional ideas.

• Understand, observe, and apply rules, conventions, scoring systems, and safety aspects of

participation and competition.

• Analyse and take action to improve own and others’ performances.

• Adopt a chosen role within the activity.

• Students may be eligible to gain British Canoeing certification and NICAS achievement

levels as part of their course with us.

BTEC SPORT & PUBLIC SERVICE LEVELS 1-3

We can support, accomadate, feed and equip you and your students in delivering any element of

your further education course. Students may be eligable to gain British Canoeing certification and

NICAS achievement levels as part of their course with us.

All adventure courses have a maximum of 20 people per activity at any one time and are

sufficiently flexible to meet your examination board’s particular requirements (Edexcel, AQA, OCR

and WJEC). Typically, will cover the following topics, although this may vary according to your

particular requirements:

Safety, risk assessments, survival and emergency procedures, self confidence, problem-solving

skills, journey/activity planning, orienteering/navigation skills, selection and suitability of

appropriate PPE/Equipment.

We can help with your portfolio needs and evidencing

upon request.

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HEALTH AND SAFETY

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Here at Atlas we go above and beyond the standards required by our awarded accreditations.

The health and safety of all who join our school trips is of top priority. We believe in building

and delivering programmes which are totally safe, managed and improved upon without

compromising on FUN & LEARNING.

As you would expect from a school tour operator with our experience, each trip is built upon a

solid foundation and proactive approach to health and safety. We understand our legal and moral

obligation to look after the health and safety of everyone on our tours and the importance of

providing a systematic approach to implementing our Safety Management System.

SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

We assess each component of a tour individually, ensuring that every risk is met by a control

measure and that in its measurement we consider the reward gained from taking that risk to

ensure it outweighs the need to do it at all.

Our SMS covers our organisational policies, planning, hiring and recruitment, standards,

monitoring and auditing. This is reinforced by our annual internal reviews and external auditing by

independent industry regulators.

Our Policies can be viewed on our website.

We are proud to be holders of the LotC (Learning Outside the Classroom) Quality Badge and have

go through the AALS inspections regularly to ensure our programmes are totally safe, managed

and improved, without compromising on Fun’

Our high standards of care and responsibility exceed requirements set by our accreditors and we

continue to ensure our expectations are met in every way. From accommodation and transport to

our adventure activity instructors, coach suppliers, ski schools and après-ski activities, our team

are constantly seeking out the best for your school group.

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TRANSPORTATION

AIR TRAVEL

When it comes to organising flights for school groups to one of our adventures we seek out the

best flight options for you. This includes charter flights, regular scheduled services and several

trusted airlines. Wherever you are flying to, our experienced Operations Team will source the

right flights for you.

Please note that flights do not go on sale until 11 months prior to departure.

Your dedicated Adventure Consultant will be able to provide you with information on baggage

allowance and Ski/Snowboard carriage. Atlas uses several reliable carriers meaning regulations

on baggage stipulations may vary. Our team will be able to advise Party Leaders on options

available to those seeking to take their own ski and snowboard equipment on the school ski trip.

Also, please be advised that group flight prices often vary from fares advertised on discount

websites and certain flight search engines’

COACH TRAVEL

We offer full specification coach travel to a wide selection of our European resorts providing

your school group with an easy and comfortable option. Our Operations Team work with wellestablished

and reliable British coach operators to provide an efficient alternative to flying.

The fleet of high quality coach companies are audited and checked to ensure they meet our strict

standards for safety, suitability for Continental travel, and comfort. We typically offer space for

48 passengers on vehicles fitted with seatbelts, WC, and TV facilities. Some coaches may also

feature additional facilities, including reclining seats, fridge and a drinks machine. All Groups

benefit from exclusive use of the coach at no extra charge.

There are a few significant advantages to choosing coach travel for your European tour beyond

the potential savings for your group against the cost of flights. Your group will be collected from

school and returned at the end allowing for simple organisation of your students in a convenient

and familiar meeting point.

OVERSEAS TRANSFER COACHES

Our overseas coaches face the same audit process as the UK coaches we use.

FERRY CROSSINGS

Atlas maintain a long-standing relationship with P&O Ferries to bring school groups the best

Channel crossing options.

Channel crossings from Dover to Calais have a minimum sailing time of 75 minutes, while

alternative routes from Portsmouth are also available. With up to 25 sailings available every day

from Dover to Calais, the Channel ferry crossing continues to be a trusted option for coach groups.

The range of large lounge areas, cafes, bars and shops mean groups have the space to relax and

unwind before continuing the road.

We can organise pre booked meals on board vessels to Europe and supply drinks vouchers if

booked in advance.

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INSURANCE &

PROTECTION

SUPPORTING YOU

INSURANCE & POLICIES

There are so many things to think about when organising a school adventure or ski trip and we

wouldn’t want something as important as travel insurance to go amiss.

If selected at the time of booking, our policy covers your pupils and staff from the moment we receive

financial commitment. We believe our insurance policy is a market leading one and often offers cover

where other policies may fall short. You can see the quality of cover and included benefits by looking at

the policy on our website.

FINANCIAL PROTECTION

For your peace of mind, we are full members of the Travel Trust Association (TTA), so you can feel secure

knowing that your money is 100% financially protected. If you book flights through us they are protected by our

T-ATOL License.

We appreciate the work that goes into organising a residential for your students. We like to take

the time to work through your needs and requirements during the pre-booking process.

If you like the suggestions we have made on the quotation then please speak to your programme

representative to arrange them coming to meet with you to listen to your feedback and to add the

finer details to your proposed programme. We believe this really ensures we are able to deliver

the perfect package for you.

Our handy travel app. Powered by Vamoos.

On here we will upload all of your travel documents, itineraries, destination information, maps

with points of interest and weather forecasts to hand on your mobile or tablet. There is also the

option to live chat.

It’s everything at your fingertips whilst you’re on the go.

NO DATA?

If you download all of the files to the app before travel it will simply be accessible offline whilst

you’re on tour, leaving your data limits in one piece!

HOW TO BOOK

If you have any questions please

CALL: 0207 416 6660

or

email: hello@atlasadventure.co.uk

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TESTIMONIALS


A well organised trip with helpful staff, there

was a relaxed and great atmosphere throughout.


We are going to run this as a yearly trip.

A brilliant, well organised tour with incredible

activities. A great range of high mountain activities and

fun water sports that enthused and inspired our students.

Professional safe delivery. The Hotel Carinth was excellent.


Students and staff had a great time on the ski trip.

Love all the personal touches from Atlas. Having our own rep

with a vehicle made it very easy to deal with things and we felt

very well looked after from start to finish.

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CONTACT US

0207 416 6660

hello@atlasadventure.co.uk

Suite 1C, Meadway Court, Rutherford Close,

Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2EF

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