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Message from the Director:

Dan Callahan


I'm Dan Callahan, the Director of Ski Travel, headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia. We are thrilled to announce our return with a comprehensive trip schedule for Winter 2024! Last winter, we were fortunate to run our trips on a limited basis due to the Covid crisis. Prior to the pandemic, we maintained uninterrupted operations every winter since 1981, providing skiing experiences to over 132,000 students from VA, MD and the D.C. area to Québec, Canada. Ski Travel addresses the demand for secure, supervised youth recreational travel. Today, schools rarely sponsor ski clubs or trips as they did in previous generations. The landscape has evolved, with external providers organizing and managing trips. For parents, it can be challenging to assess the reliability of these tour operators without school endorsement. As a father of fourteen children, I empathize with parents' need for confidence in the company entrusted with their children. At Ski Travel, students are our sole priority, and their safety and security always come first.

My daughter had a wonderful time. It was a very well-organized, safe and
efficient program. I highly recommend. 

- Cindy O, Parent 2023

Since 2017, Ski Travel has been privileged to accommodate our student ski groups at two of Canada's finest hotels, the Chateau Frontenac and Chateau Laurier in Québec City. We proudly hold the title of the leading student group tour operator to Québec, Canada. We are well-regarded in the Virginia, Maryland, and D.C.-metro area for organizing outstanding, secure trips. This success is partly attributed to our stringent Policy Agreement, which prohibits the possession, use, or consumption of drugs or alcohol. We set the right tone from the beginning.

Our daughter had a wonderful experience with her friends and enjoyed all aspects of the trip. Communication provided to parents was great throughout the registration and during the trip. Thanks for providing an amazing experience for our daughter! 

-Amanda D, Parent 2023

Remarkably, the children of many of our original customers from the 1980's and 90's are now joining our trips. I established Ski Travel in 1981 during my high school years, and now, approaching my sixtieth birthday, my older children are accompanying me. Skiing is a lifelong passion that can unite families. Our trips provide the perfect opportunity for local students to learn or enhance their skiing or snowboarding skills on world-class mountains.


This trip is really a wonderful rite of passage for high school kids. It's perfectly planned and gives them the right amount of independence while also making sure they are safe. Parents are well prepared, communication is great - both my kids loved it.

-Julie K. Parent 2023

Students deserve the chance to have fun while learning a winter sport with friends and cultivating a sense of independence. We understand that parents seek secure, supervised trips at affordable rates. This is our specialty, and it's why we are passionate about this business. Throughout our years of operation, Ski Travel has given local students the opportunity to embrace a healthy lifelong sport while traveling with friends and enjoying top-notch resorts, transportation, and accommodations. The entire Ski Travel team takes immense pride in our extensive track record, and we hope you will entrust your young adults to our care.

Dan Callahan
Director, Ski Travel

This was a superbly organized and tremendously fun trip. Our high school senior, 17.5yo daughter went on the trip during MLK weekend from Maryland to Quebec City. Here are the quotes from her: "This trip is so safe and organized." "The chaperones were awesome and gave us places to see and eat." "We learned so much during the trip from the bus driver and the narrator on the bus." "This was the best trip." The communication from the company was the best we have ever seen. From the moment we signed up to picking up our daughter. The website and texts were promptly updating families at all times. I wish there were more organized trips that are this spectacular and very reasonably priced (top notch hotel, 3 days skiing, breakfast included, luxury coaches, several chaperones per bus). Outstanding.

-Rahul S. Parent 2023

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